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Davis, California

Monday, June 17, 2024

City council votes to cut fire department staffing

At Tuesday’s Davis City Council meeting, the council voted 3-2 to reduce the number of firefighters from 12 to 11 per shift and the number of firefighters per truck from  four to three.

According to The Davis Enterprise, Mayor Joe Krovoza and Council members Brett Lee and Rochelle Swanson approved of the change, whereas Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk and Council member Lucas Frerichs did not vote in favor of the reduction.

The change will save the city about $437,000 a year by removing vacant positions and limiting overtime, but no firefighters will be laid off, according to The Davis Enterprise.

Currently, the firefighter staff is looking into moving the fire station in downtown Davis north, or adding another fire station.

— Claire Tan





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