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oda Fallen FDNY hero Christopher Raguso — killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq during a stint with the Air National Guard — often sought refuge from the haunting memories of his service aboard his boat. Now, the family he left behind can try to do the same. Fresh off a major overhaul — provided free of charge by a fellow volunteer firefig
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
Staten Island man sues city after jumping from ambulance   STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A Staten Island man who allegedly jumped from a moving ambulance is suing the city for allowing the incident to take place. Yaugeni Kralkin, 54, who admitted  in court papers  that he had been drinking alcohol prior to the incident, claims the respondin
January 7 th 1997 was a rather mild winter day, temperatures in the 40’s with wind gusts exceeding 30mph. These conditions would challenge firefighting operations in an afternoon fire. Just after 2pm, Engine 40 responded to an EMS run at the Empire Hotel at West 64 th Street & Broadway, Box 969. Up the block, a fire broke out in a high rise res
As we move into the cold season, activity for the FDNY always picks up. This past week, companies responded to all sorts of incidents requiring hard work and special units. Let's look back at what happened in the Big Apple: Monday October 24th: Manhattan - 1 All Hands Bronx - 1 All Hands Staten Island - 2 All Hands Tuesday October 25th: Queens - 1
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