Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 031341
   

File Number: 031341 File Type: Resolution Status: In Draft
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: DESIGNATING THE FIRE AND RESCUE MAINT. FAC./JAMES J. ARIAS Introduced: 5/1/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number:
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE MAINTENANCE FACILITY AS THE JAMES J. ARIAS MAINTENANCE FACILITY
Indexes: RENAMING OF ROADS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Public Safety Committee 5/13/2003 3B Withdrawn
REPORT: (See Legislative file No. 031565 for amended version)

County Attorney 5/1/2003 Assigned Public Safety Committee 5/13/2003

County Attorney 5/1/2003 Assigned William X. Candela

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE MAINTENANCE FACILITY AS THE JAMES J. ARIAS MAINTENANCE FACILITY

BODY
WHEREAS, Lieutenant James J. Arias served Miami-Dade County with honor and distinction for 38 years; and
WHEREAS, James J. Arias was promoted to Lieutenant in 1964 and retired in May 1994; and
WHEREAS, James J. Arias worked as a firefighter at Station 2 in Liberty City and was described as "one hell of a firefighter " by other firefighters routinely fighting fires using higher than normal nozzle pressures and was mechanically gifted; and
WHEREAS, in 1964 Lieutenant Arias was asked to organize and set up the Fire Department vehicle maintenance program and was the first support officer for the Department; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Arias was never known to say a cross word to anyone, maintaining a friendly customer service attitude years before it was fashionable and led by example and served as a role model for fire officers for decades; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Arias worked with the Department to develop the "War Wagon" which was a predecessor to the Department's modern Technical Rescue Program; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Arias served on Miami-Dade's First International Response in 1985 to Mexico City where a newborn infant, Juana Arias, was rescued from the rubble; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue now operates its own shop and maintains its own fleet and James J. Arias passed away on February 1, 2003; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 2-1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Rule 9.02, this Board has the authority to designate County facilities; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners, in recognition of Lieutenant Jose J. Arias' pioneering efforts, unparalleled advocacy and steadfast commitment to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Services, wishes to designate the Maintenance Facility located at ____________ as the James J. Arias Maintenance Facility,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board of County Commissioners hereby agrees to designate the Maintenance Facility at the Miami-Dade County Fire and Rescue located at __________________ as the James J. Arias Maintenance Facility.



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