5 local fire stations join collaboration

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Five local fire departments have announced they are forming the Northeast Fire Collaborative.

The communities of Blue Ash, Loveland, Sharonville, Sycamore and Symmes Township are joining their assets and 11 fire stations for a comprehensive effort to enhance fire protection services to their communities.

While maintain each community's autonomy, these departments have agreed through policies, standard operating guidelines  how they will train firefighters together, respond to emergencies together utilizing the closest station to the emergency and approach and work toward better fiscal responsibility by sharing assets, conducting group purchasing and providing for standardization.

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