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Calumet Park outsources fire department in ‘historic’ move that could trigger ‘cha

In a “historic” move that could trigger a transformation in how small suburban municipalities deliver emergency services,

Calumet Park has outsourced its fire department to a private contractor in an effort to cut costs, village attorney Burt Odelson said.

He said he wasn’t aware of another municipality in Cook County that had contracted with a private company to provide fire suppression services, but believed others would soon follow Calumet Park’s lead…Please click here to read Zak Koeske’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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