Warwick FD Forced to Borrow Trucks From Other Communities

(CG) NEW AT SIX — WARWICK'S FIRE DEPARTMENT IS COMPLAINING THAT SEVERAL FRONTLINE TRUCKS ARE OUT OF SERVICE SAYING THEY'RE BORROWING TRUCKS FROM NEIGHBORING CITIES AND TOWNS (SN) EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KIM KALUNIAN BROUGHT THEIR CONCERNS TO THE CITY'S MAYOR WHO SAYS THEY'RE WORKING TO GET THE VEHICLES BACK ON THE ROAD

CAROLINE, STEVE THE WARWICK FIRE DEPARTMENT TOOK TO FACEBOOK TODAY TO THANK THOSE OTHER COMMUNITIES FOR LENDING THEM TRUCKS WHILE FIVE OF THEIRS ARE OUT OF SERVICETHEY SAY THEIRS ARE IN DIRE NEED OF REPLACEMENT AN UNUSUAL SIGHT – A NORTH PROVIDENCE FIRE TRUCK AT THE WARWICK FIRE DEPARTMENT

Mayor Joseph Solomon Warwick I drove by a few of our stations and I saw some apparatus displayed out front from different communities MAYOR JOE SOLOMON SAYS THE SIGHT PIQUED HIS CURIOSITY SO HE GOT A LIST OF TRUCKS OUT FOR REPAIR AND WHY Lt Michael Carreiro Warwick Fire Union President A lot of it were mechanical issues anywhere from a steering box, steering column, electrical issues and it was just progressing and deteriorating WARWICK'S FIRE UNION PRESIDENT MICHAEL CARREIRO SAYS SEVERAL FRONT LINE TRUCKS HAVE BEEN OUT FOR MULTIPLE WEEKSONE BREAKING DOWN ON THEIR WAY TO A MEDICAL CALL Lt Michael Carreiro Warwick Fire Union President It should be a concern you know I live in the city of Warwick I'm concerned going to my house and I have to rely on a truck that could possible break down and I have to wait an added four minutes to come help my family it should absolutely be a concern Mayor Joseph Solomon Warwick If a vehicle whether it be police, DPW or fire vehicle breaks down these act of acts of god you cant control but I can assure you if something does occur that another apparatus will pick up where taht has occurred AND AGAIN THE CITY IS USING TRUCKS ON LOAN FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS TO FILL THE VOID LEFT BY THE TRUCKS THEY HAVE OUT FOR REPAIR SOLOMON SAID HE HOPED SOME OF THOSE TRUCKS WOULD BE BACK IN SERVICE BY THE END OF THE DAY KK EWN

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