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Baltimore Fire Chief addresses staffing concerns

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Baltimore Fire Chief addresses staffing concerns
Baltimore Fire Chief addresses staffing concerns
Baltimore Fire Chief addresses staffing concerns

RESPONSE TO A QUADRUPLESHOOTING THAT LEFT ONE MANDEAD IN CARROLL PARK.

TODAYTHE CHIEF OF THE FIREDEPARTMENT PUSHED BACK AGAINTSALLEGATIONS FROM THE UNIONWHICH SAID THERE WERE NOMEDICS AVAILABLE TO SEND TOTHE SCENE BUT THE UNIONPRESIDENT IS DOUBLING DOWN ONTHOSE CLAIMS. WMAR-2 NEWS RAYSTRICKLAND JOINS US LIVE INDOWNTOWN BALTIMORE.

AND RAYTHE UNION PRESIDENT IS SAYINGTHIS IS ONE EXAMPLE OF THEPROBLEM WITH THE CITYSYSTEM.YES AND HE SAYS NO MATTER WHATTHE CHIEF SAYS THE FACTS ARETHE FACTS AND HE SAYS WHATHAPPENED SUNDAY IS SOMETHINGTHAT HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMESBEFOREThe controversy started withthis tweet from the localfirefighters union Mondasaying there were noadditional medics available torespond to the quadrupleshooting in Carroll Park.

ONEPERSON DIED AND three othersWERE HURT IN THE SUNDAYSHOOTING.

Fire presser“Therewere units available torespond in this incident”Baltimore city fire chief NileFord DENIED the unionduring a press conference.

Hesays units were sent to thescene at 8:12 p.m..

Less thanA minute after receiving thecall.

Ford also says addiontalunits were sent around 10minutes later.

Fire presser1:19“The statement regardingno units to send was not fromcommunications.

It was astatement made between unitson the ground at the scene ofthe shooting.

Fire union 1:21“We never once questioned thedepartment that there was adelay.

We said that there wereno units available.

And thefacts are there were no unitsavailable” The president ofthe union Rich Langford sayshe confirmed it wascommunications who told themedics on the ground thewere no available units tosend.

Fire union 1:04“Yesunits became available veryquickly after they heard that.They cleared the hospitals”Langford says this is aONGOING PROBLEM acrossBaltimore.

Fire union 1:34That happens on a dailyoccurrence.

It happenedyesterday.

We had multiplesuppression companies waitinfor EMS units to becomeavailable because they were sobusy.

And despite what thechief says, Langford believesthe citybreaking point.

Fire union4:52“we are letting it beknown that this system isstrained and something needsto be done”AND THE UNION PRESIDENT ALSOSAYS THSTAFFING SHORTAGE.

HE SAYSCURRENTLY THEY30 FULL TIME MEDICS.

NOW WEDID REACHED OUT TO THE FIREDEPARTMENT AFTER THE PRESSONCFERENCE WAS OVER TO GIVETHEM A CHANCE RESPOND TO WHATLANGFORD SAID BUT WE STILLHAVENDOWNTOWN BALTIMOREISTRICKLAND WMAR-2 NEWSTWO PEOPLE ARE HURT AFTER ASHOOTING THAT HAPPENE

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