Thousands protest fire company closures in Brooklyn Bridge march

Thousands of firefighters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge today to protest the proposed closures of fire companies. Several protests have already been held against the

BROOKLYN - Thousands of firefighters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge today to protest the proposed closures of fire companies.

Several protests have already been held against the proposed closures. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget would close 20 fire companies throughout the city. Eight of those are in Brooklyn.

Members of the Uniformed Firefighters Association and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association marched across the bridge to City Hall as part of the protest. Fire officials say closing down fire companies will reduce response times for emergencies. City Council releases list of firehouses slated to close Residents, firefighters rally to keep engine company openWalk held in Brooklyn against cuts to FDNY

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