Stockton Fire Department Faces Staffing Shortage, Union Points To Lack Of Competitive Wages

STOCKTON, Calif. — For the last few years, the Stockton Fire Department has experienced a cycle of staffing shortages and high turnover according to the department and the union that represents firefighters.  

10 of the nearly 200 firefighters have left the Stockton Fire Department since January of this year, Stockton Fire Chief Richard Edwards confirmed.

The issue will be a focal point of the upcoming contract negotiations.

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