The Camden (NJ) and Philadelphia (PA) Fire Departments have reached an agreement whereby Philadelphia firefighters would offer assistance should they be needed across the river, according to a news report from a local TV news station.
Both departments have been hit hard by the financial crisis and recession. Philadelphia has a rolling-brownout policy in place, closing stations across the city. Camden had to lay off 67 firefighters in January.
The Philadelphia firefighter’s union argues the city can’t afford to send firefighters to help Camden when it’s having a difficult time meeting the needs of its own taxpayers.
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