Cincinnati firefighter union officials blamed fire station "brown-outs" for possibly causing delays in reaching a Northside fire Friday night in which a man and a three-year-old granddaughter were severely injured.
“The citizens should need to be irate over this,” Union President Marc Monahan told media outlets Friday night. “This is squarely on council and the mayor for the decisions they made and decisions they make in the future.”
Council member Cecil Thomas called the incident the city’s “worst nightmare.”
“This is what we’ve always feared with these brownouts,” he said. “The last thing we want to do is cut services to the detriment of the safety of our city and this reflects that.”
But hey there's always plenty of money for choo choo trains in "progress" cities.