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FDNY Firefighters Lose Pay for Hazing
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FDNY Engine 40/Ladder 35 Photo Courtesy: John Roca Several FDNY firefighters were disciplined for hazing a rookie firefighter. Seven firefighters from Engine 40 and Ladder 35 in Manhattan allegedly poked fun at an African-American firefighter. The punishment included the loss of 15 vacation days and the loss of pay, ranging from three to 30 days, according to the New York Post. If they did not accept the discipline, they could have faced administrative charges. While the department did not share details of the incident, a source told the newspaper that the firefighter's locker was found in the bathroom. In 2013, then-Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano established a policy against...
Town orders U.S. flags removed from fire trucks
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Photo Credit Poughkeepsie Journal POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — American flags were removed from three fire trucks in New York on Tuesday sparking heated discussion on social media and disappointment from union members. Arlington Fire Chief Tory Gallante was directed by the Board of Fire Commissioners to remove the flags from the backs of the trucks during Monday's meeting. He declined to comment on specifics of why the decision was made but said he is “very disappointed with their direction.” Arlington Fire Commissioner Chairman Jim Beretta said the board majority feel the flags are a "liability during normal operations for our people and...
Three Firefighters Critical; One Nearly Loses Arm in Apparatus Accident
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Three firefighters were injured during fire and a fourth was injured in a crash Fire officials said kids playing with a stove led to a blaze that injured three firefighters at the scene Tuesday afternoon. Another firefighter suffered critical injuries while responding to cover an empty Bronx fire station. The fire was reported at 12:30 p.m. in a two-story home at 636 East 235th Street in the Bronx. Flames spread to four other homes and four alarms were sounded, according to a statement released from the department. About 30 minutes into the fire, a mayday was called and that situation was quickly...