Fire staffing a concern in Londonderry
During the public comment portion of Monday night’s town council meeting, Fire Chief Darren O’Brien said the department had recently been forced to drop its shift staffing levels from 10 firefighters per shift down to nine per shift.
Bo Butler, president of the local firefighters’ union, said the staffing situation is “deeply concerning and frustrating.”
Butler said Chief O’Brien has been working with the firefighters’ union in hopes of “sitting down and developing a game plan that’s not only good for the taxpayers, but good for the safety of the (union) members.”
“The money we would have made on mutual aid (sent to other towns) is being lost to us,” Green said. “So what we’re doing is increasing the risk for the people being called into service while also decreasing potential revenues.”
Councilor John Farrell noted, however, that some changes might have to wait until the next budget season.
Dolan said he felt it was “important we’re made fully aware of what the consequences (of budgeting changes) are.”
The council agreed to address the matter further at an upcoming meeting.
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