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Closing Firehouse Number One

Posted by whforums on September 23, 2008

Directions:
Please select the answer that best completes the following sentence.

The potential closing of firehouse number one is:

A). A cheap get-out-the-vote tactic.

B) A reasonable way to create savings for the town without greatly impacting town services.

C) Going to negatively impact response time to the crises of our neighbors (and perhaps ourselves).

D) A short term solution to a long term problem.

E) Pumping more hot air into the self-righteousness of those who resent contributing to the common good.

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5 Responses to “Closing Firehouse Number One”

  1. whforums said

    Yeah. I’d choose “All of the above,” too …

  2. WH Alum said

    You said it…..

  3. kerri said

    F) Going to put the burden on the City of Hartford when a fire breaks out near the town line, forcing trucks from the Sisson Ave station to respond.

  4. taxed said

    Talk of WH says that the fire station has annual maintenance costs of 25K and it will require an additional 125K in the not too distant future to bring the building up to code.

    Here’s a link the the statistics page of the WHFD:
    http://www.west-hartford.com/TownServices/TownDepartments/FireDept/Statistics1.htm

    There’s nothing posted for 2007, but it seems unlikely that service & response times wouldn’t be negatively impacted by a closure of the Prospect Street Station.

  5. whforums said

    @Kerri:

    If so (and that at least seems like a possible consequence, if not a likely consequence), that’s greatly to West Hartford’s shame.

    I’m all for looking at how we can regionalize first response services, but not in any sort of … defaulting way.

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