Houston Fire Department FY2017 Preliminary Budget Presentation General
Houston Fire Department FY2017 Preliminary Budget Presentation General Fund Rodney West Interim Fire Chief Neil J. DePascal, Jr. Deputy Assistant Director - Finance 1 DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Houston Fire Department Organization Chart April 2016 Interim Fire Chief Rodney West Finance Staff Psychologist Sam Buser Ph.D. Public Affairs Emergency Response Executive Assistant Fire Chief Richard Mann Deployment Asst. Fire Chief Cook Medical Director David M. Persse, M.D EMS Asst. Fire Chief David Almaguer Professional Development Asst. Fire Chief Kevin Alexander Administration/Support Executive Assistant Fire Chief Vacant Office of Emergency Communications District Chief John Syzdek
Human Resources Asst. Fire Chief Lisa Campbell Prevention/Homeland Security Executive Assistant Fire Chief Cynthia Vargas Fire Marshal Asst. Fire Chief Jerry Ford Staff Services Asst. Fire Chief Michelle McLeod Resource Management Asst. Fire Chief Mark Donovan 2 HFD FY2016 Accomplishments DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED HFD has increased hiring of Classified personnel. Cadet Training successfully graduated 258 cadets from July 2015 through April 30, 2016. An additional 64 cadets will graduate in June 2016. SAFER - $4,797,650 grant to increase staffing. Provides salary and training for 42 full-time classified employees. Non Certified Firefighter & EMT Trainee 2016C cadet class was the most diverse class to ever start an academy class since 2000. 69 total, 68% were minority (8 females, 5 Asians, 16 Blacks, 18 Hispanics and 23 Whites). The Fire Prevention Team implemented barcoding on HFD permits, which will help Inspectors track expired and delinquent permits. The C.A.S.E.Y (cultivate, assist, support, empower, our youth) Fire Ops program continues to evolve. On a monthly basis, they meet with approximately 300 student participants in 25 high schools. Houston area to include HISD (19), FBISD (3), AISD (2), and GISD (1). Sixteen (16) participants have received scholarships. Implemented new grants funded training initiatives. AFG - $915,120 grant to provide safety and survival training to Emergency Operations Firefighters. 3,800 personnel will participate in the training program scheduled completion date is August 2016. Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) -$426,149 grant for Blue Card Incident Command Training & Certification Program scheduled to start July 2016. 3 FY2017 HFD Initiatives
DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Continue the design, development, and implementation of programs, policies and strategies that establish and support diversity and foster inclusion within the Department. Plan Houston link: Celebrate whats uniquely Houston Prepare for emergency response to large scale public events (example: Super Bowl 51 in 2017). Plan Houston link: Partner with others, public and private Expand graphic identification system (GIS) tracking of Public Affairs Divisions community safety education events. Plan Houston link: Nurture safe and healthy neighborhoods Continue implementation of high-rise sprinkler ordinance requirements. Plan Houston link: Nurture safe and healthy neighborhoods Collaborate with Labor for the development of a department wide wellness program to promote physical and mental health, in compliance with NFPA 1582. Plan Houston link: Nurture safe and healthy neighborhoods Develop and Implement new grant funded training initiatives: Incident Command Blue Card, Shipboard firefighter training. Complete Fire Ground Survival (FGS). Plan Houston link: Nurture safe and healthy neighborhoods Develop and implement a revised comprehensive quality assurance program for accuracy of dispatch protocols and overall patient care. Plan Houston link: Nurture safe and healthy neighborhoods Reevaluate and improve apparatus replacement schedule to reflect ten years of service for front line emergency vehicles. Plan Houston link: Spend money wisely Maintain Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) 1 rating. Plan Houston link: Sustain quality infrastructure Develop an enhanced firefighter safety program through coordination of existing risk management analytical data, near-miss reporting, and after action matrix. Plan Houston link: Nurture safe and healthy neighborhoods 4 Budget Summary General Fund ($ In Millions) DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Fund Revenue FY16 Current Budget Revenue FY17 Prelim Estimates +/$/% Expenditure FY16
Current Budget Expenditure FY17 Prelim Estimates +/$/% General Fund 1000 $71.7 $104.7 + $33.0 + 46% $507.9 $504.7 -$3.2 -1.0% 5 HFD General Fund Revenues By Category DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED (In Millions) FY16 Estimate FY17 Preliminary Estimates +/$/% FY17 Prelim Est./ FY16 Current Budget Category FY15 Actual FY16 Current Budget Ambulance Fees
