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File #: 22-715    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Consider for approval the City's responses to Grand Jury Report "Where's the Fire? Stop Sending Fire Trucks to Medical Calls"
Attachments: 1. Att#1 Grand Jury Report Where's the Fire Stop Sending Fire Trucks to Medical Calls, 2. Att#2 City Council Response to the 2021-2022 Grand Jury Report, 3. Att#3 Fire Chief Response to the 2021-2022 Grand Jury Report, 4. Att#4 Transmittal Letter Mayor Delgleize to the Honorable Erick L. Larsh
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Scott M. Haberle, Fire Chief

PREPARED BY: Kevin Justen, Senior Administrative Analyst

Subject:
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Consider for approval the City's responses to Grand Jury Report "Where's the Fire? Stop Sending Fire Trucks to Medical Calls"
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Statement of Issue:
The City Council is requested to approve the attached responses by the City Council and the Fire Chief to the 2021-2022 Orange County Grand Jury report "Where's the Fire? Stop Sending Fire Trucks to Medical Calls" and authorize the Mayor to sign the attached transmittal letter to The Honorable Erick L. Larsh, Presiding Judge of the Orange County Superior Court. The Grand Jury report cites Penal Code requirements that the City Council and Fire Chief provide responses to the report's findings and recommendations.

Financial Impact:
Not applicable.

Recommended Action:
recommendation
Approve the City Council and Fire Chief responses to the findings and recommendations in the Grand Jury report "Where's the Fire? Stop Sending Fire Trucks to Medical Calls" and authorize the Mayor to sign the attached transmittal letter to The Honorable Erick L. Larsh, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Orange County.
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve the responses to the Grand Jury report, and direct staff accordingly.

Analysis:
In 2021-2022, the Orange County Grand Jury prepared the report "Where's the Fire? Stop Sending Fire Trucks to Medical Calls" (Attachment 1). This report evaluates the emergency medical services (EMS) response model in Orange County and offers various findings and recommendations regarding EMS practices of all Orange County fire departments. In their evaluation, the Grand Jury determined that many fire departments may have absorbed emergency medical responses into their fire response models; however, those models have not evolved over the y...

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