New York, NY—A Manhattan Supreme Court Justice has ruled that the FDNY can no longer use fire apparatus over 10 years old, even for nonfire responses.
FDNY brass has argued that the older trucks remain critical response vehicles for nonfire calls such as gas leaks, minor vehicle accidents, and infrastructure inspection.
The Uniformed Officers Association sued the city in March, saying it was violating a union agreement regarding a 10-year replacement policy for all first-line firefighting vehicles.
The city has asked the court to remove the case because the FDNY is currently ordering new apparatus. It blames delays on the manufacturer and red tape at the city’s end of the process.
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