Vulcan Society Of African-American Firefighters Welcomes First Woman PresidentThe Vulcan Society – a fraternal organization representing African-American FDNY firefighters – inaugurated its first woman president Monday.
$98 Million Settlement Reached In FDNY Discrimination CaseA black firefighters' group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applicants will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million.
‘Most Diverse Class Ever’ Of New FDNY Firefighters Sworn In Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano swore in 318 new probationary firefighters. The class has eight women and more than 66 percent of the class are minorities, officials said.
Report: FDNY EMS Lieutenant Quits After Racial Tweet ScandalAn FDNY EMS lieutenant has resigned after being exposed for a pattern of racial Twitter messages, according to a published report.
Vulcan Society Wants FDNY EMT Fired Following Series Of 'Racist' Tweets Leaders of the Vulcan Society, a fraternal organization of black firefighters, are now calling for the ouster of EMS Lt. Timothy Dluhos after the New York Post exposed his questionable Twitter messages.
FDNY Commissioner's Son Resigns Over Offensive Tweets"I know my actions have hurt and disappointed many people, especially my family. I would like to move forward, learn from my mistakes and continue to grow as a person with the support of my family, friends and loved ones," Joe Cassano said.
Judge: NYC Owes More Than $128 Million In FDNY LawsuitIn a decision Thursday, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis said there would have to be hearings held to determine how much individual claimants would receive, which could lower the total amount the city would have to pay.
White Applicants Blast FDNY After Being Denied Entry To Preparation ClassThere were hurt feelings and racial tensions as white applicants were left standing outside a prep class on Wednesday night.
Black Firefighter Organization Permitted To Visit FDNY Applicants At HomeA judge found that white recruits are more likely than black recruits to have friends or family members in the Fire Department encouraging them to persevere through the department's long hiring process.
FDNY Looks To Attract Minorities As Exam Deadline LoomsNew York City fire commissioner Sal Cassano took his campaign to 125th Street in Manhattan two days ahead of the recruitment deadline.
FDNY Commissioner To Testify On Minority HiringBrooklyn federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis reportedly ordered Commissioner Salvatore Cassano to testify next week.
Special Monitor Could Oversee FDNY Hiring To Ensure Discrimination Doesn't OccurJudge Nicholas Garaufis has already decided the city's firefighter entrance exam discriminated against minorities.