Florida Firefighters Union calls for new fire stations, says they are 30 stations behind

  • Source: ABCActionNews.com
  • Published: 02/07/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The Hillsborough County Firefighters Union is calling for one new fire station per year until there are enough to keep up with the growth in the county. Travis Horn, with the union, spoke before county commissioners on Wednesday saying that only one new fire station in the past decade is not enough to meet increase demands. "We're sounding the alarm to alert you that our firefighters and medics are handling calls at a frenetic pace, call volumes are way up over the last decade or so," said Horn. The union says the need is across Hillsborough county, especially the southern part of Hillsborough County. Horn said the Sun City north is the most in need. The Hillsborough County Fire Department responded to 110,000 calls last year, and Horn said that's way up over the last decade. Horn added that the lack of new fire stations is putting lives at risk.


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