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Sun Prairie moves to city-run fire department

Courtesy: Sun Prairie Fire Dept. Courtesy: Sun Prairie Fire Dept.

SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Sun Prairie moves to a city-run fire department.

After a heated debate, a city-run fire department will replace the volunteer crew. The city council approved the change on a five to two vote on Tuesday night.

City fire and EMS will now be combined. Sun Prairie has had an agreement with the volunteer department for more than 120 years. Current firefighters worry the change is being pushed too quickly.

The new plan will take effect in January of 2014.

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