Collaboration is a process where people or organizations come together to solve a problem with a common goal. Through the process of sharing different perspectives, experiences and resources we can go beyond our limited response and achieve synergy.
Collaboration enables decision makers to realize several benefits, including mutual respect for agency/jurisdictional authority, unified efforts, collective support and mutually beneficial financial outcomes.
The economic challenges that all communities are facing have dictated that fire departments explore different ways to staff and fund their departments.
The Bedford Fire Department is a key player in several collaborative endeavors.