83240000 - Department of Fire Services Administration

Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
8324-0000 Department of Fire Services Administration
For the administration of the department of fire services, including the state fire marshal's office, the Boston Fire Department training academy, the hazardous materials emergency response program and the Massachusetts firefighting academy, including the Massachusetts fire training council certification program, municipal and non-municipal fire training, and expenses of the council and the operations of the Boston Fire Department training academy; provided, that the fire training program shall use the split days option; provided further, that $1,296,000 shall be provided for the Commonwealth's Hazardous Material Response Teams; provided further, that not less than $1,200,000 shall be expended for the SAFE program, which shall include information about the fire risks caused by smoking; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the administration of a statewide program to provided critical incident stress intervention for fire departments in cities, towns and fire districts including, but not limited to, consultant services, training, equipment and supplies; provided further, that $1,150,000 shall be provided for the Boston, Cambridge and Everett Fire Department Hazardous Material Response Teams; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item for the administration of the department of fire services, the state fire marshal's office and the Massachusetts firefighting academy shall be assessed upon insurance companies writing fire, homeowners multiple peril or commercial multiple peril policies on property in the commonwealth and paid within 30 days after receipt of notice of such assessment from the commissioner of insurance; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item for the operation of the hazardous materials emergency response program shall be assessed upon insurance companies writing commercial multiple peril, non-liability portion, policies on property in the commonwealth and commercial auto liability policies as referenced in line 5.1 and line 19.4, respectively, in the most recent annual statement on file with the commissioner of insurance; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds scheduled in the PP object class, pursuant to section 27 of chapter 29 of the General Laws for this item in fiscal year 2009 shall not be transferred to any other object class in said fiscal year; provided further, that not more than 10 per cent of the amount designated for the arson prevention program shall be expended for the administrative cost of the program; provided further, that the expenses of the board of fire prevention regulations, under section 4 of chapter 22D of the General Laws, shall be paid from this item; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to Norfolk County to maintain and improve services of the Norfolk County Regional Fire & Rescue Dispatch Center; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for the firefighting equipment grant program for fire departments of every city, town, fire district and authority of the commonwealth to be administered by the executive office of public safety; provided further, that the expenses of the fire safety commission shall be paid from this item; provided further, that not less than $1,750,000 shall be provided for the Boston Fire Department training academy; and provided further, that not less than $28,812 shall be expended for the costs of operating the Hampshire/Franklin juvenile fire setters intervention program

19,398,315 16,406,529  

Note:  Governor's veto was overridden.  Text in red reflects vetoed language.

Veto Explanation: I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
column definitions
SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
Expended

FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
Expended

FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 5,801 6,816 7,110 7,346 7,725 -23
Employee Benefits 97 99 218 189 122 0
Operating Expenses 1,539 1,481 1,645 1,692 2,154 0
Grants & Subsidies 1,564 1,754 2,074 4,546 6,697 -3,029
Debt Service 0 0 0 0 2,700 0
TOTAL 9,001 10,150 11,047 13,773 19,398 -3,052

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=39%, Employee Benefits=1%, Operating Expenses=11%, Grants & Subsidies=35%, Debt Service=14%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Norfolk County dispatch center Norfolk County100,000 -100,000  
Critical incident stress intervention for the fire department Statewide100,000 0  
Hazardous Response Team Statewide1,296,000 0  
Boston Fire Department Hazardous Response Team Boston, Cambridge, Everett1,150,000 -1,150,000  
Boston Fire Department Training Academy Boston1,750,000 -1,750,000  
SAFE Statewide1,200,000 0  
For the operation of the Hampshire/Franklin juvenile fire setters intervention program Franklin Cnty, Hampshire County28,812 -28,812  
Earmark will fund a firefighting equipment grant program administered by DFS/EOPSS Statewide2,500,000 0