Firefighters protest mayor’s budget cuts

    Philadelphia’s firefighters are angry about the city’s budget cuts, and today more than 100 took to the streets. They announced they have “no confidence” in Mayor Nutter and the fire commissioner, and criticized both officials for putting citizens safety at risk. One month ago the Mayor shut down 5 engine and two ladder companies in an effort to save $10 million. WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler reports.

    Philadelphia’s firefighters are angry about the city’s budget cuts, and today more than 100 took to the streets. They announced they have “no confidence” in Mayor Nutter and the fire commissioner, and criticized both officials for putting citizens safety at risk. One month ago the Mayor shut down 5 engine and two ladder companies in an effort to save $10 million. WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler reports.

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    Philadelphia firefighter's protest the city's budget cuts
    Philadelphia firefighters protest the city's budget cuts

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