A slight increase has been proposed in the EMS transport rate for the city of Napoleon fire and rescue service. That recommendation comes from the Napoleon Safety and Human Resources Committee, after their Monday meeting. The council committee is recommending an eight-tenths of a percent increase for 2013.
The Napoleon Fire Department also reviewed numbers for the past year, when fire and rescue runs hit 1,366 for the city of Napoleon. That’s a sizeable increase over the average year, which is about 1,180 runs.
The city is waiting on word regarding their grant application in the Assistance to Fire Fighters federal program. Napoleon is seeking about $225,000 to help pay for replacement of their 35 air packs, which are reaching the end of their life cycle.
And a training session will begin on February 11th for 7 new part-time fire-fighters and emt’s that were hired by the city of Napoleon. That training takes a full year to complete.