Unifying Florida Cities' Fire Services Makes Sense

The town of Belleair Bluffs is once again considering whether it wants to let Largo operate its fire department. The idea of a merger with Largo has been tossed around for years, most recently when Largo made overtures in 1996. But Belleair Bluffs officials rebuffed Largo then, fearing their city would lose a piece of its identity and all of its control if they accepted Largo's offer