Scores of Holme Circle residents participated in two protests on Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. and Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Engine 18 firehouse at Pennypack Circle to voice their concern of the Fire Department’s new “brown out” policy. continue reading »
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I’m seeing red these days as I learn more about the Fire Department’s brown outs. Did you know that three firehouses in northeast Philadelphia are among those on the citywide list: Engine 18 Pennypack Circle, Engine 71 Cottman and Loretto, and Engine 64 Rising Sun and Magee?
With past cuts in fire personnel and equipment and now rotating closures of neighborhood firehouses, how can the Mayor and Fire Department’s administrative personnel justify that they have our public safety in their best interest? Is it not the core responsibility of our city government to provide adequate fire protection to its citizens? continue reading »