Fire Department http://wvxu.org en No surprise, staffing problems for Cincy police and fire http://wvxu.org/post/no-surprise-staffing-problems-cincy-police-and-fire <p>The Cincinnati Police and Fire Departments are continuing to deal with problems because of the decreasing number of personnel. &nbsp;<br /><br />The police and fire chiefs both addressed Council’s Law and Public Safety Committee Monday.<br /><br />Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said a smaller staff means it takes officers longer to respond to 911 calls for service, even those that are a priority.&nbsp; And it could cause a change to the way the department polices the city.<br /> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:40:57 +0000 Jay Hanselman 20539 at http://wvxu.org No surprise, staffing problems for Cincy police and fire Cincinnati gets more federal money for firefighters http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-gets-more-federal-money-firefighters <p>The Cincinnati Fire Department is getting another nearly $6 million federal grant to hire 40 additional firefighters. &nbsp;<br><br>The money will fund salaries for 2 years. &nbsp;<br><br>In the last several years the number of Cincinnati firefighters has been shrinking because of retirements and resignations. &nbsp;<br> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:17:40 +0000 Jay Hanselman 7679 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati gets more federal money for firefighters