Hateful son of ex-FDNY commish hired as city firefighter

A former fire commissioner’s son who resigned his EMS job in disgrace over his racist and anti-Semitic rants on Twitter has been hired as a city firefighter.

Joseph Cassano, 28, quit his former FDNY job as an emergency medical technician in March 2013 after The Post exposed his barrage of hateful tweets against blacks, Jews and the poor people he was summoned to serve.

“MLK could go kick rocks for all I care, but thanks for the time and a half today,” Cassano remarked on his social-media account regarding the Martin Luther King holiday.

He referred to blacks by the derogatory term “shwoogs,” and tweeted, “I like jews about as much as hitler.”

Yet, Cassano’s name is front and center on the list of new probationary firefighter recruits who will begin training this month at the Fire Academy on Randalls Island.

“He’ll be sworn in December 11th,” confirmed an FDNY source.

Cassano’s dad, former FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, refused to come to the door of the family’s Staten Island home Saturday.

“He has no comment,” said a woman who answered the door before slamming it shut.

The Post exposed the younger Cassano’s bigoted posts in 2013, prompting his resignation as an EMT, a job which he once called “the worst.”

He wrote of the patients: “Getting sick of picking up all these obama lovers and taking them to the hospital because their medicare pays for an ambulance and not a cab.”

Amid a furor over the vile tweets, his dad — who presided over both firefighters and EMTs — let him resign instead of firing him.

Critics blasted the move as a violation of protocol and a double standard. It also paved the way for Joseph’s re-hiring as an EMT in July 2015.

He was last posted in Staten Island, where he resides.

Last December, he took the city’s “promotion to firefighter” exam for EMTs and paramedics. All those who pass get first crack at coveted firefighter positions before any outsiders who take the “open-competitive” exam.

Cassano, and other sons of FDNY brass, often join EMS as a short-cut to becoming a firefighter and to sidestep court-ordered minority hiring rules.

Cassano tweeted about his eagerness to make the switch.

“I hate ems,” he wrote before his resignation. “Everybody wanna be a firefighter, but don’t nobody wanna be a damn EMT.”

Even after getting a second chance, Cassano didn’t stay out of trouble. He and partner Michael Gala, the son of the FDNY’s then-personnel chief,…

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