Fire and EMS

I would like to comment on Garry Earls's column in Post -Dispatch of 3/30/2016. He is 100% correct on calling for consolidation of St. Louis fire and EMS. As a retired officer of the New York City Fire Dept. {and recent transplant to St. Louis} I believe that the nine borough chiefs should be under the control of a Chief of Department all within the same fire department.