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Record #: O2018-6313   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/25/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 9/20/2018
Title: Donation of City vehicle(s) to International Fellowship of Christian Firefighters
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. O2018-6313.pdf

Committee on Public Safety

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is known throughout the world for its hospitable spirit in opening its doors to millions of visitors from all over the world; and

WHEREAS, in the present day, Chicago is home to thousands of immigrant families who represent countries from around the globe; and

WHEREAS, it is common for City of Chicago residents to stay connected with their countries of origin and lend a helping hand for friends and family members abroad; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is fortunate to own state-of-the-art equipment that allows the City to deliver invaluable day-to-day services to its residents; and

WHEREAS, from time to time, some of the equipment utilized by the Chicago Fire Department becomes obsolete and is no longer serviceable due to required safety standards; and •

WHEREAS, while the outdated equipment has no available use for the Chicago Fire Department, the equipment provides great assistance to firefighters working in developing countries; and

WHEREAS, many countries in the developing world are interested in, and are forever grateful to receive, donated fleet and equipment from the Chicago Fire Department;

WHEREAS, the Mexican town of Chilpancingo, Guerrero and the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez are in need of this equipment; NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. The Commissioner of Fleet and Facility Management and the Fire Commissioner are hereby authorized to donate one obsolete Fire Ambulance, one obsolete Fire Truck, that in the Fire Commissioner's judgment are no longer useful to the City of Chicago at the time of passage of this ordinance to the International Fellowship of Christian Firefighters, free and clear of any liens or encumbrances, for the express purpose of donation to various municipalities in developing nations. The City shall convey said Fire Ambulance, Fire Truck, and turnout gear and other Fire Equipment, subject to

availability, in "as is" condition without any warranties either expressed or implied and expressly excludes any warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

SECTION 2. The Commissioner of Fleet and Facility Management is hereby authorized to enter into and execute such other documents as may be necessary and proper to implement this donation.

SECTION 3. The ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication.