“We aren’t helping delivery workers by forcing them to charge unsafe, unregulated equipment in their apartments. We need more regulation to protect these hard-working riders and their neighbors, not less.”
The Bronx apartment fire that killed at least 17 people Sunday has also left more than 100 families homeless, in some cases with no clear timeline for a return to their apartments.
The two pension funds, which comprise about $63 billion in assets, don’t seem likely to follow the other retirement plans in abandoning oil and gas holdings.
The city says it is withholding the information to protect employee privacy. But the lawyer for two FDNY emergency medical unions is suing to get it to see whether the deck is stacked against their members.
As some parts of the FDNY’s portfolio, like structural fires, diminish in number, the frequency of other jobs like responding to gas leaks—which come with their own risks—are growing.
A veto-proof majority of the New York City Council has signed on as co-sponsors of a law that would push residents to install a kind of smoke detector that might be more likely to save lives than the type frequently found in city homes.
Many city property owners see a source of greener power in that ball of fire 93 million miles away. The risk of a fire closer to home, however, can make it problematic to erect solar panels on many buildings.
A fire engine with sirens blaring is much more likely to be headed to a medical emergency than a fire these days.
For a long time, the city and the fire union have disagreed over how many people should staff a fire engine. The union would prefer five people, the city four.