The cities of Lincoln and Rocklin will share fire department management and administration services under an agreement approved Tuesday.
The Lincoln and Rocklin city councils voted during their respective meetings to enter into the agreement, which takes effect July 1. The two cities will share services related to fire administration and fire prevention, while retaining their own fire department.
City and fire officials said the move will allow each department to fill gaps in services that neither could afford to fill on its own.
Under the agreement, Rocklin will furnish a fire chief, three battalion chiefs and a fire prevention officer. Lincoln will furnish two division chiefs, who will report to the fire chief, and will be responsible for general operations, personnel, management, training and fire prevention services.
The initial agreement is for one year, with automatic renewal for one year after the initial 12-month period unless either party opts to terminate the agreement at the end of the contract period, according to a joint news release issued Wednesday by the two cities.
City officials noted that Lincoln and Rocklin are aligned geographically, already share a computer-aided dispatch system and have automatic aid agreements as well as a long history of working together.