Merging TC, Grand Traverse Co. Fire Departments Back on the Table

An idea that's been tossed around for years is back on the table in Traverse City, merging county and city fire departments. Last night, the city commission voted to hold a closed session to discuss possible legal issues with their attorney if they were to merge Traverse City Fire with Grand Traverse Metro Fire. If the city commission did want to consider some kind of merger, the next step would most likely be to ask metro fire for a proposal. There will be several public hearings if they go in that direction.