Fire Department Funded Vacancies to be filled this Year

JANUARY 16, 2015

Safety and Security Executive Director, Shane Brown says that all funded vacancies in the Fire Department will be filled during the current financial year 2014/15.

However, he stresses in a response to issues raised by the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) that this will not address understaffing.

The ED points out that currently there is a shortage that stands at in excess of 200 people “to bring the number of shifts up to a minimum of two per station.”

“This will not take place as a result of insufficient budget. Statutory overtime has now been budgeted for in the 2014/15 financial year.” - MetroMinutes.


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