NYC
05/11/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

1,000 Firefighters To Be Laid Off Under Possible Budget Plan

The FDNY is bracing for doomsday.

The department will be forced to close a staggering 62 fire companies and lay off more than 1,000 firefighters if the bad-news state budget becomes reality, Commissioner Salvatore Cassano told the City Council Wednesday.

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