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Resource ID: #27318
Subject: Fire Departments
Source: WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh)
Date: April 23, 2015 April 24, 2015 April 30, 2015 May 4, 2015 May 6, 2015 May 13, 2015 May 18, 2015 June 24, 2015



When your house catches fire, every second counts. An investigation by WTAE TV in Pittsburgh found a wide gap in response times by Western Pennsylvania fire departments. WTAE's investigation found little has changed in the volunteer firefighting system since Ben Franklin started America's first fire department in Philadelphia in 1736. Investigative Reporter Paul Van Osdol obtained data that revealed response times for communities throughout Western Pennsylvania. But that was only the beginning.

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