Peoria's Fire Department's, rescue truck No. 2 is in service today while rescue truck No. 1 stays in the garage.
It is a part of the ongoing fight of being over budget but understaffed, that the Peoria Fire Department has been facing this year. However, the upside for the fire department right now, new candidates will be starting class shortly.
Tony Ardis, Division Chief of Operations for the Peoria Fire Department said, "The class actually starts June 15th and we will have 10 new recruits starting at our training tower. The downside, our training lasts nine weeks."
The continued "browning out" equipment is a day-to-day decision, but Ardis, says they are on track to stop this pattern by the end of the summer. Ardis says the new members won't be ready for action until at least August.