Trustees approve new hires, fire equipment purchase; take possession of a new pumper

Faced with the possible loss of trained firefighter personnel to neighboring jurisdictions, the Springfield Township trustees approved a request by the fire chief to move four firefighter/paramedics from part-time to fulltime status.

At the February 19 meeting, Fire Chief Barry Cousino expressed concern over losing “long-term part-timers that we trained.”

The chief pointed out he is not adding personnel, just converting them to full time to avert their loss to other fire departments.

 

 

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