FDNY gives closure notices to 4 firehouses

May 12, 2009 4:06:03 PM PDT
The FDNY gave four fire companies and the communities they serve 45 days notice that the department plans to permanently close them as early as next month. The four companies reportedly received the mandatory 45-day notice, meaning the FDNY can close them as soon as June 22.

The notifications of closure were made to the local community boards, City Council members and borough presidents' offices.

The companies notified of closure are:

  • Engine 161 on Staten Island
  • Engine 4 in Manhattan
  • Engine 271 in Brooklyn
  • Ladder 53 in the Bronx

    The companies slated to close share their firehouses with either a ladder or an engine company, and those will remain open.

    Several Council members have said they would not approve any budget if it required closing fire companies.


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