Austin Travis County EMS Advisory Board - Nov. 3, 2021

Austin Travis County EMS Advisory Board Regular Meeting of the Austin-Travis County EMS Advisory Board

Agenda original pdf

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AUSTIN – TRAVIS COUNTY EMS ADVISORY BOARD WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021 AT 9:30AM RBJ HEALTH CENTER, EMS HEADQUARTERS 15 WALLER STREET, 2ND FLOOR AUSTIN, TEXAS CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Shandel Milburn, Chair Tim Ruttan Tim Mercer Jerry Staton Dave Williams Tracy Dalbosco, Vice Chair April Geruso John Villanacci Janice Bray AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 9:30-9:35am CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 9:35-9:45am The first 5 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES May 5, 2021 9:45-9:50am 2. OLD BUSINESS 9:50-10:00am a. Mental Health Care for First Responders (Resolution No. 20190619-092) b. Update of FY2022 EMS Budget 3. NEW BUSINESS 10:00-10:30am a. Review and discuss various measures from the dashboard at each meeting 1. Call Process Time discussion/explanation b. Legislative Update – discuss any legislation that has passed that would impact EMS – Jasper Brown c. Camping Ban Update – Andy Hofmeister d. Equity Study – Mark Escott e. Review and adopt 2022 Board Meeting Schedule 1. February 2, 2022 2. May 4, 2022 3. August 3, 2022 4. November 2, 2022 4. STAFF BRIEFINGS 10:30-11:15am a. Chief Medical Officer’s Report: Dr. Mark Escott, Chief Medical Officer b. Austin EMS Department: Jasper Brown, Interim Chief c. Travis County Emergency Services: Charles Brotherton, County Executive d. Austin Fire Department: Rob Vires, Chief of Staff e. Emergency Services Districts: David Wilson, CAFCA President 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 11:15-11:30am 6. ADJOURNMENT 11:30am The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Milissa Warren with Austin-Travis County EMS Department, at 512-972-7234, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Austin-Travis County EMS Advisory Board, please contact Milissa Warren at 512-972-7234.

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Draft Minutes for Approval original pdf

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AUSTIN – TRAVIS COUNTY EMS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 The Austin – Travis County EMS Advisory Board convened on May 5, 2021, in Austin, Texas at 9:30 a.m. Board Members in Attendance: Tracy Dalbosco, John Villanacci, Janice Bray, Jerry Staton, Shandel Milburn, April Geruso, Tim Ruttan, Tim Mercer, Dave Williams CALL TO ORDER – The meeting called to order at 9:40 a.m. RECEIVE CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS/COMMENTS – None 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Motion: The minutes for the regular meeting of February 4, 2021 approved on a motion by Board Member Villanacci and seconded by Board Member Milburn on a 9-0 vote. 2. RECOGNITION OF SERVICE: Christopher Ziebell and Lisa Harris Jasper presented awards, that will be mailed out, to two former board members and gave thanks and appreciation for their service. Lisa Harris served on the board from 2015-2020. Christopher Ziebell served on the board from 2012-2020. 3. WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Tim Mercer and Dave Williams A welcome was extended to new members. 4. UPDATE OF FY22 EMS BUDGET  FY 2021 Totals at a Glance  FY 2021 Approved Budget - $102.0 million  FY 2021 Positions – Sworn: 643, Civilians: 81.5  FY2021 Sources – Tax Supported: 62.4%, Fees: 37.6%  Program Budget Highlights o 14 Additional Sworn FTEs for Community Health Paramedic EMCOT Initiative o 12 New FTEs for New Travis Country EMS/AFD Station o (2) 24 Hour Ambulances – 24 New Sworn FTEs o 8 New Clinical Specialist for C4 – Consult Line o 5 New Commanders (District Command 7) o 4 New Communications Clinical Specialist o 5 New Administrative Staff Positions o 24/72 Schedule  FY 2022 Forecast  Forecast Budget - $106.3 million estimated  FY 2022 Positions – Sworn: 655, Civilians: 81.5  FY 2022 Revenue – 35.8 million  EMS Forecast Highlights o Personnel Cost Drivers o 12 New Sworn FTEs for Loop360 Station o Interfund Transfers o Contract Increases o Operating Increases o Remove one-time funding $4.1M $408K $527K $91K $138K ($961K) o Total o *Estimate: The FY2022 Budget is still under development, pending City Council $4.3M* or 4.2% approval.  Budget Items Under Review o Program Leadership Enhancements - $962K o Assistant Chief (1) o Division Chiefs (3) o Communications Commanders (2) o Phasing in FTEs to standardize staffing levels at all stations (12 FTEs per station) - o Community Relations and Injury Prevention Investment - …

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