Reedy Creek firefighters voice concerns over staffing due to upcoming Skyliner and Galaxy’s Edge

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Reedy Creek Figherfighters at Walt Disney World are stretched thin. With the opening of Disney’s Skyliner and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge this fall, many of the Firefighters are already stretched to the max and the new transportation system and land isn’t even open yet.

The Disney Skyliner system presents its own series of challenges for the firefighters, especially if the ride breaks down. Nobody wants to be stuck up there for hours… Then when Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens and the hordes of people that it will bring that itself will offer up even more challenges for Reedy Creek Firefighters.

Tim Stromsnes, with Reedy Creek, states “We’re just worried that with all this expansion, we’re not going to have enough firefighters.” So far 32 Reedy Creek firefighters already work each shift and the fire chief recently requested to hire about 40 more but was only approved for two administrative positions.

Disney said in a statement to WFTV:

“The safety of guests and cast members is and always will be Disney’s core focus in operating its parks and resorts.”

No word if the Reedy Creek Firefighters will get additional staffing, but I know Disney will make it their number 1 priority as they always do.

 

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