Olney Stands Against Fire Station Brownouts (Films from 2012 Reels for Rights Screening)

In cities and towns across the country, cutbacks to public services are putting communities at risk. For the last two years, Philadelphia has suffered “rolling brownouts”  where on any given day, 6 fire ladders or engines are closed across the city.  On February 22, 2011, two boys – Peterson and Kevin Taing — died in a fire in their own home, while the nearest station — Engine 61–  was “browned out.” Neighbors, community residents, and members of the Media Mobilizing Project, One Love Movement, Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia and the Firefighters Union Local 22 held a vigil to remember Peterson and
Kevin and raise awareness of the impacts of the city’s brownouts policy.

By Media Mobilizing Project

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