The City of Vandalia retained MSA to develop a strategic master plan for fire services and other government facilities. The City currently operates out of two fire stations and utilizes neighboring Butler Township to provide services from one station. The main fire station #1 was constructed more than 25 years ago and cannot adequately provide the necessary services to meet current growth trends. This issue, in addition to an expiring contract with Butler Township, has motivated Vandalia to analyze their overall fire department and prepare a series of phases recommendations for the City’€™s review. MSA reviewed the Cityâ€™s current facilities, conducted interviews with department heads and surveyed staff in order to assess current and future needs. Anticipated growth and current trends in City services were used to in the master plan analysis. MSA evaluated the City’€™s needs and funding methods in order to arrive at efficient and cost effective solutions, while also considering a phased construction schedule to not disrupt existing services.