More Than Third of Providence (RI) Fire Apparatus Are Outdated

Providence Fire Fighters IAFF Local 799 President Derek Silva raised concerns about the city’s fleet with the fact that 1/3 of Providence fire engines are 20 years old, reports Go Local Prov.

In Silva’s letter, he writes that there “are number of ideas and suggestions that the men and women of the fire department have in which we offer to the city so that a plan can be developed,” including utilizing a portion of the revenue created through emergency medical services and/or fire prevention, bolstering revenue streams created through hazardous materials response, or entering into a lease-to-own program

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