July 1 deadline nears, no new Rural Fire District 1 agreement in place
Last updated 6/29/2021 at 12:49pm
The impasse between Havre and the Rural Fire District 1 board over a new fire suppression agreement is about to leave the area unprotected, at least officially.
Rural Fire District 1 is essentially a ring around Havre in which the Havre Fire Department provides fire suppression services under the current agreement. The city announced last December it was canceling the agreement effective July 1 so a new agreement listing who would enforce fire codes in the district could be implemented.
District board chairman Steve Jamruszka submitted a proposed contract immediately following the board‚...