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 (http://youtu.be/OKKY7jU0eEA), 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 (http://bit.ly/14Sjy9a).

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