Firefighters deserve courageous, principled union leadership that can work with the new commissioner and ensure that firefighters have working equipment, safe firehouses and good wages.
Responding publicly to life-threatening challenges is not the administration’s style.
It wasn’t an unusual afternoon for the fire department. Just a typical day in a city where nothing is unusual anymore.
Fighting fires is becoming an increasingly difficult task because of recent budget cuts that have trimmed personnel, rigs and new equipment.
The latest victim to scrappers is the former Engine 10 at Martin Luther King and Grand Boulevard, which closed earlier this summer.