Village votes to abolish Copenhagen Fire Department

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Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 9:22 PM EDT
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COPENHAGEN, New York (WWNY) - The village of Copenhagen has voted to abolish its fire department.

The village had previously told the volunteer fire department to either hand over control to the village or it would be disbanded.

Last week, village officials said a deadline to make a decision was not met.

Wednesday night, the village’s lawyer said the board made the decision itself.

It will take 30 days for this to go into effect. Village residents can take that time to call for a public vote, but will need to get signatures from 20% of voters who voted in the last general election to do so.