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Expenditure

The Infrastructure Plan reflects the management and funding of the Authority’s assets and comprises new builds, property improvements/maintenance, information and communication systems, vehicles and operational equipment. The Plan contains projects that are funded from both revenue and capital resources.

Premises

The largest part of premises expenditure is on the Station Build Programme.  This programme of work covers the building of a new fire station and road safety centre at Rochester,  a new fire station at Ramsgate and major works at Medway fire station. It is expected that construction will start on these sites during 2014/15. Resources have also been set aside to fund several other projects, the upgrade of the security system and the installation of solar panels at several sites. The programme of general estate maintenance includes works such as replacing boilers, resurfacing drill yards, replacing roofs and bay doors. 

Information and Communication Systems

The 2014/15 plan includes £1,730k to replace mobile data terminals, station end equipment, migration to the new control system and other control-related projects. In addition funding has been allocated for the new HR and payroll system, replacement administrative systems such as the workforce planning system, the premises risk management system, the asset management system, the finance system and the engineering system.

Vehicles and Equipment

The budget for appliances includes the first stage payment for three turntable ladders and funding for black boxes to be fitted on appliances. The plan also includes funding for the purchase of 7 vans including 2 operational support vans and one BA maintenance van. The budget for operational equipment includes replacement RTC equipment, the purchase of additional defibrillators, ladders and amounts for other equipment such as BA compressors, pumps, line rescue equipment and water safety equipment. There is a budget for research and development available for new initiatives such as multirole vehicles and fognail (water fogging system).

  Capital Budget

£’000
Revenue Budget

£’000
Total Budget

£’000
Premises
Station Development Programme 5,291 0 5,291
Resilience 0 179 179
Environmental 264 338 602
Diversity and Equality 0 50 50
Innovation and Learning 0 88 88
General Estate Maintenance 200 1,457 1,657
Information and Communication Systems 
Mobilising and Control Systems 1,550 180 1,730
Administrative Systems 140 555 695
Vehicles and Equipment
Appliances 680 150 830
Cars and Vans 99 0 99
Operational Equipment 30 593 623
Research and Development 372 74 446
Total Infrastructure Expenditure 8,626 3,664 12,290
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