Fire Department Merger Being Considered

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Three cities on the Monterey Peninsula are one step closer to a merger that could save them a collective $1.3 million a year.

The cities of Pacific Grove, Carmel and Monterey are all considering consolidating their fire departments into one.

The cities combined currently spend more than $3.5 million each year on firefighting. But if the three departments merged, the cost for fire protection would drop to around $2.2 million total, the company reviewing the plan said.

About time. Just put more resource at the worker level and eliminate some administration.

Fire Department Merger Being Considered