City fire station in Pennsylvania to be out of service for 60 days, fire chief says

  • Source: The Daily Item
  • Published: 01/29/2020 12:00 AM

The Sunbury Steam Fire Engine Co. Number 1 is facing a 60-day shutdown because the firefighters need more training, city Fire Chief Brad Wertz said. Wertz told City Council that he decided to pull the company, located at Center and Penn St., out of service because he discovered that six of the eight volunteer firefighters were not properly trained. Wertz said the department is working on getting the proper training and he is personally helping get them back in service. "I decided it was a liability at this time to keep the department running," he said. "For now it is just safer for everyone until they receive the proper training." Wertz said the company would show up at scenes but he would have to send them away because they were not allowed to perform certain tasks. "I appreciate the people that want to help and become volunteers but we just need to get everyone trained properly." Wertz said no one at any scene was in any danger of being hurt.


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