Fire Department Consolidation for the City of Sylvester and Worth County, Georgia: What Needs to Be Considered? [open pdf - 210KB]
"The problem was the Worth County Board of Commissioners approached the City of Sylvester with a request to consider consolidation. The purpose of the research was to identify the areas to be considered for fire department consolidation. The paper used Evaluative and Descriptive Research to develop a list of key areas to be considered in a proposed consolidation of departments. Research questions utilized were: a. Which types of cooperative efforts are most common in the fire service? b. What are the potential strengths to be realized in cooperative fire service situations? c. What are the potential pitfalls which threaten cooperative fire service? d. What are the processes to consider in a possible fire department consolidation for the City of Sylvester and Worth County? The procedure included a review of literature, internet searches and telephone interviews. Results and recommendations identified the key areas to consider in a fire service consolidation."
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