Published: Oct 02, 2012 11:48 PM EDT

Collier County, Fla. -- Collier Fire Administrative Services or CFAS is officially up and running. The non-profit was formed as a way for the fire districts to joint purchase. The plan is expected to save up to $ 1.5 million annually. The paperwork was filed last Tuesday, which means next October the fire districts will be able to joint purchase health insurance.