From Local 302 Allentown International Association of Firefighters: "This is a glaring indictment of Mayor Ed Pawlowski and his cronies' mismanagement of the City of Allentown.
"We have come full circle. Just 3 short weeks ago Rescue Engine 9 had to run out of a pickup truck do to the lack of a fleet replacement plan. Rescue Engine 9 is out of service again as well as the reserve Engine they changed in to. Once again our center city Rescue Engine is running out of a pickup.
"Mayor Ed Pawlowski said it was a Political Stunt and "Nonsense", he even found it humorous. He has proven he cannot handle the Public Safety Crisis Allentown is in. The citizens and Firefighters are fed up with the Mayor not taking our safety seriously.
"Once again call the Mayor's office and tell him enough is enough!"
My previous stories:
4/14: Fed Ed Has Allentown Firefighters Use Pick-Up as Engine Truck.
4/19: Allentown Ladder Truck Breaks Down Battling Blaze
4/20: O'Connell: Faulty Fire Trucks An Embarrassment to City
4/28: Another Allentown Fire Engine Breaks Down
5/4: Updated: Allentown Fire Dep't Still Running on Fumes