Uniformed Firefighters Association
More than 250 firefighters responded to the blaze that broke out early Wednesday morning at a home on Commonwealth Avenue in Parkchester.
The firefighters union is accusing FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano of deliberately underreporting the time it takes for fire trucks to arrive at an emergency.
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.
New York City firefighters hit the streets Friday, marching over the Brooklyn Bridge in protest.
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.
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.
Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy blames the outcome of Saturday’s deadly blaze on staffing cuts enacted by Mayor Bloomberg and the city.
NYC firefighter unions are trying to reverse a cost-cutting measure that would thin staffing levels at 60 New York City firehouses starting Tuesday.
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.