Ladder 124, Engine 271 at 392 Himrod. — Photo by jag9889

It was reported in December that Engine 271 at Himrod and St. Nicholas would lose its night shift to help FDNY save millions. What’s the big deal? — we said — it’s just the night shift. Then we reported in March that 271 could be shut down altogether. We now have confirmation: Engine 271 will be shuttered entirely in July.

It does seem that all things being equal, money should be cut from non-emergency services before things like the Fire Department are downsized.