Fire Department

City of Somerville FY22 Budget

Mission Statement

To protect the people and property of our City. The Fire Department is responsive to the needs of our residents by providing rapid, professional, and humanitarian services essential to the health, safety, and well being of the City. We will achieve our mission through prevention, education, fire suppression, emergency medical services, disaster response, and defense against terrorist attacks. We strive to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination. We actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all of the resources at our command to provide a quality of service deemed excellent by our residents with “Courage, Integrity, and Honor."

Personal Services Changes

Personal Services are projected up 2.8% for FY22.

The FY22 budget proposes a new Director of Finance & Administration position which will be 75% funded in Police and 25% funded in Fire.

Changes in salaries are due to negotiated collective bargaining agreements and merit increases based on annual performance reviews.

Ordinary Maintenance Changes

Ordinary Maintenance costs are projected flat for FY22.

Special Items Changes

The Grant Match line is projected at $54,834 for FY22, a 107% increase.

FY22 Goals & Measures of Progress

GOAL 1: Complete Active Threat Response training and equip apparatus with the required safety equipment needed for such events.

  • Over 90% of department trained and required equipment purchase and issued to all fire apparatus.

GOAL 2: Increase the number of trained Hazardous Material Technicians on the Department. This is due to the increase in proposed lab space within the city.

  • Complete training for at least 12 new Hazardous Material Technicians.

GOAL 3: Conduct training on new Green Line stations, right of ways and Maintenance facilities and the challenges these new facilities may present.

  • Complete training for 90% of department members and purchase safety equipment for operating at incidents at these locations.

GOAL 4: Coordinate with the OSPCD Mobility Division in the implementation of Vision Zero goals.

  • Continue to monitor response times and other data for any potential conflicts.

FY22 Budget

Personnel Listing