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Omaha to continue fire service in Elkhorn, according to tentative agreement

Omaha to continue fire service in Elkhorn
Posted at 4:52 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 23:18:52-04

In a tentative deal announced Wednesday afternoon, the City of Omaha will continue to provide fire services to the Elkhorn area, according to a press release from Mayor Stothert's office.

Last week, the Elkhorn Suburban Fire Protection District No. 2 said it was not renewing the contract with Omaha, due to expire at the end of 2018. At that time, officials said the district would at that time re-establish a fire department to cover approximately 36 square miles of western Douglas County. 

Stothert, Omaha Fire Chief Dan Olsen, Elkhorn Suburban Fire Chief Travis Harlow and Elkhorn fire district board president Bill Armbrust negotiated the agreement today, according to the release.

Specific details on the agreement are expected to be released once members of the Omaha City Council and Elkhorn fire board have been briefed, the release states.

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