Pittston fire chief disputes allegations

June 27th, 2015 1:35 am

First Posted: 4/25/2013

This letter is in response to complaints by a Pittston property owner at the Pittston City Council meeting on April 17 as reported on page 7 of the April 21 issue of the Sunday Dispatch.

The firefighter in question did not “abandon his post” which was explained to the property owner by me on Feb. 25.

Also, when the property owner arrived on the scene, the fire was extinguished and overhaul was being performed by both city and Jenkins Township firefighters.

The firefighters from Pittston and Jenkins work very well together fighting fire in both communities.

The accusation that the Jenkins firefighters were “not taking action” is false.

James Rooney

Pittston Fire Chief