Brainerd City Council Votes To Have 'On-Call' Fire DepartmentThe Brainerd City Council has unanimously voted to change the way it staffs its fire department. City Council President Gary Scheeler confirmed they voted seven to nothing Monday night to eliminate the five full time firefighters and, instead, have a paid on-call staff.
Firefighters Call For Regulations On Harmful ChemicalsFlames aren't the only threat to Minnesota firefighters. The group 'Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters' joined lawmakers and health advocates at the Capitol Wednesday afternoon to talk about the dangers of toxic chemicals. The group wants stronger regulation of chemicals like flame retardants, which can cause cancer.