Firefighters union in New York concerned over staffing

  • Source: WNYT-TV NBC 13
  • Published: 10/03/2019 12:00 AM

The Troy Firefighters Union is speaking out about concerns over the number of firefighters on shift at two of the fire stations in the city Eric Wisher, the President of the Troy Uniform Firefighters Association, said at the Bouton Road and Lansingburgh Stations when they get a medical call that means no one is then there to answer a fire call. “Medic two just went out on a call in the east side of the city with engine three,” explained Wisher Tuesday night at the Bouton Road Station. “So this engine will be off duty for at least an hour while that ambulance is doing its call." Wisher said because they are at the medical call, no one is available to operate the engine or ladder at those stations. So if a fire were to happen right across the street from one of those two stations that means a crew from another station further away would have to respond.


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