Dallas requests proposals to study fire consolidation

  • Source: Polk County Itemizer Observer
  • Published: 03/14/2019 03:23 AM

The Dallas City Council approved requesting proposals for a study about the feasibility and cost of forming an independent fire district including the city and three other fire agencies. The vote in favor was split 5-4. The RFP doesn’t require that the city award a bid, but requests agencies submit proposals. The study would “determine the feasibility of forming an independent fire district to include the city of Dallas Fire & EMS Department, Southwest Polk Rural Fire District, West Valley Fire District and Sheridan Fire District, as well as potential funding mechanisms for delivery of fire and emergency services.” As stated in the request, the purpose is to determine if a new district is a viable alternative to the current structure and “if it will provide those services with increased effectiveness while realizing a fiscally efficient and cost-contained system.”


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