Budget Gap Prompts Anchorage (AK) Fire Equipment Shut Down

A budget gap will cause the Anchorage Fire Department to shut down equipment at times through the end of the year, reports U.S. News.

A major issue has been the cost of overtime pay to staff who fill in for firefighters on leave.

A municipal directive orders cost-cutting measures that include shutting down engines and understaffed companies to avoid overtime costs.

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