City seeks community input on emergency services at virtual Town Hall

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By Kathy Chouteau

The City of Richmond has hired Matrix Consulting to conduct an Emergency Services Study that will examine the police and fire departments’ current workloads—and it needs your input.

A “Community Discussion Open Town Hall” will be held Thurs., July 14 at 6 p.m. on Zoom with Matrix Consulting, during which “a wide range of topics related to police and fire services in Richmond” will be covered, per the City, which emphasized that “your input is essential.”

The overall goal of the study is to analyze emergency calls for service and operations, as well as identify strategies for the best use of current resources, per the Richmond City Manager’s report.

“A comprehensive assessment of the types of emergencies residents report and our city’s response to calls for service would help our city improve service delivery and determine where resources are needed,” according to the report.

To learn more about the Emergency Services Study, click here. To register for the Town Hall discussion on Zoom, click here.

Other community meetings surrounding the Emergency Services Study will occur during July. Those wanting to offer the consultant direct input on Richmond emergency services (police/fire/medical) can email [email protected].