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City looks to hire volunteer firefighters
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The city of McMinnville is looking to begin a Volunteer/ Reserve Firefighter program to alleviate unscheduled overtime concerns at McMinnville Fire Department. Up to six individuals will be hired and paid for their services.“We were told to explore the possibility of getting volunteers to work unscheduled overtime when we are short staffed in the department,” said McMinnville Fire Chief Kevin Lawrence. “This will not affect built-in overtime.”The department has two types of overtime, built-in overtime and unscheduled overtime.