Baltimore City has postponed closing the three fire companies slated for closure on July 1.  The new date is July 5 — apparently they found it wasn’t a good idea to decrease fire protection over a holiday weekend, immediately following a storm that left many residents without power.

Of course this begs the question — what about other bad-weather weekends?  What about Labor Day weekend?  Winter?  Other natural and man-made disasters (like the fire that struck Fells Point recently, leaving the rest of the city with inadequate coverage?)

The Mayor and Chief James Clack need to get together and figure out a budget that will allow all fire companies to remain open, and they need to do it NOW.

City Council President Jack Young admonished Chief Clack on more than one occasion about his reluctance to fight for a fully-funded fire department — now it’s time for citizens to act.  Email, call, and fax Chief Clack and tell him you DEMAND the fire department be left intact — that YOUR homes and your families are worth more than our City government is currently giving.

James S. Clack, Chief
Baltimore City Fire Department
Phone: (410) 396-3083
Fax: (410) 625-2699
Mailing Address: 401 East Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21202
E-mail: [email protected]

Aren’t you and your family worth the five minutes it will take to let Chief Clack know how you feel about closing fire companies?

Also, email and call Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake –you have the right, as a resident of this city, to be protected!

[email protected]

Phone:  (410) 396-3835

Fax:  (410) 576-9425