Manlius moving from volunteer to paid fire chief

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  • Published: 04/15/2019 03:52 PM

VIDEO: After more than 200 years of running with a volunteer fire chief, the Village of Manlius says it's time for a full-time paid person to do the job. Not only does the Manlius Fire Department serve and protect a few thousand people in the Village, but also many more in the Town of Manlius. Manlius crews run not just on fires and other emergencies but about 1,800 ambulance medical calls a year now. It is also often called to serve as 'mutual aid' to help out neighboring departments. Manlius Mayor Paul Whorrall says, "The job is more involved. I would say it's more like a business now, it's not just volunteers showing up to the firehouse when there's a call."


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