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7 Fire Companies Get the Budget Ax

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    Coming under the Philadelphia budget ax-- seven fire companies.

    Coming under the Philadelphia budget ax-- seven fire companies.

    Engine 39 in Roxborough is one firehouse feeling the cuts.  It will keep its ambulance and ladder truck, but will lose its engine truck.
     
    130 firefighters have been reassigned throughout the city.

    No firehouses are closing, but five engines and two ladder trucks have been deactivated.

    Residents and the Firefighters Union are still trying to block the cuts.

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    Fire fighters and residents of Port Richmond protest on Aramingo Ave.
    (Published Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008)