Press Releases

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2014

July 7, 2014
Statement from the UFA President Steve Cassidy on the Death of Lt. Gordon Ambelas

June 24, 2014
UFA Members Re-Elect Steve Cassidy as President & John Kelly as Brooklyn Trustee Members Also Elect New Treasurer & Bronx Trustee

June 18, 2014
Statement from Steve Cassidy, President-Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York on Gas Leaks:

May 5, 2014
Quote From Steve Cassidy, UFA President on MLC Healthcare Agreement with City of New York

March 6, 2014
FDNY Abuses Subpoena Power to Retaliate Against, Deny Promotion to Veteran Woman Firefighter

January 31, 2014
2013 Ranks Among 10 Busiest Years for FDNY's Firefighters

2013

December 18, 2013
UFA Radio Commercial - Yielding to FDNY Vehicles

September 4, 2013
N.Y.C. Firefighters Launch Radio Campaign in Support of Bill Thompson for Mayor

July 9, 2013
New York's Bravest to Endorse Bill Thompson for Mayor

July 1, 2013
Statement from Steve Cassidy, President, Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York on the Death of 19 Arizona Firefighters

May 23, 2013
N.Y.C. Firefighters Launch Radio Campaign - Say City's FDNY Response Times Are a Lie

May 22, 2013
N.Y.C Firefighter Leaders Say City’s Response Times “Untrue”

May 14, 2013
Statement from UFA President Steve Cassidy on U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Decision in the Case United States of America v. City of New York

March 1, 2013
UFA Members Elect New Manhattan Trustee

February 26, 2013
New York City Firefighters Join New York Congressional Delegation in Saying: Sequestration Cuts Must Not Come on the Backs of Ill 9/11 First Responders

February 21, 2013
NY City Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund to Host Fundraiser to Aid FDNY First Responders Who Suffered Catastrophic Damage from Sandy

February 15, 2013
Former UFA President Michael “Mickey” Maye Has Passed Away

February 1, 2013
Statement from Stephen J. Cassidy, President, Uniformed Firefighters Association on the Death of Firefighter Chuck Jones of Ladder 165, Who Toiled for Months at World Trade Center Site Following 9-11 Attacks

2012

December 27, 2012
2012 Second Busiest in 148 Year FDNY History

November 16, 2012
New York City Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund Launched to Aid FDNY First Responders Who Suffered Catastrophic Damage in Hurricane Sandy

October 11, 2012
New York City Firefighters Elect New UFA Sergeant-at-Arms/Health & Safety Officer and Staten Island Trustee

September 10, 2012
New UFA Queens Trustee Elected by Members

June 25, 2012
Statement from Steve Cassidy, UFA President, on Budget Agreement to Save 20 FDNY Companies

June 11, 2012
Statement from NY Unions on Decision to Include Cancer as a Covered Condition for 9/11 WTC Victims

June 8, 2012
Statement from UFA President Steve Cassidy on NIOSH Recommendation to Include Cancers under Zadroga Bill

May 7, 2012
UFA Statement Regarding City's Release of Heavily Edited 911 UCT Consultant's Report

April 13, 2012
Statement From UFA

April 9, 2012
Judge Rules in Favor of Firefighter Unions in Matter Related to Independent Report of 911 UCT Dispatch System

January 26, 2012
2011 Was Third Busiest Year for Firefighter Emergencies in FDNY History

January 17, 2012
Statement from Steve Cassidy, President Uniformed Firefighters Association


2011

September 9, 2011
Steve Cassidy's NY Post OpEd: 'The NY Firefighters' Battle, Then and Now'

September 7, 2011
New York City Firefighters Demand 9-11 Related Cancers Be Covered Under Zadroga Law

September 7, 2011
New York City Firefighters Speak Out on Ground Zero Snub

June 21, 2011
Statement from Steve Cassidy, UFA President on Budget Deal President on Budget Deal to Save 20 FDNY Companies from Closure

June 21, 2011
UFA Unveils Pilot Program to Provide Instant Community Notification when FDNY Companies Are Closed for the Day

June 13, 2011
Nine Executive Board Members Win Unopposed

June 3, 2011
Over 15,000 Rally to Stop Fire Company Closures

May 27, 2011
Firefighters & Community Leaders Hold Major Rally at City Hall, Kicked off With March Across Brooklyn Bridge

May 24, 2011
New York's Bravest Unveil Second Commercial to Halt Fire Company Closures: "6-8 Minutes Left To Live"

May 18, 2011
Statement by Steve Cassidy, UFA President on Mayor Bloomberg's Naming 20 Community Fire Companies To be Closed:

May 9, 2011
Firefighters Stand with North Bronx Residents to Protect Firehouse

May 6, 2011
Statement from UFA President Steve Cassidy on Mayor Bloomberg's Budget Plan to Close 20 Fire Companies in July

