Fire Department

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Trenton Delays Pending Layoff Of 61 Firefighters

Dozens of firefighters in New Jersey’s capital city will keep their jobs for at least a few more weeks. Trenton officials say the layoffs of 61 firefighters that was slated to occur Jan. 5 has been pushed back a month.


A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) engine is seen outside a firehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 19, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

City Councilman Wants NYC Firefighter Age Limit Raised

The 2007 recruitment exam for the New York City Fire Department is considered to be discriminatory according to the ruling of a federal judge.


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Local Lawmakers Line Up Against FDNY ‘Crash Tax’

The FDNY’s so-called “crash tax” has some new opponents. A couple of state and local lawmakers are stepping in to try to stop a plan to charge drivers for accidents.


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FDNY: You Caused The Accident? You’re Paying A Fine

Lawmakers are pumping the brakes on the Fire Department of New York’s plan to charge drivers who cause accidents.


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Report: NYC To Charge Private Hospitals For 9-1-1 Ambulances

Some medical professionals said they worry the fees will prompt some private hospitals to stop providing ambulance service.


Muhammed Qasim and his wife pushed three of their children from the top window of their burning house to the second-floor ledge below during a raging house fire.

Kids Escape Brooklyn Fire By Jumping From Window

A Brooklyn father was forced to make a life and death decision, as he pushed his children out of a third-floor window to save them from their burning home.


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Fire Kills 3 In Binghamton, Including Child

Three people are dead after a house fire in Binghamton, including a four-year-old child.


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Retired NY Firefighter Charged With Grand Larceny

George William Gray pleaded not guilty to grand larceny and other charges. The 68-year-old chaired the Glen Cove fire department’s general fund for almost 20 years before retiring last year.


A hiring freeze was in effect as of Thursday morning in the City’s fire department, which was set to offer 300 new jobs.

NYC To Appeal Fire Dept Discrimination Ruling

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City will appeal a ruling that has halted the hiring of rookie firefighters amid test-discrimination claims.

CBS 2–08/06/2010

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FDNY Hiring Freeze Ordered Amid Discrimination Battle

A judge has halted the hiring of new firefighters amid the legal battle over alleged discrimination at the FDNY involving entry exams.

WCBS 880–08/04/2010