FDNY to Boost Applications of 9/11 Firefighters’ Children

Children of firefighters who died from 9/11-related illnesses and injuries will receive “legacy points” in the application process for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), but the move may be too late to help some applicants.

The New York Daily News (http://nydn.us/15GDtyf) reports that the city already hired from the most recent civil service list for firefighter applicants, and the new law, signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo late Friday,  will be applied “on a going-forward basis.”

For more on this story, go to http://nydn.us/15GDtyf.

For more on the recent FDNY application process, consider  Sons of Fallen FDNY Firefighters Denied a Longstanding Privilege, Federal Court Overturns FDNY Hiring Bias Finding, and Federal Panel Halts FDNY Firefighter Hiring Monitors.

For Fire Engineering‘s 9/11 coverage and related stories, consider September 11, 2001: 12 Years Later…, 9/11 Attacks Cross from Sacred to Historic, and Why Your Department Must Prepare for the Next 9/11 .

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