Published: Jun 22, 2011 3:58 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 22, 2011 3:59 AM EDT

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- A seventh Immokalee firefighter is leaving the department. He took a severance package on Tuesday evening during a special board meeting.

The firefighter is leaving after 20 years of service and cutting the staff to 14.

Commissioners says the fire union needs to cut two more positions but says they can not be firefighters because of the impact on response times.

Budget negotiations will continue until July 1.