Call for full-time paid chief, two more firefighters in Maine town

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  • Published: 10/30/2019 12:00 AM

The town’s full-time firefighters say the current paid firefighting service is too thin for a town of York’s size, and they are seeking residents’ support to add two more people to their ranks. But as much as they seek relief from their 56-hour work week, it is just as important to them that the town hire a full-time paid fire chief. And if they have to wait a year or two for all of that to happen, they’re willing to do so – on the proviso that the town step up to the plate now and listen to their concerns. Town Manager Steve Burns said he hears them, and even though it is unlikely two more firefighters will be hired next summer, he does want to take a comprehensive look at the town’s fire service and plans to seek funding for a professional facilitator to run a series of high-level stakeholder meetings.


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