Friday, November 7, 2008

Great news from the Bloomberg administration, part 5

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The budget cuts for New York City will hit the Fire Department.

Probationary firefighters will receive five fewer weeks of training at the Fire Academy, but FDNY commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta says the cutbacks are necessary.

"We would prefer to have additional training, but let me just emphasize that we are going to be able to compress this without losing any of the training we added for fire prevention, building inspection, construction," said Scoppetta.

WCBS Reporter Marla Diamond was at the Fire Department Headquarters in Brooklyn.

No firehouses will be closed, but five of them will have fewer firefighters and equipment at night.

The changes are expected to take place in January.

Mr. Angry has his take on this.

6 comments:

Taxpayer said...

"Probationary firefighters will receive five fewer weeks of training at the Fire Academy, but FDNY commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta says the cutbacks are necessary."

So what if taxpaying citizen voters are killed in fires? Taking private property to transfer it to extremely wealthy developers - plus $5 BILLION tax money is far more important.

Dead taxpayers and dead firefighters don't give kickbacks.

Anonymous said...

Der Fuhrer would rather cut vital services than remove the tax breaks his already wealthy developer pals are still getting while they continue
to choke NYC with ill their planned over development!

Seig heil...you 3rd term despot!

And hello to you too Natzli Parvisi!

Anonymous said...

Remember Lindsay's "Fun city"?

Welcome to Dumb-berg's "Shitty City"!

Anonymous said...

"Probationary firefighters will receive five fewer weeks of training at the Fire Academy

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I understand the Academy will simply eliminate the workshops on looting to cut down the 5 weeks. It is something that can be easily learned on the job. It will be up to the veterans to teach the probies how to best stuff the boots and bunker gear with non damaged items. It's not as easy as it sounds. Under enormous pressure a FF must determine, sometimes in near complete darkness, if the item will be of value or not. Good luck, men.

panzer65 said...

How can we cut fire protection when the city's population and development density keeps growing every day?
Mr. Mike what are you thinking?

Anonymous said...

There's a budget.
It needs to be balanced.
The Wall Street mess is costing the city a ton of revenue, so Bloomberg asked each department to cut 2.5%.
Get over it.