FDNY chief: Firehouse closings will c...

FDNY chief: Firehouse closings will cause deaths, longer response times

There are 4 comments on the New York Daily News story from Mar 7, 2013, titled FDNY chief: Firehouse closings will cause deaths, longer response times. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano says Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to close firehouses could affect the city's record-low number of fire deaths and the agency's quick response time.

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Sean Thorton

East Quogue, NY

#1 Mar 9, 2013
JUST ADD WATER- This move goes hand in hand to the watered down ranks as we add the less qualified to the roles. SAD
EMT

Central Islip, NY

#2 Mar 9, 2013
FDNY companies were assigned to respond to EMS calls because the number of fires dropped so nuch that the UFA and UFOA needed something else to justify keeping the same number of firefighters on the job as in the past. The merger with EMS did nothing for EMS, but saved FDNY jobs.
shameless-li

Fairfield, CT

#3 Mar 11, 2013
EMT wrote:
FDNY companies were assigned to respond to EMS calls because the number of fires dropped so nuch that the UFA and UFOA needed something else to justify keeping the same number of firefighters on the job as in the past. The merger with EMS did nothing for EMS, but saved FDNY jobs.
if you lower the pensions and take away vacation days and unlimited sick time, the fdny and the nypd could have plenty money to protect and serve the citizens of nyc and not themselves...
New York

Corona Del Mar, CA

#5 Mar 12, 2013
There aren't really too many fires in a day.

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