Pennsylvania firefighters say shortage of firetrucks has reached "crisis" level

  • Source: Allentown Morning Call
  • Published: 04/20/2017 12:00 AM

Allentown's firefighters made a public plea to the City Council on Wednesday to invest in new firetrucks for the city, saying the current equipment shortage has reached a "crisis" level. Keith Pierce, the city fire department's safety representative, said that as of this week, all of the city's reserve fire equipment has been moved to the front line due to breakdowns with several pieces of the city's first responding equipment. If one more fire truck breaks down, the city will be forced to respond to fires with pickup trucks, Pierce said.


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