Lorain fire cuts go into effect Friday

Lorain fire cuts go into effect Friday

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.

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