KDKA Jumps On The Truck This Week
March 17, 2008 at 5:31 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO News KDKA/PITTSBURGH will be tackling the growing problems within local volunteer fire departments, as MARTY GRIFFIN's "Jump on the Truck" campaign goes on the road next week. He'll broadcast live from the RAINBOW VFD on GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 21st, from 9 am-noon.
As part of his "MARTY'S ARMY" campaign. GRFFIN began highlighting the fire departments' plight a month ago, after local fire fighters told him they lack resources to adequately serve their communities. A state study finds 40% of volunteer fire departments in Pennsylvania were unable to answer some 911 calls last year.
THE GOOD FRIDAY live broadcast will include interviews with volunteer fire fighters, state and federal leaders as well as victims of recent house fires. The public is invited to attend. The RAINBOW VFD will hold a fish fry from 10a-7p.