Firefighting

Firefighter Memorial Service at Madison Square Garden Postponed

New York, NY, November 8, 2001-The IAFF and its two New York City affiliates, UFA Local 94 and UFOA Local 854 have announced that the ememorial service scheduled for November 18 has been postponed.

Orgainzers cited the resentment among widows and New York City firefighters toward the city’s decision to scale back the number of firefighters working at the World Trade Center site, preventing them from recovering the bodies of fallen brethren and other victims of the the September 11 attack as reasons for postponing the service.

The service is expected to be rescheduled after Mayor Giuliani’s successor takes office.