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“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a firefighter The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the firefighter has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

-Chief Edward F. Croker FDNY circa 1910

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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
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
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 Cour
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 presen
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 firefighters and Rescue Paramedics conducted a joint safety examination of a disabled 479-foot asphalt tanker Monday afternoon after a fire broke out in its engine room while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Oct
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 FDNY Chief John Nasta, celebrated his 100th birthday on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Sofia Restaurant in Bay Ridge, surrounded by family, friends and members of the FDNY. The smiling Brooklyn-born-and-raised
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 the passing of a third sibling — a twin to one of them — who died on 9/11. FDNY Lt. Sean Heeran will be bumped up to captain and younger brother Firefighter William (Billy) Heeran will be promoted to
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 his loss Tuesday on the anniversary of 9/11, the younger Downey led a task force to North Carolina in advance of Hurricane Florence. “It’s a somber day, but we have to look at it as we’re doing the r
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 treating the boozed up man into the back of his ambulance at the corner of E. 15th St. and Kings Highway when the patient flew into a rage at 2:15 p.m. on Aug. 7, police said. The man punched the EMT r
Seventeen years out from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, nearly 10,000 first responders and others who were in the World Trade Center area have been diagnosed with cancer. More than 2,000 deaths have been attributed to 9/11 illnesses.   It will get worse. By the end of 2018, many expect that more people will hav
Among the volunteer fire companies that protected New Yorkers in the first half of the 19 th  century was the North River Engine Company.  Like the rest of the city’s volunteer force, the “laddies” at 173 Franklin Street were replaced in 1865. The devastating fire that destroyed Barnum’s Museum that year along with pressure
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 exploded, prosecutors said. Garivaldi Castillo, 32, of Harlem, and Julio Salcedo, 34, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree criminal possession of marijuana in Bronx
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 reading “Ginny Ann Avenue,” named for Virginia Ann Culkin-Spinelli, a longtime Point Lookout resident who participated in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero, was unveiled Saturday morning in an emo
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 air mask, died Thursday of 9/11-related cancer, his family said. He was 76. "My dad never stopped thinking about the guys in the department," his son, retired firefighter Robert Miuccio Jr., told the Da
"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 emergency incident. Capt. Rosa is a 17 year veteran of our department and is assigned to Station 10." Long Beach, California Fire Chief Mike DuRee announced at a press confrence this morning. Rosa is sur
FDNY Adds Signs to Ambulances Warning of Assault Penalties hare Signs will be added to the exterior of FDNY ambulances that highlight penalties for assaults against EMS personnel, officials FDNY officials announced. The first ambulances to display the signs are assigned to Station 26 in the Bronx, where EMT Yadira Arroyo was struck and killed in Ma
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 -- More than 80 years after he died in the line of duty, a Queens firefighter’s death was finally recognized by the FDNY during a ceremony at department headquarters in Brooklyn A plaque honoring Firefig
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 that are still being used today. Then, there are some, no longer firehouses but still hold it's history inside the 4 walls. 1 building in particular at 155 Mercer Street, still shows signs of what it
The Bronx fire that killed one person and injured two others was deemed arson, FDNY officials announced Sunday. The blaze broke out Saturday around 1:30 p.m., on the second floor of the five-story building at 2216 Adams Place in Tremont. Firefighters rushed to the scene and removed three people from the same apartment, including a 50-year
A Bronx Battalion Chief has dedicated his career to helping other firefighters become better at their job.  Battalion Chief Danny Sheridan of the 3rd battalion out of Hunts Point has been with the FDNY for 32 years.  He says after Sept. 11 he provided supplies and equipment to firefighters in less developed countries in South America as a