Ohio fire union raises serious public safety concerns in facilities report

  • Source: ABC News 5 Cleveland
  • Published: 04/10/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The Association of Cleveland Fire Fighters Local 93 have sounded an alarm of its own, in the form of a 100-page fire station conditions report it said points to serious safety concerns. Local 93 President Fran Lally showed News 5 fire equipment data he said indicates nearly 50% of all fire vehicles are rated in either poor or fair condition. Lally said two pumpers need to be replaced as soon as possible. Lally also pointed to what he called low supervisory and investigator staffing levels, which he said creates a potential public safety risk. "You have a confluence of issues, where somebody is going to get seriously injured or killed, we believe," Lally said. "Currently we have a 10 to 12 year inspection rotation, which is just ludicrous." "It's issue, after issue, after issue. It's the fire investigative unit, the fire prevention bureau, the suppression staffing, the fleets, the fire houses."


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