May 2, 2011
Statement from the UFA Executive Board

March 29, 2011
Statement of Steve Cassidy, UFA President on the Passing of Retired IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer Vincent J. Bollon

March 10, 2011
City Should Honor Past Deals Eliminating Police, Fire VSF Benefits Unjustified - The Chief Leader

February 20, 2011
Firefighter Union Says Flatbush, Brooklyn Inferno which Left 100 New Yorkers Homeless, 1 Dead is Latest Example of Bloomberg Public Safety Cut Boondoggle

February 11, 2011
Fatal Fire in Brooklyn Friday AM - Byproduct of FDNY Staff Reductions

February 9, 2011
Police and Firefighters Join Forces to Fight Mayor's Disinformation Campaign

January 31, 2011
N.Y. City Firefighters & Fire Officers File Legal Action Against City To Halt 20% Firefighter Staffing Reduction at 60 Engine Companies

January 7, 2011
Longtime Uniformed Firefighters Association Labor Counsel Michael C. Axelrod, 63, Dies


2010

December 29, 2010
New York's Bravest Shatter Record: Greatest Number of Emergencies in FDNY History

December 23, 2010
Schumer Gillibrads Press Release: Zadroga Passes

November 29, 2010
Statement from Steve Cassidy, UFA President on the Passing of Firefighter Gary Valentino

October 14, 2010
NY City Firefighters Launch Radio Campaign to Support Second Hand Smoking Ban

September 13, 2010
Uniformed Firefighters Across New York State Endorse Sean Coffey For Attorney General

July 9, 2010
Heat Wave Coincides with Busiest Week in 30 Years for NYC Firefighters

June 21, 2010
The Elimination of Fire Companies is Unacceptable By: Public Advocate BILL de BLASIO

June 14, 2010
Columbia University Study Shows Closing Firehouses Makes No Economic Sense to NYC

June 11, 2010
Downtown Express Editorial: 'Investing in Our City'

May 21, 2010
New York Post Article: 'Save Lives, Mike'

May 11, 2010
Citizens March From Engine 293 to Engine 294 to Protest Firehouse Closures

May 7, 2010
Western Queens Firefighters, Political & Community Leaders Rally to Save Firehouses

May 7, 2010
New York Post Oped: 'Mike's Mad FDNY Cuts'

April 27, 2010
Washington Heights Community Turns Out to Save Community Fire & EMS Protection

April 21, 2010
Manhattan Firefighters, Political & Community Leaders Rally to Protect Manhattan Firehouses

April 19, 2010
Brooklyn & Queens Firefighters Rally With Elected Leaders to Save Firehouses

March 30th, 2010
Bronx Firefighters, Political & Community Leaders Rally to Save Firehouses

March 10th, 2010
Fire Union Leaders & City Council Members Denounce Proposed Fire House Closings

February 11th, 2010
UFA Fire Marshal Representative Election Results


2009

December 10th, 2009
FDNY Unions Say: UCT Dispatch System is "Fatally Flawed"

December 1st, 2009
NYC Firefighters Denounce FDNY Manpower Reduction. City's Decision to Reduce FDNY Manpower will Endanger Lives in 100 Communities Citywide

December 1st, 2009
FDNY Crew Size Study Conclusions

December 1st, 2009
FDNY True Response Time Unmasked

October 15th, 2009
Statement from Stephen J. Cassidy, President, Uniformed Firefighters Association on the Death of Firefighter Richard Manetta

September 16th, 2009
New York City Firefighters Endorse Bill Thompson for Mayor

September 3rd, 2009
NYC Firefighters Call Foul Over City's New Pachyderm Policy

September 1st, 2009
NYC Firefighters and Actor Steve Buscemi Endorse Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate

August 31st, 2009
New York City Firefighters Endorse John Liu For City Comptroller

August 31st, 2009
New York Times: Liu and de Blasio Gain Key Endorsements

August 18th, 2009
Statement from Steve Cassidy, Uniformed Firefighters Association President on the Second Anniversary of the Deutsche Bank Tragedy

August 17th, 2009
Statement of Steve Cassidy on Death of FF Paul Warhola

July 16th, 2009
UFA Endorses Judge Snyder for Manhattan DA

July 16th, 2009
NY Observer: 'Firefighters for Snyder'

June 11th, 2009
Unions Picket Governor's Birthday Fund Raiser

May 14th, 2009
What Mike Bloomberg has Forgotten

May 14th, 2009
Vacca, Colleagues, Union Leaders Urge City To Restore Funding For FDNY/EMS

May 6th, 2009
The Chief Leader - UFA Wont Cut Engine Co Staffing to Save Fire Units

May 6th, 2009
The Chief Leader - Fire Facts and Politics

March 25th, 2009
Firefighters Save Residents of Brooklyn Building From a Near Certain Death

