A controversial pay raise. Firefighters and some city residents are upset with a new contract that gives the city fire chief more money at a time when fire companies are being closed.
Three Baltimore City fire companies that had been slated to permanently close will remain open for four more days to help clean up from overnight storms.
By the end of this weekend, three of Baltimore’s fire companies will shut down for good. The companies are disbanding in a cost-cutting move by the city and that’s raising alarm for people who live nearby.
The Baltimore City Council votes on a plan to restore some of the funding cuts proposed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Three city fire companies will disband, four more must find new homes. It’s part of the fire department’s efforts to do away with rotating closures.