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    When Is the FDNY Liable for Injuries to Firefighters?

    By Dominique A. Penson

    What happens when an officer directs an FDNY engine company chauffeur to stop his rig in a bad spot — say, just over a rise on the Cross Bronx Expressway — and a firefighter is struck by a passing car while getting out of the rig? Or if, contrary to internal rules, one member of […]

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    Five FDNY Firefighters Are Injured Battling Staten Island House Fire

    By Michael Barasch

    A probationary firefighter sustained severe burns over five percent of his body when he fell through a collapsing floor while fighting a three-alarm house fire on Staten Island. As the New York Daily News reported, “Lawrence Wasser, 23, suffered second and third degree burns to his hands after he fell from the first floor of […]

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