Audio Underscores Effects of Memphis Fire Department Staffing Cuts

Recent audio in which a Memphis firefighter requests backup and is told to wait seems to underscore the effects of staffing cuts at the Memphis (TN) Fire Department.

Audio obtained by Local News 24 ( came from the scene of a South Memphis house fire three weeks ago that destroyed the home of a couple who had lived there for 23 years.

Memphis (TN) Fire Department Cutting 92 Positions

Memphis Fire Union President Tommy Malone says things like this contribute to low morale in the department.

Structural Firefighting with Limited Staffing

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