Canton firefighter union: "Expect delays"

Posted at 6:07 PM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-02 18:24:01-04
The union representing firefighters in Canton is sounding alarms about low staffing this weekend.
In a tweet posted on Saturday, the union said just two engines, two ladders and two medics were on duty and to “expect delays!” The tweet added people should check their smoke detectors and extinguishers.
Union President Brian Garber told three workers called in sick on Saturday and the city cut overtime.
The notice comes just days after ten fire fighters got layoff notices that take effect at the end of April.
Other cities in northeast Ohio are making similar cuts. On Thursday, Lorain’s city council voted to cut $1.4 million in fire department funding to close a $3.6 million budget gap. Fifteen to 20 of the city's firefighters are expected to be laid off.