HISTORY OF THE FIRE SERVICE IN NYC

The history of the Fire Service in New York began in 1648 during the administration of Governor Peter Stuyvesant, when the first fire ordinance was adopted by the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. The act required that funds received from fines levied for dirty chimneys should be used for the maintenance of buckets, hooks &…

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EXPLOSION VIDEO FOOTAGE: FDNY 10-60 in the Bronx

Location: 769 Fox St. off Intervale Ave. At 11:00 E-82 arrived on scene at a post-explosion of 3 story row frame private dwelling. There were 9 total transported patients, 1 in critical condition. 5 of the patients were on-duty NYPD Officers. Units on scene: E-73, L-42, E-82, TL-31, E-46, E-42, E-44, L-19, TL-44, L-27, Bn-17,…

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Dalmatian from Iowa donated to Ladder 20

Dalmatian

NEWS RECAP: Tank the Dalmatian from Perry, Iowa, arrived ready for duty in October. He will become the mascot dog for Ladder 20 in lower Manhattan. Tank is set to replace the dog Twenty, who was given to the Ladder company 20 years ago after they lost seven firefighters when the North Tower came down…

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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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Siller Foundation to help the family of fallen Worcester Lt Menard

​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…

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EMS assaults up 36% as mental health crisis grows

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;…

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New law requires a moment of silence in NYS Schools

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…

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FDNY Ambulance hit by BB gun

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…

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Fatal house fire in East Elmhurst declared Arson

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…

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Retired #FDNY Rescue Medic saves man on edge of Outerbridge

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…

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