Firefighting, Leadership

Proposed Study of Las Vegas (NV) Fire Department

The Las Vegas (NV) City Concil is considering a study of the city’s fire department.

The proposed study would take a look at everything from overtime costs to staffing levels, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/LM5CXa). It would also scrutinize response times, time spent on scenes, and the significance of maintaining insurance accreditation ratings, and would be conducted by an offshoot of a local government management trade association.

The announcement comes even as the city and the local union are at an impasse in talks for a new, two-year labor contract. Local fire union officials decried the move as political posturing used in hopes of wringing concessions from firefighters in upcoming negotiations.

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