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:
- Engine 4, 42 South St. Manhattan
- Engine 26, 220 West 37th St. Manhattan
- Engine 46, 460 Cross Bronx Expwy. Bronx
- Engine 60, 341 East 143rd St. Bronx
- Engine 157, 1573 Castleton Ave. Staten Island
- Engine 161, 278 McClean Ave. Staten Island
- Engine 205, 74 Middagh St. Brooklyn
- Engine 206, 1201 Grand St. Brooklyn
- Engine 218, 650 Hart St. Brooklyn
- Engine 220, 530 11th St. Brooklyn
- Engine 233, 25 Rockaway Ave. Brooklyn
- Engine 284, 1157 79th St. Brooklyn
- Engine 294, 101-20 Jamaica Ave. Queens
- Engine 306, 40-18 214th Place Queens
- Engine 328, 16-19 Central Ave. Queens
- Ladder 8, 14 North Moore St. Manhattan
- Ladder 53, 169 Schofield Ave. Bronx
- Ladder 104, 161 South 2nd St. Brooklyn
- Ladder 128, 33-51 Greenpoint Ave. Queens
- Ladder 161, 2929 W 8th St. Brooklyn