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Updated On: Jan 26, 2013

In Wilkes-Barre, "17" has become our battle cry to make our case to the Politicians and the Public that the reduction of "on duty" staffing is unsafe to the Public and also the Fire Fighters.

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has developed guidelines regarding Apparatus and Fire Ground Staffing.  A single family house of only 1200 sq.ft.needs 15 -16 Fire Fighters on scene within 8 minutes to conduct Fire Ground operations safely.  NFPA also recommends 4 Fire Fighters on all Engine Companies and additional Fire Fighters on Aerial Ladders.  Currently there are only 3 Fire Fighters on Wilkes-Barre's Engines and only 2 Fire Fighters on our Aerial Ladder.  Both below accepted National Guidelines.  Surprisingly there are those who say 3 is too much.  They are also the ones who have no knowledge of Fire Protection.

Below is an article from a department who were reduced to only 3.

Please look at the Articles and Videos to the upper left in the "Main Menu" section.



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