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Two UpCounty Fire Engines Saved From Cuts Aimed at Closing County’s Budget Gap



When County Executive Ike Leggett introduced a Savings Plan to make up for the County’s $120 million budget shortfall, earlier this month, among the cuts was the elimination of two fire engines in the UpCounty, one stationed in the center of Germantown and the other in the Hyattstown Fire Station 9.

Those fire apparatus, and all the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service units which had been included in Leggett’s initial cut were saved from elimination after County Council members took up Leggett’s Savings Plan in committee last week.

The proposal would have eliminated two fire engines from the 5th Battalion of the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service.