CRANE, Ind (WTHI) - Firefighters at Crane Naval Base are unhappy about a reduction in force.
Early Monday, a number of them lined the streets just outside the gates of the base.
They're the ones charged with fighting fires on the base. They also respond to nearby communities.
They said months ago they got a letter from the Navy saying they'd have to lay people off, at least eight positions to be exact. Federal budget cuts are the reason, but workers said its not a wise move.
They fear that if they lose manpower, fire prevention could be compromised to a degree. That could mean more damaged buildings and more taxpayer money to fix it all.
The cuts could come in the next few months. The protestors are hoping their efforts will get government attention and put an end to it all.
A Navy representative has made contact with News 10. They said that the cuts are not related to the federal furlough.
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