Augusta - Bridge Creek Fire & Rescue

Type of Jurisdictions Involved

City
Town

 

Specific Jurisdictions Involved

  • City of Augusta,
  • Town of Bridge Creek

 

County

Eau Claire

 

Region

Northwestern

 

Type of Agreement

Shared governance agreement - fire district

 

Implementation and Incubation

Estimated six to eight months was required to adopt and commence implementation of the agreement

 

Factors Involved

  • Positive relations and close proximity between the two communities – the single fire department pre-dates the founding of the City of Augusta – 126 years old.
  • Prior to implementation, fire departments operated out of the same building

 

Benefits

  • Potential cost savings through economies of scale (spreading large capital costs across more people) - pooling equipment together, in particular, fire trucks
  • Share costs according to proportion of equalized value

 

Results

  • Economic benefits/savings through economies of scale - ability to pool/share equipment
  • Enhance service qualitycollectively staff 45 officers and 20 cadets
  • Won Wisconsin Fire Inspectors Association awards

 

Project Contact

 

 

Contact

(715) 286-5606

 

Abstract

 

 

Agreement

 
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