An email from Church Hill Association President John Johnson describes an issue that has come up recently at the CHA: there is word going around that the city’s firefighting capacity has been reduced and the CHA has not been able to find out the truth of the situation… Can anyone speak to this?
From the email:
It was suggested that they are counting “Rescue” personnel manning the Fire Houses as Firemen or counting them as manning the station -although they are not really firefighters. To cover the fire fighting needs other, more distant stations are broadening their coverage areas and thus probably increasing response times in cases of emergency or fires in the immediate area of the reduced coverage stations. […] the stations coverage has been reduced up to one-third from previous coverage in terms of personnel and hours available to respond to emergencies.