Copenhagen Fire Department can either relinquish control of the village or be disbanded | Community Notes

COPENHAGEN — The Copenhagen Fire Department Inc. has two choices: relinquish control of the volunteer fire department’s finances, assets and buildings to the village or lose at least 45% of the money it uses to operate from contracts with three cities and to be dissolved.

In a meeting fraught with passion, frustration and miscommunication, around 60 people gathered in the gymnasium of Copenhagen’s Central School District on Tuesday evening to learn more about the department’s precarious position after city officials In Denmark, Harrisburg and Pinckney voted in meetings this month to “investigate options” to replace the village department as the main source of fire defense when their six-month contracts expire in January.






Copenhagen Fire Service chairman Jim Henry responds to questions raised by the village council about the service’s accounting practices at a public meeting at Copenhagen’s Central School on Tuesday. Kara Dry / Watertown daily schedules










Copenhagen can disband the fire department.  or give up control

Copenhagen Fire Service chairman Jim Henry responds to questions raised by the village council about the service’s accounting practices at a public meeting at Copenhagen’s Central School on Tuesday. Kara Dry / Watertown daily schedules




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