An article published by CBS describes the horrible sleeping conditions that Gary Indiana Firefighters have to spend their entire shift working at. Just like other fire departments across the country firefighters work 24 hour shifts at the firehouse. When you spend twenty four to seventy hours at a firehouse most firefighters would expect decent living conditions. Since the closure of Gary fire station 5 because of mold Gary firefighters have been reassigned to a homeless shelter.
Gary, Ind. Firefighters Stuck In Bad Digs
November 13, 2014 10:22 PM
“(CBS)â€”Imagine trying to sleep while living above a party-room â€” and youâ€™re a firefighter.
Itâ€™s a problem thatâ€™s long plagued some of Gary, Ind.â€™s finest, who earlier this month were called to fight multiple fires in one night. CBS 2â€™s Brad Edwards reports there may be a remedy.
Fire Station No. 5 was shuttered in 2012. Firefighters bounced from one location to â€” now â€” the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center. Itâ€™s part homeless shelter. Its engine sits next to a float.
Itâ€™s connected to a party room thatâ€™s for rent.
â€œA lot of our guys canâ€™t get any sleep,â€ Gary Fire Department Lt. Kevin Thomas says. â€œSomething needs to be done right away.â€
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, who calls the situation â€œsubstandard,â€ has just secured a HUD loan for a new home.
â€œWeâ€™re looking to do as much as we can, as quicklyas we can,â€ she says.Â At one potential building site construction might begin as early as early next year. Full story continued..
Kitchen and bathroom combo