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Chippewa Falls and Chippewa County merge 911 dispatch services

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Chippewa County (WQOW) - The city of Chippewa Falls and Chippewa County have agreed to consolidate 911 dispatch services.

Thursday, the county board approved the merger in a unanimous vote. Earlier this week the Chippewa Falls City Council also approved it. The joint services have been talked about for years, to save money and improve safety. The county will take over operations in January.

The five city dispatchers will be required to apply for a job with the county. The county says it could take until next June to finish the necessary modifications to the county dispatch center. In the meantime, dispatchers will continue to operate out of the city's building.  

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