In preparation for an emergency fire commission meeting, Immokalee Fire Control District firefighter Justin Strickland, right, and others lay out the bunker gear of the six firefighters who were unexpectedly laid off from their department last week. After the layoffs, there are four or five firefighters on each shift to cover the district's 234 square miles each day. Lexey Swall/Staff

Photo by LEXEY SWALL

In preparation for an emergency fire commission meeting, Immokalee Fire Control District firefighter Justin Strickland, right, and others lay out the bunker gear of the six firefighters who were unexpectedly laid off from their department last week. After the layoffs, there are four or five firefighters on each shift to cover the district's 234 square miles each day. Lexey Swall/Staff

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