September 29 2010

That this southwestern Pennsylvania town's fire department is disseminating this study is, in itself, an example of the stress on local services provision. The report unfortunately is undated, but it does describe the make-up of fire departments in Pennsylvania's third-class cities -- which is to say, all 53 cities except Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Scranton. A mix of full-time and volunteer firefighters, a department like Uniontown's is struggling with balancing safety and staffing.


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