Mount Airy Fire Department manpower issue heats up

  • Source: Mount Airy News
  • Published: 08/11/2017 07:55 AM

Just as the Mount Airy Police Department is returning to full strength, the city fire department is experiencing personnel shortages that are sparking concerns for both the short and long term. “We have lost eight this year, eight positions,” Fire Chief Zane Poindexter said Thursday during a meeting of the city Public Safety Committee, a group including commissioners Dean Brown and Jon Cawley, which convenes periodically to address police and fire issues. At present, the Mount Airy Fire Department is four people short.


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