Update: Tennessee city council drops bill that would ban firefighters from stopping for food

  • Source: WKRN-TV ABC 2 Nashville
  • Published: 10/21/2015 12:00 AM

A proposal that would have banned Lebanon firefighters from stopping to eat while on the job will no longer move forward. City council voted to kill the resolution Tuesday night after the public and fire department made their opposition obvious. The resolution was sponsored by Councilwoman Kathy Warmath, who said she didn’t know until yesterday restrictions have already been in place dealing with the same issue. The restrictions are part of a policy put in place in 2013. Warmath voted down her own resolution when she learned. The policy was created by the mayor and Fire Chief Chris Dowell that says firefighters can get food if its in their response area, and they’re responsible for any damage to the equipment. After the decision, Chief Dowell said the resolution was trash from the start.


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