Cuyahoga Falls Fire Chief Paul Moledor wants the community to know his department continues to offer exceptional service despite the struggling economy.
"Our city is safe," he
announced during the Oct. 8 City Council meeting.
A nearly two-hour Public Affairs Committee meeting was held during the regular meeting to discuss legislation that would reduce the number of assistant chiefs from two to one, lieutenants from 19 to 16 and firefighters from 59 to 52.
The chief explained the proposed ordinance to change the composition of the department reflects how the department operates currently.
Despite a presentation by Moledor
on the effectiveness of the department, Council later failed to approve the ordinance by a vote of 3-8.
would like more
firefighters in the city, too, but he
has to operate within a budget.
"We are not overstaffed or understaffed but properly staffed," he
According to Moledor
, the department operates daily with 24 on duty and 48 off, and these firefighters are "not overworked.