FDNY Writes Scathing Memo to Firefighters After Booing New York Attorney General, Cheers for Trump

(FOX NEWS) – The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) issued a scolding to firefighters it says brought “discredit” to the department after booing New York Attorney General Letitia James and cheering for former President Trump at a promotion ceremony last week, warning those who took part to protest on their own time, according to a report.

The department handed out a memo at firehouses across New York City on Sunday that said the FDNY’s Bureau of Investigations and Trials (BITS) is combing through video to identify those who took part in the behavior, the New York Post reported.

Firefighters “should understand that BITS is gathering video and identifying members that brought discredit … to the department,” read the memo obtained by the Post. “We want the members to come forward. They will come to HQ to be educated [on] why their behavior is unacceptable.”

The memo also advised firefighters not to express their political views while on duty.

“When you’re not on duty, feel however you want about politicians,” the memo said. “Vote. Protest. That’s your right. But don’t do it on the job’s time, on other members’ time, or on their families’ time. Do it on your own time.”

Fox News Digital reached out to FDNY for comment, but they did not immediately respond.

The controversy began after booing erupted as James walked up to the podium to honor the swearing-in of the first Black female chaplain of the FDNY, the Rev. Pamela Holmes, as well as other first responders at a promotion ceremony on Thursday at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.

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