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Siller Foundation to help the family of fallen Worcester Lt Menard

​In typical honorable fashion, in less than a day after his passing, the Siller Foundation has announced that it is responding to help our fallen brother of Worcester Fire Lieutenant Jason Menard.  The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is raising money to pay off the mortgage on Lt Menard's home. Jason Menard lost his life while ...

EMS assaults up 36% as mental health crisis grows

The city's mental health crisis is taking a physical toll on first responders, who are being attacked on the job more frequently by increasingly volatile patients. Through October of this year, 146 EMTs, paramedics & firefighters were assaulted at work — a 36% higher rate than in 2018, when assaults totaled 129 for the entire year; and 27%...

Navy Seal no longer too old to join the FDNY

A decorated Navy SEAL is no longer "too old" to join the FDNY's Bravest. On Veterans Day eve, Gov. Cuomo is poised to sign a bill to extend the window for active military members to qualify as NYC firefighter candidates by one year. "We intend to s‎ign this legislation in the coming days," Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi That will open the door f...

New law requires a moment of silence in NYS Schools

New York schools are required to provide a moment of silence to observe the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, according to a new state law approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday. The law calls for a brief moment of silence at the beginning of the school day every 9/11 to encourage dialogue & education in the classroom among a new generation

Baltimore City fire to send less companies to fires due to rise in medical calls

Starting next month, the Baltimore City Fire will send fewer units to house fires. In an effort to deal with a significant rise in medic calls, the Baltimore City Fire Department is testing a new policy that will initially send fewer trucks & equipment to house fires. The fire union said the new policy will put residents in danger, but the mayo
An FDNY Ambulance driving by Wavecrest Gardens in Far Rockaway, Battalion 47 area, was hit by BB gun fire that cracked the windshield. The NYPD believ
FDNY Bureau of Fire Investigations announced Thursday that the fatal East Elmhurst fire that claimed the lives of 3 people, including a 6-year-old gir
A good samaritan rushed to save the life of a 19-year-old man who attempted to jump from the Outerbridge Crossing on Tuesday, as shocked New Jersey-bo
Monday July 1st, the #FDNY 9th Battalion companies; Engine 54, Ladder 4, Engine 23, Engine 40 & Ladder 35 along with Chief of Department Sudnik &a
The #NYPD, #FDNY & #USCG participated in The Blessing of the FDNY Marine Fleet on Monday July 1st. This maritime tradition is meant to ensure safe
CHINATOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man died after a falling safe crushed him in Manhattan. Police say they found the man on the third floor landing of a
Three people were injured — one seriously — after scaffolding blew off a roof into the courtyard of a bar next door, the FDNY said.  Construction
Army Regulation 670-1, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia,” updated most recently September 5, 2003, addresses explicitly the proper a
 A window washer is dead after being hit on the head with a brick in Manhattan, according to police. The incident happened at 311 East 50th Stree
A decorated FDNY firefighter was among four Americans killed by a roadside bomb near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan on Monday, sources told Th
Pheonix Fire involved in a fatal motorvehicle accident at 29th Ave & Bethany Home Road. This story is still developing. 2 firefighters were transp
Well all know that firefighters are trained to save lives — sometimes it’s each others’, but sometimes it can be their own. A longtime member of the F
The career criminal charged with fatally running over a beloved FDNY*EMS EMT with her own ambulance is mentally fit to stand trial, a psychiatrist hir
When Ladder Co. 170 arrived at the scene of a car crash on the Belt Parkway Sunday night, the firefighters immediately ran toward the crumpled remains
Homeowners & landlords will soon need to swap out their smoke detectors for upgraded 10-year sealed models, thanks to a new New York State law goi
It is being reported that Boston Fire Dept responded to a working fire at 5:15a at Endicott Street in the North End, this response was initiated by Bo
Philly Fire Engine 33 is helping the 10-year-old remember his father & honor his legacy with a unique collection effort. These Christmas ornaments
The Queens air-conditioning-company owner  accused of trying to poison a family with mercury  loaded so much of the toxic metal into their A
Scientists at the University of Notre Dame will begin an independent study of turnout gear worn by firefighters after initial samples tested positive
From the US Coast Guard: NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard and Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Special Operations Command firefighte
One day after the FDNY mourned the loss of its fallen brothers during the 9/11 attacks, members had a reason to celebrate. One of their own, former FD
They’re going up the FDNY ladder together. Two bravest brothers from the Rockaways will both be promoted on Friday, less than a week after they marked
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Downey is only doing what his hero father did before him. As fellow family members of FDNY Deputy Chief Ray Downey mourned
A city emergency medical technician was beaten by a patient and police want to find the man, authorities said Saturday. The 55-year-old FDNY EMT was t
Seventeen years out from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, nearly 10,000 first responders and others who were in the World Trade Center
Among the volunteer fire companies that protected New Yorkers in the first half of the 19 th  century was the North River Engine Company. &n
Two men who ran a marijuana grow house in the Bronx pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter charges in the death of an FDNY chief when the building expl
The Town of Hempstead renamed a Point Lookout street to commemorate a local FDNY firefighter who died of a 9/11-related illness. The street sign readi
Retired FDNY Battalion Chief Robert Miuccio, a Ground Zero hero famed for walking through burning buildings with a cigar in his mouth instead of an ai
"It is with deep sadness and tremendous grief that we announce that Captain David Rosa has died from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound at an eme