Survey Finds Fire Depts' Resources Taxed

NU Online News Service, Oct. 2, 11:11 a.m.EDT?Nearly three-quarters of U.S. fire chiefs say theirdepartments' capacities cannot keep abreast of the building boomsin their areas, according to a survey.

The chiefs said soaring residential and commercial developmentis locating buildings far from firehouses and straining waterresources--hurting their departments' ability to protect theircommunities. More than 80 percent said they expect the problem toget worse in the next three years.

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