posted on April 10, 2011 08:58
Consolidation of fire protection services between adjacent municipalities
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Type of Jurisdictions Involved
Specific Jurisdictions Involved
Town of Winchester,
Town of Clayton,
Town of Neenah,
Town of Menasha,
Town of Vinland,
Town of Greenville
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.
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 include enhanced service delivery, increased public safety with increased fire protection, and cost/financial benefits.
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.