Combining and Consolidating: When Merging Fire Departments is Appropriate
Date & Time
Friday, July 24, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Are your fire or emergency medical resources stretched thin, or is the delivery of fire and emergency medical services in your respective area fragmented and inefficient? The presenter provides an in-depth explanation regarding the successful use of data, shared services studies, messaging, communication, and the importance of involving key stakeholders. Common barriers to consolidation are explored along with a root-cause analysis that delves into human behavioral tendencies when faced with change. Participants in this interactive presentation will be encouraged to build relationships across their respective jurisdictional lines in order to facilitate a possible future organizational merger.