Consolidation and Efficiency Study

Fairview’s Board of Fire Commissioners commissioned the Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy & Management at Pace University to study the feasibility of enhancing cooperation or of consolidating the services provided by the Fairview Fire District with one or more of the following: the City of Poughkeepsie (Fire Department), the Arlington Fire District, the Hyde Park Fire and Water District, the Roosevelt Fire District, and the Staatsburg Fire District. Pace University’s Fairview Fire District Consolidation and Efficiency Study, known locally as the Pace Study, was completed on July 18, 2012, with the delivery to the Fairview Fire District of the final report.

The Pace Study was funded by a Local Government Efficiency Grant awarded on April 13, 2010, by the New York State Department of State, Contract No. T-098804.

The following reports are also available on the Pace Study website.

Final Report — July 18, 2012

The 232-page Fairview Fire District Consolidation and Efficiency Study final report was delivered to the District on July 18, 2012. This report includes “some amendments and enhancements based on comments and additional information received since the release of the 201-page draft final report [not marked as such] on June 21, 2012.”

The final public presentation of the Pace Study took place on June 21, 2012, at the Hyde Park Town Hall. A 72-minute video of the presentation is here, and the 35 slides from the presentation are here.

Findings to May 9, 2012

Interim findings of the Pace Study were presented May 9, 2012, at the Hyde Park Town Hall. An 87-minute video of the presentation is here, and the 25 slides from the presentation are here.

Initial Findings — March 22, 2012

Initial findings of the Pace Study were presented March 22, 2012, at the Town of Poughkeepsie Town Hall, including a 19-page Memorandum of Initial Findings. A 53-minute video of this presentation shows high-resolution digital images of the slides. A separate 49-minute version of this video, available here, shows the presenters and the audience, with lower quality views of the slides. Both videos contain more or less the same audio. The 24 slides from the presentation can be found here.

NIST Reports

The Pace Study group also delivered two reports published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST), describing them as “not directly related to this study but of interest to the public”. The first is a 104-page Report on Residential Fireground Field Experiments, published in April, 2010, as Technical Note 1661. The second is a 2-page press release Landmark Residential Fire Study Shows How Crew Sizes and Arrival Times Influence Saving Lives and Property on the NIST website, April 28, 2010, announcing the Technical Note.