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Berlin BFC Funding Report by Matrix Consulting Group

                                  Berlin BFC Funding Report by Matrix Consulting Group
     Berlin Fire Company reviewed the entire Berlin BFC Funding Report as submitted to the Town of Berlin by Matrix Consulting Group at our business meeting.  This is a detailed 90-page document which cannot be analyzed in a single meeting.  As it took several months to compile the report, we anticipate it may take several months for us review Matrix’s report and suggested recommendations.
     We have made the Town of Berlin and Matrix aware of some fire company data that is not accurate or needs further clarification.  Berlin Fire Company looks forward to continuing its work with Matrix to provide clarifications.  Some of these corrections and clarifications include the organizational chart, financial and billing processes, and response locations.  Unfortunately, there was not an opportunity to review a draft report before a final version was released.   Mayor Williams agreed the report’s data should be accurate and Berlin Fire Company should provide Matrix any clarifying information as soon as possible for edits to be considered by Matrix Consulting.  Berlin Fire Company greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide clarifying information to ensure the report’s data is accurate.
     The study confirms Berlin Fire Company’s position regarding the overall call volume and EMS calls for service are greater in the Town of Berlin than in rural Worcester County and “The Berlin Fire Company is not sufficiently funded for the level of services they have chosen to provide to Worcester County and Town of Berlin”.
     Berlin Fire Company looks forward to continuing to work with the Mayor and Council during the budget process so we may continue providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.



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