Merced Sun Star
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Merced adds money to firefighter overtime budget, eases off brownouts

With an OK from city leaders, Merced Fire Department officials expect to all but eliminate brownouts, a policy in place since 2012 that sometimes left the department short-staffed to save overtime dollars.

Merced Fire Department Battalion Chief Billy Alcorn, left, ties a bowline knot with firefighter Shawn Luce during ladder drills at the 16th Street station in February. The city has added $110,000 to the overtime budget to avoid using brownouts, which occasionally left one engine at the station unstaffed for a shift.
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