Pentagon firefighters long waiting for replacement for station destroyed on 9/11

Plans to replace a Pentagon firehouse that was destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terror attacks have not been completed 15 years on, and there is not yet a timetable for its completion, reported Scott MacFarlane, Rick Yarborough and Jeff Piper of News4.

The Pentagon fire station was originally there to respond to helipad emergencies. Since the terrorist attacks, plans to replace it have come to nothing. Firefighters assigned to the Pentagon currently use several trailers near the helipad. It is unsure whether or not the delapidated trailers are safe.

Congress approved plans for a new station in 2012, but underestimated the costs, so nothing was done.

“We’ve gone 15 years with anniversary after anniversary. We always preach we’ll never forget. I think we’ve been forgotten,” said one firefighter.

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