Of the various services local governments provide, the fire service has never been more vital. That’s because local governments rely on their fire departments for the initial response to any disaster – natural or man-made. But this expanding mission also comes at a time when municipal and county budgets are stretched increasingly thin. Whether you work in local government or you’re a concerned citizen looking for solutions, the Local Government topic page is designed to be a resource. Learn how decision-makers can best assess the level of emergency response capability their communities need, find creative solutions to funding and staffing shortfalls, and more.
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