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Birmingham mayor shares update on Fire Station 27


IT ALL STARTED WHEN HE WAS ASKED
TO LEAVE THE HOME.>>THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM MOVING
FORWARD WITH PLANS TO CORRECT
ISSUES THAT FORCED A FIRE
STATION TO CLOSE ITS DOORS. CHIP SCARBOROUGH HAS THE LATEST
ON WORK TO PREVENT ANY FUTURE
HEALTH CONCERNS.>>THE MAYOR MET WITH
FIREFIGHTERS ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON
ADDRESS CONCERNS ABOUT POSSIBLE
MOLD AND ASBESTOS THAT FORCED
THE CITY TO CLOSE THE FIRE
STATION LAST MONTH.>>THE EMPLOYEES THAT WORK HERE,
THEIR HEALTH IS MY NUMBER ONE
CONCERN. AS A MATTER OF FACT, HEALTH FOR
ALL ANY OF OUR FIRE STATIONS IS
OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN.>>POLICE FOUND ASBESTOS IN
CERTAIN TILES AND ALSO ON TAPE
THAT SURROUNDS DUCT SYSTEMS AND
THE CEILING BUT DID NOT FIND
MOLD.>>TEST RESULTS SHOW THE
ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS
ARE NOT HARMFUL TO THE AIR
QUALITY AND FIRE STATION. THE CITY SAYS IT WILL STILL TAKE
STEPS TO PROTECT FIREFIGHTERS.>>THIS STATION WILL REMAIN
CLOSED TO MAKE SURE WE FOLLOW
THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS.>>RECOMMENDATIONS, MAYOR SAYS,
INCLUDE REMOVING AND REPLACING
FLOOR AND CEILING TILES AS WELL
AS TAPE AROUND THE AIR DUCTS. THERE WILL ALSO BE A DEEP
CLEANING THROUGHOUT THE STATION
THAT WAS BUILT IN 1956.>>WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE
RESIDENTS IN THE AREA, STILL
HAVE SERVICES.>>IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW SOON THE
FIRE STATION COULD REOPEN. IF MAYOR SAYS THE CITY WILL
BLOCKING INTO THE SAFETY OF THE
CITY’S OTHER FIRE

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