Elected officials are investing more than $2 million in capital upgrades for Queens firehouses, including $500,000 for a Jamaica station.
Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilman Paul Vallone, the FDNY and Community Board 7 announced that $2.075 million has been allocated for the next fiscal year.
“Firehouses hold New York’s Bravest, our heroes who fearlessly run toward danger and crisis when everyone else runs away,” Katz said. “Firehouses are the pillars of the neighborhood, where Queens families turn to for safety and rescue at our most vulnerable hours.”
“We owe an immeasurable debt to our firefighters and first responders,” added Vallone. “The best fire department in the world deserves the best in return.”
“This funding will go a long way to improving these firehouses and is a shining example of what can be accomplished by partnering with our fellow elected officials.”
FDNY Engine 275/Ladder 133 at 111-36 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica will get $500,000 for window upgrades.
The funding will go to these other firehouses:
- FDNY Engine 307/Ladder 154 at 81-19 Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights (kitchen upgrade)
- FDNY Engine 295/Ladder 144 at 12-49 149th St. in Whitestone (doors)
- FDNY Engine 297/Ladder 130 at 119-11 14th Rd. in College Point (doors)
- FDNY Engine 306 at 40-18 214th Pl. in Bayside (doors)
- FDNY Engine 313/Ladder 164 at 44-01 244th St. in Little Neck (doors)