There was a time when representatives of the Copenhagen Fire Department could have saved taxpayers a lot of aggravation and a good amount of money by complying with the wishes of village officials in surrendering the group’s assets.

Questionable firefighting and bookkeeping practices by the volunteer firefighter organization resulted in the Village Board of Trustees taking measures last year to place the agency under its control. Both the Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (part of the state Department of Labor) and the office of state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released audits in 2021 raising issues with Fire Department practices. A year ago, Copenhagen trustees voted to absorb the agency’s finances into the village budget.

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To bad the 2 in picture won't read this article.

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