VIDEO: Firefighters in New Bedford protested the mayor’s inauguration Monday night over the city’s longstanding blackout policy.
Fire station blackouts have been in effect since 2009 when the former mayor, Scott Lang, initiated the policy as a way to try and save money during the Great Recession. Through the policy, a different station is closed, or “blacked out”, for a 24-hour period to cut back on staffing, therefore reducing costs.
– PUB DATE: 1/7/2020 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WLNE-TV ABC 6
Source: SEAFC National Fire News