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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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FDNY 9th Battalion welcomes Army SSG David Bellavia

July 1, 2019

Monday July 1st, the #FDNY 9th Battalion companies; Engine 54, Ladder 4, Engine 23, Engine 40 & Ladder 35 along with Chief of Department Sudnik & Manhattan Boro Commander Chief Ajello welcomed Medal of Honor recipient US Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia for lunch. The actions for which Bellavia earned a Silver Star took place…

Window washer fatally injured on scaffolding in Midtown East

April 9, 2019

A window washer is dead after being hit on the head with a brick in Manhattan, according to police. The incident happened at 311 East 50th Street between Second and First avenues around 12:15 p.m., FDNY officials said. The worker, later identified as 51-year-old Nelson Salinas, was on suspended scaffolding with one other person, officials…

Schomburg Plaza Fire

February 16, 2019

March 22nd, 1987- a fire in a Harlem residential high rise shaped the way the FDNY operates at high rise buildings today. Lessons learned from this fire can apply to both firefighters & the public. Schomburg Plaza, a 35 story residential high rise building located at 1295 5th Avenue in Harlem section of Manhattan was…

Career criminal who killed FDNY EMT fit to stand trial

January 18, 2019

The career criminal charged with fatally running over a beloved FDNY*EMS EMT with her own ambulance is mentally fit to stand trial, a psychiatrist hired by the Bronx district attorney’s office testified Thursday. Jose Gonzalez, 25, told the psychiatrist that the prosecutors seeking to lock him up for life are “evil people,” explained Dr. Nicole…

NYS Smoke detector law going into effect

January 8, 2019

Homeowners & landlords will soon need to swap out their smoke detectors for upgraded 10-year sealed models, thanks to a new New York State law going into effect this year. The law says that starting April 1, 2019 all new or replacement smoke detectors in New York State must be powered by a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery…