The St. Paul Fire Department's Rescue Squad 2 is back on the chopping block, after disagreement between the firefighters union, and the fire chief and Mayor Chris Coleman, the Pioneer Press reports. The mayor sent a letter to the firefighters union on Tuesday saying the specialty rescue squad would be decommissioned for budget reasons. No firefighters will lose their jobs as a result of cutting Rescue Squad 2, the city said.
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2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing
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St. Paul fire department to cut rescue squad, overtime
St. Paul's fire department will cut one rescue squad next year -- leaving only two specialized groups to perform search-and-rescue and hazmat tasks. The Pioneer Press reports the department will also cut all overtime pay in order to close the gap.
Coleman avoids protest at St. Paul budget speech with firefighter agreement
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has avoided a planned protest at the annual mayor's budget address Monday thanks to an agreement with the firefighter's union. Union officials were angry this week after Coleman announced he would decommission Rescue Squad 2 and leave only two rescue squads in the city. The squad will remain with the agreement, but have one less member.
Fire crews rescue 9 people from balconies after apartment fire in St. Paul
No one was injured after a fire started in a resident's kitchen early Tuesday morning.
St. Paul mayor eyes $27M for Saints ballpark
The ink is barely dry on state bonding legislation that created new economic development grants, but St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is already chasing more than half the money to pay for part of a proposed downtown ballpark for the St. Paul Saints. Coleman said the minor league park is "shovel-ready" and, if funded, could open in time for the 2014 season.
Teen rescued after falling down Mississippi River bluff in St. Paul
Local firefighters carried out a successful rescue mission on Wednesday afternoon.
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