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File #: R-16-69   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 8/1/2016 In control: City Council
Final action: 11/7/2016
Enactment date: 11/23/2016 Enactment #: R-2016-092
Title: C/S Establishing A Basic Life Support Rescue Program And Protocols For Fire Basic Life Support Rescue Units To Provide First-Responder Services For Non-Life Threatening Medical Calls, Including Persons Suffering From Intoxication And Substance Abuse In Public Places; Making An Appropriation (Davis)
Attachments: 1. R-69, 2. R-69 Approved Committee Substitute.pdf, 3. CS R-69Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
11/23/2016 City Clerk Published  Action details
11/21/2016 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
11/18/2016 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
11/7/2016 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
11/7/2016 City Council AmendedPass Action details
10/17/2016 City Council Accepted with a recommendation Do Pass, As Substituted  Action details
10/10/2016 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as SubstitutedPass Action details
10/10/2016 Finance & Government Operations Committee SubstitutedPass Action details
9/12/2016 Finance & Government Operations Committee PostponedPass Action details
8/1/2016 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
8/1/2016 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SECOND COUNCIL

COUNCIL BILL NO. C/S R-16-69 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Patrick Davis

RESOLUTION
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C/S Establishing A Basic Life Support Rescue Program And Protocols For Fire Basic Life Support Rescue Units To Provide First-Responder Services For Non-Life Threatening Medical Calls, Including Persons Suffering From Intoxication And Substance Abuse In Public Places; Making An Appropriation (Davis)
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ESTABLISHING A BASIC LIFE SUPPORT RESCUE PROGRAM AND PROTOCOLS FOR FIRE BASIC LIFE SUPPORT RESCUE UNITS TO PROVIDE FIRST-RESPONDER SERVICES FOR NON-LIFE THREATENING MEDICAL CALLS, INCLUDING PERSONS SUFFERING FROM INTOXICATION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN PUBLIC PLACES; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque Police Department exists to prevent and respond to crimes; and the Albuquerque Fire Department exists to save lives by providing lifesaving medical services and firefighting services; and
WHEREAS, being under the influence of self-induced intoxicants is not a crime in the City of Albuquerque; and persons suffering from public intoxication may require basic first aid and transportation for detoxification but do not routinely require a full life saving medical response; and
WHEREAS, in 2015, The Albuquerque Police Department and Fire Department jointly responded to more than 15,000 calls, 41 per day, for medical assistance for persons suffering from substance abuse in public places, sometimes referred to as "down and out" calls; and
WHEREAS, "down and out" calls account for 15% of total calls for the Fire Department and also require the equivalent of three full-time police officers per day to respond to these calls; and
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque Police and Fire Departments currently respond to these calls as a "Priority 1," in the same category as crimes of violence in progress, or life-threatening medical emergencies, responding with full lights and sirens in an...

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