Dyker Heights’ Only Fire House On Closure List

Assemblyman Peter Abbate (from assembly.state.ny.us)
Rep. Michael Grimm (from house.gov)

The city’s list of fire companies slated for closure, which was reluctantly released to the public on May 18,  included the name of Engine Company 284 on 79th Street in Dyker  Heights. Neighborhood residents are understandably concerned about the  possible loss of their only fire house and local leaders are trying to  draw attention to the potential dangers its loss might cause.

According to a story in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Assemblyman Peter  Abbate will lead a “Save Engine 284” rally outside the  firehouse on  Friday, June 3, at 3:30 p.m.

“Whatever we need to do, we’ll do,” Fran Vella-Marrone, president  of  the Dyker Heights Civic Association told the Eagle. “We’ll hold a  rally. We’ll write  letters, whatever it takes.”

Representative Michael Grimm ran a charity race last Saturday, to benefit wounded Marines, “on behalf of Engine Company 284.”

State Assemblyman Peter Abbate represents Assembly District 49, which includes Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Dyker Heights.

Congressman Michael Grimm represents New York’s 13th District, which includes all of Staten Island, as well as parts of Bay Ridge,  Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Gravesend.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Dyker Heights Fights To Save Its Firehouse