Residents Continue Fight to Keep Fire Station 6 Open

Residents Continue Fight to Keep Fire Station 6 Open

Neighbors say now is not the time to slow down. They plan to go to the next city council meeting at the end of the month to make more noise and fight for their fire station.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - The battle to keep Fire Station 6 open is far from over.

People who live in north Memphis held their second community meeting Monday night at Trinity CME Church. The group will continue fighting to keep the fire station open.

They saw a small victory a few weeks ago when Memphis City Council decided to keep the station open for another month. The fire director wanted to shut it down on August 1st due to budget cuts.

Neighbors say now is not the time to slow down. They plan to go to the next city council meeting at the end of the month to make more noise and fight for their fire station.

"On the 30th we will be at city hall to meet [Memphis Mayor] A C Wharton and when we come we're coming strong with great force and we will claim a victory," said community organizer Linda Word. "Our station will be open."

The mayor and Memphis fire leaders agreed to delay the closure until September 1st.

Closing Fire Station 6 on North Thomas Street would help save the department a little over $1 million.

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