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Edmundston Fire Department Signs Agreement with Madawaska, Maine

The formal agreement will allow the two departments to share services during large fires

(From left to right: Cyril Simard - Edmundston Mayor, Mario L'Italien - Edmundston Director of Fire and Rescue, Norman Cyr - Madawaska Fire Department Fire Chief, Donald Chassé - Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Madawaska)

Story by Brad Perry

The cities of Edmundston and Madawaska, Maine, have signed an agreement, allowing them to share services during a major fire.

The two communities have been doing so for a number of years, but it was turned into a formal agreement on Tuesday, July 3.

Not only will they be able to rely on one another, they will also be able to use specialized services, such as HAZMAT teams, dive teams and rescue equipment.

Mario L'Italien, director of fire and rescue in Edmundston, says this agreement will help to better serve the two communities.