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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 Ambulance hit by BB gun

August 13, 2019

An FDNY Ambulance driving by Wavecrest Gardens in Far Rockaway, Battalion 47 area, was hit by BB gun fire that cracked the windshield. The NYPD believe the perps weren’t aiming at the ambulance intentionally. No members were injured & no arrests were made. This incident happens a week after a brick was thrown at a…

Fatal house fire in East Elmhurst declared Arson

July 12, 2019

FDNY Bureau of Fire Investigations announced Thursday that the fatal East Elmhurst fire that claimed the lives of 3 people, including a 6-year-old girl & her great-grandfather, & left 2 other members of their family clinging to life, was a work of an arson after “ignitable liquid was used as an accelerant.” Firefighters were called…

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…