In a Buffalo News article, management issues and manpower are front and center. The Mayor of Buffalo demoted Fire Commissioner Michael S. Lombardo earlier this year, blaming high overtime as one…Continue
I am presently a Member of Local 282 Buffalo Fire Department in New York. I have a question for anyone who can assist me. In our Department all are Union Members. Head Quarter Staff - Commissioner,…Continue
B.F.D. Members vote "No" to thinly disquised give back contract proposals presented by Local Union President.Factors add up in defeat of Buffalo firefighters contract.Buffalo News article:Quote…Continue
24 hours on 24 hours off – Buffalo N.Y. Fire Department ????????I don’t understand the logic but , I guess the B.F.D Admin/Union think there’s a need for it.Most B.F.D dues paying members don’t know…Continue
Below is a partial copy of a article in the Buffalo News(Buffalo New York) -Buffalo New York Fire Department has a chance to create a revenue stream for their Department. They have been duplicating…Continue
First , notice the dates : July 1,1982 - June 30, 1984
Theres a group of FF's sitting in the Fire House kitchen. Talking everyday stuff, just doing what FF's do. A racialy diverse group.
A person of rank walks in and sits with them.
One of the FF's say's, "Hey Sir, what did you think of the new hiring exam?"
He answers, "Ever sence that judge got involved, you know because of the sp---ks, nig---rs and other minorities, they've had to dumb it down. Their ruining…Continue
Is overtime in the Buffalo Fire Department is out of control? Many fear it could hamper FF's ability to negotiate a new contract. Some Union Officials blame it on manpower, some feel sick time abuse may be partly to blame. Whatever the cause or causes - some changes must occur as taxpayers are growing tired of increased taxes.
Buffalo City Officials say:
Fire overtime in the first pay period of the new fiscal year hit its highest level since Byron W. Brown became…