Members of the Owego Village (NY) Fire Department have said they will resign if the village board does not approve its proposed new firefighting operations manual at a meeting this evening.
At least 21 firefighters are planning to walk away from the department if the Owego Village Board of Trustees does not approve the new 377-page operations manual, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Warfle told the Star-Gazette (http://stargaz.tt/POQXR7).
The changes stem from an effort to address safety issues that came to light following the January 2013 death of Captain Matthew Porcari, 34, who died while fighting a house fire. Village trustees have said they need more time to review the document.
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