Rally to Highlight Devastating Impact of Shuttering City Island Fire Company
Council Members Vacca and Crowley and Rep. Crowley join Islanders, union officials to renew opposition to closure of Ladder Company 53
Monday afternoon, City Council Member James Vacca, City Council Fire & Criminal Justice Committee Chair Elizabeth Crowley, and Congressman Joseph Crowley will join City Island residents and fire union officials to rally against the potential closure of Ladder Company 53. The Mayor’s Executive Budget, announced today, calls for the elimination of 20 fire companies citywide. FDNY has yet to disclose the specific companies on the chopping block, but Ladder 53 has been slated for closure in the past. If Ladder 53 were to close, first-alarm response times on City Island would double to over 10 minutes, compromising life and limb.
WHAT: Rally to oppose potential closure of City Island’s Ladder Company 53
WHO: City Council Member James Vacca,City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Chair of the Fire Committee, U.S. Congressman Joseph Crowley, Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy, Uniformed Fire Officers Association President Capt. Al Hagan, City Island Residents, Merchants, and Schoolchildren
WHERE: Ladder Company 53, 169 Schofield Street, City Island, NY
WHEN: Monday, May 9, 2011, at 1:30 P.M.