A Livingston family who were recent victims of a house fire on Chestnut Street addressed the Board of Mayor and Alderman at last night’s meeting in hope that what happened to them will not happen to anyone in Livingston ever again.
Homeowners Arno and Pammie Proctor were victims of a house fire last Friday evening, and due to their experience, they are urging the city for a change in policy.
Arno began his presentation by stating that one of the main jobs of Board of Mayor and Alderman is to protect its citizens.
“We were not protected and not in the manner we should have been,” he said.
Arno presented to the board the E-911 transcripts that gave a play-by-play of what happened—most importantly, when it happened.
According to the transcripts the initial call was dispatched at 6:52 p.m. on Friday evening and the first engine did not arrive until 7:17 p.m. –19 minutes after the initial call. The Livingston Fire Department is only 1.3 miles away. Upon the engine’s arrival, only one man was on board.
For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands now, or subscribe online at livingstonenterprise.net.