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    Post Lauderdale Lakes Fl--Mutual Aid/Response Agreement Under Scrutiny

    A longstanding agreement for mutual aid/mutual response between Lauderdale Lakes and Lauderhill is in jeopardy. Officials are reviewing the agreement for equality.


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    Providence (like most cities and towns in RI) has mutual-aid agreements with all surrounding communities. The most common use is when PFD doesn't have any rescues available for a run, so they have to send an engine (or ladder, that happens a lot too) and then get on the Intercity channel for a rescue from another town. It's common to hear them go through 2 or three towns (or more, lately) before they find one. That's probably 4,000 runs a year, handled (in part) by units from outside the city. These towns, many of them, call Providence for station coverage and additional scene units during large fires- some have pre-arranged response from Providence for EVERY fire! (There's an area hospital where if there's a fire, the ENTIRE automatic second alarm comes from Providence!) Still, those mutual-aid agreements aren't equitable, they're never going to BE equitable, unless PFD puts 4-5 more rescues in service. But they're there, and so far nobody's been the worse because of them so far as I can tell.

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