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Mayor: some stepping up to restart fire department

Ambulance agreement in works


The town of Coulee Dam doesn’t have a functional fire department currently, relying heavily on mutual aid agreements with other local departments.

Mayor Bob Poch said Wednesday that several people are interested in stepping up to fill that void, and talks are ongoing with other towns’ more experienced firefighters to offer training.

“We have some people that have stepped up and started to volunteer again,” Poch told the city council, and six or eight younger people in town are willing to join the volunteer fire department.

“It’s a slower process than we’d all like, but it’s...

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