LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - The Lorain Fire Department cuts go into effect Friday, July 1.
The department will lay off 23 firefighters. The city said it's facing a $3.6M budget shortfall. The firefighter cuts will save the city $1.4M.
The city hoped to receive a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response or SAFER grant to pay their salaries, but that didn't happen.
Laid off firefighters turn in their gear Saturday.
Download the Cleveland 19 News app.