W.Va. official: Train cops to fight fires

City council member says he knows many will resist his idea

By Paul Fallon
Charleston Daily Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Saying he knows the proposal will be controversial, the president of Charleston City Council wants to see police officers cross-trained to fight fires.

Tom Lane, an at-large Republican, said the measure could help save money in the fire and police departments, both of which are strapped by ballooning pension liabilities.

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