Saginaw’s Fire Department Considers Layoffs, Closing One Fire Station.

Saginaw Fire Department photo

Fire safety is a topic for Monday’s 6:30 p.m. Saginaw City council meeting. Fire Chief Chris VanLoo will update the council on future fire department operations. The city failed to get a $2 million SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

It will reportedly mean the layoff of 13 firefighters and the closure one fire station. The job loss would be one fourth of the department from 51 firefighters down to 38. VanLoo has not indicated which fire station may close.

Mayor Dennis Browning will also present a proclamation marking the week of October 8-14 as “Fire Prevention Week”.

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