Merged Fire and EMS

Foster, David; D'Acchioli, Ron
August 2008
Fire Chief;Aug2008, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p42
Trade Publication
The article reports on the merger of two separate departments which provide fire and emergency medical services in DeKalb County, Georgia. It states that the merger presented significant challenges, with combining the cultures of two distinctly different organizations as the greatest challenge. It adds that the key objective of the merger is to integrate the command structure and system operations from two departments with disparate operational and management protocols.


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