Sep 12, 2017
Understaffed and overworked, members of the Salinas Fire Department are on pace to answer 14-15,000 calls this year. Salinas is home to 76 firefighters at the taping of this episode and there is room for at least 9 more. Being understaffed by 9 firefighters may not sound like a lot, but realize that Salinas Firefighters are sent to help in emergencies such as Hurricane Irma and wildfires here in California. That puts on extra pressure for the firefighters here in town to pick up extra shifts week after week. This week it's an honor to sit down with Josh Hostetter, President of the Salinas Firefighters Local 1270, and Martin Flores, Salinas born firefighter on 9/11.