City of Everett To Spend $66,400 to Study Fire Department Efficiencies

September 22, 2014

Everett, Everett Fire, Everett Government

Everett Fire Department

The city is ready to begin an efficiency assessment of the Everett Fire Department.

At its meeting Wednesday night the Everett City Council will be asked to consider spending $66,400.00 to study the efficiencies of the Everett Fire Department. The study is part of Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson’s Budget Deficit Reduction Plan. The Fire Department is the first of three city agencies to be studied. When the plan was revealed in June there was concern expressed about the independence of the study. The city recently completed its request for qualifications and of four firms who responded and the administration is recommending Fitch and Associates out of Missouri. They were the low bidder at $66,400.00. The study would begin sometime this year and be conducted in three phases…

  • Phase 1 would be a baseline management and operations analysis of the Everett Fire Department and identifying short and long term opportunities.
  • Phase 2 would be an in-depth evaluation of short-term efficiencies
  • Phase 3 would be an in-depth evaluation of long term efficiencies

All three phases are expected to be completed by the spring of 2015. You can click here to see the results of the request for qualifications as well as what the city is asking Fitch and Associates to provide. Once the study of the Fire Department is complete, the city will move on to an analysis of the Police Department and Everett Transit.

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