05/27/14 871 W - + 5 - 7 Proposed FY15 Budgets For Fire Departments in Wake County

What are Wake County’s fire departments (and Wake County Fire Services) requesting for their budgets this coming fiscal year? And what’s cooking in CIP plans for future years?

Here’s what I’ve found via the various municipal and county budget documents available on the web. That is, except for Fuquay-Varina and Wendell. Couldn't find their proposed FY15 budget documents. Yet.

Everything was downloaded in PDF format, and a couple required some OCR magic, so repeated searches on "fire" would work. (Believe Holly Springs and Zebulon posted PDF versions of scanned pages.)

Note that this is a living posting, so we'll update a few times, as information is expanded, corrected, or clarified.

Raleigh – Proposed

Budget site: http://www.raleighnc.gov/home/content/Departments/Articles/BudgetManagement.html 

Budget for fire: $53,890,343

See prior blog post.

Apex – Proposed

Budget site: http://www.apexnc.org/budget

Budget for fire: $5,422,279


Cary - Proposed

Budget site: http://www.townofcary.org/Departments/townmanagersoffice/Budget.htm

Budget for fire: $20,359,324

Already funded:

Continue design and construction plan of new Station 2.

Funded in FY15:

See CIP document for more, such as:

Fuquay-Varina - Proposed

Budget link: http://www.fuquay-varina.org/assets/content/documents/finance/FY%202014-2015%20Budget_Final_Merged%20v3.pdf

Budget for fire: $3,822,144.00


Garner  - Proposed

Budget site: http://www.garnernc.gov/departments/Finance/

Budget for fire: $3,931,194

See fire budget summary starting page 332


Holly Springs - Proposed

Budget site: http://www.hollyspringsnc.us/index.aspx?nid=704

Budget for fire: $3,668,900.


Knightdale - Proposed

Budget site: http://www.knightdalenc.gov/index.aspx?page=528&parent=1515

Budget for fire:  $1,020,041


Small equipment: rescue jacks, vent saw, hose, ice machine.

Morrisville - Proposed

Budget site: http://www.townofmorrisville.org/index.aspx?NID=350

Budget for fire: $5,145,880  


Proposed/planned CIP projects, unfunded:

Wake Forest - Proposed

Budget site: http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/budget.aspx

Budget for fire: $4,497,210 (town contract) + $690,933 (county)


Fire Station 4 built this year. $2,200,200 in town budget for station and apparatus.

Wendell - Proposed

Budget site: Cannot find.

Budget for fire: LAST year was $7,610 (town) + $1,445,902 (county).

Zebulon - Proposed

Budget site: http://www.townofzebulon.org/ (see bottom of home page)

Budget for fire: $1,112,250

Future Capital project:

Fire Station 2 design and construction, proposed 2019, approximately 5,000 square-feet with two bays and quarters for 24-hour staff, construction complete in FY19, $2,100,000.  Page E-8.

Wake County - Proposed

Budget site: http://www.wakegov.com/budget/

Budget for fire:

Fire Services - Two new full-time positions.

Fire Logistics Support Coordinator - Will provide support to the fire equipment and apparatus programs, which will allow the Fire Services department to support Fire Commission committees in establishing and maintaining current inventories, defining and administering replacement criteria, and managing distribution programs.

Fire Operations Chief - Will provide guidance and assistance with preparation of Fire Departments for the ISO inspections (thereby obtaining to lowest possible insurance ratings for fire service consumers), while overseeing initiatives and positions directly related to fire operations.

Capital Projects

Fire Tax District Appropriations:

Bay Leaf FD


Durham Highway FD


Eastern Wake FD


Fairview FD


Garner FD


Hopkins FD


Rolesville FD


Stony Hill FD


Swift Creek FD


Wake Forest FD


Wake-New Hope FD


Wendell FD


Western Wake FD


Total - Rural


Apex FD


Cary FD


Fuquay Varina FD


Holly Springs FD


Morrisville FD


Zebulon FD


Total - Municipal


Here is Fuquays proposed budget: http://www.fuquay-varina.org/assets/cont..
911 - 05/30/14 - 21:05

@AP, I saw the city passed the budget. How did the FD make out and what will they be getting in the next fiscal year?
Budget - 06/09/14 - 23:34

Here are the FY15 budget highlights for RFD:

Operating Budget:
1. Thirty new positions to staff an additional engine and ladder company $1.68M (Nine months, October to June)
2. Purchase of a new standard engine and tractor-drawn aerial ladder (tiller) $1.54M
3. Replacement of six staff vehicles $147K: OFM Four SUV compacts, one mid-size sedan; Training One SUV full-size 4×4
4. Includes ~$800K of various increases to non-payroll/benefit accounts
5. Overall, operating budget increased just shy of $2.5M as compared to FY14.

Capital Budget (CIP)
1. FS #6 $6.4M (CIP $3.7M + Bond $2.7M)
2. FS #14 $3.08M (completes final year of funding, now completely funded at $7.2M)
3. FS Deferred Maintenance Program $670K
4. FS Workspace Improvements $205K
5. FS Lead Paint and Asbestos Removal $100K
6. FS Roof Repair $84K

FS = Fire Station
AP - 06/12/14 - 13:24

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