Newburgh firefighters could face layoffs

A new safety campaign in Newburgh is in doubt as 10 firefighters may face layoffs at the end of the year.

A new safety campaign in Newburgh is in doubt as 10 firefighters may face layoffs at the end of the year. (11/6/15)

NEWBURGH - A new safety campaign in Newburgh is in doubt as 10 firefighters may face layoffs at the end of the year.

The city of Newburgh began inspecting rental buildings to ensure that all tenants have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors after three people died of carbon monoxide poisoning last March.

But now, that program is at risk. Ten firefighters may be laid off by the end of the year after a $2.4 million federal grant wasn't renewed.

News 12 had scheduled an interview with the Newburgh fire chief for Friday but he cancelled, saying that Mayor Judy Kennedy advised him not to comment.

Kennedy sent a statement saying that she is trying to save the firefighters' jobs, but couldn't comment further.

The president of the firefighter's union says they are still petitioning for the grant, saying there's a slim chance the grant could still come through.

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