Memphians protest to keep neighborhood fire station open - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphians protest to keep neighborhood fire station open

The union claims that the station receives about 100 calls per month. The union claims that the station receives about 100 calls per month.

(WMC-TV) - Memphians are protesting in hopes of keeping their neighborhood fire station open.

People in a north Memphis neighborhood concerned about losing fire station 6 gathered inside Pleasant Green Baptist Church Monday night to share their thoughts about the closure, which is due to budget cuts.

Memphis Fire Director Alvin Benson was there, along with several business leaders in the community and state representative Barbara Cooper. They discussed a plan of action to get the city's attention.

The union claims that the station receives about 100 calls per month. The pastor of the church, A.J. Williams says a lot of those calls are made by church members. He wants city leaders to find some other way to make the cuts and keep this station open.

"The fire station has been there for 60 years, and we've had members here a lot of times ... People have diabetes sugar getting low, and whatever happens the fire station has been a great service right across and take care of the situation," he said.

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