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Make sure of facts about possible HFD-EMS merger

By James H.E. Ireland

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 25, 2012

~~<p>Last year, the consultant group Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) presented its report on the feasibility of a merger between the Honolulu Fire Department and the Honolulu Emergency Services Department, which consists of paramedics and lifeguards.</p>
<p>While the report was 211 pages, some readers keyed in on the four-page executive summary, particularly the sentence: &quot;ESCI estimates that a merger of the organizations has the ability to generate savings in excess of $10,000,000 within the next five years.&quot;</p>
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Last year, the consultant group Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) presented its report on the feasibility of a merger between the Honolulu Fire Department and the Honolulu Emergency Services Department, which consists of paramedics and lifeguards.

While the report was 211 pages, some readers keyed in on the four-page executive summary, particularly the sentence: "ESCI estimates that a merger of the organizations has the ability to generate savings in excess of $10,000,000 within the next five years." Login for more...



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