More Bad News for Michigan Firefighters

by mobrian on June 2, 2009

Layoffs Across the State

Well hopefully this isn’t timed with the announcements made by GM this week, although it appears that two additional communities are announcing changes in their fire department staffing.  Three Muskegon Heights fire fighters will be laid off starting June 10, 2009 while over in Flint an additional 22 firefighters could be laid off which could result in the closing of one fire station.

This is not the only [click to continue…]


More Grants for Staffing

by mobrian on May 18, 2009

Should Michigan Legislators Support Increase in Grants to Avoid Layoffs

There is no doubt that Michigan is hurting economically and tough decisions have been made (with more to come) that truly make an impact on our service levels.  Recently Flint, Ann Arbor, Pontiac, and many others have taken hits to fire department staffing levels.  Levels that may jeopardize the successful outcome of a fire and could lead to the injury of civilians and firefighters.

Senators Dodd and Schumer are promoting [click to continue…]