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3 rescues in 24 hours

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 was a significantly cold day when compared to others this October.Confined Space, Brooklyn, NY - Just before 1pm, Brooklyn CO transmitted box 3241 for the Coney Island Wastewater Treatement Plant at 2602 Knapp Street. A worker fell into a treatment tank. FDNY deployed divers into the contaminated tank and recovered the

To America, Love Russia

Have you heard of the Tear Drop Memorial, or the Tear of Grief? This is a 10 story scuplture given to the United States as an Official Gift of the Russian Government as a memorial to the victims of 9/11 attacks and the 93 WTC Bombing. Groundbreaking on this monument was done September 16th 2005 at the Cruise Ship Terminal in Bayonne, NJ. The ground

Mysterious man in Red Bandana

 You have heard many stories about the heroic acts on 9/11, but did you hear about the mysterious man in the red bandana? Welles Crowther was working as an American Equities trader on 9/11/01 at the World Trade Center. Truth be told, the 24 year old wasn't looking forward to a desk job for the rest of his life. He had further dreams, and plent

Statistics from 9/11

2,753 Lifes lost in NYC on September 11th 2001.291 Bodies found intactOnly 12 of the bodies found intact could be identified by sight.21,906 Remains found1,717 Families got no remains3,051 Children who lost a parent17 babies were subsequently born to women whose husbands diedIt took 100 days to extinguish the fires.Workers sifted through more than

9/11 Dealing with PTSD.

Everyone deals with depression in their own way. As the anniversary of 9/11 quickly approaches, I would like to share my story of dealing with PTSD, and I manage it every anniversary.I only worked at the site for a day on 9/12/01, and what I saw will stay with me forever. I can remember 9/11/02 was a restless day and very depressing. On 9/11/03, I
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
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
FDNY Adds Signs to Ambulances Warning of Assault PenaltieshareSigns will be added to the exterior of FDNY ambulances that highlight penalties for assa
FDNY firefighter Thomas F. O'Brien, who died in the line of duty in 1935, was finally recognized with a plaque during an ceremony Tuesday.June 12 -- M
If these walls could talk- there are many buildings that have been around since before the paid Fire Department of the City of New York was organized
The Bronx fire that killed one person and injured two others was deemed arson, FDNY officials announced Sunday.The blaze broke out Saturday
A Bronx Battalion Chief has dedicated his career to helping other firefighters become better at their job. Battalion Chief Danny Sheridan of the
odaFallen FDNY hero Christopher Raguso — killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq during a stint with the Air National Guard — often sought refu
The Blizzard of 1888The great blizzard of 1888, which began March 12th, 1888, created a condition which made it almost impossible for the department t
At 3:14pm on Saint Patrick's Day in 1899, the Signal Station at 5th Avenue & 46th Street was received & transmitted by the Manhattan Fire Alar
Staten Island man sues city after jumping from ambulance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A Staten Island man who allegedly jumped from a moving ambulance
January 7th 1997 was a rather mild winter day, temperatures in the 40’s with wind gusts exceeding 30mph. These conditions would challenge firefighting
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 w
15 years ago, on September 11th, 2001, the United States of America took a terrorist hit from radical extremists. This event was felt worldwide; and a
Sunday August 27th 2006, at 1230hrs, Bronx CO received a telephone alarm reporting a store fire at 1575 Walton Ave. Box 2797 was transmitted. Eng.42 t
December 2015, Engine 329 in Rockaway Beach, Queens took delivery of their new 2nd piece, an All Terrain Response Vehicle (ATRV). This 2015 Ford F-550
In memory  of FF Joseph Graffagnino, L-5 detailed to E-24 (Posthumously promoted to Lieutenant) and FF Robert Beddia, E-24.On September 11th, 200
Brave assistance dog aids 9/11 firefighter — two heroes who are the ‘perfect match’Retired FDNY Firefighter and 9/11 first responder Tom Prin is train
August 2nd, 1978, 12 firefighters plunged into a burning Waldbaum's Supermarket when the bowstring truss roof collapsed at the center of the store. 6
August 1st, 1932 - FDNY Companies were turned out to a reported fire in the sub-cellar of the Ritz Tower. Located at 113 East 57 Street, the Ritz is a
The Stephen Siller Tunnel 2 Towers foundation is once again looking to step up in support for Dallas Police officers who were ambushed, killing 5 inju
2 off duty NYC employee's give another NYC employee a 2nd chance at life. While on duty, a NYC DEP employee was driving in Midland Beach, Staten Islan
A search of famous firefighting quotes will turn up Edward F Croker at the top. Croker sure had his way words for the fire service, but who was he?&nb
Thursday Morning 16-Jun 2016.Just shy of 7am, Manhattan CO received numerous calls for a store fire at 2085 Lexington Ave. E-35/ TL-14 / Bn-12 1s