District Rebuttal Analysis of the AP Triton Report

Friday, September 10th, 2021

The Board of Commissioners directed staff to perform a comprehensive review of the AP Triton Fire & EMS Assessment Service Options for the City of Pflugerville report.

District staff reviewed the report with the assistance of three recognized experts in the fields of municipal financial advising, data science consulting, and emergency medical care.

The analysis of the report identified 34 significant errors, inaccuracies, and omissions. The three most critical errors are:

  1. AP Triton consultants used outdated financial data and completely omitted capital outlay plans of any kind in their forecasts.
  2. AP Triton consultants used overly simplistic population and call volume estimates that do not follow actual historical trends, and therefore provide invalid estimates for policy level decision making.
  3. Inaccurate conclusions seem to form the basis for the options and recommendations in the AP Triton report and therefore should be re-evaluated.

Decisions for funding for emergency fire and medical services to the community we serve must be based on sound and complete data that is analyzed with integrity. It is our assessment that the AP Triton report does not provide local officials accurate and unbiased information needed to determine a long-term strategic plan to provide adequate funding for advanced life support and ambulance transport service in our community.


Read the full report here