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.