Cincinnati May Lose Nine Companies

Issue 6 and Volume 94.

Cincinnati May Lose Nine Companies For the City of Cincinnati to comply with a recent decision of the Ohio Supreme Court, decreeing that city firemen should be placed on a seventy-two hour week in according with state law, it will be necessary to reduce by nine the number of fire fighting units and to reorganize the Fire Department. There is an alternative—the expansion of the department—but in view of the fact that “there is only some $45,000 available and unallocated in the Contingent Fund,” and no other funds within the appropriations up to this time, this “is obviously not practicable at the present time,” City Manager C. O. Sherrill’s stated in his report to the Council. It has been estimated that to conform with the state law, by adding 100 men to the fire department, would cost the city about $200,000 a year above what is now appropriated. Mr. Sherrill…

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