Village News Reporter
North County Fire Protection District will be using its Fleet Service Center to provide services to other agencies which contract with North County district.
NCFPD board voted 5-0 March 28 to authorize district staff to execute fleet service contracts with outside governmental agencies as capacity allows. The approval also included a draft contract with hourly rates and other charges.
“The North County Fire Protection District operates a full-service fleet maintenance center on the Station 1 campus in Downtown Fallbrook,” said NCFPD Fire Chief Keith McReynolds. “We have been approached by neighboring agencies.”
In the past the fire district has provided apparatus and equipment service and maintenance to other agencies as staffing and workload allows. Pala Fire Department, Deer Springs Fire Protection District, and Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District have all contracted with NCFPD for fleet service.
Camp Pendleton Fire Department, Valley Center Fire Protection District, and Vista Fire Department are currently interested in using NCFPD Fleet Service Center as either their primary or secondary provider of fleet service for their apparatus.
NCFPD vehicles and apparatus will have service priority over contract agencies, which will ensure care and maintenance of their vehicles and apparatus remains the top priority. The service charges will ensure 100% cost recovery of all services provided.
If NCFPD needs to hire additional service center staff should one or more outside agencies sign a long-term primary provider contract the additional personnel expense would be covered by the contracting agencies.
The contracts will include a current hourly rate of $92. A 10% surcharge will be invoiced for parts, and that cost includes freight and shipping. If hazardous materials disposal is required, a $25 fee will apply. An administrative fee of 12% per invoice will be added to the other charges.