the City of Goodyear and the City of Litchfield Park, Arizona
For Immediate Release: April 22, 2010
Goodyear Fire may
soon cover Litchfield Park
ARIZ. (April 22, 2010) Goodyear will soon be providing fire protection and
emergency medical service to residents of Litchfield Park if a proposed
intergovernmental agreement is approved by both city councils.
the first year of the agreement, Litchfield Park would pay Goodyear and
estimated $480,000 for firefighter, emergency response, and other services and
costs, although details are still being finalized. The term of the agreement is
25 years, with provisions for two 10-year extensions, or a maximum term of 45
years. The agreement also calls for Litchfield Park to share in the changing or
increasing costs of staffing, commodities and other expenses.
fire and emergency medical services provided by Goodyear, Litchfield Park will
pay 30 percent of the annual operating and personnel costs of Goodyear Fire
Station 183. Litchfield Park will also cover half the cost of a Fire Inspector
(50 percent of $54,000, or about $27,000 during the first year), and make a
one-time payment to Goodyear of $40,000 to help cover the cost of a vehicle for
the Fire Inspector.
Park's share of operating, personnel and other costs will be adjusted annually.
Litchfield Park will also cover 30 percent of the annual Vehicle Replacement
Fund costs for fire apparatus at Goodyear Fire State 183.
a member of the Phoenix Regional Dispatch system, Goodyear pays $24.54 for each
call that originates within the City. Under the agreement, Litchfield Park will
reimburse Goodyear for each call originating there. Last year, Litchfield Park
had just over 380 fire and emergency calls.
Park's population is about 5,100. Goodyear's population is about 63,000.
draft agreement will be the subject of public meetings during the Litchfield
Park city council meetings on May 5 and 19, and then go to Goodyear City
Council for consideration. Assuming the agreement is approved by the city
councils, it is expected to be ready to go into effect soon after the beginning
of the new fiscal year on July 1.