There are continued calls to keep two Baltimore City fire units from closing, the closures are proposed as part of city budget cuts.
Firefighters and their families held rallies on Wednesday to voice those calls in public. Firefighters, both active and retired, held rallies outside two fire houses in the city, protesting the proposal to take two engine units out of service permanently, due to city budget cuts.
The protests happened outside the fire stations on Bush Street in Pigtown and Cold Spring Lane in northeast Baltimore. Those are the houses that are home to the two units the city is considering taking out of service.
The closures aren't for the entire fire station itself, just the engines responsible for certain equipment -- Engines 55 in Pigtown and Four in northeast Baltimore.
On Wednesday, fire union leaders joined City Council members calling for Mayor Jack Young to keep the companies open.