2011-05-20 / Top Stories

Engine 328 On Chopping Block

Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a list of 20 fire companies in jeopardy of closing as part of next fiscal year’s preliminary budget and once again engine 328 in Far Rockaway is on the city’s chopping block.

Engine 328 is part of the Far Rockaway “Big House” located at 16-15 Central Avenue and has threatened to close every year since 2008. The multiengine firehouse is home to Engine 328, Engine 264 and Ladder 134. Bloomberg says the list is preliminary and it’s too late to tell which firehouses will close. He last tried to close Engine 328 during overnight hours along with several others last November, but City Council negotiations with the mayor saved the firehouses from the cuts.

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