Sandusky firefighters talk about looming cuts

Matt Westerhold
Feb 19, 2014
Ryan Brotherton, vice president of the Sandusky Fire Department’s firefighters union, and Sandusky fire Lt. Adam Butler were our guests today on “Between the Lines Live” at the Sandusky Register building in downtown Sandusky.
The city is looking to balance its 2014 operating budget by making personnel cuts in the Fire Department later this year, a move the union opposes.
Any more manpower decreases in the department will put residents and firefighters at risk, Brotherton said.

The department already has adjusted to severe cuts previously, reducing response teams. “It would be negligent to allow any more cuts,” Brotherton said.

Brotherton and Butler took

 questions from the audience.

Watch the program in the player below


my oh my

Would Lt Butler be in his position if his father in law wasn't the former Fire Chief?


Thanks to Ryan Brotherton and Lt. Adam Butler for the “Between the Lines Live” interview.

Well worth listening to if you haven't had a chance to hear it. If you don't hear the sound just click on the speaker in the player.


Plan B is the admission tax when the tax increase are vetoed.



Calling people simpleton and moron because they don't prescribe to your thought process causes people to devalue your comments. Back up your comments with facts and independent thought.

The name calling makes you look like a bully and of less intelligence. It also sheds a bad light on your cause.