Monday, May 5, 2014

Umm, the Numbers Don't Add Up

From the Chicago SunTimes: One home was destroyed and two other damaged in an early Sunday morning fire in Oak Park, officials in the western suburb say.
No one was injured in the 4 a.m. house fires, Oak Park Fire Department Battalion Chief Ron Kobyleski said.
The exra-alarm fire drew crews from 12 neighboring communities, with 30 firefighters battling the blaze in all....
No one was injured in the blaze, which was called in to Oak Park firefighters at 4:17 a.m., Battalion Chief Ron Kobyleski said. The fire was level three-box alarm that brought in crews from 12 communities, and 30 firefighters in all.
So, you have all of the Oak Park fire department plus 12 more communities and all you can come up with is 30 firefighters?
Quite strange.
Another reason why volunteer fire departments are so important- they provide needed manpower in cases of emergencies, like this one.
(as an aside, I am a former volunteer firefighter, so this is interesting to me)

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