Governor brown has announced a proposal to furlough state firefighters. Brown wants fire fighters with cal-fire to take 1-unpaid day off every month (except during peak fire season). That would save an estimated 6-point-5 million dollars annually. the furloughs would be implemented on a staggered schedule, so no fire station would ever go unstaffed. response times are not expected to be affected under the proposal, which must be approved by firefighters.