Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fire Department, City Draft Response Plan | WWNY TV 7

   They always make it sound like the FD and PD are separate entities. They are part of city government so it's not like two disparate sides have agreed on something. Semantics aside, this episode looks like it's coming to a close, and the city has fewer captains.  The real savings is in scrapping the manning clause, but if they can sustain the demotions, it gives management some leverage by dangling pay restoration for the eight people affected.

     Fire Department, City Draft Response Plan | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

City police dept.will never be. Cut at budget time.....

Anonymous said...

Every Department in the city should be downsized, not just the fire Dept.

Anonymous said...

Hey 955 good idea leave your name at city Hall so when there's an emergency well call you.

Anonymous said...

8:55, How dare you !?!?! What about the CHILDREN!?!?!
We can't afford to cut a single dime out of the city's $130,000.00 per day that they spend. Its a safety concern.

Anonymous said...

921 remember that when it's 40 below and the water main in front of your house is broken.

Anonymous said...

Sligar already cut water distribution's staffing once Pilon left. No public outcry then. Seems you pick battles too late. 2:54

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Yep, reduce the WFD, then WPD, then all EMS; keep reducing them all until the small government crowd is satisfied, and natch, rely on volunteers.

That reminds me of the old cliché about the next war: "What if one is declared and no one shows up?"

Anonymous said...

It has not gone to 40 degrees below zero in Watertown for over 10,000 years.

Anonymous said...

Staffing was cut in the water depth. But increased in a different position, we now have a dredge operator..