More property is lost by water damage than fire. Where does the water that the FDNY uses to extinguish a fire in a multiple story go?? When a sprinkler system is accidentally or purposely set off where does the water go?? When a standpipe in a building or a water main break on the street occurs. Where does that water go??
IT DESTROYS YOUR PROPERTY
Thank You to Speaker Quinn and the
NYC Council Members
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON FIRE & CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES FOR HOLDING THESE HEARINGS. WE WOULD ESPECIALLY LIKE TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER MIGUEL MARTINEZ (COMMITTEE CHAIR), AND COUNCIL MEMBER TONY AVELLA FOR DRAFTING THIS RESOLUTION.
Fire Patrol Members Respond For
One of the Last Times
COUNCIL FIRED UP OVER CUTS
By ELIZABETH SOLOMONT - Special to the Sun
Following the hearing, a vice president of the New York Insurance Association, Ellen Melchioni, said it was unlikely that the impending dissolution would be postponed. "I'm sorry that the New York City Council was not aware of what's happening," she said. However, she added, "They don't save lives, they save desks and property, so the safety of the citizens of New York City is not at stake."
REBUTTAL TO MS. MELCHIONNI'S STATEMENTS:
Ms. Melchionni's statements regarding the NYC Council shows
the arrogance of the insurance industry. She is correct in saying the the cost of running the
Patrol is 8.5 million per year. But we would like to know, HOW she can estimate
what the true savings are when the BFU kept such incompetent records, using
savings formulas from 1967 ??? The formulas used predate modern
HOW can she know what the true savings are, if policyholders
don't have to submit claims, because
The Uniformed Fire Patrolmen's Association estimates, at 2006's property value, the true savings to be 50 to 100 million per year of property saved.
"THE CLOSURE OF THE FIRE PATROL WILL DIRECTLY AFFECT RESPONSE TIMES FOR THE FDNY. WHILE LADDER COMPANIES ARE OUT OF SERVICE, DOING THE FIRE PATROLS JOB, PUBLIC SAFETY WILL BE AT RISK." THIS STATEMENT WAS MADE BY PETER GORMAN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FDNY'S UNIFORMED FIRE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION.
YOU KNOW MORE THAN THESE PROFESSIONALS DO ON WHAT AFFECT IT WILL HAVE TO THE CITY'S SAFETY??
PATROLMAN KEITH ROMA DID NOT DIE ON SEPTEMBER 11TH SAVING DESKS, MS. MELCHIONNI. HIS BODY WAS FOUND ON CHRISTMAS EVE. AND HIS BODY WAS FOUND WITH 9 CIVILIANS, THE LAST OF MANY GROUPS OF CIVILIANS THAT HE SAVED THAT DAY. HE DID NOT DIE FOR DESKS OR PROPERTY!!!
HOW DARE YOU MAKE LIGHT OF HIS HEROISM OR THE HEROISM OF THE OTHER 31 BRAVE MEMBERS OF THE FIRE PATROL WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY. IT IS AN INSULT TO THE BRAVERY OF OUR MEMBERS, WHO DAY AFTER DAY PUT THEIR LIVES IN JEOPARDY OPERATING UNDER A FIRE FLOOR.
YOU STATE THAT THE SAFETY OF CITIZENS
WILL NOT BE AT STAKE??
OUR MEMBERS ARE PROUD, DEDICATED MEN WHO HAVE SERVED THIS CITY FOR THE LAST 203 YEARS. SAVING PROPERTY AND LIFE!!
ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, THE NEW
YORK CITY COUNCIL
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE IAFF, THE UFOA, THE UFA, EMS AND FIRE DISPATCHERS UNIONS FOR GIVING TESTIMONY AT THIS HEARING, ON HOW THEY FEEL OUR CLOSURE WILL AFFECT NYC EMERGENCY SERVICES
See what happens when insurance companies close a Patrol
Watch this video and LISTEN to how long
it took a business to resume operations.
6 MONTHS for Chicago as opposed to NEXT DAY in New York.
Without a Patrol, Business Owners loose money - Employees loose income
As of October 15 everyone shares the same fate
Chicago disbanded it's Fire Patrol in 1959 and Business Owners have been PAYING the price ever since
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