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(Amsterdam News) — In certain realms, Vulcans hold a curious fascination for those of the Comic-Con faith. But in New York City, they are known to be a band of brothers and sisters in the fire department who not only protect and rescue city residents and property but also take on the legal fight when needed in order to ensure that a decent number of Black folks can get hired. The Vulcans scored a victory recently when they won their lawsuit determining that the FDNY must get more Blacks and Latinos on the job. ”It is our victory,” said Fire Captain Paul Washington, former president of the Vulcan Society. “We want as many Black men and women to take advantage of this as possible. This was a battle royale for the better part of a decade,” said Washington. “The city would not acknowledge the blatant discrimination.”