The downside of budget cuts
Firefighter Union Official Questions The Role 'Brown-Outs' Played In Olney Fatal Fire - CBS Philly
I am all for fiscal restraint, but I worry about where the cuts will be made...things like this might become common. The problem appears that they are cutting muscle and bone instead of fat.
This indirectly ties in with the union fight that is going on now: if the union benefits and retirement could have been restructured, would these stations still need to be closed?
Re: The downside of budget cuts
Definite downside. Thanks for starting this in a new thread, BFive. I've got some things to say (of course) but it'll have to wait a bit as I've got some stuff to do first.
I did want to say that the same thing probably won't happen in Connecticut.
Connecticut governor wants to raise taxes by $1.5 billion - Feb. 16, 2011
And yes, as having been a member of a fire department for years, I'm sure that the distance involved in travel time may very well have contributed to the deaths.
There are few things where time really is of utmost essence - fire is one of them.
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