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February 8, 2012 5:00 AM

Chief warns cutbacks could hurt firefighting efforts in KC

City Manager Troy Schulte has recommended cutting 105 firefighters, saying that Kansas City has far fewer fires now and can save $7.5 million without compromising public safety. Such a reduction would force the Fire Department to change deployments and force reductions to its pumpers, Fire Chief Smokey Dyer said Wednesday.

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