Consolidation of fire protection services between towns

Type of Jurisdictions Involved

Town

 

Specific Jurisdictions Involved

Town of Shelby;
Town of Greenfield

 

County

La Crosse

 

Region

Southwestern

 

Type of Agreement

Consolidation of Services

 

Implementation and Incubation

Fire protection with the Town of Greenfield agreement approved March 10, 2008

 

Factors Involved

  • Town of Greenfield currently contracted with Town of Shelby for fire protection services 
  • Town of Shelby will continue to provide fire protection services to parts of Town of Greenfield
  • Greenfield was planning to construct a new Town Hall and Community Center
  • Two fire truck bays were added into the plans in order for the Town of Shelby to house fire vehicles there and to serve as a 2nd Shelby fire station

 

Benefits

  • Higher level of fire service and cost savings
  • Shelby and Greenfield would recruit fire and first responder personnel from the immediate area to be members of the Shelby Fire Department and responding to calls from the Greenfield Stations - would be one department with 2 stations

 

Results

  • Enhanced fire protection service coverage
  • Shelby able to delay construction of a new station with vehicles housed in the Greenfield station Greenfield did not need to develop a separate fire department
  • Greenfield pays Shelby $35,000 - $45,000 per year for fire protection services
  • Greenfield residents saw a decrease in their fire inssurance premium due to have a station closer to their residents
  • Total savings to Greenfield: Capital expenditures $600,000, fire operating $50,000
  • Total savings to Shelby: Capital (less 2 truck bays) $200,000, additional income $35,000 - $45,000 pe ryear, delayed new stations $500,000 - $800,000
  • Residents save $200 - $400 per year in fire insurance premiums

 

Project Contact

Jeffrey L. Brudos
Town of Shelby 608-788-1032
jeff.brudos@townofshelby.com

 

Contact

Mike Kemp
Town of Shelby Fire Chief
608-788-1032, Ext 4

 

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