Friday, December 26, 2014

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 


Southern Tier

Protest over possible closure of Fire Station Seven

  • Text size: + -
CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Protest over possible closure of Fire Station Seven
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A group protested outside a fundraising ball hosted by Syracuse’s mayor. They were protesting the possible closure of Fire Station Seven in Armory Square.

A handful of demonstrators were holding signs in front of the Museum of Science and Technology Saturday night. That's where Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner was in attendance.

Protesters say closing a fire station could be costly in an emergency situation.

"The fire department, the demand for our services, has never been greater. The need continues to grow. Meanwhile, our resources have never been this slim," said retired fire lieutenant Tom Sextons said.

Saturday night's ball came two days after Miner gave her State of the City Address. Mayor Miner says her office is still putting the city's budget together and plans will be finalized in the coming months before it’s presented to the common council. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP