The Oakland Fire Department announced that it will be rotating fire station closures through next June as part of a cost-cutting measure that will save the city about $4 million.
This year's station's closures were included in the city's two-year budget adopted in 2011. All fire stations with the exception of the one near the airport will participate in brownout rotations. Two stations will be closed per day for a three-day period.
Fire stations in the hills won't be part of the rotation during the height of fire season, and stations closures will be spread across the city.
"We gave a great deal of consideration as to how we would implement the brownouts with a minimal impact to service," Chief Teresa Deloach Reed said in a prepared statement.
Fire station brownouts are typically implemented to reduce firefighter overtime costs.
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