Philadelphia Fire Department agrees to help Camden in major catastrophes

    Fire departments in Philadelphia and Camden have come to an agreement that would send help to the New Jersey city in the event of a major catastrophe. As the Associated Press and Action News report, Philadelphia fire crews will head to Camden when the situation involves “urgent emergencies where residents are in peril.”

    Local 22 President Bill Gault is down on the idea, saying Philadelphia’s fire department is stretched too thin. Camden laid off 67 firefighters last month.

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