Budget Request 2019-2020
Detailed Decision Package
Camas-Washougal Fire Department
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
The FD’s current inventory of SCBAs is about to expire (end of 2018). After this period of time most components need to be replaced.
Approximately 15 years ago, all Clark County fire agencies purchased new SCBAs through a federal grant. All of these SCBAs are presently set to expire at the end of 2018. After this period of time, most components need to be replaced to keep them legal for use and it is not cost effective to try to refurbish them.
We attempted a county-wide grant to replace all SCBAs and were turned down. We subsequently applied for another grant on our own to try to get the SCBAs replaced and were also turned down. There are no other options remaining to finding some help funding replacement before the deadline of the end of the year.
All county agencies are now faced with funding their own SCBA replacement since our grant attempts have not been successful. We have solicited some informal price quotes for the same SCBAs that other county agencies are going with and we estimate our replacement needs to be approximately $330,000. If approved, these new SCBAs should last us for another 10-15 years.
Expenditure Calculations and Assumptions
The costs for the SCBAs are $330,000 to replace all units but this cost is allocated between Camas and Washougal with an approximate 60%/40% split per the ILA between the two cities.