Surprise state inspection for 11 Richmond fire stations after mold concerns

Posted at 7:31 PM, Aug 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-22 19:31:33-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)--The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry made a surprise inspection of eleven fire stations after a complaint was received by OSHA.

The inspections comes, as reports about the living conditions at several fire houses came to light. The head of the Richmond Firefighters Association, Keith Andes says, he wants Fire Chief Robert Creecy to step down.

A move Chief Creecy says won't happen for another four years, when mandatory retirement takes affect.

Chief Creecy says, the complaints offered nothing new, that the administration wasn't aware of or working to have repaired.

Andes says the problems have been around, getting worse, before Creecy took over but that Creecy hasn't done enough to correct the problems.

Chief Creecy admits there are problems and that the paper work to get many of the issues resolved was submitted, but a down turn in the economy hurt the city, which has to pay for the repairs.

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