Greenwich Firefighters Union Leaders Call Staffing Levels Unsafe

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Union leaders are campaigning to introduce funds for staff increases for the fire department in the Greenwich budget.
Union leaders are campaigning to introduce funds for staff increases for the fire department in the Greenwich budget. Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Members of the Greenwich Firefighters Union are urging Town Board members to consider allocating more funds in the new budget to add more staff, saying current levels are putting firefighters at risk, according to greenwichtime.com. 

Three of the fire stations that service Greenwich are staffed with the nationally recommended four firefighters, but the other three, Cos Cob, Sound Beach and Byram, have only two, greenwichtime.com said. Union leaders say working two-person engines is ineffective and dangerous, greenwichtime.com reported. 

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