February 10th in the FDNY

Lt John R Eastburn, Engine 54. February 10th, 1970 Retired FF Kevin T Murphy, Engine 166. February 10th, 2015 9/11 illness

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February 7-8th in the FDNY

Retired EMS Lt Paige Humphries, Station 16. February 7th, 2021 EMS Lt Humphries died from 9/11 illness. FF David Muldrew & FF David Clute & Asst Foreman John H Bush Engine 30. February 8th, 1876 Box 0167 – 442-452 Broadway Manhattan. While operating a handline, the 3 firemen were buried beneath a collapse of the…

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February 4th in the FDNY

FF James P Smith, Engine 17. February 4th, 1885 Box 64, 58 Park Place Manhattan. FF Smith was operating on a ladder helping with a charged hose line. The nozzle was operating into a 5th floor window when it slipped from the grasp of the men above him. Fireman Smith, being in the center of…

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February 3rd in the FDNY

FF John Slowey, Lafayette Engine & FF George W Badger, Americus Engine 6. February 3rd, 1863 209 Cherry Street, Manhattan The 3rd floor of the Goodwin Bakery caught fire around 8pm. Within a very short time, the 3rd floor had spread throughout the 5 story bldg. The building & it’s contents were a total loss…

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February 2nd in the FDNY

FF James W Kojac, Ladder 128. February 2nd, 1956 FF Kojac suffered a heart attack while operating at a 2 story row of taxpayers. The fire started in the delicatessen & spread to a meat market, real estate agency & children’s clothing shop. FF Kojac was taken to St Johns Hospital where he died several…

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January 31st in the FDNY

FF Arthur J Renk & FF Christopher Dressel, Engine 138(238). January 31st, 1904 FF Peter J Gaffeney Injured January 31st, died February 1st, 1904 Box 493 2-50 Noble Street Brooklyn. 3 members of Engine 138 ( Now 238) were killed at a fire in the American Manufacturing Company plant at the foot of Noble Street.…

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California Fire Captain shot while operating

Capt. Max Fortuna, 47, killed this morning while operating Today, January 31, 2022, 11:00 hours, Stockton Fire Engine 2 responded to a dumpster fire at the intersection of Aurora Street & Washington Street. While operating, gunshots rang out, striking 21 year veteran- Captain Max Fortuna. A 67 year old man was detained at the scene…

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AFTERMATH: Baltimore City Fire

Reported: 3 Firefighters Killed, 1 in critical condition. Approximately 06:00 hours on Monday 1/24/22., Baltimore City Fire responded to a two-alarm vacant row-home dwelling fire at 201 S Stricker St. While an aggressive interior attack was underway, a collapse occurred. 4 members required extensive extrication as they were buried under mounds of debris & structural…

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Obituary: Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith, Firefighter Who Wrote Best Sellers, Dies at 81 “Report From Engine Co. 82” was the first of his 16 books. He also started Firehouse magazine and was the founding chairman of the New York City Fire Museum. Dennis Smith, a teenage hellion and high school dropout who transformed himself into a famed New…

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Father who allegedly burned daughter alive, has died from his own burns

The father accused of burning his daughter to death, has died from his own burns. In May 2019, the FDNY was alerted to an accident with fire near Baisley Pond Park. Upon arrival, a 2008 Audi A6 was engulfed in flames. 40 year old Martin Pereira was seen running from the scene, yelling “My daughter is in there”,…

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