6 FDNY FFs suspended after threatening senator's staff over vaccine mandate
The Ladder 113 members, who were on duty at the time, drove the ladder truck to the state senator’s office in Brooklyn
By Janelle Foskett
NEW YORK — Six FDNY members have been suspended and face disciplinary action after reportedly threatening a state senator’s staff over the impending vaccine mandate for city workers.
The members, all from Ladder 113, were on duty when they drove a ladder truck to Senator Zellnor Myrie's office in Brooklyn on Friday. The members reportedly questioned the senator’s staff as to where Myrie lives.
NBC New York reported that the crew is accused of telling staffers they would have "blood on their hands" when firefighters and other city workers must go on unpaid leave on Monday following the deadline for the city’s vaccination mandate. The firefighters allegedly also told Myrie’s staff that they would not respond if a fire was reported at the senator’s home.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro confirmed to NBC New York that the members face disciplinary action for their behavior: “This is a highly inappropriate act by on duty members of this Department who should only be concerned with responding to emergencies and helping New Yorkers and not harassing an elected official and his staff. The members in question have been immediately relieved of duty and will face disciplinary action.”