Ariz. firefighters take on extra duties to help cities save money

11/6/2012 | Arizona Republic (Phoenix), The

Firefighters in Arizona and across the country are taking on extra tasks between 9-1-1 calls to help their departments and municipalities reduce costs. Buckeye, Ariz., firefighters pitch in with gardening at the city cemetery, crews in Gilbert and Chandler trim trees, and some have returned to cleaning their own firehouses. “It’s not what we want to do. It’s not what we are trained to do. With the economy being what it is, it’s what we are asked to do, so we do it,” Buckeye Fire Capt. Stuart Esh said.

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