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Aging fleet leaves firemans in a lurch

Firemens preparing to rush to the scene of a vehicle fire early Friday discovered themselves stranded at their Clara Street station when their truck would not begin. Making matters worse, while an engine from another nearby station was dispatched to the blaze on Toledano Street, firemans who headed out to New Orleans East from the Clara Street station discovered that the extra truck they were preparing to pick up there was likewise unusable. The breakdowns highlight the decaying state of the Fire Department’s fleet, which is mostly comprised of engines that are more than 10 years old. While both Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration and firemens agree there is a need to replace the trucks, the speed with which that will occur has opened a new front in the ongoing battle between the 2 sides. The age of the trucks has been an issue for many years, firemans union President Nick Felton stated Friday. Bayoubuzz.com provides this post only as a news aggregator, NOT as the publisher or as the author. After reading this little part of the article, kindly click upon the ORIGINAL SOURCE link above and check out the initial post. Bayoubuzz.com supplies this short article only as a news aggregator, NOT as the publisher or as the author. After reading this little part of the short article, kindly click upon the ORIGINAL SOURCE link above and check out the initial post. Thank you … See all stories on this subject Issues grow about fleet after fire truck breaks down, leaves station out of service With the whole 50-truck fleet needing to be repaired or changed, Felton stated he fears that worst-case situation is imminent.”I actually do not want anybody, … See all stories on this subject

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