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Firefighters going above and beyond

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This article was published 10/3/2014 (1259 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Fire department staff worked overtime on the weekend hand-delivering notices to properties at risk of waterline freezing.

Acting Chief Bill Clark said 40 uniformed support firefighters -- those not involved in firefighting -- worked five-hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday delivering more than 3,900 notices to parts of River Heights, Fort Rouge and the North End. He said they normally work Monday to Friday in fire prevention and regulation enforcement.

He downplayed union concerns firefighters are being overworked handling emergency calls and delivering 20-litre jugs of water to homes without water.

"The fire paramedic service and our response to the community has not been compromised," he said. "We have contingency plans in place."

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