Video Shows Struggles of East St. Louis (IL) Firefighters

A recently posted YouTube video details the struggles of the East St. Louis (IL) fire department.

According to the video (, despite having the highest percentage of fires in the eastern St. Louis metro area, the department struggles to have six firefighters to respond to a given structure fire. The city is slated to lay off more firefighters in May this year.

The video describes members’ plight and shows some helmet-cam footage from incidents.

Hat tip to Dave Statter (

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