Consolidation of fire protection services between adjacent municipalities

Type of Jurisdictions Involved

Town

 

Specific Jurisdictions Involved

Winnebago County:
Town of Winchester,
Town of Clayton,
Town of Neenah,
Town of Menasha,
Town of Vinland,
Town of Greenville

 

County

Winnebago

 

Region

Northeastern

 

Type of Agreement

Consolidation of Services

 

Implementation and Incubation

It took two years to establish the agreements for joint fire protection.  The agreements were signed in June 2010.

 

Factors Involved

One major factor that prompted cooperation was an intergovernmental fire agreement between the Towns of Clayton and Winchester in Winnebago County that has been in place since the 1940s.

 

Benefits

Benefits include enhanced service delivery, increased public safety with increased fire protection, and cost/financial benefits.

 

Results

Other results included possible reduced insurance costs for residents of Towns because of enhanced fire protection coverage.  Another key result included the ability to put on hold construction of new fire station due to the consolidation of services.  Furthermore, the consolidation allowed each Town's fire department to respond automatically when a structure fire occurs within a predetermined area from each town's fire station.  There is the hope of future intergovernmental cooperation and financial savings from less duplication.

 

Web Site

 

 

Project Contact

Mary E. Luebke
Town of Clayton Chairperson
920-836-2007
meluebke@new.rr.com

 

Contact

 

 

Abstract

 

 

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