Fire dept. costs still concern at finance meeting

NORWICH – Acting Fire Chief Joseph Angelino addressed the City of Norwich Finance and Personnel committees Tuesday night about a vacancy in the fire department as well as overtime scheduling.

The city’s Chief of Police started by discussing what he had seen during his time at the fire department. “We have the best of both, paid and volunteer,” he said. “We have instantaneous response and volunteer back up.” Larger cities, including Johnson City and Endicott, he said, use Norwich as an example for their departments. Angelino said over the seven months he has been at the fire department, he has been typing up his observations and that he will have recommendations for the council.

“There are some smart and dedicated people there who could run the show better than I because they are firemen,” he said.

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