Press Releases

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2012

Statement from Steve Cassidy, UFA President, on
Budget Agreement to Save 20 FDNY Companies

On behalf of New York City Firefighters, I want to thank Speaker Christine Quinn and Members of the City Council for their efforts to make sure the public is protected by preserving 20 FDNY companies threatened with closure.

Closing any fire companies would negatively impact the lives of all New Yorkers.

The last decade has been the busiest in the history of the FDNY, as firefighters alone responded to more than five million emergencies. As New York evolves and grows, citizens are requiring more FDNY protections, not less. We are thankful that the Speaker and Members of the Council recognized this and took action.

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