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Northville-Plymouth Fire Crews Could See Increased Mutual Aid

Plymouth Township, Novi could participate in automatic mutual aid agreements.

The combined Northville-Plymouth fire department could see increased mutual aid support if the department accepts proposals from two neighboring communities.

At a Northville-Plymouth Fire Advisory Board meeting Monday at Northville City Hall, the board reviewed requests from Plymouth Township and the City of Novi for potential automatic mutual aid agreements, in which the departments would help one another in emergency situations, according to meeting minutes provided by the City of Plymouth.

Northville-Plymouth Fire Chief Jim Allen told the board the agreements were still in the discussion stage and no formal agreements have been reached. Allen brought the proposals for mutual aid to the Northville and Plymouth city managers for review.

If an agreement is proposed, Allen will bring it back to the board for review. 

Debra L. Van Buren February 10, 2013 at 08:14 AM
Such mutual aid agreements have been around for some time now, and have proven successful. Passage and/or adoption of these should require little, if any, forethought. The advantages are obvious, even to the layman. Excessive time ought not be wasted in the discussion stage. Action should be commenced ASAP.

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