THOUSANDS RALLY OUTSIDE CITY HALL TO PROTEST PROPOSED FIREHOUSE CLOSINGS

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[flv:/flv/apb_cityhallfire.flv 600 440] New York City’s firefighting unions that represent fire officers and firefighters rallied outside of city hall Friday. They were joined by almost all of the members of the City Council who oppose Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s a proposal to close 20 fire companies as a budget-cutting measure. The mayor who was on a trip to Brazil, has defended the proposal claiming response times and fire deaths are at a new low.The city is scheduled to finalize its budget by the end of the month.

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