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New York Appeals Court Approves FDNY Hiring Oversight

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A federal appeals court said a Brooklyn judge rushed to judgment in deciding that the FDNY had intentionally discriminated against black and Latino applicants. 

 

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Firefighter Receives National Recognition of Valor

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

One of the FDNY’s bravest was awarded the Public Safety Medal of Valor on Wednesday.

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Crane Collapses in Long Island City

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The red crane collapsed shortly before 2:30 onto a building that's going up in Long Island City at 46th Avenue and Center Boulevard, behind the iconic Pepsi Cola sign along the East River waterfront.

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Group That Won Discrimination Suit Against FDNY Eyes Back Pay

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Vulcan Society, the group that brought a discrimination suit against the FDNY, is now turning its attention to back pay.

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Judge: FDNY Can Hire for First Time in 5 Years

Friday, September 28, 2012

The federal judge overseeing the effort to diversify the nation's largest fire department has approved a new entrance exam that will allow the FDNY to hire new firefighters for the first time in five years.

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FDNY Reports Record Number of Minority Test Takers

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A record-number of minorities took this year’s revamped firefighter entrance exam thanks to recruiting efforts aimed at minorities, according to the FDNY.

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Mourners Honor Fallen NYC Firefighter

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A New York City fire lieutenant who died fighting a Brooklyn blaze is being laid to rest on Long Island.

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Fallen Firefighter Rich Nappi Remembered as 'Family Man'

Monday, April 16, 2012

A day after Lt. Rich Nappi was killed battling a three-alarm blaze in Brooklyn, the 47-year-old father of two was remembered by his fellow firefighters as a "tireless worker" and a "family man."

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How to Fight a Wildfire in New York City

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hundreds of area firefighters were deployed to fight fast-burning blazes that erupted in the New York region this week – using wildfire-fighting skills not often used in an urban environment.

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City Firefighter Leaves Hospital After 3 Months

Friday, March 23, 2012

Brooklyn firefighter Robert Wiedmann is finally home after being badly injured in a Crown Heights blaze three months ago.

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Judge Says City Could Owe $128M to Minority FDNY Applicants

Thursday, March 08, 2012

A federal judge in New York has ruled that the FDNY could owe up to $128 million in back-pay and compensation to black and Latino firefighters who took two entrance exams deemed discriminatory.

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NYC Wants Judge in FDNY Discrimination Case Removed

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New York City says a judge overseeing a discrimination case against the fire department abandoned his neutral role and was preoccupied with press coverage of the proceedings.

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Group OKed to Make Home Visits to Black FDNY Applicants

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A federal monitor overseeing the FDNY’s hiring process is allowing the Vulcan Society, a group of black firefighters, to follow up directly with black candidates who haven’t completed their paperwork for an upcoming entrance exam by making home visits.

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2 Firefighters in Serious Condition After Crown Heights Blaze

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Two firefighters who were badly burned at a Brooklyn apartment fire are in serious but stable condition.

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Former Prosecutor Will Oversee FDNY Hiring

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A federal judge is appointing a former prosecutor as an independent monitor to oversee the efforts of the city's fire department to hire minorities.

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FDNY Removes Fire Hazards From Zuccotti Park

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said dozens of firefighters went to Zuccotti Park Friday morning to remove fire hazards from the anti-Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan.

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FDNY Discrimination Suit Heads Back to Court

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Representatives for the city and a group charging the FDNY with discrimination are due back in court Thursday. The Center for Constitutional Rights is expected to deliver a list of potential candidates for a court-appointed monitor to oversee the department's hiring practices.

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Federal Judge Orders Monitor to Oversee FDNY Hiring

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

A federal judge in New York wants an independent monitor to oversee the FDNY's hiring and recruiting practices.

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9/11 First Responder Lessons Learned, But Still Room for Improvement

Saturday, October 01, 2011

This week, the New York City Council got an update on how much progress the Bloomberg administration has make in resolving three of the main first responder communications problems identified during the attacks on. But others argue there are still improvements that need to be made.

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10 Years Later, FDNY and NYPD in Radio Sync

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Since the September 11 attack, New York City has committed hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade its 911 call system and its emergency radio communications to try and correct the inadequacies documented by the 911 Commission and other expert reviews.
A City Council panel Tuesday examined how far the Bloomberg administration had actually gotten on the effort,which has run into time delays and major cost overruns.

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