FDNY Commissioner Has On Duty Companies Shovel Out His Walkway
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NY Post – “Two FDNY crews were dispatched to Commissioner Daniel Nigroâ€™s Queens home inÂ the aftermath of the blizzardÂ â€” just to clear a patch of snow that was blocking his path to the street, The Post has learned.
At least eight firefighters made the run to Nigroâ€™s private Whitestone residence at 8:49 a.m. Sunday and when they got there, he instructed them to shovel a 3-foot wall of snow between his walkway and the street, sources said.
During that time, the units from Engine Company 320 and Ladder Company 167 could not be dispatched on any emergency calls the morning after Winter Storm Jonas had dumped two feet of snow on the area, the sources added.
â€œIf there was a fire around the corner from his house, those two companies couldnâ€™t be assigned,â€ one source said.
Nigro first realized his path was blocked when his driver showed up on Sunday morning to take him to his post-storm briefings.
His walkway was clear, but plows had created a wall of snow between the path and 24th Avenue.
Nigroâ€™s driver called the local fire companies for help, and they were deployed, an FDNY spokesman said.
The job was entered into the FDNYâ€™s dispatch system as â€œASSIST COMM NIGRO W/ SNOW REMOVAL.â€ It was input as â€œADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTâ€ â€” meaning the two firetrucks could not be sent on any emergency calls”…Continue Reading Here at the NY Post
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