The Fire Department said it was the docking the pay of two captains and two lieutenants— plus reassigning them from fire companies to fire headquarters—because they did not carry out inspection of buildings. Three hours of weekly building inspections became a part of their jobs after the 2007 fatal Deutsche Bank fire; the Post reports, "Instead, the officers and their inspection crews left their firehouses late, returned early, or spent inspection time on other activities, such as shopping at stores." The Uniformed Fire Officers Association shot back, "We respectfully request the training and tools necessary for the Building Inspections program to move from charade to functional program effectively serving needs of citizens." said Al Hagan, head of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association.
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