Plymouth Firefighters - Two of Seven Stations Now Deemed "Uninhabitable"

Structural engineer says Station 7 cannot support weight of apparatus...
Plymouth Fire Local 1768 photo of damage at Station #7

From Plymouth Fire Local 1768 (verbatim):

"Deja vu all over again"

Yesterday, firefighters from Station 7 in North Plymouth noticed large chuncks of concrete had fallen into the basement from the apparatus floor above. Fearing for the crews safety, along with the fear that Engine 7 and the brush breaker would collapse nearly 10 ft into the basement, a structural engineer deemed the flooring incapable of bearing the weight required to keep the apparatus in the station.

Engine 7 and its crew of firefighters will be stationed at a firehouse in Kingston for the night and we do not know where thereafter. This will undoubtedly lead to longer response times jeopardizing everyone that resides, visits, or works in North Plymouth, including the firefighters.

Years of ignored problems have gotten us to where we find ourselves today. 2 out of our 7 fire stations as of right now are uninhabitable.

As we stated when our Headquarters station was shut down due to contamination less than a month ago; this is unnacceptable.

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