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FDNY Marine Division inspect engine fire on board a ship

From the US Coast Guard: NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard and Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Special Operations Command firefighters and Rescue Paramedics conducted a joint safety examination of a disabled 479-foot asphalt tanker Monday afternoon after a fire broke out in its engine room while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Oct

Retired Batt Chief celebrates his 100th birthday

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 Nasta, celebrated his 100th birthday on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Sofia Restaurant in Bay Ridge, surrounded by family, friends and members of the FDNY. The smiling Brooklyn-born-and-raised

Firefighter siblings to be promoted the same day

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 third sibling — a twin to one of them — who died on 9/11. FDNY Lt. Sean Heeran will be bumped up to captain and younger brother Firefighter William (Billy) Heeran will be promoted to

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

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 anniversary of 9/11, the younger Downey led a task force to North Carolina in advance of Hurricane Florence.“It’s a somber day, but we have to look at it as we’re doing the rig

FDNY*EMT assaulted. NYPD are seeking this man

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 into the back of his ambulance at the corner of E. 15th St. and Kings Highway when the patient flew into a rage at 2:15 p.m. on Aug. 7, police said. The man punched the EMT r
Seventeen years out from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, nearly 10,000 first responders and others who were in the World Trade Center
Among the volunteer fire companies that protected New Yorkers in the first half of the 19th century was the North River Engine Company. &nbs
Two men who ran a marijuana grow house in the Bronx pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter charges in the death of an FDNY chief when the building expl
The Town of Hempstead renamed a Point Lookout street to commemorate a local FDNY firefighter who died of a 9/11-related illness. The street sign readi
Retired FDNY Battalion Chief Robert Miuccio, a Ground Zero hero famed for walking through burning buildings with a cigar in his mouth instead of an ai
"It is with deep sadness and tremendous grief that we announce that Captain David Rosa has died from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound at an eme
FDNY Adds Signs to Ambulances Warning of Assault Penalties hareSigns will be added to the exterior of FDNY ambulances that highlight penalties for ass
FDNY firefighter Thomas F. O'Brien, who died in the line of duty in 1935, was finally recognized with a plaque during an ceremony Tuesday. June 12 --
If these walls could talk- there are many buildings that have been around since before the paid Fire Department of the City of New York was organized
The Bronx fire that killed one person and injured two others was deemed arson, FDNY officials announced Sunday. The blaze broke out Saturday
A Bronx Battalion Chief has dedicated his career to helping other firefighters become better at their job.  Battalion Chief Danny Sheridan of the
oda Fallen FDNY hero Christopher Raguso — killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq during a stint with the Air National Guard — often sought ref
The Blizzard of 1888 The great blizzard of 1888, which began March 12th, 1888, created a condition which made it almost impossible for the department
At 3:14pm on Saint Patrick's Day in 1899, the Signal Station at 5th Avenue & 46th Street was received & transmitted by the Manhattan Fire Alar
Staten Island man sues city after jumping from ambulance   STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A Staten Island man who allegedly jumped from a moving ambulanc
January 7th 1997 was a rather mild winter day, temperatures in the 40’s with wind gusts exceeding 30mph. These conditions would challenge firefighting
As we move into the cold season, activity for the FDNY always picks up. This past week, companies responded to all sorts of incidents requiring hard w
Wednesday October 26th, 2016 was a significantly cold day when compared to others this October. Confined Space, Brooklyn, NY - Just before 1pm, Brookl
Have you heard of the Tear Drop Memorial, or the Tear of Grief? This is a 10 story scuplture given to the United States as an Official Gift of the Rus
  You have heard many stories about the heroic acts on 9/11, but did you hear about the mysterious man in the red bandana? Welles Crowther was wo
2,753 Lifes lost in NYC on September 11th 2001. 291 Bodies found intact Only 12 of the bodies found intact could be identified by sight. 21,906 Remain
Everyone deals with depression in their own way. As the anniversary of 9/11 quickly approaches, I would like to share my story of dealing with PTSD, a
15 years ago, on September 11th, 2001, the United States of America took a terrorist hit from radical extremists. This event was felt worldwide; and a
Sunday August 27th 2006, at 1230hrs, Bronx CO received a telephone alarm reporting a store fire at 1575 Walton Ave. Box 2797 was transmitted. Eng.42 t
December 2015, Engine 329 in Rockaway Beach, Queens took delivery of their new 2nd piece, an All Terrain Response Vehicle (ATRV). This 2015 Ford F-550
In memory  of FF Joseph Graffagnino, L-5 detailed to E-24 (Posthumously promoted to Lieutenant) and FF Robert Beddia, E-24. On September 11th, 20
Brave assistance dog aids 9/11 firefighter — two heroes who are the ‘perfect match’ Retired FDNY Firefighter and 9/11 first responder Tom Prin is trai
August 2nd, 1978, 12 firefighters plunged into a burning Waldbaum's Supermarket when the bowstring truss roof collapsed at the center of the store. 6
August 1st, 1932 - FDNY Companies were turned out to a reported fire in the sub-cellar of the Ritz Tower. Located at 113 East 57 Street, the Ritz is a
The Stephen Siller Tunnel 2 Towers foundation is once again looking to step up in support for Dallas Police officers who were ambushed, killing 5 inju