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Firefighter association president talks about absences

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Sick calls within the Memphis Fire Department are dropping.

Tuesday, 59 firefighters were out, compared to a high at one point of 80.

What can get these folks back to work and bring more recruits to the table?

Firefighters association president Thomas Malone said he's been discussion options with the city council and Mayor Wharton's administration.