Mount Vernon firefighters request additional manpower to keep city’s firehouses open

Firefighters in Mount Vernon say they want additional

Firefighters in Mount Vernon say they want additional manpower to keep all of the city’s firehouses open. (July 17, 2014 4:57 PM)

Firefighters in Mount Vernon say they want additional manpower to keep all of the city’s firehouses open.

The city, with a population of 68,000 people, has four firehouses that cover 4.4 square miles.

Until recently, when a firefighter called in sick, the shorthanded firehouse was limited to what kind of calls they could respond to.

The union says that now the city will just shut...

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