Firefighter union says new fire department in Grand Blanc would be a 'leap backwards'

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GRAND BLANC (WJRT) - (04/14/19) - A local firefighters union is expressing concern over the decision to start a new fire department in Grand Blanc.

Grand Blanc Professional Firefighters local 4962 said Friday they are disheartened that the city's "actions have not supported the collective department."

The city and Grand Blanc Township had been operating as one fire unit for some 80 years.

The union calls the formation of the City of Grand Blanc Fire Department "a huge leap backwards."

They say their concern is safety and cost.

Last week ABC12 reported Grand Blanc City council voted to create its own fire department and to have it up and running this summer.

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