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City council member urges mayor to fix aging fire stations

Posted at 11:56 PM, Aug 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-15 23:56:16-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A member of Richmond City Council is urging action after a CBS 6 News investigation into deplorable conditions at a city fire station.

A viewer recently submitted photos showing the inside of Fire Station No. 14 that show firefighters have to deal with a leaky roof and possibly mold.

Richmond City Council’s Reva Trammel is sounding the alarm that other city fire stations are in desperate need of repair.

In fact, Trammell said Fire Station No. 21 along Jeff Davis Highway has electrical and plumbing problems.

Trammell is urging the mayor's office to take action.

"They can’t keep going on like that. That’s not fair to them... Mr. Mayor needs to come out here and take a look -- not sit there in his office and say, ‘Oh well, we’ll take care of it later.’ No, we need to take care of it now,” said Trammell.

Trammell said she plans to address this issue during the next city council meeting.