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Fire

Mission

The mission of the City of Raleigh Fire Department is Unselfish Dedicated Service. Our vision is to anticipate and

prepare, while growing and empowering.

Department Overview

The Fire Department is responsible for fire prevention, fire inspections, fire suppression, rescue, hazardous

materials response and life safety education for the citizens and visitors of Raleigh.

Additional information regarding the Fire Department may be obtained by contacting Department Head, Fire Chief

John T. McGrath, at (919) 996-6115 or via email at

John.McGrath@raleighnc.gov

.

Budget Highlights

Initiates new fire apparatus replacement schedule to replace aging fleet. Funding is included to replace two

engines and one ladder ($450,000).

One Deputy Fire Marshals is added ($93,000) to provide additional plan review capacity and to complete

state mandated fire inspections in new and existing commercial buildings. The position is partially funded

with anticipated inspection revenue.

Converts part-time funding to create a full-time Senior Staff Support Specialist ($42,000).

Budget Detail

ACTUALS

ACTUALS

ADOPTED

ADOPTED

CHANGE

EMPLOYEES

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

FY16 to FY17

Fire Administration

10

9

9

10

1

Fire Operations

516

544

544

543

(1)

Fire Support Services

11

12

12

12

0

Fire Training

6

8

8

9

1

Hazmat Operations

1

0

0

0

0

Office of the Fire Marshall

33

34

36

37

1

TOTAL

577

607

609

611

2

DIRECT EXPENDITURES BY DIVISION

Fire Administration

2,382,431

2,480,036

2,593,947

2,667,523

2.8%

Fire Operations

40,134,236

41,899,372

43,092,456

43,968,177

2.0%

Fire Support Services

4,045,447

4,127,561

4,712,201

4,943,169

4.9%

Fire Training

1,310,605

1,339,587

1,415,001

1,550,960

9.6%

Hazmat Operations

59,450

69,440

84,000

89,000

6.0%

Office of the Fire Marshall

3,043,207

3,286,134

3,571,999

3,707,473

3.8%

TOTAL

$ 50,975,376

$ 53,202,130

$ 55,469,604

$ 56,926,303

2.6%

Fire Chief

Fire Marshal

Operations

Services

Training

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