WFCA Announces Strategic Partnership with ESCI

Published: 8/18/2009
Author: Western Fire Chiefs Association

The Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) is proud to announce its strategic business partnership with Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) that will bring direct benefits to our members and revenue opportunities for our association. ESCI is a premier fire and emergency services consulting group that has been serving us since 1976 from offices in Oregon, North Carolina, California and Virginia. Their team brings over 33 years of fire service consulting experience to our members. Recently, Global Public Safety Solutions (a subsidiary of the IAFC) acquired a majority share in ESCI further strengthening their commitment to the fire service.

Through this partnership ESCI will deliver the following benefits:

1) Complimentary initial phone consultation

2) Speakers for professional development seminars that WFCA will conduct in partnership with our 10 western states and select local departments

3) Strategic planning and consulting services for WFCA leadership

4) Bugle Sponsorship and revenue sharing opportunities for WFCA referrals

Professional Development Seminar Hosting Opportunity!

The Western Fire Chiefs Association wishes to partner with the state chiefs associations in our 10 western states and strategically located fire departments to host one-day seminars. These seminars would be presented in conjunction with WFCA, your state fire chiefs association, and host department(s). Through this partnership, the cost of these seminars will be kept extremely low, while offering high value quality and content. Please contact Crosby Grindle, Executive Officer, WFCA to express your interest or for more information (, (541) 948-3146). See initial seminar description below.


If you are interested in learning more about the services ESCI offers, please visit their website or call them at 800-757-3724 and mention Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA).



Making the Pieces Fit Through Cooperative Service

Half Day

As public funds diminish and competition and demands for existing local tax dollars increase many emergency services organizations are looking at alternatives. In many cases a viable option is to engage in cooperative service with neighboring jurisdictions.

This dynamic and informative presentation will assist individuals and agencies in answering questions such as: Why cooperative service? What are the options? What are the short and long term benefits? What are the risks? Where would savings most likely occur? Are the savings significant?

In addition you will learn the steps necessary to manage a successful process, review actual case studies, discuss critical issues, discuss potential difficulties and learn what others would consider “keys to success”.

This presentation is a must for policy makers, city managers, and fire department leadership.

Deployment, Master Planning and Standards of Cover
Analyzing Your Fire Department’s Needs and Performance

Half Day

In today’s economy, communities can’t afford to expend resources on delivery systems that are not based on science and community need. The best, most efficient deployment of personnel and equipment is a result of careful planning and analysis.

This workshop will introduce and discuss time-proven techniques for emergency services deployment, master planning, and standards of response coverage, including:

  • Evaluating current service demands, service delivery methods, and infrastructure.
  • Understanding fire department performance.
  • Projecting service demand based on future land uses.
  • Studying and projecting community risk.
  • Establishing system performance measures and targets.
  • Analyzing the effects of resource distribution, resource concentration, and resource workload on overall system performance.
  • Developing a long-term deployment strategy designed to deliver the desired performance for forecast demand and risk.
  • Analyzing projected financial requirements.

This workshop will provide participants with tools and techniques to assist them in the analysis of their Fire and EMS delivery systems. We firmly believe that good policy decisions should be based on good information.


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