The cities of Shaker Heights and University Heights have agreed on a plan to consolidate their fire departments into one unit.
Any decision must be presented to the public and voted on by city councils, but plans appear to be moving quickly now that Emergency Services Consulting International has declared the consolidation a feasible way to save a combined $750,000 per year while maintaining services.
The plan would not include any layoffs.
City Council members, fire personnel and union leaders have all chimed in on the very possible move, but what's your opinion? Vote in our poll below and be sure to leave any additional thoughts in the comments section.