The Mayor of New York City has decided that, we the voting people, do not require the services of eight (8) fire engines throughout New York City. One of these firehouses, Engine Company 278, at 5011-7th Avenue serves the people of Sunset Park and Borough Park. We are the 1st Engine to respond to most homes and businesses in Sunset Park and Borough Park. We are also often called to respond to Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights for major fires and emergencies and when the normally assigned engines are out of service, which happens quite frequently. (You probably didn\'t know that, right) We respond into Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights as a direct result of our close proximity to these neighborhoods. We can get there in a hurry! This petition will be forwarded to the Mayor, the City Council and the Fire Commissioner as soon as possible. The 45 days notice has been given and we are on the clock!!! We intend to use this petition for ALL the firehouses slated to be closed as well as ours. They include Engine 204 Cobble Hill; Engine 209 Bed-Stuy; Engine 212 Greenpoint; Squad 252 Bushwick; Engine 36 East Harlem; Engine 261 L.I.C; Engine 293 Woodhaven. They also plan to reduce (49) 5-man engines down to 4-man engines. This means it will take us longer to get the hose to your apartment or home. We will be staging rallies and commmunity meetings for the respective communities. Notices will be posted on www.bayridge.com Thanks for your continued support.
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Michael McGrath, United States8 years ago State: FL
Comments: This is a shock to here about.When i was a kid and lived on 7th.avenue and 54th. street i was at the fire house every day after school and on weekends this was in the late 60's and early 70's.I was the only kid on the block who knew what a k-tool was.It was not just a fire house it is a place were neighborhood kids could go and learn things about the nycfd.The men at this fire house were like a dad and school teacher to me.they put me in the right direction while growing up.When there was a big fire i would walk there and help the mpo around the engin and when the guys put the fire out i was able to get up on the engin and help put the house back on the truck.now i am retired and living in florida i just wanted to see if the engin is still 10-8 at the house.The loss of this engin and its personel i think would be a real shot in the back to the people that depend on them and the kids that live in the sunset park and bayridge area.My prayers are with you guys and my thanks to the engin company 278 who were therefor me when i was growing up.God bless all of you.Michael McGrath 4712 limerick drive tampa florida 33610
MICHAEL THOMAS, United States10 years ago State: AZ
Comments: WHY CLOSE IT DOWN IT PROVIDES SAFETY SECURITY AND JOBS. BESIDES SAFETY IN NUMBERS RIGHT WHATS WRONG WITH A FEW MORE FIRE TRUCKS.
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