FDNY Fireworks Detail for Hillary Clinton Prompts Questions

An internal FDNY memo assigning the members of Marine 1 to an election night fireworks detail on the Hudson is creating quite a stir in New York City. The detail is scheduled for November 8, 2016 at 9:30pm, just 30 minutes after the polls close in New York.

The memo was issued last Friday, apparently in preparation for a Hillary Clinton victory celebration. The barge-based display will be shot-off in front of the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, where Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, will be gathering with supporters.

The NY Post has all the details, including the responses from firefighters and police officers. Here is a copy of the memo.


About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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