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30 Porter Mill Spring Rd
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
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NOTICE OF INITIATION OF 45 DAY OF PUBLIC INFORMATION PERIOD MISSOURI LAGERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM
The Board of Directors of the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District has received cost information for a possible change in retirement benefits for its employees under the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System. Section 105.675 RSMo. provides that (a) when a political subdivision is making a substantial proposed change in benefits, a prepared statement regarding the cost of such change shall be prepared in accordance with Section 105.665 RSMo.; (b) the statement of cost shall be made available as public information for at least 45 calendar days before taking final action to adopt the change in benefits; and (c) the statement of cost shall be filed in the office of the clerk, secretary or other individual responsible for keeping the official records, and with the joint committee on public employee retirement In accordance with Section 105.675 Revised Statutes of Missouri. In compliance with section 105.675 RSMo, said cost information shall be made available for public inspection for at least 45 calendar days from today prior adoption of the benefit change. Interested parties may view a copy of this cost information at Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Headquarters, 30 Porter Mill Spring Rd, Sunrise Beach, MO. 65079, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, download the document at sbfpd.org and or/by contacting Fire Chief Joseph LaPlant, 573-374-4411, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Initiation 12 September 2023
CLICK HERE to download the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Supplemental Actuarial Valuation of Alternate LAGERS Benefits – February 28, 2023
SBFPD Receives ARPA Grant
The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District has been approved as a recipient of the American Rescue Plant Act (ARPA) grant. The grant is a matching grant up to $20,000.00. This means the Federal Government will match up to twenty thousand dollars on approved purchases.
The District will use this matching grant to purchase six (6) new dual band portable radios that will enhance communication capabilities and allow firefighters to access the MOSWIN system without being in the fire truck. MOSWIN (Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network) is a radio system available to first responders anywhere in the state.
Each of the portable radios cost around $6,000.00 each. The grant also required that any awards given must include an in-vehicle radio repeater. This unit will take the signal from the portable radios and amplify it through the radio of the truck.
Total cost of the project will be approx. $37,000.00 with the District’s cost being around $17,000.00 once the grant funds are released. We are excited to get this new radio technology in the hands of our officers and hope to eventually replace all of the vehicle mounted and portable radios with dual band capability.
SBFPD Receives AFG Grant
The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District is pleased to announce we have been awarded a grant in the amount of $265,618.09!
Each year the Federal Government provides grant funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The grant will be used to replace our entire inventory of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or “air packs” the firefighters use to enter dangerous environments.
The District’s current inventory of Scott air packs will reach the end of their service life in 2024. The bottles that hold the air are hydrostatically tested every five years with a service life of 15 years.
Each of the District’s fire apparatus and staff vehicles carries these units. The District has approximately 29 units in service and has had to remove packs from service due to maintenance and age from second out and reserve apparatus and place them on first out apparatus. Included in this grant:
- 34 SCBA units with new masks
- 2 Rapid Intervention Team rescue packs
- 1 fit testing system
- 1 fixed location air compressor
The grant will place a new air pack in every riding position on our fire trucks and one in every staff vehicle, install a new air compressor at Station #2 to fill the bottles, replace all the face masks assigned to the firefighters and provide the District with the equipment to fit test our firefighters annually in compliance with OSHA and NFPA requirements. Currently, the District pays a third party to fit test the firefighters, rents or borrows the equipment.
The District has until 2025 to spend the funds, which does require a $13,280.91 match to the grant for a total project amount of $278,899.00. The District will be adding additional funding to this project to include items such as voice amplifiers not typically covered by the AFG.
The District had already earmarked funds to replace the SCBAs and purchase the accompanying equipment prior to being awarded the grant. Those funds can now be used for other projects once the grant requirements are satisfied.
A special thank you to Captain Hurtubise, our SCBA Project Manager, who maintains our air packs and accompanying equipment. Captain Hurtubise has a busy year ahead of him!
Sunrise Beach FPD Acquires New Fire Boat
April 3, 2023
On Saturday, April 1, 2023, at an Emergency Meeting of the Board of Directors, the Board voted 4-1 to approve a purchase and make a bid for two vehicles to add to the District’s Fleet.
The first vehicle is a 2015 Stanley Marine Fire Boat. This unit features a 1,500-gpm pump, landing ramp, deck crane, radar,and all band radios. The boat was purchased used from the Sculleville Fire Protection District in New Jersey. It is a 32-foot aluminum deck boat with twin 200-horsepower Yamaha engines.
The boat, if built new, is estimated to cost $300,000 or more. The District purchased the boat for
$175,000 after Assistant Chief Wieberg, Captain Moreland and President Suellentrop traveled to Scullville for inspection of the unit. All is in top working order with detailed maintenance records and the boat is ready for work when it arrives after new decals, adding our equipment and cleaning The unit has only 310 hours on the motors and 27 hours on the pump.
The District had $380,000 in a money market account for purchase of new air packs. As we were awarded $264,000 through the AFG Grant for air packs, this freed up money for other projects. The boat is being purchased out of those funds with no money used from the General Revenue Account.
Sunrise Beach’s current boat is a 25 foot, 1988 Boston Whaler. That boat features a 750-gpm pump and has been updated several times throughout the years. The District covers the Lake of the Ozarks from the 8 mm to the 41 mm and due to the distance from where it is docked, the current boat does not respond to all emergency incidents in Sunrise Beach coverage area. We rely on mutual aid partners to respond to locations from approx. the 22 mm to the 8 mm and our firefighters respond by land.
Due to increased call volume, heavier water chop in the lower end of the lake and a need for a larger fire pump, the new unit will eventually be assigned to the Shawnee Bend peninsula and will be staffed by our Station 3 firefighters. Giving the District two boats in the fleet.
The second item on the agenda was to make an offer for a Brush Truck from the Osage Beach Fire Protection District for $15,000. We were advised we were not the high bid for the truck; however, the winning bidder did not want the pump and water tank. We were able to purchase this “skid unit” for $3,000 which will be placed on our current utility truck.