Uniformed Firefighters Association

Firefighters train at the FDNY training academy on May 9, 2014.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Firefighters Union Pushes For Better Disability Pensions

Union leaders are calling on the city to increase disability payments for firefighters and police officers.

11/19/2014

Emergency workers remove a dead body from the wreckage after a Metro-North commuter train derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Multiple injuries and at least 4 deaths were reported after the seven car train left the tracks as it was heading to Grand Central Terminal along the Hudson River line.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

911 Dispatchers Mistook Deadly Metro-North Derailment For Fire, Records Say

New evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.

05/22/2014

Five people were injured during a fire at the St. Joseph Hill Academy convent in October 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

911 Recordings Reveal Confusion Among Dispatchers During Fire At S.I. Convent

911 recordings released Wednesday show confusion and disorganization at a dispatch center being notified about a fire at a Staten Island convent.

05/21/2014

FDNY patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Union Backs Veteran Female Firefighter, Claims FDNY Denied Promotion As Retaliation

Elizabeth Osgood’s union said the FDNY abused its subpoena power to trace an anonymous critical comment in a newspaper last November back to her. But the FDNY says she wasn’t promoted because she’s under investigation.

03/06/2014

Firefighters battle a blaze at a home on Commonwealth Avenue in the Bronx on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Union Head Says 911 Glitch Caused 2nd Bronx Home To Go Up In Flames

More than 250 firefighters responded to the blaze that broke out early Wednesday morning at a home on Commonwealth Avenue in Parkchester.

07/17/2013

(file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Union Claims FDNY Is Underreporting Response Times To Close More Fire Houses

The firefighters union is accusing FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano of deliberately underreporting the time it takes for fire trucks to arrive at an emergency.

05/22/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Apr 9, 2012 (credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Judge Orders NYC To Release Review Of City’s 911 System

New York City must release a consultant’s review of the city’s 911 system and emergency response times that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration has been fighting to keep private, a civil court judge decided Monday.

04/09/2012

Supporters gather at a 'Save the Fire Companies' rally near City Hall to protest New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to close 20 fire companies Friday, June 3, 2011, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Firefighters March Over Brooklyn Bridge To Protest Closure Of 20 NYC Firehouses

New York City firefighters hit the streets Friday, marching over the Brooklyn Bridge in protest.

06/03/2011

Michael Bloomberg/FDNY

Flatbush Fire Fallout: Saving Dollars Vs. Saving Lives

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.

02/22/2011

A five-alarm fire raged for hours in Flatbush, Brooklyn as hundreds of firefighters tried to keep it under control. (Photo: CBS 2)

FDNY Strongly Contesting UFA Prez’s Claims On Flatbush Blaze

The fire union is blaming staff cuts for a delayed response to a tragic Flatbush fire. But the FDNY said Monday a dispatch problem also helped delay getting water on the blaze for critical minutes.

02/21/2011

Firefighter fight the blames in Flatbush Saturday (AP); Firefighters point to the remains of the fire Sunday (AP Photo)

Union: Brooklyn Death, Injuries ‘Directly Attributable’ To Bloomberg FDNY Staffing Cuts

Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy blames the outcome of Saturday’s deadly blaze on staffing cuts enacted by Mayor Bloomberg and the city.

02/20/2011

Firefighters stand at firehouse Engine 66/Ladder 61 in the Bronx. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Firefighters: Staffing Cuts A Matter Of Life & Death

NYC firefighter unions are trying to reverse a cost-cutting measure that would thin staffing levels at 60 New York City firehouses starting Tuesday.

01/31/2011

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

NY Delegation Vows To Get 9/11 Health Bill Passed

Standing at Ground Zero just days before the ninth anniversary of 9/11, members of New York’s Congressional Delegation declared they intended to pass the Zadroga Bill the week of Sept. 20.

09/08/2010