Consolidating Lake Dillon Fire and Red, White & Blue could save money
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Consolidating Lake Dillon Fire and Red, White & Blue Fire Protection Districts could save money and create a single, streamlined fire department capable of responding to all types of hazards and emergencies, local fire officials said, describing recent talks about a potential merger.
“We have not presumed anything, and we realize that there is much work to be conducted as part of this merger. But we feel the time is right to take these steps,” said Randy Griffin, president of the Red, White & Blue Board of Directors.
The boards of both fire districts recognize that there could be possible gains in efficiency by enhancing the existing relationships between firefighter crews, existing joint training, shared fleet-maintenance services and some select shared staff positions. (more…)