News, Events, and Announcements

Who Are The Grant Guys?

January 29, 2024

In our 16 th year, Grant-Guys Inc. is responsible for $66 MILLION in Federal and State grant funding forcareer, combination and volunteer fire departments in nine states, territories and tribal nations. 99% ofour annual applications are for fire departments making the fire service and EMS service our primaryfocus. Of particular pride is our nine year…

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Making A Difference One Set Of Turnout Gear At A Time

January 23, 2024

Time For Action Cancer in the fire service is the leading cause of death among firefighters. Odds are if you’rereading this, occupational cancer has impacted your own community. We can continue to list thestatistics and talk about the numbers but what does that achieve? We know this is an epidemicin our industry and the time…

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JOBTOWN TOOLS

January 18, 2024

Job Town Tools is a small, FDNY firefighter family owned business which makes tools that make first responders jobs easier, while also greatly helping the public. One of the mantra’s of the FDNY is “work smarter, not harder”. We are unique because we’re one of the first companies that really pushed through the lock tools…

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FIRE WIRE INTEGRATION WITH RAPID RESPONSE

January 9, 2024

Our new premium feature is now available! Fire Wire has teamed up with our friends at Rapid Response to give our users a new tool to follow incidents. Now you can see the size-up screen many firefighters are seeing on the way to a fire! Feature Details: With this new feature, our users at home…

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UPDATED FIRE WIRE APP COMING SOON

September 29, 2023

That’s right! The new version of the Fire Wire App will be released very soon, and we’re super excited to share it with you all! First off, we’d like to thank our followers, especially the ones who have been with us since day one. You guys have made it possible for us to continue doing…

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The Fire Service and Thanksgiving

November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving. The official kickoff of the Holiday Season. A time to reflect on what you’re thankful for, and a time to relax and eat with friends and family. For some, it might be sitting down and enjoying a meal with your fellow firefighters because you’re working that shift. One thing is for certain though…it tends…

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Reading Smoke

November 17, 2022

The ability to understand how smoke works is imperative for firefighters to know. We’ve used it for generations to help develop our strategies when it comes to fire suppression. For some, this may be a refresher. For others, this may give you some insight into reading smoke behavior, and why it’s important. For the most…

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Collyer’s Mansion Conditions

November 4, 2022

As firefighters, we know that when we hear this term, we’re in for a rough one. For those that may not know what it is, it’s a term for a bad hoarding situation within a structure. Where did this term come from? Why is this important for us to know? How do we deal with…

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The Backseat Officer

November 1, 2022

To be an officer, you need to be able to multitask. Sometimes depending on the situation, every part of your mind is occupied by what’s going on, and that’s ok. That’s why we have a chain of command. One of the jobs we have as officers is assigning roles to our crew in the back.…

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Steps Between The Steps

October 25, 2022

Knowing what to do at a fire scene is the basis of our job. We have procedures in place to handle every situation we encounter. Sometimes, we tend to get tunnel vision and might miss an important step in our operation. Most of the time, missing one of these steps is minor and doesn’t really…

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Latest News

Who Are The Grant Guys?

January 29, 2024

In our 16 th year, Grant-Guys Inc. is responsible for $66 MILLION in Federal and State grant funding forcareer, combination and volunteer fire departments in nine states, territories and tribal…

Read More

Making A Difference One Set Of Turnout Gear At A Time

January 23, 2024

Time For Action Cancer in the fire service is the leading cause of death among firefighters. Odds are if you’rereading this, occupational cancer has impacted your own community. We can…

Read More

JOBTOWN TOOLS

January 18, 2024

Job Town Tools is a small, FDNY firefighter family owned business which makes tools that make first responders jobs easier, while also greatly helping the public. One of the mantra’s…

Read More

FIRE WIRE INTEGRATION WITH RAPID RESPONSE

January 9, 2024

Our new premium feature is now available! Fire Wire has teamed up with our friends at Rapid Response to give our users a new tool to follow incidents. Now you…

Read More

UPDATED FIRE WIRE APP COMING SOON

September 29, 2023

That’s right! The new version of the Fire Wire App will be released very soon, and we’re super excited to share it with you all! First off, we’d like to…

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The Fire Service and Thanksgiving

November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving. The official kickoff of the Holiday Season. A time to reflect on what you’re thankful for, and a time to relax and eat with friends and family. For some,…

Read More

Reading Smoke

November 17, 2022

The ability to understand how smoke works is imperative for firefighters to know. We’ve used it for generations to help develop our strategies when it comes to fire suppression. For…

Read More

Collyer’s Mansion Conditions

November 4, 2022

As firefighters, we know that when we hear this term, we’re in for a rough one. For those that may not know what it is, it’s a term for a…

Read More

The Backseat Officer

November 1, 2022

To be an officer, you need to be able to multitask. Sometimes depending on the situation, every part of your mind is occupied by what’s going on, and that’s ok.…

Read More

Steps Between The Steps

October 25, 2022

Knowing what to do at a fire scene is the basis of our job. We have procedures in place to handle every situation we encounter. Sometimes, we tend to get…

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History

October 11th in the FDNY

In the Line of Duty FF Patrick J Quail, Ladder 18. October 11th, 1902 While running to an alarm for…

October 10th in the FDNY

In the Line of Duty FF Carl Herer, Ladder 19. October 10th, 1967 FF Herer died at home from a…

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…

February 9th in the FDNY

Assistant Engineer George A Erlacher, Battalion 2. February 9th, 1873. Injured January 17th, 1873, died February 9th, 1873 Box 38-…

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…

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…

February 3rd in the FDNY

FF John Slowey, Lafayette Engine & FF George W Badger, Americus Engine 6. February 3rd, 1863 209 Cherry Street, Manhattan…

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…

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,…

January 29th in the FDNY

Lt James T Brown, Ladder 45. January 29th, 1922 Injured January 27th, 1922 – Died January 29th, 1922 Box 509…

Training

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 &…