Mayor's Office

Press Release

Mayor Parker Issues Statement on Fire Union Lawsuit




February 25, 2014 -- The union is sorely mistaken in this instance.  There is no intention of compromising public safety.  So far, only seven transport units have been removed from service.  These ambulances are not first responders and are the same units that were taken out of service in 2010 at the height of the budgetary issues the city faced due to the recession.  These units were returned to service with budget increases allotted to the fire department last July.  The union raised no concerns in 2010.  If we had the ability to make this move then, we have the ability to do it now.