March 19th, 2009
Brooklyn Residents Get Taste Of City's Night Firehouse Closings

March 12th, 2009
Steve Cassidy Op-Ed: Stop Manipulating the Facts about NYC Firefighter Pensions

February 18th, 2009
Statement From Steve Cassidy, UFA President

February 13th, 2009
Black Sunday Trial Decision: Statement From Steve Cassidy, UFA President


2008

December 23th, 2008
Firefighters Union Leadership Speaks Out on Deutsche Bank Fatal Fire Investigation Results

December 17th, 2008
Statement from Eddie Brown, UFA Bronx Trustee, Regarding City Island Water Rescue & Proposed Firehouse Closures

December 13th, 2008
Staten Islanders & Firefighters Protest FDNY Closures

December 11th, 2008
New York City Firefighters Ratify Labor Agreement

December 4th, 2008
Statement from Steve Cassidy, UFA President, on Night Time Firehouse Closures

November 12th, 2008
Statement from UFA President Steve Cassidy on Death of FDNY Probationary Firefighter Jamel M. Sears

October 15th, 2008
NYC Firefighters Win 3.5 Percent Retroactive Wage Increases Dating Back to 2006 & 8.16 Percent Increase for 2008-2010 Contract Cycles

August 17th, 2008
UFA President Calls on FDNY to Add Radio Code for Improved Fire Safety

May 20, 2008
Uniformed Firefighters Association Exercises Contract Re-opener Clause In Wake of Police Arbitration Ruling

February 26, 2008
Firefighter Union & City Councilman Blast FDNY for Fatal Response Delays in Queens

February 20, 2008
New York City Firefighters Call for Modernization of FISA Act in House of Representatives

February 8, 2008
UFA Members Re-elect Cassidy To Third Term As President

January 23, 2008
UFA Members Make Nominations for Executive Board


2007

October 9, 2007
Both City Fire Unions Say FDNY Brass Actively Seeking to Hinder Deutsche Bank Fatal Fire Investigation

September 12, 2007
Firefighters Union Unveils Major High-Rise Building Fire Plan Rejected by Fire Commissioner Scoppetta

September 5, 2007
Union Says FDNY Investigation into Deutsche Bank Fatal Fire Compromised

August 21, 2007
Firefighters Union Calls on Attorney General Cuomo to Lead Independent Investigation Into Deutsche Bank Fatal Fire

June 27, 2007
NYC Firefighters Ask Giuliani To Follow Christy Whitman in Giving 9-11 Congressional Testimony

June 8, 2007
FDNY Fire Marshals Reelect Union Representative:
Lester Layne Reelected to Second Term

May 15, 2007
Statement of Cassidy on Selling of Firehouses

May 10, 2007
New York City Firefighters Approve Contract

February 1, 2007
Auctioning Off a Mistake?

January 24, 2007
Testimony of John Kelly, Brooklyn Trustee

January 10, 2007
NY's Bravest Fight to Protect 1st Amendment Rights

January 2, 2007
2006 FDNY Runs Soar


2006

December 20, 2006
White House Names Cassidy to Administration

November 17, 2006
FDNY - vs - NYPD Boxing Match

October 18, 2006
Statement of Steve Cassidy, UFA President on City Plan to Sell Off Firehouses

October 10, 2006
Life Saving FDNY Equipment Found Unsafe by Top Chiefs

October 4, 2006
VP Slevin Testimony Against Closing of Fire Patrol

September 14, 2006
Cassidy Statement on Stroke Bill Signing

August 16, 2006
Mets E-312

August 14, 2006
UFA-Cassidy Stmt on WTC Death Benefits Bill Signing

August 1, 2006
Lung Study Statement by Steve Cassidy, UFA President

July 12, 2006
FDNY Boxers Aid Disabled US Soldiers

April 19, 2006
Hillary Clinton Endorsement Release

April 12, 2006
Statement from Steve Cassidy, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, on UFA members' injuries at the World Trade Center Site

April 12, 2006
Greater Alarm Fires Up More Than 50% in February & March

April 4, 2006
The State of FDNY Fire Truck... JALOPIES

March 29, 2006
Statement from Steve Cassidy, UFA President: Concerning Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson

March 28, 2006
Priest Marathoner Runs 2006 Boston Marathon to Raise Blood Donations in Honor of Injured NYC Firefighter

March 28, 2006
FDNY Boxers Take it on the Chin to Raise Funds for American Troops

March 7, 2006
New York City Firefighters and School Children Kick Off National Fire Safety Campaign & Launch of FIRE IS... Educational DVD

January 27, 2006
2005 Was Busiest Year in History for New York City Firefighters: New Yorkers Call Their Firefighters 6.4% More in 2005 with More Fires, Medical Emergencies, Gas Leaks & Noxious Fume Scares


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