By Paul Fallon
The Charleston Daily Mail
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Saying he knows the proposal will be controversial, the president of Charleston City Council wants to see police officers cross-trained to fight fires.
Tom Lane, an at-large Republican, said the measure could help save money in the fire and police departments, both of which are strapped by ballooning pension liabilities.
W.Va. official: Cross-training cops to fight fires would help save money