New York volunteer firefighters are claiming they faced intimidation tactics after the paid firefighters on the department were laid off in 2016.
Following the layoff, the Port Chester Fire Department complained that the volunteers were in danger, citing several incidents where the volunteers had faced such threats, ranging from being run off the road to fake fire call and mail hold requests.
Other incidents involved physical assaults.
According to Lohud, local attorney for the firefighter’s union called the accusations “defamatory” and said there is no basis for them.
“I am not aware of any physical threats by professional firefighters against volunteers,” he said. The protests were aimed at the village’s decision, rather than individuals, Richard Corenthal said.
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