The Bloomberg Administration on Wednesday released the names of 20 fire companies the mayor is considering closing to help close the city's budget gap. The document given to the City Council lists eight closings in Brooklyn, four in Queens, three each in the Bronx and Manhattan and two in Staten Island.
The administration's report states the units are among the less active in the city and that surrounding companies would be able to absorb the workload. Earlier this week during city council hearings, Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano conceded the closures would have a spill over impact in terms of response times and the number of safety inspections the Department could complete.
City council members are expected to vigorously fight the closures in their districts.
List of companies and fire houses involved: