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Funding to improve Calgary firefighter response not expected until 2025, document reveals – Calgary
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Funding to improve Calgary firefighter response not expected until 2025, document reveals – Calgary

Calgary firefighters are disappointed in the city’s outlook of the fire department’s funding in its upcoming four-year budget, Global News has learned. The new information comes after fire Chief Steve Dongworth addressed city councillors earlier this summer with several funding options to help bolster firefighting resources and response times.The total cost of the funding options came to $52 million in operating funds and $51 million in capital funds with the addition of 315 firefighters over the next four years. Read more: ‘It’s not sustainable’: Calgary firefighters look at funding boost to help improve response times Preliminary budget figures obtained by Global News indicate the fire department’s request for that money in the upcoming four-year budget...