Fight to keep City Island fire company heats up
Residents in City Island say they are upset their fire company, Ladder 53, may still be shut down.
The FDNY says an extra fire company was on the island for Memorial Day weekend. Officials say the added crew helped with traffic for a few hours on May 29. However, residents say closing the fire company will slow down response times.
The FDNY says it's typical for them to send extra fire companies to the area for holiday weekends. Residents say they plan to keep fighting against the closure of Ladder 53.Residents rally against possible closure of City Island firehouse