Toronto may close firehouse over budget woes
Fire chief and union boss disagree over the impact the closing will have on safety
The Toronto Star
TORONTO — The Toronto Fire Service budget freeze means a fire station in the west-end Swansea neighbourhood may be closed down and four fire halls reduced from two trucks to one, according to a memo to council from Fire Chief Jim Sales.
Sales says the impact will be marginal because five trucks out of the city's 128 are unused.
Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Full story: Toronto may close firehouse over budget woes
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of FireRescue1.com or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking plugins in your browser. All comments must comply with our Member Commenting Policy.
FireRescue1 top 5
- Official: FDNY firefighter may have been jolted from bucket
- Man runs back into burning building for 2 cans of beer
- NJ fire dept.'s apparatus fleet 'in dire need of replacing'
- Video: Volunteer firefighter-EMT rescues girl who fell out of bus
- More than 200 firefighters battle massive 5-alarm building blaze