FDNY

N.Y.C. Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano’s (pictured left) son has officially resigned after posting a series of racist tweets to his Twitter account, the New York Post…

NEW YORK — One of the first Black female Emergency Medical Technicians in New York City has sued the New York Fire Department accusing them of racial harassment. Valerie Brancat, 49, has been an NYC EMT since 1986. Black NY Firefighter Says N-Word Used Frequently By White Colleagues Black Man Finds Noose In Locker After […]

BROOKLYN, NY — White firefighters’ criminal pasts are often ignored when it comes to hiring decisions, a former New York Fire Department official said yesterday in Brooklyn Federal Court. The sworn deposition by Patricia Kavaler, an assistant commissioner for personnel for the FDNY, was entered as evidence in a case where Black firefighters are trying […]

NEW YORK — New York Fire Department Commissioner Salvatore Cassano urged African-Americans and women to apply to become firefighters. Cassano touted a new hiring exam aimed at diversifying the FDNY. The exam, however, must be approved by a judge. The FDNY has long been accused of discriminating against minorities, eventually causing a judge to rule […]

A Brooklyn judge on Wednesday blocked the city’s plan to hire 300 firefighters – saying the FDNY’s latest written exam still discriminates against minority-group applicants.