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NYS Smoke detector law going into effect

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 going into effect this year.The law says that starting April 1, 2019 all new or replacement smoke detectors in New York State must be powered by a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery or hardwired to t

Street alarm box, still working, still trusted

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 Box Alarm Readout System (BARS). The media is refering to this system as 'antiquated', however, this morning there was widespread 911 outages in the Boston area. While it may appear to be antiquated, on

Patches for Evan

Philly Fire Engine 33 is helping the 10-year-old remember his father & honor his legacy with a unique collection effort.These Christmas ornaments are precious indeed, but nowhere near as irreplaceable as the face that they frame.“It’s been weird not having him around,” said Evan Potter.Evan’s father, Michael, died suddenly in January of 2016. H

High levels of toxic mercury found in home of suspected poison victims: FDNY

The Queens air-conditioning-company owner accused of trying to poison a family with mercury loaded so much of the toxic metal into their AC unit that levels in the air soared to more than 60 times the regulated standards, an FDNY lieutenant testified Wednesday.Lt. John Cassidy of the FDNY’s HAZMAT unit testified in Queens Criminal Court W

Researchers study presence of fluorinated chemicals in firefighter clothing

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame will begin an independent study of turnout gear worn by firefighters after initial samples tested positive for fluorine.Graham Peaslee, a professor of experimental nuclear physics at the University of Notre Dame, and his lab tested fabric swatches taken from unused personal protective gear for the presence
Saturday May 2nd, 2020- A fire started just after noon in the basement of 423 East 70 Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Companies ...
​On February 5th, 1996, a phone alarm was transmitted at 1537hrs reporting smoke from the roof of 4400 Glenwood Road in Brooklyn. 1540hrs, the 10-75 w...
​The father accused of burning his daughter to death, has died from his own burns. In May 2019, the FDNY was alerted to an accident with fire nea...
​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 brot...
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 volat...
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 ...
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 appro
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 Ba
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 believe
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 Street
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 transpo
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 FD
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
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 firefighter
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 tr
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 19th century was the North River Engine Company. &nbs
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