Emergency Service Consolidation Practices

Technical BulletinLast updated Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Facing decreased funding and a lack of volunteers or paid staffing to respond to emergencies, many local fire and emergency medical service (EMS) agencies are considering consolidations and mergers with neighboring agencies. Before entering into an agreement and process, it is important to know the workable approaches, challenges and conflicts that may arise and what to expect once the merger is completed. What the desired final outcome is must be identified from the beginning of the project.

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