Uniformed Fire Officers Association
There were charges Wednesday that the FDNY is stretched so thin that response times to a fire at an historic Upper East Side synagogue were agonizingly long and well above normal response times.
He was a fire marshall, one of the first on the scene at the World Trade Center on September 11. Steven Mosiello, 58, died of cancer of the esophagus, believed to be linked to the time he spent at Ground Zero.
Captain Al Hagan, head of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, along with fire officers and firefighters announced a six-week campaign to fight the potential closings on Thursday.
There was an ugly war of words Tuesday between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the fire unions over the impact budget cuts had on fighting a deadly fire in Brooklyn.
NYC firefighter unions are trying to reverse a cost-cutting measure that would thin staffing levels at 60 New York City firehouses starting Tuesday.