With the cuts, Franklin will only be able to staff a fire engine and ambulance in one station and an engine or ambulance in its second station instead of staffing a fire engine and ambulance in both stations, McCarraher said.
"It's like playing baseball with seven players in the field," he said. "As long as it's hit to somebody, everything is fine. ... As long as incidents occur one at a time and are moderate, we'll be fine."
But about 50 percent of all calls - and more than 80 percent of building fires - come in while another emergency is in progress, McCarraher said.
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