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Legislation #: 031243 Introduction Date: 11/6/2003
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 11/6/2003
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN
Title: Directing the City Manager to assess the City emergency response policies and practices followed by Police, Fire, and MAST, and to report back to the Neighborhood Development and Housing Committee within 45 days with findings and recommendations.

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11/6/2003

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11/6/2003

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RESOLUTION NO. 031243

 

Directing the City Manager to assess the Citys emergency response policies and practices followed by Police, Fire, and MAST, and to report back to the Neighborhood Development and Housing Committee within 45 days with findings and recommendations.

 

WHEREAS, the ability to respond to emergency calls in a prompt manner without endangering the public safety is a prime concern of Police, Fire, and MAST; and

 

WHEREAS, the citizens of Kansas City expect and rely on fast responses to emergency calls; and

 

WHEREAS, false emergency calls hamper the efficient functioning of the emergency response system as well as deplete valuable resources that could be allocated to improve services within the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council believes that any inefficiencies, lack of coordination, misinformation, or lack of enforcement of established rules and procedures in the emergency response system may seriously compromise the health and safety of the citizens of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council supports an in-depth analysis of the ability of emergency services to respond on a fast and safe manner to all true emergency calls within the City; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Manager is directed to assess the current status of the Citys emergency response policies and procedures to determine:

 

A. Best practices to respond to emergencies within the City minimizing the risks to citizens.

 

B. How to address false alarms in light of efficiency requirements and available resources.

 

Section 2. That in order to complete his report, the City Manager is directed to work with the Citys Fire Department, Police Department, MAST and others as he deems necessary and appropriate.

 

Section 3. That the City Manager shall report back to the Neighborhood Development and Housing Committee as directed within forty-five (45) days after the adoption of this Resolution.

 

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