Fire trucks must be ready to respond to a fire immediately to prevent disaster and to save lives. The New Orleans fire trucks are old, outdated, and not in good working condition, and plans are now underway to gain funding needed to get firetrucks that can actually respond to emergencies timely and effectively.
- Many of the New Orleans Fire Department’s trucks are “outdated and broken” and need to be replaced.
- During a budget presentation, a representative from the union told city council that many fire trucks are outdated or broken.
- The approved budget offers a $7 million increase from the year prior for all fire department expenditures.
“Many of the New Orleans Fire Department’s trucks are “outdated and broken” and need to be replaced, the head of the city’s firefighting union said during a presentation to the city’s elected leaders.”