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Resource ID: #24594
Subject: Fire Departments
Source: WSMV-TV (Nashville, Tenn.)
Affiliation: 
Date: 01/22/2009; 01/23/2009; 02/01/2009; 02/09/2009; 02/10/2009

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In the investigation, it was revealed that “hundreds of fire hydrants” were not meeting minimum standards for water flow. This prevents firefighters from adequately fighting a fire and requires more time to extinguish a fire. Further, the investigation revealed a number of problems including a water system “looking like clogged arteries, firefighters struggling in aging rural communities”, and lower costs were more important than finding a solution.

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