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“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a firefighter.The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the firefighter has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

-Chief Edward F. Croker FDNY circa 1910

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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…

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…

3 injured when scaffolding blew off roof in Park Slope

July 1, 2019

Three people were injured — one seriously — after scaffolding blew off a roof into the courtyard of a bar next door, the FDNY said.  Construction crews were working on the bulkhead of the roof of a 12-story building on 4th Avenue, near President Street, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus Sunday afternoon…

Man dies after being crushed by safe in Chinatown NYC

July 1, 2019

CHINATOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — A man died after a falling safe crushed him in Manhattan. Police say they found the man on the third floor landing of a building in Chinatown Sunday afternoon, pinned underneath a safe. Police believe the man was trying to move the safe up several flights of stairs, when it fell…

The 18th annual Blessing of the Fleet

July 1, 2019

The #NYPD, #FDNY & #USCG participated in The Blessing of the FDNY Marine Fleet on Monday July 1st. This maritime tradition is meant to ensure safe travels & bountiful season of the FDNY Marine fleet, which encompasses 28 vessels stationed throughout the five boroughs. Full Time Marine companies are 1, 6, 9 & Marine Battalion.…