A firehouse in Philadelphia is closing in order to have maintenance repairs made including the possible removal of asbestos that is on some of the old water pipe encasing.
The firehouse currently houses Ladder 15 and Medic Unit 47 and is located in Frankfort. Asbestos material is a known carcinogen that becomes a hazard when it is disturbed because it can lodge within the lining of the lung.
The member of Medic Unit 47 and Ladder 15 are now going to be transferred to firehouses nearby that have enough room and equipment for them. Officials have stated that they will be repairing the firehouse as quickly as possible and crews will be back in as soon as it is completed.
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