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City and Metro Fire Departments Discuss Working Together

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Should two fire departments in Grand Traverse County become one?

It has been a hot topic for quite some time.

Traverse City and the County are talking again, trying to weigh the pros and cons of merging Traverse City Fire and the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department.

Both want to make sure that everyone in the County is getting the best fire coverage possible, and working together might be the answer.

Still, they want to make sure it's the right decision.

Grand Traverse Metro will soon be applying for a grant, to help pay for a study that could help both sides understand exactly what they are getting into.

They will wait to make a decision until after the study.

Both departments say safety is the top priority, going into making that decision.

There is no set time table for when a decision will be made.