Clayton, Englewood, Union work to improve fire departments together

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(WDTN) – The Cities of Clayton, Englewood and Union are holding a press conference is scheduled for June 1 an official collaboration implementation and immediate start-up of a mutual aid agreement for fire/EMS services.

The conference, which starts at 10 a.m. at the Englewood Government Center, is intended to significantly improve service delivery of the three fire/EMS departments through a cooperative partnership. Each department will remain independent but highly coordinated.

A comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will allow the following:

  • Address staffing shortages
  • Improve response times
  • Coordinate training opportunities
  • Adjust service boundaries to take advantage of the closest station geographically
  • More efficient use of supervisory personnel
  • Significantly reduce capital expenditures. A plan to eliminate equipment redundancy can potentially save 5.2 million dollars over the long term.
  • Improve radio communications Please join us for more details. The respective Fire Chiefs will be available to answer questions.

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