FDNY MOVES ENGINE CO. TO AXED B'KLYN STATION


June 3, 2003 -- The Fire Department temporarily moved an engine company into the quarters of a Brooklyn unit that was disbanded by the city last month.

Engine Co. 282, whose Borough Park firehouse is undergoing an extensive renovation, was ordered yesterday to report to the former home of Engine Co. 278 in nearby Sunset Park.

Engine 278 and five other engine companies were closed down on May 25 because of budgetary cutbacks.

Battalion 40, a two-man team that shared space with Engine 278, is still operating out of the building.

"With this move, 282 is being moved closer to their original response area, and they'll be able to assist and handle calls 278 used to respond to," said FDNY spokesman Jim Long.

The move will last until at least November, when the renovations on Engine 282's firehouse are expected to be completed.

Dan Kadison; Newsday