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File #: 1946-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/5/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To appropriate $52,656.72 within the Public Safety Initiative subfund for the Department of Public Safety, on behalf of the Divisions of Police and Fire, to purchase automated external defibrillators and associated training materials, and to declare an emergency. ($52,656.72)
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown
Attachments: 1. 1946-2019 DAX coding
Explanation

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this ordinance is to appropriate $52,656.72 in the Public Safety Initiative subfund for the Department of Public Safety, on behalf of the Divisions of Police and Fire, to purchase automated external defibrillators and associated training materials. In April 2019, the Heartsafe Columbus taskforce announced its recommendations for actions to be taken through partnerships both within the City, and with external stakeholders. One of these recommendations was to increase the availability of automated external defibrillators and increase the likelihood that one is available within a few minutes of a cardiac event to treat a victim.

With this ordinance, the Division of Police will be able to purchase thirty (30) defibrillators to place in patrol cars that operate in the Hilltop, Linden, and the Southside, three areas that have been identified by the Division of Fire Emergency Medical Services as areas with high instances of cardiac arrest. The Divisions of Police and Fire will also make use of associated materials, such as training mannequins, in order to provide trainings to external groups and organizations on life-techniques and equipment, including CPR and defibrillator use. This ordinance authorizes the appropriation of $52,656.72 within the Public Safety Initiative subfund.


EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested to ensure that Columbus Police and Fire have the requisite life-saving equipment to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Columbus.


FISCAL IMPACT: Total appropriation is $52,656.72 and is available in the 2019 budget within the Neighborhood Initiative subfund, Fund 1000-100016.


Title

To appropriate $52,656.72 within the Public Safety Initiative subfund for the Department of Public Safety, on behalf of the Divisions of Police and Fire, to purchase automated external defibrillators and associated training materials, and to declare an emergency. ($52,656.72)

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