For the second time in recent weeks, the Baltimore County Professional Firefighters Association is blasting county officials over staffing and overtime. The union has been raising public awareness of the county’s ongoing practice of shutting down two engine companies on weekdays in an effort to reduce overtime. According WJZ News Baltimore, the county has been rotating two engine companies out of service on weekdays since September of 2023. While the union’s public campaign began several weeks ago, a recent fire in a neighborhood serviced by one of the closed engine companies is garnering more attention on this issue.
Here is more on the story from WJZ News, Baltimore.