The son of a former FDNY commissioner was transferred after his first day of work at a Borough Park fire station Monday after neighborhood outrage over his anti-Semitic tweets, sources said.
Joseph M. Cassano, 28, the son of ex-Commish Salvatore Cassano, was transferred to Staten Island following complaints from figures in the Jewish community such as Assemblyman Dov Hikind, sources said.
The younger Cassano resigned from his EMT job in 2013, after The Post revealed his bigoted online postings, including ones that referred to blacks by the derogatory term “shwoogs” and another that said, “I like jews about as much as hitler. #too far?”
Hikind had called for Cassano to be moved to a “community he doesn’t hate.”
The FDNY declined to comment.
The young firefighter will be placed at FDNY Engine 162/Ladder 82 in the Great Kills section of the borough, sources said.
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