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Village of Cassadaga (population 634)

Name of service/government operation: Town of Arkwright

Form of sharing: Fire Protection

Services affected: Safety

Year started: 1970

Partners: Town of Arkwright

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): We provide fire and ambulance service to Fire District 1 as they do not have a Fire Dept.

What planning process preceded the sharing? Lot of discussion between the two for services and cost.

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? A contract for services is past every 5 years now.

Challenges: Requires our Volunteer Fire Department to respond to many more calls.

Benefits: We receive money from the Town of Arkwright that helps off set Fire Department cost and new equipment.

Impact on budget: Great impact; we do not have to put the burden of new equipment solely on our village taxpayers.

Impact on labor: The Volunteer Fire Department responds to many calls in the Arkwright area, even more than in the village limits.

Impact on service: We have an excellent volunteer group.