The president of the Kansas City firefighters union claims the city isn’t doing enough to maintain its stations as he says 15 of the 18 don’t meet code requirements.
According to KSHB, Bob Wing says it will cost the city a lot of money, but it has to be done.
He claims the city has ignored the problems for years, which has let the issues grow and become more expensive.
He says one station has mold issues, another is structurally unsound, and a third has a hole in the roof where a raccoon fell through.
The Board of Commissioners heard the complaints, though it did not promise action would be immediately taken.
“We are aware of the conditions of our fire stations, and we’re trying to diligently address that situation as we see as a priority,” KCKFD Assistant Fire Chief Morris Letcher said.
The Fire Department pointed the blame to funding and contractor issues.
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