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For Immediate Release: December 4, 2008

Statement from Steve Cassidy, UFA President on Night Time Firehouse Closures

According to the Fire Department's own data, in the last four years New York City Firefighters have responded to the most emergency calls in the history of the FDNY, and the trend continues to increase.

In this post 9-11 world the FDNY's expanded responsibilities to protect New Yorkers can not be accomplished by service reductions.

More fatalities happen at night than any other time of day. Closing companies compromises public safety and threatens civilian and firefighter lives.