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FDNY unions sound alarm on looming budget cuts

Like other city departments, Fire must trim 8%, despite equipment and personnel shortages

Posted 9/23/22

FDNY union leadership is uneasy about Mayor Adams’ recently announced directive compelling city agencies to cut their budgets by 8 percent within two years. 

Oren Barzilay, the president of Local 2507, which represents the department’s EMTs, paramedics and fire inspectors, suggested that cuts would only make a precarious situation worse. “An 8 percent budget cut will definitely impact services and will delay response times to the public,” he said.

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