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FDNY firefighters hurt in Staten Island blaze sue over firehouse closings, delays

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2024
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Three firefighters who nearly perished while battling a wind-swept inferno on Staten Island last year are suing the city over a staffing policy they say left them shorthanded as the blaze raged out of control. The injured firefighters insist they could have put out the house fire in the borough’s Annadale section sooner if a nearby engine company had not been temporarily closed. But a long-standing FDNY policy of shutting down firehouses for medical checkups made a dangerous situation worse — and nearly cost them their lives, they claim. “Something...

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