FDNY firefighters disciplined for hazing African-American member
Seven Midtown firefighters have been disciplined for violating the FDNY’s “zero tolerance” hazing policy, The Post has learned.
Five firefighters and two officers at Engine 40-Ladder 35 near Lincoln Center — a firehouse that goes by the nickname “The Cavemen” — allegedly ridiculed an African-American member, sources said.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post
10 years later: How the Esperanza fire became a raging inferno that killed 5 California firefighters
The call woke Jess McLean about 2:30 a.m.
His boss wanted to know whether he could help with a fire, even though it was his day off.
It’s a big one, Capt. Mark Loutzenhiser told McLean, Engine 57’s fire engine operator.
McLean, always eager to help, turned to his wife, Karen.
“Can I go?” he asked.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Redlands Daily Facts
Boston Fire Department targeting cancer risks for firefighters
A Boston firefighter is diagnosed with cancer every three weeks, the city’s fire commissioner, Joseph E. Finn, said in a keynote address at a conference in Nashville.
Speaking at the annual Firehouse Expo on Thursday, Finn said the Fire Department is working hard to reduce cancer risks among firefighters, according to Firehouse.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Boston Globe