On March 1, 2012 The FDNY eliminated The 5 Year Recertification Program, and implemented a new 3 year Challenge Refresher.
The Union filed both a grievance and an improper practice. The City filed a petition challenging arbitrability. On March 13, 2013 a decision by the Board of Collective Bargaining deferred the improper practice petition to arbitration and denied the City's challenge.
An arbitrator should be selected in the next few weeks and hearings held this summer.
Do not believe any statements from any source
other than Local 2507.