Philadelphia May Have Rolling Fire House Closures to Save Money

It’s Summer, Do you know where your firefighter is. If you live in the city of brotherly love this question is relevant if the Philadelphia City Council make cuts to the Fire Department. The city will see rotating  fire station closings coming soon. From KYW-TV/HDTV CBS 3 Eyewitness News:

What if you stopped by your local firehouse and found the firefighters who would normally be first to answer your call weren’t there at all that day?

It could happen.

The city announced as many as four units each day may be taken out of service in neighborhoods city wide in hopes of saving more than $3.5 million in overtime to ease the city’s budget crunch.

“He’s (Mayor Michael Nutter) rolling the dice and he’s playing Russian roulette with people’s lives,” said Bill Gault, President of Local 22, the firefighters’ union.

Mayor Michael Nutter Denies accusations.

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