Walker Church Fire Highlights Safety Budget Problems


Sen. Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-Minneapolis) hosts a hearing on how injuries to Minneapolis firefighters at the recent Walker Community United Methodist Church were, in part, the result of cuts to public funding to fire departments. The purpose of the hearing is to draw attention to how under-staffed and under-funded fire departments put our community and our firefighters at risk. Attendees at the hearing discuss how to best address this reality going forward.

Speaking at the hearing:
Minneapolis Firefighters Mark Lakosky, Capt. Joe Mattison, Christie Nixon, and Capt. Bryan Tyner
Sen. Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-Minneapolis) and other members of the Minneapolis legislative delegation

 

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