Firefighters Union Speaks Out Against Proposed Cuts to Wheeling City Budget
The city of Wheeling has stated the need for possible cuts to the city budget, and that news has one group of city employees are concerned the potential cuts may affect the safety of city residents.
On Thursday, Wheeling Firefighters Local 12 held a press conference to voice their concern that any reduction to their staff could have a negative impact on the service they are able to provide. During the conference, Local 12 Spokesman Dave Harmon said that firefighters responded to more than six thousand call last year alone.
They urged residents to contact their council representatives and encourage them to vote against cutting safety forces within the city.