Crowley Declares Victory on Fire Companies
June 24th, 2010

We just got this from Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley’s office:

“Our top priority is to keep New Yorkers safe and by finding the money to save firehouses, we succeeded today,” said City Council Fire & Criminal Justice Chair Elizabeth Crowley. “When we started this fight, 62 fire companies were on the chopping block – now all will remain open. The City has negotiated a budget that will restore the $37 million to keep our fire companies open. Thanks to the efforts of firefighters, elected officials, community leaders and thousands of New Yorkers from every borough, we won this fight for our fire protection.”

As Chair of the Fire & Criminal Justice Committee, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley led a citywide campaign to save New York City’s fire companies. Since Mayor Bloomberg proposed 62 fire company closures in his preliminary budget announcement, Council Member Crowley mobilized thousands of taxpayers from every corner of the City and held a total of 15 rallies (which included five in Manhattan, three in Brooklyn, four in Queens, two in the Bronx, one on Staten Island).

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