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Strategic Goals & Objectives

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Department Goals

Fire (2022-23)
Goal# Goal Title Goal Type Goal Progress Goal Text Status Updates V2040 Strategies Objectives  
21 Merge or Consolidate with Newport Rural Fire Protection District Ongoing In Process 2020-21: This goal was delayed due to COVID-19. It was restarted in the Fall of 2020. We have added Depoe Bay Fire District to the consideration of a new Fire District. Initial Planning, and reworking the feasibility study are underway. 2021-22: Was delayed due to COVID and wildfires. Have resumed talks with Depoe Bay Fire District. Will be presenting updated RFQ for Feasibility study in November 20212022-23: Proposals from potential vendors came in over double what was budgeted. Due to funding constraints from the other 2 agencies, it was decided to not pursue a feasibility study and explore other options of cooperation with the Rural Fire District. E6 F7 
145 Review results and make a presentation to Council with options and recommendations. Terminated
347 Complete feasibility study Objective Terminated
348 Complete a 190 IGA with the Fire District. Not Started
22 Obtain new pumper Ongoing In Process 2020-21: This goal was put on hold due to funding cuts.2021-22: We obtained an updated quote from Hughes Apparatus. The price is $553,000. We have budgeted $560,000 for purchase and outfitting. After talking with City Manager we agreed to table the purchase till FY-22/23 and ask for additional funds to complete the purchase.2022-23: A purchase agreement was signed in July 2022. Our order has been processed and we have been put in the que for construction. Delivery date is estimated at some time in the spring of 2025. We will be meeting with our vendor to complete the specifications of the engine. E6 
148 Sign agreement with apparatus manufacturer Completed
149 Place new apparatus into service and surplus old unit Not Started
622 Consider adopting a standard pumper spec consistent with neighboring agencies. Not Started
25 Bring newly hired Assistant Chief Fire Marshal up to speed Ongoing Completed 2022-23: In May of 2022, we hired Tom Sakaris as Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal. He will finish his 6-month probation this month. Upon hire, Tom immediately set out to assess our training program. He recommended revamping our program. We put these changed in place in August of 2022 and are seeing positive results. I have held weekly meetings and his performance is above standards. E6 
623 Complete Hiring process in a timely manner. Our goal is to have the position filled by August 1. Completed
624 Develop 60 day and 6 month work plan for new hire before their start date. Completed
625 Implement workplan on Day 1. Conduct weekly check-in meetings and formal monthly reviews for first 6 months. Completed

Council Assigned Goals (2022-23)

Goal# Goal Title Goal Type Goal Progress Goal Text Status Updates V2040 Strategies Objectives  
21 Evaluate Fire Service needs for the community Ongoing Not Started E6 
84 Evaluate the feasibility of consolidating the City Fire Department with the Rural Fire District NFD Not Started
85 Increase the number of active Fire Department volunteers NFD Not Started