NLV Fire Seeing Big Staff Reductions | News
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- According to the North Las Vegas Firefighter Union, the department is seeing a major decrease in staffing due to early retirement and firefighters taking other jobs outside the department.
Firefighter Union President Jeff Hurley says this week alone, the department has lost three firefighters, including a captain. The fire department has lost 32 positions from this time last year.
As a result, Hurley says on July 1, two fire stations will close. The stations are Station 50 at Cheyenne Avenue and 5th Street and Station 56 at Elkhorn Road and Aliante Parkway.
Hurley says about 57 percent of the city's fire station equipment will be unmanned and the city will go from 19 engines a day to seven.
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