From the Daily News:
The cash-crunched FDNY will have to shutter 20 companies by the end of the summer to save $37 million, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano told the City Council Friday.
"There is no way around this: closing 20 companies will impact our service and impact everyone in this city," Cassano said.
Cassano insisted he could not identify the endangered companies because the FDNY is still deciding which units would have the least impact on service if they closed.
Council members did not promise they could find emergency cash this year, but FDNY sources said they were "hopeful" the companies could be saved.
Hey what happened to the $3B budget surplus we had?