DC fire dept. trucks probed by city

The DC Inspector General's office is now looking into the safety of the firefighters' fleet of trucks


By Paul Wagner
My FOX DC

WASHINGTON — The D.C. firefighters union is not alone in its investigation into the readiness of the D.C. fire department’s fleet of trucks, engines and ambulances.

Fox 5 has learned the D.C. Inspector General’s office began its own probe about a year ago when an investigator discovered abandoned equipment stored in a building on Georgia Avenue.

Earlier this week the firefighters union revealed it had found at least six pumper trucks and two ladder trucks, claimed by the fire department to be in its reserve fleet, had actually been sold by the city. The inspector general got involved when it noticed a ladder truck stored in a building behind a fire house on Georgia Avenue with a sign saying it had been out of service since 2010.

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