Request to Dispose of Surplus SCBA and Extrication Equipment (ACTION ITEM) - Brian Nickerson
The Moscow Fire Department purchased 40 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in FY2018. This purchase included 8 SCBAs which were funded through FEMA grant. The new SCBAs replaced 32 units which were nearing mandatory replacement, but still had useful life. During the FY2018 budget process, it was determined that the City would surplus and try to sell the 32 replaced SCBAs. 16 SCBAs have been sold, leaving a balance of 16 yet to sell. Four of the SCBAs will be transferred to the Water Department, to replace obsolete equipment. The Fire Department has also been contacted by Big Canyon Fire District, located in Peck, Idaho. Big Canyon Fire District has no SCBA equipment and have a limited budget. Big Canyon Fire District has asked the City to consider donating 12 SCBAs to their District.
In addition, the Fire Department recently replaced their outdated hydraulic extrication equipment with state-of-the-art electric equipment. The vendor of the new equipment would not take the outdated hydraulic extrication equipment on trade, indicating that it had no resale value. Big Canyon Fire District has no extrication equipment, and would like to utilize the surplus hydraulic extrication equipment.
Recommend authorization to transfer 12 SCBAs and hydraulic extrication equipment to Big Canyon Fire District without compensation, or provide staff further direction.