Savannah Fire shutting down Engine Company 16

(Savannah Fire Department)

More than a dozen Savannah firefighters will be reassigned after Department officials decided to shut down Engine Company 16.

Engine 16 and its crew are based out of Fire Department headquarters on Oglethorpe Avenue.

That engine responds to downtown fires and those firefighters are also the only ones trained to answer calls involving the Departments rescue boat on the Savannah River.

Officials tell us no firefighters were laid off because they will be moved into existing vacancies in the fire department.

So far, Fire Department officials are not commenting. FOX 28 will update this story with new information as soon as we have it.

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