"This Business Case Analysis examines and compares organizational alternatives for providing Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) for the United States Marine Corps. A number of initiatives are in progress to improve resource use within DoD and each military service. Moreover, recent federal legislation identifies DoD emergency services within the scope of these initiatives. This report analyzes the organizational structure of Marine F&ES to establish effectiveness and output measure baselines. It then compares the baselines with effectiveness and output measures of organizational alternatives. The viable alternative, a consolidated F&ES structure, shows potential to reduce labor costs and enhance emergency service capability. Considering the critical contributions of Marine F&ES to installation and contingency operations, the author recommends a combined Aviation/Ground stakeholder review of Marine F&ES consolidation as part of ongoing force optimization and enhanced force protection initiatives. The labor efficiencies and enhanced emergency service postulated through F&ES consolidation propose significant net gains for the Marine Corps."
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