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1 Presented By Spokane Valley Fire Department

2 We are projecting our demand for services will continue to grow due to: Aging of the general population Economic climate Number of citizens without health insurance 11,242 calls for service in 2011 (4.7% increase YTD in 2012) SVFD Response to Economic Climate 5% Reduction in 2012 Budget No pay increases for personnel in 2012

3 Courtesy of Spokanes Community Indicators Initiative –

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5 2010 Replaced rescue truck, implemented Water Rescue Program, constructed Greenacres Fire Station 2011 Replaced phone system, replaced mobile data computers (partial grant funding), construction begins on new Administration Building 2012 Opened new Administration Building, construction on Fire Station 6, replacing Class A Pumper

6 The current M & O revenues make up 53% of our operating revenues The Department will request a replacement M & O Levy for 2013 – 2015 on the August 7, 2012 Primary Election Ballot M & O Levy based on a 2% reduction in assessed value and a 4% CPI per year for 2013 – 2015 $16,400,000 This is the same amount collected for 2012 No increase in taxes for

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10 Staffing Without M & O Levy Revenues – 76 Administrative Chief Officer – 2 Administrative Support – 3 Maintenance – 1 Information Services – 1 Fire Prevention/Fire Investigation – 2 Training Division – 1 Emergency Medical Services Division – 0 Operations Division – 66 Current Staffing With M & O Levy Revenues – 180 Administrative Chief Officers - 3 Administrative Support – 9 Maintenance – 3 Information Services – 3 Fire Prevention/Fire Investigation – 8 Training Division – 4 Emergency Medical Services Division – 1 Operations Division – 149

11 4557 ALS (Paramedic) Incidents in 2011 Washington Survey and Rating Bureau Class 3 (rating given to fire departments to determine insurance rates for business and residential) Internationally Accredited by Center For Public Safety Excellence in August of 2011

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13 No Paramedic Services available from the Spokane Valley Fire Department in 2013, 2014, 2015 Washington Survey and Rating Bureau would change from a Class 3 to a Class 5 or 6 causing an increase in business and residential insurance rates. SVFD would not be able to stay Internationally Accredited

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15 The Spokane Valley Fire Department prepares for and responds to emergencies protecting people, property, and the environment through a progressive and responsible approach to planning, education and hazard prevention with a professionally trained, dedicated, and compassionate workforce.

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