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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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​In typical honorable fashion, in less than a day after his passing, the Siller Foundation has announced that it is responding to help our fallen brother of Worcester Fire Lieutenant Jason Menard.  The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is raising money to pay off the mortgage on Lt Menard's home. Jason Menard lost his life while ...
The city's mental health crisis is taking a physical toll on first responders, who are being attacked on the job more frequently by increasingly volatile patients. Through October of this year, 146 EMTs, paramedics & firefighters were assaulted at work — a 36% higher rate than in 2018, when assaults totaled 129 for the entire year; and 27%...
A decorated Navy SEAL is no longer "too old" to join the FDNY's Bravest. On Veterans Day eve, Gov. Cuomo is poised to sign a bill to extend the window for active military members to qualify as NYC firefighter candidates by one year. "We intend to s‎ign this legislation in the coming days," Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi That will open the door f...
New York schools are required to provide a moment of silence to observe the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, according to a new state law approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday. The law calls for a brief moment of silence at the beginning of the school day every 9/11 to encourage dialogue & education in the classroom among a new generation
Starting next month, the Baltimore City Fire will send fewer units to house fires. In an effort to deal with a significant rise in medic calls, the Baltimore City Fire Department is testing a new policy that will initially send fewer trucks & equipment to house fires. The fire union said the new policy will put residents in danger, but the mayo
An FDNY Ambulance driving by Wavecrest Gardens in Far Rockaway, Battalion 47 area, was hit by BB gun fire that cracked the windshield. The NYPD believe the perps weren't aiming at the ambulance intentionally. No members were injured & no arrests were made. This incident happens a week after a brick was thrown at a NYPD marked van in the Bronx.&
FDNY Bureau of Fire Investigations announced Thursday that the fatal East Elmhurst fire that claimed the lives of 3 people, including a 6-year-old girl & her great-grandfather, & left 2 other members of their family clinging to life, was a work of an arson after "ignitable liquid was used as an accelerant." Firefighters were called just aft
A good samaritan rushed to save the life of a 19-year-old man who attempted to jump from the Outerbridge Crossing on Tuesday, as shocked New Jersey-bound motorists looked on. A former Staten Islander from Richmond who now lives in Hazlet, N.J., Gary Smiley noticed the young man -- identified as a Tottenville resident -- get out of his car and start
Monday July 1st, the #FDNY 9th Battalion companies; Engine 54, Ladder 4, Engine 23, Engine 40 & Ladder 35 along with Chief of Department Sudnik & Manhattan Boro Commander Chief Ajello welcomed Medal of Honor recipient US Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia for lunch. The actions for which Bellavia earned a Silver Star took place on his 29th
The #NYPD, #FDNY & #USCG participated in The Blessing of the FDNY Marine Fleet on Monday July 1st. This maritime tradition is meant to ensure safe travels & bountiful season of the FDNY Marine fleet, which encompasses 28 vessels stationed throughout the five boroughs. Full Time Marine companies are 1, 6, 9 & Marine Battalion. Marine 3,
CHINATOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man died after a falling safe crushed him in Manhattan. Police say they found the man on the third floor landing of a building in Chinatown Sunday afternoon, pinned underneath a safe. Police believe the man was trying to move the safe up several flights of stairs, when it fell on him. The FDNY says another person we
Three people were injured — one seriously — after scaffolding blew off a roof into the courtyard of a bar next door, the FDNY said.  Construction crews were working on the bulkhead of the roof of a 12-story building on 4th Avenue, near President Street, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus Sunday afternoon when a gust of wind blew the scaff
Army Regulation 670-1, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia,” updated most recently September 5, 2003, addresses explicitly the proper and lawful placement of the U.S. flag patch on the Army uniform. The regulation states that when authorized for application to the proper uniform the American flag patch is to be worn, right or left sh
 A window washer is dead after being hit on the head with a brick in Manhattan, according to police. The incident happened at 311 East 50th Street between Second and First avenues around 12:15 p.m., FDNY officials said. The worker, later identified as 51-year-old Nelson Salinas, was on suspended scaffolding with one other person, officials sai
A decorated FDNY firefighter was among four Americans killed by a roadside bomb near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan on Monday, sources told The Post. Christopher Slutman, a married father of three, worked at Ladder 27 in the Claremont section of the Bronx, the sources said. Slutman, who was a 15-year veteran of the FDNY, also served as a U.
Pheonix Fire involved in a fatal motorvehicle accident at 29th Ave & Bethany Home Road. This story is still developing. 2 firefighters were transported to area hospital in critical condition. 1 civlian was pronounced dead at the scene, 2 other civilians, the local news are reporting have been pronounced dead at the hospital, 1 is a 3 month old.
Well all know that firefighters are trained to save lives — sometimes it’s each others’, but sometimes it can be their own. A longtime member of the FDNY may have been saved simply by asking that his building be equipped with a defibrillator. For 36 years, Bill Staudt made a career of stepping into harm’s way. “I’m a firefighter, proud to be a fire
The career criminal charged with fatally running over a beloved FDNY*EMS EMT with her own ambulance is mentally fit to stand trial, a psychiatrist hired by the Bronx district attorney’s office testified Thursday. Jose Gonzalez, 25, told the psychiatrist that the prosecutors seeking to lock him up for life are “evil people,” explained Dr. Nicole Cha
When Ladder Co. 170 arrived at the scene of a car crash on the Belt Parkway Sunday night, the firefighters immediately ran toward the crumpled remains of an SUV on the opposite side. As the FDNY’s Bravest crossed over a pair of Jersey barriers separated by a 3-foot gap, the unthinkable happened. “I just heard, ‘Oh, my God! Oh, my God! A firefighter
Homeowners & landlords will soon need to swap out their smoke detectors for upgraded 10-year sealed models, thanks to a new New York State law going into effect this year. The law says that starting April 1, 2019 all new or replacement smoke detectors in New York State must be powered by a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery or hardwired to