Yeah, the nicest part of the solution is that the single dispatch system comes
under county control and budget. Local control of first responders slides
further out of localities and under the mayor's tent.The first
rule of any organization is to grow bigger, more complex and costly and in the
process more remote from the citizens who pay for it.Why not make
the whole state come under one dispatch system? One law enforcement authority?
One fire authority? One school system? Local control may cost more
in some accounting but the principle of local government and government
controlled services is more important that saving a few bucks in the short run,
and lets even requires the local cities and towns to be a part of the
process.This change over appears to have a hidden price tag in
materiel and salaries.