News, Events, and Announcements

FDNY Arson dog found traces of accelerant

December 27, 2020

An FDNY arson dog found traces of accelerant on three gloves inside the car of Eric Chen, the owner of a building that burned down December 19th in Elmhurst Queens, leaving three people dead & four others injured. Police & fire investigators were searching Chen’s home & Toyota 4Runner truck in Flushing Tuesday night when the canine made the discovery, …

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

January 19, 2020

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

November 14, 2019

​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

November 10, 2019

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

September 11, 2019

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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Baltimore City fire to send less companies to fires due to rise in medical calls

August 24, 2019

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…

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FDNY Ambulance hit by BB gun

August 13, 2019

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

July 12, 2019

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

July 3, 2019

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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Why are the stars of the flag forward?

July 1, 2019

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…

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Latest News

Firefighter siblings to be promoted the same day

September 14, 2018

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…

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Retired Batt Chief celebrates his 100th birthday

September 14, 2018

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…

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Deputy Chief Ray Downey’s son leads FDNY on 17th anniversary of dad’s WTC death

September 12, 2018

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…

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FDNY*EMT assaulted. NYPD are seeking this man

September 9, 2018

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…

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Deaths from 9/11 diseases will soon outnumber those lost on that fateful day

September 8, 2018

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…

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Engine 27 originally North River Engine Company

July 18, 2018

Among the volunteer fire companies that protected New Yorkers in the first half of the 19th century was the North River Engine Company.  Like the rest of the city’s volunteer force, the…

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Navy Seal no longer too old to join the FDNY

November 9, 2017

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…

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Training

Schomburg Plaza Fire

March 22nd, 1987- a fire in a Harlem residential high rise shaped the way the FDNY operates at high rise…

Wind Driven Fire: Lionel Hampton

January 7th 1997 was a rather mild winter day, temperatures in the 40’s with wind gusts exceeding 30mph. These conditions would…

The Sweet Spot

NYC Sweet Spot: Arthur Avenue

Everyone stops by a firehouse for information. Working in Times Square, I feel as if we double up as tour…

Sweet spot #2. Veniero’s Pasticceria & Caffé

The 2nd edition of NYC Fire Wire’s Sweet Spot series goes to the East Village in Manhattan. Veniero’s Pasticceria &…