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A fire department that has nothing but firefighters with a lot of heart, may soon have a lot less. Watch this video from East St. Louis, Illinois.
Firefighters say additional cuts to staffing they may soon mean going from six firefighters and two engines handling a structure fire to three firefighters and one engine.Read More »
Series of fires overnight. Union president Dan McNamara says firefighting force will be much older.Read More »
UPDATED – On day with 16 fires in 6 hours Detroit's mayor laying off 20% of firefighters. Audio from arson spree. More than a third of investigators to be cut.
Mayor Bing hoping federal grant and attrition will bring back many firefighters.Read More »
'I want to vomit'. Words of Lorain, Ohio Fire Chief Tom Brown about prospect of cutting seven more firefighters.
Chief quite blunt about cutting more firefighters.Read More »
Moline, Illinois chief suddenly quits over layoffs. City administrator denies cuts will be a threat to public safety.
Chief Ron Miller made his announcement in council hearing on layoff and ambulance privatization.Read More »
Hialeah, Florida department strips paramedic gear from fire trucks. Chief calls it a misunderstanding following 'brainstorming' session.
Chief says a "brainstorming" session to save money somehow became an order.Read More »
Early video: Weymouth, Massachusetts second alarm. Also, town receives federal grant to bring back five firefighters.
Weymouth has experienced fire department cuts over eight years.Read More »
Chief is hoping for federal grant money to bring back the firefighters.Read More »
Lancaster mayor threatens suit over claim of 'two-hatter' harassment. Says IAFF is disrupting mutual-aid. Union denies charge & believes city is violating ruling. Both city trucks broken.
Only ladder trucks available to City of Lancaster are coming from mutual aid companies.Read More »