Budget cuts threatening Connecticut firehouses

- FILE - Firefighters working to extinguish a fire. (WTNH)

SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — The budget problems in Connecticut are not just impacting the government agencies. The men and women who put their lives on the line are also feeling the squeeze.

At Shelton’s four fire houses, funding from the state is crucial for keeping up with new technology, as well as training.

Take for instance a basic fire training course. That course costs about $750. With the proposed cuts from the state, a course like that would cost about $1,500.

Valley lawmakers are fighting to stop the proposed cuts, which would effect the state’s nine fire training schools, and cut money for operational costs.

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