Question of the Day: Fire Stations
Do you feel safe with one less fire station this summer?
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This summer, the Easton Fire Department has been forced to shut down one out of its three fire stations on a rolling basis as a result of budget cuts. This year's budget cut two firefighter positions and the department is working with three less firefighters than before while one firefighter serves in the military overseas.
The result, according to Fire Chief Tom Stone, could be lack of response time and manpower. On nights like Tuesday morning when two people were taken to the hospital within a half-hour, the department called on other towns to assist.
Do you feel safe with one less fire station in Easton?