MDASR’s blog articles pertaining to FDNY workers’ compensation, social security disability and disability benefits

FDNY EMS Gears Up, Private Ambulances Scale Down

By |2020-09-22T16:03:51+00:00March 14th, 2018|Media|

FDNY EMS Gears Up, Private Ambulances Scale Down Our citys' FDNY saw this coming from miles away, according to the Chief Leader article linked below: "It was back during the Giuliani administration that the city opened the door for the private carriers. Mayor Rudy Giuliani also took the Emergency Medical [...]

NYCERS denies NYC EMT disability, MDASR Steps Up

By |2020-09-11T20:37:52+00:00July 6th, 2017|Justice System, Officers, Work Injury|

NYCERS Denies NYC EMT Disability, MDASR Steps Up MDASR, LLP wins another important ¾’s Article 78 case! An FDNY EMT suffered severe illnesses and injuries related to her heroic actions during the 9/11 clean-up operations. After being initially denied ¾’s Disability Retirement benefits from the New York City Employees Retirement [...]

New FDNY methods, programs improve performance

By |2017-03-20T13:30:27+00:00March 20th, 2017|Media|

For the first time, the FDNY deployed one of its three drones over a fire in the Bronx. Having a birds-eye view helped the crew on the ground monitor the safety of the group trying to control the fire, as well as letting them better direct them as well. This ultimately lead to the ground [...]

Bill to raise age limit for Firefighters

By |2020-09-22T15:25:25+00:00October 31st, 2016|Media|

Bill to Raise Age Limit for Firefighters Last week, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley backed a bill that would to raise the maximum age for an applicant from 28 to 30, with a 5 year window. "Ms. Crowley’s bill also mandates a 35-year-old cut-off for when a successful applicant can actually join [...]

Remembering Our Firefighters

By |2016-12-19T20:51:06+00:00October 21st, 2016|Media|

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 23rd Street Fire. A fire which, according to an article on the New York Times website, had killed more firefighters than any other city disaster until 9/11. This anniversary comes in the aftermath of a City still-mourning the late FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy lost is life [...]

East Coasts first Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit calls New York home!

By |2016-12-19T21:04:13+00:00October 14th, 2016|Media|

In an effort synchronized between the FDNY, Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian and Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the first and only hospital on the east coast to have a Mobile Treatment Stroke Unit. "The New York City 911 System via the FDNY will deploy the unit into communities surrounding NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center at [...]

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