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    Post Rotating Closings

    Recently The City of Buffalo started rotating company closings. They are doing this in a cost savings attempt. Is anybody out there experiencing the same nonsense? If so, any ideas on combatting it? <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

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    A good source of info for you on this topic may be our Brothers in Baltimore City (local 734). For a few years under the former mayor they had rotating closings, 2-Engine Companies and 2-Truck Companies per shift. This gave the current mayor the excuse he needed to make major cuts to the Fire Department (supporting his rival in the elections did not help). In August 2001 he ordered the disbanding of 4-Engine Companies, 3-Truck Companies, 2-Battalion Chiefs and the closing of 5-Firehouses! As a footnote to this all other city agencies, except the Police Department , were cut. The Police were authorized 430 new officers and a 33% payraise. The pay parity for police and fire was eliminated. (the FOP local backed the current mayor)

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    It gets worse!! On friday night, a civilian died in a fire where the first in engine company was closed. Second in pumper arrived about 90 seconds later than the forst would have!!

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    Do the citizens support this? If not, get their support behind you and have them call all the city officials and see where that will get you. It's helped us having the citizens behind us.

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    Do the citizens support this? If not, get their support behind you and have them call all the city officials and see where that will get you. It's helped us having the citizens behind us.

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