4 NYFD Engine Companies Stop Working Nights
The affected companies, per WABC, are Engine Co. #4 on South Street, #161 on McClean Avenue in Staten Island, #271 on Himrod Street in Brooklyn, and #53 on Schofield Street in the Bronx. The Staten Island Advance says this will save $9 million a year, mainly in overtime salaries, but it is unclear who covers the night-closing engine companies. (The McClean company is one-and-a-half miles from the nearest firehouses with engine companies.)
Also, training of new firefighters will be cut back from 23 weeks to 18. Hiring will also be cut by an unspecified amount.