In January 2014, Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) presented to Boring Fire District #59 (Boring Fire) and Clackamas Fire District #1 (Clackamas Fire) an Opportunities for Collaborative Efforts Feasibility Study. The study was initiated by both Fire Districts in July 2013 as a result of working collaboratively for many years through an Intergovernmental Agreement for shared services.
The purpose of the study was to:
- Assess the current fiscal, service level, and infrastructure conditions of each agency; recommend improvements to their existing processes independently where appropriate; and forecast each agency’s fiscal future for the next five years.
- Identify partnership opportunities available to the agencies to increase efficiency or eliminate duplication, up to and including integration.
- Analyze the most feasible options, recommending those with the greatest opportunity for success financially and operationally.
Ultimately, this study led to a contract for service from Clackamas Fire to Boring Fire in July 2014 and a legal integration in the form of an annexation, which was approved by the voters of both Fire Districts in November 2016.