65-2 #30 May 25, 2017

Parking Placard Abuse

The Mayor has announced a crackdown on parking placard fraud and abuse. With multiple media outlets reporting on this topic, and mounting public pressure, (see @placardabuse on Twitter), the Mayor announced the following remedies:

  • The NYPD is in the process of forming a special unit dedicated to this and only this.
  • The City is planning on hiring an additional 100 Traffic Enforcement Agents for placard enforcement citywide.

We have been told specific attention will be paid to double parked cars and vehicles parked on hydrants. UFA issued placards are for vehicles on official UFA business to park in designated FDNY locations. A 'courtesy' has always been extended to our members when parking in and around these locations. Please make every effort to park legally within these designated locations while on official UFA business.


Gerard Fitzgerald

Robert Eustace
Recording Secretary