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Frederick Fire and Rescue Services could see major cuts

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Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services could see some serious budget cuts if the county commissioners vote to accept a plan proposed at Thursday's board meeting.

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The Frederick News Post reports County Chief Tom Owens proposes to cut $4 million by reducing staff and equipment costs to resolve the department's structural budget deficit.

If the cuts take place, about 20 staff positions would be eliminated, including part-time fire marshal, a breathing apparatus technician, and two positions at the health and wellness office. Several stations would see a reduction in staffing, making them more dependent on volunteers.

Read more: The Frederick News Post

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