(Juneau) A community forum has been officially announced that will allow elected officials and the public to ask questions about the study of local EMS staffing shortages and possible consolidations. The Dodge County Board established a steering committee – made up of stakeholders representing EMS agencies, local hospitals and townships – with the goal of finding solutions. In August, the county board hired Strategic Management and Consulting, LLC to perform a study to identify the strengths and weaknesses, resources, best practices and short and long-term sustainable solutions for high-quality service. The study began in September and has been gathering data and interviewing EMS agencies. The forum, hosted by Dodge County Emergency Management and Strategic Management Consulting, will focus on the process and progress of the study. It will be held on Wednesday, December 4 from 6pm to 9pm at the Dodge County Administration Building in Juneau.