Councilor At Large Naomi Carney admits to having concerns about the reliability of fire apparatus after reviewing a letter from the Firefighters Union complaining that in some cases, repairs weren't being done in a timely manner.

She tells WBSM's Brian Thomas, she's hoping a Public Safety Committee meeting next month will help provide some answers.

"We'll be able to question both sides to find out how many requisitions have been placed into maintenance, and what's going on with that," said Carney.

Councilor Deborah Coelho chairs the Public Safety Committee, and Carney says she'll ask for records to determine whether repairs are being done in a timely fashion.

Mayor Jon Mitchell responded to the firefighter complaints by saying "they're simply not based in fact."  He says the city will spend, or has already spent $10 million on new fire equipment.