3.8 +$0.6 / +18.8% Other 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.0 - Total $78.5 $71.7 $108.7 $104.7 +$33.0 /+46.0% 6 FY2017 - Revenues Highlights DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Revenues increased $33.0 million from FY16 17 Ambulance supplemental payment program reimbursement from the State is estimated to be $21.7 million for EMS services provided to Medicaid and uninsured patients. These services were previously unreimbursed. Ambulance fees are estimated to be approximately $9.3 million higher as a result of efficiencies obtained from the patient record review process. 7 General Fund Expenditures By Category ($ In Millions) DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED
Expenditure FY16 Current Budget Expenditure FY16 Estimates Expenditure FY17 Preliminary Estimates +/$/% FY17 Prelim. Est. vs FY16 Current Budget $453.6 $458.2 $458.9 $457.1 -$1.1/ -0.24% Supplies 10.3 11.3 11.4 11.5 +$0.2/ +1.8% Other Services and Charges 30.2 38.4 37.5 36.1 -$2.3/ -6.0% $494.1
$507.9 $507.8 $504.7 -$3.2/ -1.0% Category Personnel Total Expenditure FY15 Actual 8 FY2017 - Expenditures Highlights DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Net expenditure decrease from FY16 17 was $3.239 million. Decreased expenditures of $8.865 million related to the budget reduction initiatives and lower fees for billing and collection services. Partially offset by increased expenditures of $5.627 million related to civilian and classified base pay, interfund services, and healthcare costs. 9 FY 2017 General Fund Budget Expenditures Net Change From FY 2016 Current Budget FY2016 Current Budget FY2017 Proposed Budget $ Incremental De crease Grow th (%) $ DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED 507,890,583 504,651,890
(3,238,693) -1% Explanation of Incremental Increase/(Decrease) Contractual or Mandated Incre ases: Compensation and Benefits (1) Municipal Classified $ 275,269 997,112 Subtotal Compensation and Benefits Health Insurance - All Employees Interfund Services Other, Net $ $ 1,272,381 3,668,266 561,728 124,171 Subtotal Contractual/Manda te d $ 5,626,546 $ (8,295,784) (569,455) $ (8,865,239) Net Decre ase of Expenditures $ (3,238,693) Cost Savings (De creases) Budget Reduction Initiatives (2) Billing and Collection Services Fees Subtotal Cost Savings (3) Notes: 1. Compensation pay based on firefighter CBA and meet and confer agreement with HOPE 2. Budget reduction initiatives include a reduction in classified overtime due to higher classifed headcount and the transfer of certain training tuition costs to grant and other alternate funding sources.
3. Lower supplemental ambulance fee reimbursement from State of Texas. 10 HFD FY 2017 Budget Reduction Initiatives Budget Reduction Initiatives Classified overtime for minimum staffing. Classified overtime and tuition for Pediatric Simulation Training for Emergency Pre-Hospital Providers (PEDISTEPP) courses and The Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE) lab classes/seek grant and other alternative sources of funding. Classified overtime and tuition for paramedic classroom continuing education training at Lone Star College/seek grant and other alternative sources of funding. Classified overtime for support cost centers Classified overtime and tuition from the reduction of new paramedic classes from three to two Total budget reduction initiatives DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Cost Reductions $5,386,000 486,320 977,629 476,930 968,905 $8,295,784 11 Appendix DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Department Performance Measures Gender and Ethnic Statistics FY 17 Cadet Training Schedule 12 FY17 Performance Measures General Fund Business Process Measures
DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Priorities FY15 Actual FY16 Current Budget FY16 Estimates FY17 Estimates Classified Attrition J Classified Headcount P 147 3,917 140 4,087 147 4,086 140 4,206 First Unit EMS Call Type Response Time (minutes) First Unit Fire Call Type Response Time (minutes) First Unit Total HFD Response Time (minutes) P 7.25 7.10 7.41 7.31 P
7.28 7.35 7.33 7.33 P 7.26 7.13 7.41 7.31 P 3,660 3,338 3,910 4,010 School Inspections 13 FY17 Performance Measures General Fund Business Performance Measures DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Priorities FY15 Actual FY16 Current Budget FY16 Estimates FY17 Estimates Total EMS Incidents
P 285,279 250,725 276,441 279,205 Total Fire Incidents P 42,141 45,436 41,794 41,915 Total HFD Incidents P 327,420 296,161 318,235 321,120 Expenditures Budget vs Actual Utilization Revenues Budget vs Actual Utilization F 108% 98% 100% 98% F 126% 100% 151% 100% 14
Comparative Gender and Ethnicity Statistics DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Houston Fire Department Male Female Total Employees @ 3/31/16 Classified 96.5% 3.5% 4,030 Civilians 36.5% 63.5% 114 Cadets 91.9% 8.1% 157 Civilians Project Ethan 77.8% 22.2% Total 94.9% 5.1% 18 4,319 White
Black Hispanic A/O Firefighters 57.9% 15.4% 25.1% 1.6% City of Houston 25.6% 23.7% 43.8% 6.9% 15 Houston Fire Department FY16 Cadet Training Schedule DEPT LOGO HERE IF DESIRED Class # (Type) # of Cadets Class Start Date Class End Date 2016 C Non-Certified 70 March 28, 2016 November 10, 2016 2016 D Non-Certified 70 July 18, 2016
March 2, 2017 2016 E Certified 40 October 10, 2016 January 12, 2017 2017 A Certified 40 January 3, 2017 April 6, 2017 2017 B Certified 40 March 13, 2017 June 15, 2017 2017 C Non-Certified 70 March 27, 2017 November 9, 2017 Total Cadets 330 16
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