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Guilty plea by 2 running the Bronx grow house explosion that killed FDNY Deputy Chief Fahy

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 exploded, prosecutors said. Garivaldi Castillo, 32, of Harlem, and Julio Salcedo, 34, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree criminal possession of marijuana in Bronx

Point Lookout street named in honor of FF Virginia Culkin-Spinelli

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 reading “Ginny Ann Avenue,” named for Virginia Ann Culkin-Spinelli, a longtime Point Lookout resident who participated in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero, was unveiled Saturday morning in an emo

Long Beach, CA Fire Captain shot

"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 emergency incident. Capt. Rosa is a 17 year veteran of our department and is assigned to Station 10." Long Beach, California Fire Chief Mike DuRee announced at a press confrence this morning. Rosa is sur

Assault Penalties warning on #FDNY Ambulances

FDNY Adds Signs to Ambulances Warning of Assault Penalties hare Signs will be added to the exterior of FDNY ambulances that highlight penalties for assaults against EMS personnel, officials FDNY officials announced. The first ambulances to display the signs are assigned to Station 26 in the Bronx, where EMT Yadira Arroyo was struck and killed in Ma

FDNY honors member 80 years after LODD

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 -- More than 80 years after he died in the line of duty, a Queens firefighter’s death was finally recognized by the FDNY during a ceremony at department headquarters in Brooklyn A plaque honoring Firefig
Among the volunteer fire companies that protected New Yorkers in the first half of the 19 th  century was the North River Engine Company. &n
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
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 7 th 1997 was a rather mild winter day, temperatures in the 40’s with wind gusts exceeding 30mph. These conditions would challenge firefightin
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
2 off duty NYC employee's give another NYC employee a 2nd chance at life. While on duty, a NYC DEP employee was driving in Midland Beach, Staten Islan
A search of famous firefighting quotes will turn up Edward F Croker at the top. Croker sure had his way words for the fire service, but who was he?&nb
Thursday Morning 16-Jun 2016. Just shy of 7am, Manhattan CO received numerous calls for a store fire at 2085 Lexington Ave.  E-35/ TL-14 / Bn-12
Following the attacks on 9/11/01, like many families, the Stack family held out hope that one day the remains of Lawrence Stack would show up. Anythin
Sunday June 12th 2016, phone alarm in to the Brooklyn CO for a brush fire. 2 Engines & Marine 3 were initially assigned to determine the exact loc
In the wee hours of the morning on Thursday June 9th, 2016, a 19 year old London tourist couldn't sleep, so he left his place of stay in Jersey City w