The Mansfield Fire Department will soon start the process of reorganizing its ranks and adding four more firefighters, according to the Sun Chronicle.
The plan will include three phases: the fire department will promote six lieutenants to captains in fiscal year 2015, four firefighters to lieutenants in 2016, and hire four new firefighters in 2017. Fire Chief Neal Boldrighini said the measure will minimally impact taxpayers and that money from the town would not be needed until 2017.
To pay for the measure, the town will reduce overtime, cut the loss of revenue on mutual aid, and, adjust its Blue Cross Blue Shield provider plan, and raise the cost of ambulance rides. The Board of Selectmen approved the measure unanimously.