Consolidation among area fire departments has been accelerating over the last decade and offers the promise of cost savings and performance improvements. During 2015 and 2016 Northshore Fire, Bothell Fire, and Woodinville Fire & Rescue explored consolidation but were unable to gain a consensus for an agreement. Since that time, North King County fire agencies have cooperated to standardize best practices, and collaborate on training and other areas. Recently, joint fire commissioner meetings between Shoreline, Northshore, and Woodinville departments have begun new discussions to evaluate the opportunities and options for improved service delivery.