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File #: RES 17-2009    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/20/2017
Title: Authorizing the Fire Department to pay for all travel expenses for Minnesota State Patrol employee Greg Burgess to attend the 2018 Helicopter Rescue Summit & Heli Expo in Las Vegas, NV on February 27 - March 1, 2018.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. MART Travel Expenses - 2018

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Authorizing the Fire Department to pay for all travel expenses for Minnesota State Patrol employee Greg Burgess to attend the 2018 Helicopter Rescue Summit & Heli Expo in Las Vegas, NV on February 27 - March 1, 2018.

 

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WHEREAS, the Fire Department received $250,000 from the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education to purchase equipment and provide training for the Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team (MART) and the council resolution PH 17-302 was approved on October 18, 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, the MART money will be used to pay for these expenses; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2018 Helicopter Rescue Summit & Heli Expo will be held in Las Vegas, NV on February 27-March 1, 2018 and two Saint Paul Fire Department employees will be attending along with Minnesota State Patrol employee Greg Burgess, with the estimated travel expenses not to exceed $2,000; and

 

WHEREAS, Greg Burgess is a member of the team, and the training money is available to be used for his expenses of attending the Expo; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that supporting and strengthening the working relationship between the Saint Paul Fire Department MART team members and the Minnesota State Patrol while attending this conference to learn about the latest in helicopter rescue operations is a valid public purpose; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the City Council authorizes the travel expenses for the Minnesota State Patrol employee Greg Burgess to attend this training be paid from the money available through the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education.

 

 

 

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