The Hoffman Estates Fire Department is being hard hit with overtime costs due to manpower shortages and will take Ambulance 22 down when staffing it requires personnel to be hired back. The Daily Herald has an article which states that:

The village’s 2012 budget, which was also approved Monday, includes funding only for the 93 personnel currently on the department’s rooster. In 2008, the department was authorized to have 106 sworn personnel, but since then 13 have retired and not been replaced due to the recession.

Because six of the firefighters are on medical leave or military deployment, overtime costs have increased in the last six months to a point where something needed to be done, officials said. As firefighters come back to work, the ambulance may be put back in service on select days.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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