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More than 1,000 First-Responders Suffering 9/11-Related Health Woes Finally Receive Full Compensation Checks

NY Daily News – March 03, 2016 by Rich Schapiro Better late than never It took nearly 15 years — but more than 1,000 first-responders suffering 9/11-related health woes are finally receiving their full compensation checks, officials announced Tuesday. The first batch of long-overdue payments — totaling more than $233.4 million — are on the […]

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Firefighters’ Union: FDNY Underreports 911 Response Times ‘By Up To 92%’

The Gothamist – March 03, 2016 by Jen Chung The Uniformed Firefighters Association has released what it’s calling a “bombshell analysis” challenging the FDNY’s response time statistics. The union accuses the fire department of “significantly underreporting average response times to fires and other emergencies, in some cases by up to 92 percent.” Here are some […]

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Union: FDNY Response Times Are Much Slower Than City Claims

CBS 2 – March 02, 2016 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The union representing FDNY firefighters charged Monday that the department has underreported emergency response times around the city. As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, Uniformed Firefighters Association president Steve Cassidy said the FDNY has been burying the real and much longer response times on its […]

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New Report Says City is Misleading Public with False Stats About the Fdny’s Emergency Response Times

Jacksonville Daily News – March 02, 2016 by Lisa L. Colangelo The city is misleading the public with rosy statistics on how quickly firefighters get to emergencies, according to a new report released Monday by the Uniformed Firefighters Association. Union officials charged the discrepancy is especially glaring in the Bronx, where the city claims in […]

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‘City Never Made a Fair Offer’

Chief Leader – March 02, 2016 by SARAH DORSEY For Survivors of ‘Black Sunday’ Fire, $183M Jury Award Brings Relief, No Joy Though he waited 11 years for the city to be held responsible for the deaths of his three firefighter brethren, the tears that ran down Jeff Cool’s face when he heard the verdict […]

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