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NY: Danger of a Different Kind – Firefighters Push to Keep Sex Offenders Out

The dangers of being a firefighter. Some are obvious. And others, not so much. That’s why the New York State Firemen’s Association is fighting to prevent what it claims is a danger of a different kind. Convicted sex offenders volunteering as firefighters.

“Current labor law does give certain considerations and prohibits sex offenders from working in positions similar to firefighters that are entrusted with people’s safety and well-being. And so we just want some parity brought into our field,” said Andrew Maracco, FASNY lobbyist. Hundreds of firefighters and emergency responders are pushing legislation to do it this year. Full Article

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  1. Avig

    If a sex offender is good enough to pay taxes, then he is good enough to volunteer for public service such as volunteer fire fighter. If you don’t allow him to volunteer then stop collecting taxes from him. May I be blunt?—I for one would be happy to sign up for a deal like that.

  2. Brubaker

    The public employees there are then saying as well….dui’ s are welcome…..kidnappers are welcome ….assaults welcome aboard ….robbers welcome….domestic violence come on down….thieves welcome to help with safety …..public employees make really wrong and reckless decisions …..this is another and its public funded.

  3. mch

    Let the damn city burn down then! You can’t smoke, eat fries, drink large sodas in NY City, so if there’s a fire, let it rival the great Chicago fire. Dumb Donkeys, don’t know their **** from a fire hose.

  4. KathieG

    Frankly, if I were trapped in a burning building I would be delighted to be rescued by any heroic ex- SO! I also would be grateful if he saved my home…

  5. wannaBaFirefighter

    Thank you KathieG. I would be honored to not only save you and your family, but RISK MY LIFE to save your pets and anything else with a heart beat! I don’t know if this is a career I can pursue but pray to God it is. I feel this is a true calling of mine, and hope one mistake won’t stop me. Even if it does, thanks for your support!

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