Blizzard of 1888
The Blizzard of 1888 The great blizzard of 1888, which began March 12th, 1888, created a condition which made it almost impossible for the department to respond to fire alarms & resulted in such an incongruous situation as a 3rd alarm fire raging through 2 5 story buildings on West 42nd Street with only 3 pieces of apparatus on the scene. 21 in
Engine 162/Ladder 82/Battalion 23 in Great Kills and Engine 157/Ladder 80 in Port Richmond had art work done to their doors.
Fire Boat McKean sailed off this morning to it's new life at a restaurant in Sleepy Hollow, NY. The new owners arrived at Marine 6's home to pick up the ole Fire Boat. On hand to say good bye was John D McKean's son and grandson, both named John. The new owners plan to keep the boat in it's original condition and pass along the boats history
The following information is off the rumor mill. NYC Citywide Admin. Svc. Timeline for NEXT Open Competitive FF EXAM: ***************Initial Application Period: 4/1/17 to 4/25/17. Computer Based Test: 9/4/17 to 10/28/17 (approx). Eligible List Made: 4/4/18. Eligible List Established: 12/12/18 List #2000 Terminated 6/26/17. City Re
Boston Firefighters union president Rich Paris releases a response to the NIOSH investigation results of the 2014 fire that claimed the lives of Lt Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy. The report cited lack of training, inadequate staffing and failure to adequately assess risk contributed to the deaths. To All Media Outlets: I am writing in r
Picture perfect day on 5th Avenue draws a sea of green to both march and watch the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade. As become a new tradition after September 11th, 2001, the FDNY remembered their 343 members who were no longer around to join in the march up 5th Avenue. This year was extra heart warming and special; the FDNY Emerald Society hono