Our dept is facing limited manpower. We currently run 2 man engines and 2 men on the ambulance (when it is there). From higher up the ruling came down that the engineer is one of the 2 out team, i.e. a nonessential position. They say we can leave the panel unattended, but their not telling us to. We are wondering how other depts do it. We are asking for manpower, which of course, the city doesn't want to give. Our main focus has been to try and determine that we are not osha compliant on scene.

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