10/01/2012 08:41 am ET

Hamtramck To Lay Off 12 Firefighters

Hamtramck — The city of Hamtramck is scheduled to lay off 12 of its 27 firefighters today, said William Diamond, president of Hamtramck Firefighters Local 750.

He said the department is committed to maintaining quality fire service, but "it's going to cause wear and tear on the remaining firefighters because there will be plenty of back-to-back, 24-hour shifts."

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