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Resource ID: #26225
Subject: Fire Departments
Source: WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh)
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Date: May 29, 2013

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Our stories resulted in a City of Pittsburgh investigation at the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire that is still ongoing at this time. The stories revealed that the City of Pittsburgh spent millions of dollars buying fire trucks from a company that formerly employed the Pittsburgh fire chief. Records obtained by WTAE showed the chief's former company won three consecutive contracts even though it was not the low bidder. The chief never disclosed his relationship to his boss or the agency that bought the trucks. The story also exposed a little-known city agency that operates in secrecy.

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