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New York Village Board Eliminates Career Fire Department

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (Newsday) – The Garden City Village Board voted Tuesday night to eliminate its paid fire department.

The board voted 6-1,  with trustee Stephen Makrinos dissenting, to abolish the paid department effective Aug. 27. 

All paid firefighters were placed on administrative leave and told not to report to work Thursday.