Will firefighter layoffs in the Metro East put lives at risk? It depends on who's asked.
Part documentary, part music video, an East St. Louis firefighter created and posted a video on YouTube on Monday to let the public know what the department faces if money is cut from the budget.
But not everyone agrees that the cuts would have such a dramatic impact.
News 4's Andre Hepkins tried to cut through the spin over a looming 30 percent reduction in East St. Louis.