Joe’s tyrannical vaccination mandates give more reasons to patriots to go out and protest. More and more people are standing up against Biden’s unconstitutional mandates.
The Members of the New York City Fire Department are the latest to stand their ground and had enough of this tyrant Biden’s mandates.
The members of the FDNY are preparing to shutter as many as 20 percent of all Big Apple fire companies — and take an equal portion of its ambulances off the streets — ahead of the impending deadline for all city workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The members of the fire department, the New York Police Department, and other city workers are given until 5 p.m. Friday to have proof that they’ve received at least one dose of vaccine or be placed on unpaid leave – according to the mandate.
Just 65% of the FDNY has been vaccinated to date before Monday’s Nov. 1 deadline, the New York Post reported.
Here’s what Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro wrote in a statement:
“The department must manage the unfortunate fact that a portion of our workforce has refused to comply with a vaccine mandate for all city employees.”
“We will use all means at our disposal, including mandatory overtime, mutual aid from other EMS providers and significant changes to the schedules of our members. We will ensure the continuity of operations and safety of all those we have sworn oaths to serve.”
The FDNY staff only has until Monday to get at least one dose shot of the vaccine or else they will face suspension. The suspension without pay might “take about 40% of us out” and delay FDNY response times for ambulance and fire to about “seven minutes or more,” an FDNY member told the Post.
The emergency response time average for the past fiscal year was five minutes and 23 seconds, and four minutes, 52 seconds for structure fires.
“With a heart attack, seven or eight minutes makes a big difference,” the source told the Post. “And fires, an eight-minute difference is one bedroom or the whole house. Or in row houses, an eight-minute difference is one house or the whole block.
“This is no joke.”
The NYPD has better vaccination numbers, as NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted 75% of employees have been vaccinated. But that is just 63% of street cops, leaving around 6,000 officers potentially left with their jobs at risk, according to the report.
“It’s an easy formula: Less cops equal more crime,” a source told the Post.
The first wave of the pandemic left about 20% of the NYPD out of work, but that is about half of the 37% who have yet to comply with the vaccine mandate.
“That was very rough, and now the numbers are higher,” the source added. “I don’t know how they’re going to pull this off.”
Staten Island Supreme Court Justice Lizette Colon turned down the Police Benevolent Association request for a temporary restraining order against the vaccine mandate, but the city’s largest police union planned to appeal.
For those that do comply, the news is not all great either.
“They’re forcing us to work overtime,” a firefighter told the Post. “That means we’ll lose another 10 percent who get injured or sick from 80-hour workweeks.”
Last week, de Blasio announced a 5 p.m. Friday deadline, but that’s only to receive $500 in incentive pay for getting a shot — which gives hesitant workers one last weekend of wiggle room to reconsider before being taken off the payroll.
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Sources: Action News, News Max, NY Post