Union Backs Veteran Female Firefighter, Claims FDNY Denied Promotion As RetaliationElizabeth 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.
Fire Union Head Says 911 Glitch Caused 2nd Bronx Home To Go Up In FlamesMore than 250 firefighters responded to the blaze that broke out early Wednesday morning at a home on Commonwealth Avenue in Parkchester.
City Council Holds Hearings On 911 System Glitches, Response TimesEmergency dispatchers, firefighters and EMS workers say the city's new $2 billion modernization of its 911 system, which includes using new technology and a new backup call center, is unreliable.
Union Claims FDNY Is Underreporting Response Times To Close More Fire HousesThe firefighters union is accusing FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano of deliberately underreporting the time it takes for fire trucks to arrive at an emergency.
Union Argues New FDNY Directive Is 'Ridiculous' & Violation Of Free Speech At issue is a revised directive that prohibits opinions or viewpoints from being posted on firehouse walls. UFA President Steve Cassidy says the policy violates firefighters' First Amendment rights.
FDNY Union Head Touts Department's Performance, Bemoans Staffing Cuts Union chief Steve Cassidy says staffing cuts continue to have a negative impact as FDNY numbers indicate 2011 was the third busiest year for firefighter emergencies in department history.
City Plans Major Overhaul Of Public Pension SystemThe plan is to consolidate management of the city’s five pension plans into one unified board with about a dozen directors. The current five boards have 58 directors.
Firefighters March Over Brooklyn Bridge To Protest Closure Of 20 NYC FirehousesNew York City firefighters hit the streets Friday, marching over the Brooklyn Bridge in protest.
Residents, Students Protest Closing Of Park Slope Firehouse Engine 220Students from P.S. 107 marched over to Engine 220 to show their support for the firehouse - one of 20 set to close under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget.
FDNY Strongly Contesting UFA Prez's Claims On Flatbush BlazeThe 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.
Union: Brooklyn Death, Injuries 'Directly Attributable' To Bloomberg FDNY Staffing CutsUniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy blames the outcome of Saturday's deadly blaze on staffing cuts enacted by Mayor Bloomberg and the city.