KFD Proposes Adding to Staff

The Kirksville, Fire Department may add a new positions. To address current staffing shorages, Deputy Chief Jon Cook has suggested that next year the department adds three new firefighter positions. Often the department only has the minimum staffing allowed, five people, which can lead to two-person teams responding to an incident. To address this, the department would add three firefighter positions. It would also eliminate the battalion chief.position which works on a one-day-on, two-days-off shift work schedule, and replace it with an assistant chief position that works more conventional work week schedule.