Fire Department Could See More Firefighters

<p>Yakima firefighters</p>

Yakima firefighters

The Yakima City Council will be asked tonight to approve a contract to completely staff it's fire department.

Council members will decide on a four-year contract tonight that would increase the overtime budget and add more personnel to the city fire department, hopefully elminating brownouts.

Brownouts occur when the department is understaffed for a period of time.

If the contract is passed, it will go into effect at the beginning of next year.