June 4, 2012
A 9/11 New York firefighter who retired with a $107,000 tax-free disability pension has taken a post as an assistant chief at a Long Island fire department.
Although Philip Scarfi, 50, was labeled “disabled” when he retired three years ago — possibly because of post-traumatic stress — he is now expected to lead crews of volunteer firefighters into burning buildings with the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department in Suffolk County.
One source said, “If he was sitting back and going fishing every day, that would be a horse of a different color. But he’s now doing the very same thing for which he got a disability pension from the FDNY.”