The Herald Bulletin

June 24, 2013

AFD closes station 3, redeploys primary rescue truck

By Stuart Hirsch
The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — Citing budget constraints, city officials over the weekend closed Anderson Fire Department station 3, Cody Leever, president of Local 1262 of the International Association of Firefighters said.

News of the closing reached firefighters reporting for duty on Saturday when they were instructed to report to AFD headquarters for deployment, Leever said.

For the past seven years, or so, Station 3 has been the home for AFD's rescue truck. Usually staffed with three to four rescue specialists, the engine is one of city's busiest, responding to fires, car accidents, and many other medical and rescue calls.

Anderson Fire Chief Philip Rogers was in a meeting and could not be reached for comment earlier today.

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