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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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From Buddy To Boss

September 15, 2022

“With great power comes great responsibility.” Whether you’re a career firefighter or volunteer, holding a leadership position can be tricky. We all know that firefighting in general holds extreme liability and potential consequence. Once you become an officer, that increases tenfold. How do you walk the line with being friendly with your colleagues vs. being…

2nd Alarm Manhattan 9/13/22

September 13, 2022

Just after midnight September 13th, 2022, Box 0415 was transmitted for reported store fire. Upon arrival of Engine 28/Ladder 11, fire was located in the 1st floor commercial of a 6 story mixed occupancy 25×60 non-fireproof. Searches found that the fire had extended into the duct work up to the roof. At 0040hrs, the 2nd…

Li-Ion battery fire on an ebike in Midwood, Brooklyn

September 12, 2022

A 4am blaze in the Midwood section of Brooklyn originated as a Lithium Ion battery on an e-bike. Brooklyn Dispatchers started getting calls for a fire apt 1A at 1800 Avenue L corner of East 18th St. ‘The Highway’ Engine 276 Ladder 156 & Battalion 33 arrived 1st due to discover the e-bike burning inside…

Early morning water search in horrific tragedy

September 12, 2022

Monday Sept 12th 2022, Battalion 43 companies were alerted for a water search for 3 missing children. The NYPD 60th pct had a female reported to be drunk & barefoot, claiming to have drown her 3 children. Based on origin, the incident commander ordered all beaches to be covered from Brighton Beach to Coney Island.…

“First in. Last out.”

September 9, 2022

A term we hear often in the fire service – But can we apply it to leadership? Can this quote that’s often seen on t-shirts or stickers actually be acted upon? Let’s take a closer look. Think back to when you were a probie. You were often told that “You are seen, not heard.” Which…