CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
In an effort to save money, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is removing fire crews from two east side stations.
Mayor Jackson said it’s part of the integration of fire and EMS crews
As of Monday, the stations on East 116th and East 172nd and Superior will remain open with EMS crews in place of firefighters.
The firefighter’s union cautions the local community that this change impacts cuts to their service.
Carlin Mcnary’s always felt pretty secure at his barbershop on E. 116th. His barbershop is located across the street from the fire station. Mcnary felt a sense of security knowing fire crews were within spitting distance of his business. But now, Mayor Frank Jackson has decided to take the fire trucks out of this station along with the station on E. 74th and Superior to save money.
Locals interviewed in the neighborhood said they need the fire department because there’s always something going on.
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