Atlanta Firefighter Shortage Threatens Safety, Insurance Rates

ATLANTA — Atlanta homeowners could pay more for insurance if a firefighter shortage continues. The department is down close to 200 firefighters as they leave for better and safer jobs.  

Fire stations have to double up shifts to keep the stations functioning. Firefighters said it is reaching a breaking point.

“I will invest my time in the city as long as I know the city will invest in me,” firefighter Tica Flores told city council members this week. 

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