Mount Juliet to add firefighter positions - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Mount Juliet to add firefighter positions


Mount Juliet will expand its fire department despite concerns over the cost.

City leaders voted Monday night to add six new firefighters to the payroll.

Fire Chief Erron Kinney had claimed the department was understaffed and wasn't meeting national standards.

The plan would cost taxpayers about $300,000 per year.

Some city leaders, including Mayor Bill Haggerty, wanted to delay the vote until they took a closer look at the taxpayer costs.

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