Tag Archives: New York City

FDNY Responds to 500k Emergencies in 2010. Meanwhile, the Mayor wants to Cut Resources.

FDNY responded to more than 500,000 emergencies in 2010. This is a new record for the department. FDNY continues to be the busiest department in the United States. Meanwhile, the Mayor has proposed decreasing the manpower on engine companies and creating a 20 fire company brownout during the evening. Listen in as Steve Cassidy, the President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater NY, discusses the cuts. Captain Al Hagan, the President of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association also talks on the issue.

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Republicans Kill the 9/11 Health Bill – Lame-as-F@#k Congress

Who better to explain what happened and expose the GOP leaders who continue to utilize 9/11 to seem compassionate all the while not giving a damn about the first responders who worked at Ground Zero than Jon Stewart on the Daily Show. Even if this is Political humor, the humor is typically not to far from the truth. The House bill passed at 268 to 160 (17 Republicans voting for the bill and 157 against). Only 3 Democrats voted against the House Bill. The Senate bill failed. The vote was 57-42, short of the 60 votes in favor needed to proceed under Senate rules.

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