Walkerville firefighters to quit if budget doesn't pass

  • Source: WZZM-TV Grand Rapids 13
  • Published: 04/20/2017 05:45 AM

After months of controversy surrounding the fire department’s budget, Walkerville firefighters and medical responders have announced that they will “walk off the job” next week if officials do not adopt a budget so the department can continue operations. “The firefighters and medical responders met tonight (Monday, April 17) and have notified us that they are all walking off the job on the 27th if we have no money to operate on,” states a post on the Walkerville Area Fire and Rescue Facebook page. The fire department is operated by the fire authority, which includes four different municipalities — Leavitt, Colfax and Elbridge townships and the Village of Walkerville. Members of the fire authority board include two members of each incorporating unit.


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