Council approves IGA with college for joint fire & medical program

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

The Sierra Vista City Council unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement continuing the joint emergency medical services and fire science program between Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services and Cochise College at the council’s first regular meeting of 2021 on Thursday.

The only significant change to the current agreement is that the new agreement will remain in effect for five years, instead of three. Otherwise, the details of the program and partnership remain unchanged.

“It is the intention of both the City and the college to continue this valuable program for many years,” Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services Chief Brian Jones said in his briefing to the council on Thursday.

In other business the City Council unanimously approved:

  • A memorandum of understanding with Cochise College for the City to provide fleet maintenance services for a 1997 Pierce 1,000-gallon pumper fire truck that was donated to the college from the City for use in the fire science program.
  • The appointment of Daman Malone to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
  • The appointment of Jessica Kunkel and Joseph Hayes to the Parks and Recreation Commission.
  • The appointment of Rachel Gray as Mayor Pro Tem.

A ceremonial swearing in was conducted at the council meeting for newly elected council members Angelica Landry and Gregory Johnson, and Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Gray, who was reelected in 2020. These council members started their four-year terms in January.

Details on the council meeting items are available in the supporting documents for the Thursday, Jan. 14, City Council meeting. They can be accessed via the “City Council” folder on the City’s document server at docserve.sierravistaaz.gov/.

City Council meetings can be streamed live and past meetings can be viewed on YouTube. The meetings are also aired on Cox Channel 12. Learn more at www.sierravistaaz.gov/your-government/mayor-council/council-meetings/