After more than two years of debate, talking and meeting, officials in South Ogden and Riverdale appear close to joining forces in providing fire protection in the two cities. The fire chiefs and other leaders in the cities had discussed the possibility of creating a unified fire district to serve the locales, similar to the North View and Weber fire districts, which each serve multiple Weber County locales. Now plans call for formulation of an interlocal agreement that would keep the Riverdale and South Ogden fire departments intact but allow for coverage in each city by either department. "This is way outside the box. We're in unknown territory," Cameron West, the South Ogden fire chief, said at Tuesday's South Ogden City Council meeting, when the plans came up for discussion. "But we work well together. We think this is going to work."