Trial merger begins on the right foot
CFD chief also proposes command staff restructure
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Camas City Council received its first progress report on the trial consolidation effort underway between the Camas and Washougal fire departments, and so far the results are positive.
During last Tuesday’s workshop, Camas Fire Chief Nick Swinhart and Washougal Fire Chief Ron Schumacher said relationships are being built, and some savings are being recorded.
While the inter-local agreement was initiated July 13, the trial consolidation process officially began Aug. 20, which marked the point at which the IV technician hired by the Washougal Fire Department was fully trained.
Schumacher commented that the effort is moving ahead surprisingly well.