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With policy change, Waterford may lose two fire chiefs

Lindsay BoyleMay 16, 2019

Waterford — As part-time firefighters consider whether to keep volunteering and stop getting paid — or vice versa — at least two departments could find themselves without chiefs next month.

In a May 2 letter, Fire Services Director Bruce Miller told the town’s 33 part-time firefighters they no longer could volunteer their services in town starting June 14. He said the town will remove anyone who doesn’t respond by the deadline from the part-time paid list.

Cohanzie Public Information Officer Steven Frischling, who has been trying to determine the impact to his own company, said Oswegatchie Chief Mark Schenking and Quaker Hill Chief Monte Fielder plan to resign their volunteer posts.

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