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How Firefighters Can Reduce the Risk of Job-Related Cancer

In 2010, the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health initiated a far-reaching study of firefighters and cancer. That study and others have consistently generated credible evidence that firefighters are at greater risk for developing a variety of cancers than the population at large. For example, the risk of a firefighter developing testicular cancer is […]

Court Refuses to dismiss Police Officer’s Personal Injury Case Based on Pension Board’s Determination

NYC firefighters and police officers have similar pension rights and their pension boards operate very much alike.  As a result, cases that determine firefighters’ rights are applicable to police officers’ cases and vice versa. In one recent case, a New York appeals court rejected an attempt by the City of New York to prevent a […]

Firefighter Attorneys Urge Caution When Using Social Media

Recently, a storm of controversy arose surrounding racially provocative social media comments by the president of United Women’s Firefighters. Critics charge that Sarinya Srisakul’s remarks violate the FDNY’s social media policy, which prohibits postings that bring disrepute upon the Department. But an FDNY spokesperson would only say that Srisakul’s post is “under review.” The FDNY […]

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