The City was without a ladder truck again last night for 2 hours. This morning the ladder truck is back out of service and the crew was operating out of a PICKUP again. Ideally the City should never be without coverage because the ladder truck crew should be able to switch into another ladder truck. Unfortunately the other ladder truck is also out of service due to major repairs. Pickup trucks should not be the replacement for fire trucks.
Contact City Hall and tell them.....The citizens of Allentown pay for and deserve around the clock safe coverage.
And at 6:30 pm: "Fire doesn't wait for replacement plans and out of service trucks. There was a working fire tonight and T2 is still out of service. Engine 11 had to act as the aerial which leaves the city with 1 fire engine left to respond to all the other responses. Good job Allentown Firefighters having to do more with less once again. This has gone on far too long, the citizens deserve better. Call City Hall and demand answers."
On scene 13th and Liberty Allentown House Fire with a Juvenile Transported to a Local Hospital.