The cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam will be hosting an open house for the general public on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7 PM to discuss the findings and recommendations in the Fire Department Cooperative Services Feasibility Study. The open house will be held at the Port of Grays Harbor Commission Room located at 111 S.Wooding Street in Aberdeen.

This study, completed by Emergency Services International analyzed the operations of the Aberdeen and Hoquiam Fire Departments and made recommendations on opportunities to share or consolidate services.

The 179-page report notes the open chief and assistant chief positions at the Hoquiam Fire Department and recommends contracting for services at first then the creation of either a regional fire authority or a municipal fire district to eventually combine the two departments.

The consulting team and staff will be on hand to present the information from the study and answer questions from the public.

The study is available at and