Fire Department

Public safety
10:40 am
Mon December 9, 2013

No surprise, staffing problems for Cincy police and fire

Michael Keating Cincinnati Police

The Cincinnati Police and Fire Departments are continuing to deal with problems because of the decreasing number of personnel.  

The police and fire chiefs both addressed Council’s Law and Public Safety Committee Monday.

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.  And it could cause a change to the way the department polices the city.

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Cincinnati fire
1:17 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Cincinnati gets more federal money for firefighters

The Cincinnati Fire Department is getting another nearly $6 million federal grant to hire 40 additional firefighters.  

The money will fund salaries for 2 years.  

In the last several years the number of Cincinnati firefighters has been shrinking because of retirements and resignations.  

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