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Deputy Chief Michael Gala sees “too much hurt, too much embarrassment and too much humiliation” for the commissioner to lead peacemaking
Assistant Chief Kevin Brennan and Deputy Assistant Chief Charles “Chuck” Downey, who leads the FDNY Fire Academy, made requests this week
The judge rejected the chiefs’ argument that the department wouldn’t be able to handle a major crisis without them
The plaintiffs, Assistant Chiefs Joe Jardin, Michael Gala and Fred Schaaf, demand that a total of 11 chiefs get their old jobs back
The latest request comes amid reports that staff chiefs are angry over a leaked audio recording of their closed-door meeting with Commissioner Kavanagh
The chiefs Laura Kavanagh demoted had several complaints against them and refused to follow her orders, according to a source
The chief is the third high-ranking member to make the request following Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh’s recent demotion of three other chiefs
The uproar came ahead of a number of promotions scheduled for Tuesday
During a welfare check, the firefighters found a woman who appeared to be deceased and reported this to a doctor, but neither had assessed the patient
After Firefighter Matthew Dizney’s suspected overdose, commanders transferred staffers among New Britain’s eight firehouses to break up cliques
Lewes Firefighter Williams Buckaloo, the department’s past chief, allegedly made the offensive post after watching the drag queen perform on Sunday
A civil service commission determined the firefighter-EMT, who accused the department of race discrimination, violated sick leave policy but ordered he be reinstated, suspended and demoted
The firefighters say they were wrongly demoted to captain when they should have been reassigned as battalion chiefs
The resignation of the firefighters has not been accepted and they are set to meet with town officials on Monday
The assistant chief was demoted to captain after the firefighters’ union complained about an alleged lack of response to a firefighter’s “mayday” call