The New Rochelle Uniformed Fire Fighters Association Local 273-IAFF’s executive board is firing back against an accusation by City Council candidate Roberto Lopez that a supporter saw firefighters campaigning in uniform for his opponent, Lou Trangucci. The union leadership’s statement says:
This weekend’s Nor’easter resulted in a nearly 500 percent increase in emergency calls to the New Rochelle Fire Department. Considering that the city had only 27 fire fighters on-duty to respond during the weather emergency makes this allegation
The fire fighting unit being referred to, responded to an emergency at the assisted living apartment building and then was immediately dispatched to another emergency incident at another site.
City officials said Thursday they would look into the matter.
Editor’s note: The union initially called the allegation unlikely, then issued a revised statement about an hour later changing the wording to “baseless.”