Berentzen: fire department needs its own space

Right now North Logan’s police and fire departments are housed in the same facility. Mayor Lloyd Berentzen says it is getting harder for two agencies with different challenges to work together in a constricted area.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday, Berentzen said he would like to have a place where members of the volunteer fire department could come to get their trucks rather than coming from their homes.”If we were to free up some space we might be able to facilitate that for them,” Berentzen said. “At the same time it’s very difficult for them, the police department, to come in and if they have somebody they need to question they don’t really have the right situation, the right facility, to be able to do that.”So they’re under tremendous constraints in concerns of doing their typical kinds of police work.”Although he says a separation of the two departments is the number one construction project, it may have to wait for economic reasons.

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