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Thompson at ‘crisis point’ on firefighter vacancies: union

By Chelsea Kemp, CBC News   

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Mar. 9, 2024, Thompson, Man. – The Thompson Professional Firefighters Association is sounding the alarm on rising call volumes and stagnant staff levels that is says could affect public safety, with the northern Manitoba city’s fire department short eight full-time members — the equivalent of a third of its workforce. At the same time, 2023 was the busiest year on record for the city’s fire and emergency services department, according to union president Travis Mirus, with a total of 9,034 calls for service — up more than six per cent compared to 2022. | READ MORE

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