The City of Webster Groves continues to staff each shift according to the best practice standard set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for ladder trucks. The City of Webster Groves has committed to always scheduling 4 Firefighters on a ladder truck. The only time there will be fewer than 4 Firefighters on an engine (not the ladder), is if 2 staff are absent during a shift. If only 10 staff members are available due to sick/vacation leave, workers comp, FMLA, or Military leave, staffing will be reduced to 10 persons on shift. There will never be less than 10 persons on shift in the fire service in Webster Groves; overtime will be paid to staff members on-call or willing to report to maintain service.