BCFD Chief Clack Proposes Changes to Fire Stations: Risk to Residents!

All West side residents should attend this important public meeting, sponsored by the IAFF Local 734, with regard to changes proposed to fire stations in West Baltimore.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 PM for a FREE spaghetti dinner and hear more about the impact of these changes on you, your family and your neighbors.

Hosted by Baltimore Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 734
1202 Ridgely Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Last summer, Baltimore City Fire Chief James Clack recommended the closure of Trucks 10 and 15, and Squad 11, some of the busiest fire companies in Baltimore City. The City closed Truck 15 and Squad 11, leaving the City’s east side under-staffed and Baltimore residents’ safety at risk.

In attempt to fix the problems Chief Clack created for the east side by implementing unnecessary and irresponsible BCFD company closures last year, he now wants to move west side stations to East Baltimore to cover the service gaps that have been seen and felt throughout the City since the closures.

  • Where will that leave West Baltimore’s neighborhoods?
  • How will you and your family be affected?
  • Will East Baltimore retain the coverage it so badly needs?
  • What can you do?

Rick Hoffman, President, International Association of Firefighters Local 734, will address these questions and more!

RSVP to: dana@barbclapp.com / 410.561.8886 or evdt10@gmail.com/ 443-564-8385

Please also indicate the number of guests that will be accompanying you.

This is a very important meeting, and I urge everyone to attend. Your lives, your families, and your homes are at risk once again, due to Chief Clack’s poor judgement.

7 comments

  1. johnupdike2013

    The budget department told the mayor that closing some fire stations would save some money.

    Chief Clack is only doing what the Mayor told him to do.

    • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

      Frankly, I don’t care if Chief Clack had a vision from God. It’s irresponsible, and will put even more residents at risk. This cannot happen.

  2. Mitchell Ayers

    I am not a member of the Baltimore Fire Department but I am a city resident who actually pays taxes and have been following this Fire Department fiasco since last year. It seems to me that this guy Clack is way over his head and has no clue how to run a big city department. I dug into his background and have to say that it is not impressive at all, he came from a small town that had some bridge fall and that is howbhe got the job here in Baltimore. Despite what the Mayor tells him to do, he is the Chief of one the busiest fire departments in the country and should be making decisions to help the residents of Baltimore and to keep his personnel safe ,not be pushed around by SRB. I remember reading that he closed two fire companies due to financial problems caused by sensless spending in City Hall then turned around and gave himself and others that don’t even fight fire or ride a ambulance a huge raise while the people who actually save our lives 24-7 got shut down and shipped out. This man is not a Baltimore native and has no ties to our people or town so why should he care about me or anyone else that lives here. J bet he wont close or move the fire companies closest to his housenor the Mayors …he has to go before one more person dies.

    • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

      You mentioned “before one more person dies”. I believe — and someone can of course correct me if I’m wrong — fire deaths are up in Baltimore City, significantly, over the numbers from this time last year. Closing the companies was the responsibility of the Mayor and Chief Clack, along with the City Council members who voted for this ludicrous decision — and now they want to take even more from residents, by moving people away from vulnerable West Side neighborhoods.

      Don’t let your elected officials and government appointees decide what’s best for you and your families — that’s YOUR decision. Decide now, and make your voice heard — before your home or your family becomes a statistic.

  3. Jon Gross

    Chief Clack needs to go back to where he came from. He is out of touch with this city and over his head.

  4. COOKIE JONES

    WELL IF CHIEF CLACK IS DOING WHAT THE MAYOR IS TELLING HIM TO DO,THEM YOU SHOULD HAVE “FIRED” HER YESTERDAY! SHE CAN’T BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE CITIZENS.I SEE WHY JOAN PRATT STAY ON HER BACK,?????

    P.S.IT’S SAD TO SAY SHE IS NOTHING LIKE HER MOM OR DAD! THEY CARED ABOUT THE COMMUNITY

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