|Leadership at ECFR has put together a very ambitious, draft five-year strategic plan. Funding such a plan would be a HEAVY lift.|
As I described in a post yesterday-ECFR Leadership has put together a draft 5-year strategic plan for the BCC's consideration. The goal is to modernize the department and add resources, both human and facilities/equipment/training.
All board members have been contacted to see if they would like a meeting to discuss this with County Fire Leadership and Staff.
My meeting was a couple of weeks back, but now that all commissioners have had the opportunity to be briefed, I'm putting this out so the public can see what is proposed for discussion, and what the cost would be.
It is ambitious, and it would be costly to implement. For this year's budget, the ECFR has submitted a funding request of just over $18 Million for operating (County Stations and Pensacola Beach Station), with several LOST requests as well totalling $4.5 Million. (You can see this year's request(s) broken out on pages 224-227 of this document)
See the breakdown of what implementation of the 5-year strategic plan would cost, what it would add, and what it would accomplish if implemented, below.
I look forward to discussing this with my peers--but I'm not sure how we could fund such a plan......