Stothert to fire union: Slash paramedic training and I'll hold off on layoffs, keep rigs in service

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Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 am

Mayor Jean Stothert has tweaked her offer to the Omaha fire union, agreeing to hold off on layoffs and keep rigs in service for a year, so long as the Fire Department slashes the size of its paramedic training program.

The proposal, released Tuesday evening, comes with an ultimatum: Agree to this deal by Friday, or 19 firefighters will lose their jobs on Jan. 4.

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