City of Lexington Announces Plan to Avoid Fire Station Brownouts

City of Lexington Announces Plan to Avoid Fire Station Brownouts

Will relax training requirements for current class

       The city of Lexington says its fire department will scale back on state-mandated training requirements for the next several months.

      Officials say this will buy the department some time until a new fire class is trained.

     All this is a reaction to the brownouts, or temporary closings, of firehouses.

     The Department was already struggling with funding cuts when 41 people retired in January.

     It's cutting class training by 2 weeks.

     The city says despite the changes, it will still meet the mandatory minimum requirements by state and federal guidelines.

     It’s also looking at a limited use of overtime, something officials had previously said was not an option.

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