The drama continues in our nation’s capitol as City Councilmember Tommy Wells prepares to hold a special hearing into ongoing issues the department’s readiness.
Not surprisingly, officials have been quick to blame the current lack of readiness on the previous administration that ended December 31, 2010.
For those interested, here is a copy of the transition plan from the former administration.
Among the points it discusses are a new fleet maintenance program (which would appear to have been scrapped) along with 2010 apparatus purchases that were awaiting delivery including 6 new engines, 2 new ladders, 2 refurbed ladders, 16 F450 EMS units and 2 heavy duty EMS units.
The plan recommends the purchase of 5-6 more engines in 2011, 1 tower ladder and 18 to 20 EMS units…. So much for “the past administration didn’t tell us” or “the past administration left us high and dry”….