Carbondale fire district hires consultants |

Carbondale fire district hires consultants

The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District has selected a set of consulting firms to assist with its Master Plan Study for a proposed fee of $86,985, within the district’s budgeted amount of $90,000.

Almont Associates Port Orange, Florida, will provide provide recommendations on future services and the organizational structure of the district for its bid of $33,960, including an analysis of the fire district’s current operations and comparisons with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International standards and National Fire Protection Association codes and standards.

Mark Chain Consulting LLC and Leslie Lamont of Lamont Planning Services, both of Carbondale, bid $53,025 to lead the public involvement process, which entails community surveys, community outreach, and website and communication services, along with the financial feasibility process portion of the master plan.

“I am very excited about the selections, especially the additions of Mark Chain and Leslie Lamont to our team,” said Fire Chief Ron Leach. “I love the idea of keeping taxpayer money in the local community.”

The district expects to have final contracts in place with both firms for final approval by the board of directors by the end of February.

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