The commissioner felt that this was a special circumstance due to 9/11.

We waited for the legislation to be approved as per the contract negotiations with the Uniformed Firefighters Association.

There was a full and complete investigation and all parties were satisfied with the resolution. The matter is closed.

Given that those who died were of all races and all ethnicities and that the statue was to be symbolic of those sacrifices, ultimately a decision was made to honor no one in particular, but everyone who made the supreme sacrifice.

That building is nearing the end of its life. That building cannot be salvaged.

At the end of January, the department will review response times for the month and meet with the UFOA. The department will then decide what actions, if any, to take.

We are addressing it and we are seeing a decline.