Amherst Firefighters Union Request Funding to Increase Staffing

IAFF, Local 1764, which represents Amherst firefighters, is asking the town to increase department funding in the FY 2021 budget. The additional funding would go towards hiring more career of fill-time firefighters and paramedics for the department. The union president says firefighters are stretched too thin and need additional staffing support. Connecting Point’s Carolee McGrath has more on the story.