Stockton firefighters could soon see fewer people on a shift. A report on minimum staffing levels for the Stockton Fire Department by the San Joaquin County 2010-2011 Civil Grand Jury released Monday recommends the city reduce its staff on fire engines to three firefighters and staff and fire trucks to four.
The grand jury also recommends the department create a relief pool from a staffing reduction to cover firefighters on leave instead of paying overtime. The reduction in staff would be similar to what agencies in surrounding areas work with and could save between $5 million and $7 million annually, the report said.
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