More than a dozen New York City Fire Department companies that were once again on the chopping block have been spared from the budget ax.
The City Council again came through with sufficient funds to keep them open.
Back in November, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed closing the 20 companies at night in order to save upwards of $15 million.
Lawmakers fought to keep them open and found other savings.
In 2009, the Council also restored funding to keep 16 fire companies open.