Firefighters’ Union Official: Closed Engine Company Could Have Made Difference In Battling Firehouse Blaze
Firefighters Union Local 22 President Joe Schulle says if Engine 8 were still housed at 4th and Arch, crews would have had faster access to water to extinguish the fire in Medic Unit 44. Engine 8 was deactivated in 2009 in a cost-saving move.
A fire erupted at historic firehouse in downtown Philadelphia Friday causing extensive damage.
It was a devastating twist of irony in Gloucester County early Friday morning. Firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed their firehouse.
Groundbreaking is scheduled for later this month for a new state-of-the-art firehouse in one of the fastest growing communities in Bucks County.
At about 12:58 on Sunday afternoon, Hamilton Township Police responded to the scene on Cologne Avenue in front of the Cologne Firehouse.