Knightdale's Fire Department understaffed and under funded, report says

  • Source: CBS17
  • Published: 04/08/2019 08:12 PM

VIDEO: A study of the Knightdale Fire Department found it needs additional firefighters, another fire station and two new fire vehicles. The town commissioned the study. CBS 17 first requested the report after a concerned resident reached out. The report found that the Knightdale Fire Department handles about 1,500 calls for service each year. Between 2007 and 2017 it determined service demand was up by 59.52 percent. The study also looked at how many residents per firefighter there are and compared that to other municipalities in Wake County. The report found in Knightdale there's one firefighter per 1,769 residents. That's compared to other municipal fire departments where the median is one firefighter to 539 residents.


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