Layoffs hit city of Cleveland's safety forces June 1, 2011 at 9:40 AM EST - Updated June 24 at 5:53 AM A big hit for the city of Cleveland's safety forces. As of today, June 1st, 275 city employees are out of a job, including 51 firefighters and 81 police officers. The city is dealing with a budget shortfall because of a cut in state aid. 35 fire department vehicles will still roll each day, but fewer numbers could mean slower response times. Copyright 2011 WOIO. All rights reserved.