Fire Trucks: Judge: FDNY Can No Longer Use Fire Apparatus That Are More Than 10 Years Old

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Freed ruled that the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) can no longer use fire apparatus that are more than 10 years old, even for non-fire emergencies. The New York Post ( reports that the judge went beyond an arbitrator's 2012 decision to simply restrict use of the older vehicles by declaring that "responding to any emergency with faulty equipment is decidedly a more dangerous proposition." FDNY officials argued that the older trucks are critical response vehicles for non-fire calls such as gas leaks, minor car crashes, and the inspection of infrastructure like piers and bridges. For more on the situation, visit htt...

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