Eastchester firefighter union, board of commissioners at odds over overtime budget

  • Source: News 12 Hudson Valley
  • Published: 09/15/2020 05:01 PM

The Eastchester firefighter union and Board of Commissioners' disagreement on an overtime budget increase is causing tension. News 12 is told the five-member board voted against increasing the overtime budget for firefighters. In a letter to residents and business owners, the head of the professional firefighters union refers to the decision as potentially dangerous in the event of an emergency. "The fire stations were put in strategic locations throughout the town to maximize response time. With a fire house in a neighborhood closed down, we're going to be delayed getting there,” says president of the union, Steven Ranellone. According to Ranellone, the closing of the station at Midland Avenue and Palumbo Place in Bronxville poses reason for those who live nearby or own businesses to be concerned.


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