Improving fire protection in Scranton

  • Source: WNEP-TV ABC 16 Scranton
  • Published: 06/23/2022 12:00 AM

City and county officials gathered inside the Scranton Fire headquarters on Mulberry Street to announce the city's new Public Protection Classification (PPC) program. An independent analytics company scored Scranton's fire prevention based on the operations of the fire department, the water supply, infrastructure, and 911 communications. Overall, Scranton scored well enough to move up to a Class 2 program, putting the city in the top one percent of fire protection services in the state. "This is huge for us," said Scranton Fire Chief John Judge. "We're now in a class of 14 departments across the commonwealth that are either a class 1 or class 2 city." "It shows also just how well the city of Scranton is taking care of your tax dollars do go to something. We get that knock all the time. Tax dollars go to really a second-to-none fire department here in the city of Scranton," said Mayor Paige Cognetti.


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