Cuts Coming to Arson Unit?
Changes could be coming to a Baltimore County arson investigation unit praised by union officials as a successful model for other fire departments throughout the nation and in Europe.
“We’re having a hard time wrapping our heads around this change,” said Mike Day, president of the Baltimore County Professional Firefighters, the union that represents nearly 1,000 active county firefighters.
Day and others are concerned about a potential reduction in the number of investigators in the Baltimore County Fire Department’s fire investigation unit.
Elise Armacost confirmed that fire department officials began discussions Tuesday about potential changes, but said it was premature to discuss options.