D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin says budget pressures his department is facing may affect service.
Rubin said that the department won’t fill 80 positions and has had to cancel a cadet class.
His remarks came in conjunction with the release of a national study sponsored by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. that shows local firefighters think equipment is not purchased or replaced quickly enough.
Rubin says the D.C. Council approved a final department budget for fiscal year 2010 that was a $2.5 million reduction from what was proposed by Mayor Adrian Fenty.
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