Ala. fire station without fire truck prompts concerns

Florence Fire Station Two only has a brush truck and the closest ladder truck is over three miles away


By FireRescue1 Staff

FLORENCE, Ala. — Residents are worried for their safety after learning that a fire station does not have a fire truck.

WAAYTV.com reported that Florence Fire Station Two only has a brush truck and the closest ladder truck is over three miles away.

"They should have warned us. They could have sent out a letter or email, or anything," resident Crystal Jones said.

Fire officials said fire trucks have been having routine maintenance while the main trucks are being worked on, according to the report. They also said the reserve trucks that come in are breaking down.

"It's just been one right after the other, so much so, our mechanic can't stay ahead of it," Florence Mayor Steve Holt said.

The city has not bought a new fire truck in seven years, but they have a short-term plan to get two fire trucks at Station Two. Mayor Holt said they are looking at a long-term plan of spending $1.3 million on a new pump truck and ladder truck.

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