WORCESTER — The president of the local firefighters union Wednesday called on the City Council to move quickly and implement the recommendations of a far-reaching outside review of the Fire Department.
“We pray this is the catalyst that exacts true change,” Michael Papagni, president of Local 1009, International Association of Fire Fighters, told the council.
The outside review, completed over the past year by Emergency Services Consulting International and presented to the council Wednesday night, calls for wide-ranging reforms in the department that touch on everything from leadership structure and promotions to workplace culture, staffing and training.
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