In a fire seconds count. Just a few can mean the difference between life and death.
Toronto City Council has closed a fire station, cut 84 firefighter positions and 4 frontline apparatus. This means fewer apparatus in service, longer response times, and has put people at risk.
This only saves the average taxpayer just over 2 cents a day, less than $8 per year. Is this savings worth the risk to public safety?
Toronto’s firefighters are working harder than ever, but that won’t make up for cuts and underfunding.
We all know that City Council needs to save money. But it should not do this by compromising public safety and putting lives at risk.
Restore these trucks and firefighters and tell the city to start staffing to recognized standards!