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City is Trying to End Brownouts

The Philadelphia’s Mayors office announced they are going to try and end the brownout of fire stations.  The cost cutting effort started in 2010 to help save on firefighter overtime.  Currently at least two companies are closed during a shift and the firefighters are reassigned to another company for their shift.

CBSPhilly.com, Michael Dunn

“We realize it’s been an unpopular policy,” (public safety director Mike Resnick) told KYW Newsradio following his City Council testimony. “We don’t believe it has imperiled the city in any way, or the citizenry in jeopardizing public safety. We had done it this way to achieve overtime savings, and if we can end it, we would like to end it. We just need to do it financially and fiscally responsibly.”
Resnick said the other areas that could bring savings — and thus allow brownouts to end — are the new full-time hiring of nearly 200 firefighters, as well as the creation of a new job class of paramedics.

He said any firm decision on a reduction or elimination of brownouts would likely not come until the fall. Lloyd Ayers, the Philadelphia fire commissioner, says implementation would more likely come next year.

Fire Union President Joe Schulle is pleased with the announcement.

I assume this will be the end of the the Facebook page Stop PFD brown outs.

 

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  • Mike from Rox

    Resnick has no actual experience with response times and actual fire behavior, therefore he is totally unqualified to comment on the issue….let alone make judgement calls. He’s a nasty and vindictive little man who’s been appointed to a position of power. I’d drag his sorry azz into a fire to show him what we deal with on a routine basis, but I doubt I’d get him past the foyer before he wet his pants and fight to get back out the door.

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