Representatives of The Brigantine Fire Department say that starting January 1st, their FD will no longer be at full staff. The City of Brigantine reportedly will not be hiring full timers, but there could be part-time hires.
In a recent NBC TV 40 interview, President of the Brigantine Professional Fire Fighters; Tiger Platt said: “Currently the fire department is looking at the staffing shortage of 20% since our retirements and the passing away of our late chief”. “I think the residents need to speak up. They need to contact their council people. They need to contact the city manager and tell them we want our public safety. We want our firefighters staffed.”
All of this comes at a time when Brigantine officials are getting ready to enter contract negations with the fire department.