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  • NY Daily News

    “Injured Firefighters Plan Suit Against NYC Over Closing Firehouse Before Near-Deadly Blaze”

    “Three firefighters severely injured in a Staten Island house fire plan to sue New York City, charging that a long-standing FDNY policy of shutting down firehouses for medical checkups delayed the response and set the stage for near-fatal conditions.”

  • The Arthur Aidala Power Hour
    “On February 17th there was a huge fire in Annadale on Staten Island…there was 22 firefighters, they almost lost their lives, the homes fell on them, 3 of them almost died, 2 of them are never going back to work again – and what really troubled me is that the city has this longstanding policy where they put entire firehouses out of service completely for medical exams rather than putting overtime in place, or re-staffing them, or a million other options…”
  • 1010 Wins: WCBS NewsRadio
    “The massive blaze on Shotwell Avenue on Staten Island back in February sent 22 firefighters to the hospital. Now, 3 of them are suing, alleging the response was bungled because the nearest firehouse was empty that day…”
  • Staten Island Live

    “3 FDNY Members Hurt Battling Staten Island Blaze Plan to Sue NYC Over Closed Firehouse”

    “Three FDNY firefighters who were seriously injured when a home partially collapsed as they were battling a raging blaze in Annadale back in February have filed a notice of claim and plan to sue New York City…”

  • 1010 Wins: WCBS NewsRadio
    “The policy has been in place for decades. When firefighters go in for medical exams, their firehouse goes out of service for the day. That was the case for Ladder 167 on Staten Island back in February, says attorney Andreas Koutsoudakis…”