After almost three years of negotiations, El Segundo firefighters and the City Council have failed to reach an agreement. The Council plans to impose terms on February 20, including controversial language that could reduce staffing and resources. Firefighters argue the language is poorly written, jeopardizing safety and violating mutual aid agreements. The proposed measure, ending backfilling, is criticized as reckless, with firefighters urging the importance of filling vacant positions instead. They stress the need for community understanding and support to ensure adequate resources for effective firefighting and rescue operations. For more info, visit