NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The budget cuts for New York City will hit the Fire Department.
Probationary firefighters will receive five fewer weeks of training at the Fire Academy, but FDNY commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta says the cutbacks are necessary.
"We would prefer to have additional training, but let me just emphasize that we are going to be able to compress this without losing any of the training we added for fire prevention, building inspection, construction," said Scoppetta.
WCBS Reporter Marla Diamond was at the Fire Department Headquarters in Brooklyn.
No firehouses will be closed, but five of them will have fewer firefighters and equipment at night.
The changes are expected to take place in January.
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