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Boston Fire Union responds to NIOSH report on fatal 2014 fire

Boston Firefighters union president Rich Paris releases a response to the NIOSH investigation results of the 2014 fire that claimed the lives of Lt Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy.  The report cited lack of training, inadequate staffing and failure to adequately assess risk contributed to the deaths.  To All Media Outlets: I am writing in r

NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016

Picture perfect day on 5th Avenue draws a sea of green to both march and watch the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade. As become a new tradition after September 11th, 2001, the FDNY remembered their 343  members who were no longer around to join in the march up 5th Avenue. This year was extra heart warming and special; the FDNY Emerald Society hono

Fireboat McKean off to it's 2nd life

March 17th, 2016 Fireboat McKean (Marine 1) has been purchased and is off to begin it's 2nd life. In the Begining of March, 2016, Michael Kaphan and Edward Taylor purchased the fire boat from the City of New York at auction with plans to relocate it to Sleepy Hollow to be a part of their restaurant on the Hudson Harbor waterfront development. The n

2nd Annual NYC Firefighter Stair Climb 2016

Sunday March 13, 2016, the 2nd Annual NYC Firefighters Stair Climb was held at 4 World Trade Center. This is an event ran by firefighters for firefighters. The goal: to follow in the foot steps of those who lost their lives on 9/11/01. And, at every turn of the corner during this event, it was a constant reminder. 'Monumental Pride' Engine 76/Tower

City Hall, FDNY in talks over Ambulances

The Fire Department is in talks with City Hall over the best way to provide reliable ambulance service in the wake of the sudden shutdown of the private ambulance company TransCare  last month , according to Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro. TransCare was one of the private companies — besides the FDNY EMS — that sends ambulances to 9
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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
Following the attacks on 9/11/01, like many families, the Stack family held out hope that one day the remains of Lawrence Stack would show up. Anythin
Sunday June 12th 2016, phone alarm in to the Brooklyn CO for a brush fire. 2 Engines & Marine 3 were initially assigned to determine the exact loc
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 w
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 & C
Sunday May 29th, 2016: During a service at St. Patricks Cathedral on 5th Avenue, FDNY Retired Captain Thomas Colucci was ordained into priesthood. And
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 betwe
Kevin McNamara, a New York City firefighter who is in the business of saving lives, is now looking for the guardian angel who saved his. On Jan. 25, w
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Charlie Keating IV was Killed in Action on Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 when his team was called in on a rescue mis
Sunday May 1st, 2016, the FDNY responded to a 911 call reporting a Church fire at 15 W 25 Street between Broadway & 6th Aves. The fire location wa
Pictured: Billy Lynch E-289 now Lt in TL-17, Bobby McCarthy E-289, Kenneth Gunther TL-138 retired. In the later part of 1996, FF Robert J McCarthy ret
The 2nd edition of NYC Fire Wire's Sweet Spot series goes to the East Village in Manhattan. Veniero's Pasticceria & Cafe's products speak for itse
The Dalmatian has been associated with the Fire Service since the days of the horse drawn fire engines. In this adorable video by instagram user: Pupp
Sunday April 24th 2016, FDNY Companies in East New York were turned out for a reported house fire at 270 Arlington Ave between Elton & Linwood Str
This afternoon, an ambulance from a private company, Hunter, was involved in a fatal accident on the Southern State Pkwy in the Lakeview Fire District
Everyone stops by a firehouse for information. Working in Times Square, I feel as if we double up as tour guides. Questions range from fire/safety rel
On Thursday, the #FDNY promoted Captains to Battalion Chiefs at a ceremony at the FDNY Training Academy on Randalls Island known as 'The Rock'. One of
Saturday April 9th, 2016, The Cavemen Engine 40/Tower Ladder 35 responded 1st due to a reported smoke on the 9th floor at 75 Central Park West, corner
Thursday April 7th, 2016, the #FDNY promoted the following members at the Rock: Captain Brendan Finn, Div 3 Captain James M Montaruli, E-6 Captain Den
Tonight is a big night for the Corona Tigers. FF Mike Prior is working his last tour after 35 years with the City of New York. It all began in January
Engine 162/Ladder 82/Battalion 23 in Great Kills and Engine 157/Ladder 80 in Port Richmond had art work done to their doors. 
Fire Boat McKean sailed off this morning to it's new life at a restaurant  in Sleepy Hollow, NY. The new owners arrived at Marine 6's home to pic
The following information is off the rumor mill. NYC Citywide Admin. Svc. Timeline for NEXT Open Competitive FF EXAM: ***************Initial Applicati
A report that a building had partially collapsed in Brooklyn has turned into a false alarm. A fire department spokesman now says there was no partial
This year, the New York Fire Department finally graduated one of its female recruits after quite some time of her trying, but there’s something major missing from the whole ordeal that’s raising eyebrows across the country.