THE NUTTER administration's planned transfer of 293 senior firefighters to various stations next year is a "dangerous" move, the firefighters union charged yesterday.
Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers last week announced that the department would begin an annual rotation next year involving 156 firefighters who have worked at stations for 10 years or more. The following year's rotations would consist of those who have worked at stations for at least eight years.
"This is the dumbest idea they've ever had," said Bill Gault, head of the Philadelphia Fire Fighters Local 22. "It's dangerous. They're going to have guys driving unfamiliar trucks in unfamiliar neighborhoods. This is a complete recipe for disaster."