The FDNY is within a turf battle with a volunteer fire division that is surfaced in the Bronx.
Despite warnings he and his volunteers could be arrested, Chief Romeo Toro said their 60-member strong Aviation Volunteer Fire division keeps chasing after fire alarms near the Clason aim neighbor hood, according to The ny Daily News.
"Yes, we shall exposure arrest, " the 28-year-old fire chief told reporters. "We're going to still operate until we have a letter from the mayor or perhaps the State workplace of Fire protection and Control saying we can not operate."
FDNY crews found myself in an altercation using volunteers when they showed up at a coach wreck. Police reportedly ordered the chief and a lieutenant away from the crash, the paper reported.
Which was accompanied by a strongly worded page from Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano.
"We hereby demand that AVFD straight away stop its businesses and discontinue making any representations that AVFD is authorized because of the City of New York or even the FDNY to supply crisis medical and firefighting services, " he composed.
The volunteers are "operating without the appropriate instruction, gear and authorizations" and are usually endangering the public and town firefighters, Cassano included.
"The FDNY has suggested its industry personnel to prohibit AVFD from running and contact police if required, " he penned.
Toro informed reporters his department, that was created in 1923, has already established monetary problems previously and ended up being also shut down for a while. He stated the AVFD reestablished itself in January and it has since purchased a unique fire truck.
The division intends to purchase an extra vehicle at city auction recently.
The AVFD responds to about five emergencies per week, Toro said. The volunteer group states it really is financed by members. City firefighters say the AVFD has actually solicited cash from residents - a charge the volunteers deny, based on the paper.