CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) – City leaders of Cedar Falls speak out on the impact Senator Jeff Danielson has on the Public Safety Officer program.
Danielson says he’s quitting the fire department over concern of the Public Safety Officer training program. The city of Cedar Falls say eight firefighters have quit.
“Jeff had served 25 years as a firefighter, and he did a great job, and we wish him well along with his future plans,” said Cedar Falls Public Safety Director Jeff Olson.
Olson went on to say that he wants firefighters to stay on board with the PSO program to help the city of Cedar Falls.
Cedar Falls Mayor Jim Brown says the city has had a hard time communicating with the Cedar Falls Firefighters Union to ask for help on the PSO program. The mayor says this makes rethinking any aspect of the training difficult and now with a legislator like Danielson leaving it will become even harder.
“Rethinking it is difficult when we can’t hear from the other folks, and with someone like Jeff leaving he has been a very good policy person he’s very smart that way,” says Mayor Jim Brown.
Mayor Brown noted that the model is approved by the city council, and the city is moving forward with the PSO model.