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Who was Edward Croker?

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? Edward Franklin Croker was appointed to the FDNY on June 22nd, 1884. He was only 21 years of age. Just shy of 50 days on the job, Croker was promoted to Assistant Foreman (Lieutenant), and again, a

Combine Effort saves stranded tourist.

In the wee hours of the morning on Thursday June 9th, 2016, a 19 year old London tourist couldn't sleep, so he left his place of stay in Jersey City with the intention of heading to the City that never sleeps. He made his way to the Newport Yacht Club & Marina, where he walked out onto a floating dock, but the dock broke free, sending him into

An Afternoon to remember

June 5, 2016-2 weeks ago, I had the week of my life. It started with the Answer the Call 2016 Soiree, the NYC Firefighter & Police Widows & Children's fund benefit ( https://www.facebook.com/AnswerTheCallNYC/?fref=ts ). We were asked to attend and gladly accepted. In addition to helping such an awesome foundation, I had the opport

Retired Captain ordained as Priest

Sunday May 29th, 2016: During a service at St. Patricks Cathedral on 5th Avenue, FDNY Retired Captain Thomas Colucci was ordained into priesthood. And, without question, his brothers and sisters of the FDNY came out to support him. Captain Colucci served with the FDNY for 20 years, starting his career in Kingsbridge assigned to Engine 81. After 5 y

Elevator Shaft fall in Brooklyn

Shortly after 8pm, Brooklyn box 1251 was transmitted as a 5-7 signal for EMS Rescue, Squad 1 & Tower Ladder 105 assigned to 841 Union Street between 6 & 7th Aves. Upon arrival, Squad 1 found a 4 year old child in cardiac arrest in an elevator shaft. The child got away from the family, slipped in a 10 inch gap between the elevator and the fl
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
Wednesday October 26th, 2016 was a significantly cold day when compared to others this October.Confined Space, Brooklyn, NY - Just before 1pm, Brookly
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 Rus
 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 wor
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 f
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, a
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