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VIDEO: Two members of a volunteer ambulance corps were killed in a fiery crash early Monday on the New York State Thruway in Rockland County.
It happened around 1:45 a.m. between exits 15 and 14B near Suffern.
Purple and black bunting was placed at the ambulance corps in Rockland County where the men volunteered.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
A man was killed in a house fire in Holtsville Monday morning, Suffolk police said.
Fifth Precinct officers responded to Pine Street at about 4:55 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a fire at a home.
Holtsville firefighters located and removed one adult male occupant and one dog from the house.
The home's lone resident, Connor Frawley, 32, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 9:44:37 AM - SOURCE: Smithtown Patch.com
VIDEO: Some police officers did double duty as firefighters over the weekend.
According to New Rochelle police, Officer Timothy Childs spotted a house on fire on Franklin Avenue Saturday morning. Childs called it in and then started evacuating the six-unit building. He was joined by Officer Phalan Pedro and Lt.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
When a massive fire completely destroyed a hotel on John Street in the Village of Millerton in 1891 due to the community's then reliance on local residents forming a bucket brigade to battle fires, it became apparent that a fire department was necessary. Village trustees founded the municipality's first firefighting company in January 1892.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2020 5:46:04 AM - SOURCE: NY Journal News (Lohud.com)
PHOTO: Ashes from a firepit burned down a shed in Chappaqua and caused a brush fire as well on Sunday.
At 1:05 PM the Chappaqua Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a shed on fire.
Upon arrival one minute later, Chief Russell Maitland found the shed to be fully involved and a brush fire spreading into the woods.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 4:08:59 PM - SOURCE: Chappaqua-Mount Kisco Patch
Nine people among two families were displaced from a Saturday morning fire that damaged a apartment building on Rock Street in the village. “It's still under investigation,” Canajoharie Police Chief Bryan MacFadden said this morning.
Officials said the structure was not totally destroyed, but five adults and four children were displaced.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 1:28:51 PM - SOURCE: Gloversville Leader-Herald
The Whitehall firefighter who suffered a torn aorta on the way to a May 2 fire has died.
Second Assistant Fire Chief James P. Brooks, 45, died around 10:30 a.m. Friday. He succumbed to injuries as a result of an early-morning mutual aid structure fire in Dresden in May.
Brooks had served more than 20 years with the fire company and had been described as a “dedicated member” of the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2020 9:50:20 AM - SOURCE: Glens Falls Post-Star - Metered Site
Two people died early Sunday morning in a two-alarm fire at 36 Sherman Street, Kingston Fire Department officials said. The two-alarm fire was called in at 12:31 a.m.
Mayor Steven Noble called the deaths tragic. “Every time we have a fire here in Kingston it is devastating and tragic for the families involved, so on behalf of the City of Kingston we send our condolences to the family,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2020 9:46:09 AM - SOURCE: Mid Hudson News
Three civilians and two firefighters were injured Sunday in a fire at a New Dorp apartment complex, according to a city Fire Department (FDNY) spokesman.
Firefighters responded just after 2 p.m. to a report of a fire on the sixth floor of 265 Mill Road, an FDNY spokesman said.
Three civilians who suffered minor injuries were evaluated by emergency responders, treated at the scene and refused transport to a hospital, authorities said.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2020 2:12:13 PM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
A homeowner was killed when a fire broke out inside their home in Nassau County.
The flames broke out inside the home on Farm Ranch Road East in Bethpage around 2 a.m. Friday.
Efforts were made to save the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim appears to have been disabled and unable to escape.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
A garage fire in St. Lawrence County sends one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries.
The fire happened around 11:30 Sunday morning on Route 56 just south of Bray Road in the Town of Norfolk.
Firefighters say there was smoke coming from the roof of the garage when they arrived.
They were able to quickly put out the flames and fire officials say the structure sustained moderate damage.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2020 1:20:24 PM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV 7 FOX 28 Watertown
On Saturday at approximately 12:30 pm the Milan Fire Department and Northern Dutchess Paramedics were dispatched for a report of a brush fire and subject burned outside a residence Route 199 Town of Milan. Second Assistant Chief Jeffrey Galm said that a 45-year-old female was burning a pile of brush when a container with flammable liquid caught fire resulting in burns to her face, chest, and arms.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mid Hudson News
Fire departments across New York are going to be getting a boost via FEMA.
US Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $2.34 million in federal funding for nine fire departments in Upstate New York to aid in recruitment and retention of volunteers.
Volunteer first responders are a critical part of the force in many communities.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 12:59:24 PM - SOURCE: FingerLakes1.com
VIDEO: Long-time colleagues, friends, and family gathered to celebrate Cohoes Fire Captain Jim Fennen.
After more than three decades with the Cohoes Fire Department, he had his last walkout Thursday morning.
Fennen was a junior firefighter with the Cohoes Fire Department at just 13 years old.
He also served as a firefighter in the Air National Guard from 1980 to 2002.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 3:38:35 PM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV NBC 13 Albany
Village Fire Chief Matthew Jackson isn't planning on the annual firefighter's ball in October.
That, he said, will likely be canceled, another casualty of COVID-19.
So Jackson took to social media Tuesday to honor his firefighters with annual awards, something usually done at the ball.
“COVID or no COVID, each and every day you show up for work with a shared vision of creating an organization that is recognized for setting the standard of excellence in emergency services,” Jackson wrote on the department's Facebook page.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 1:00:48 AM - SOURCE: Batavia Daily News
The Corning Fire Department received its new front-line engine in April. It was put into service in May to replace an aging, 30-year-old engine and enhance firefighting and first response capabilities for the department's service district and the neighboring volunteer fire departments it also helps support.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 11:39:20 AM - SOURCE: Finger Lakes Daily News
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently awarded $166,666.67 to the Benton Volunteer Fire Department in Penn Yan to provide personal protective equipment for firefighters responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant, the state received $4,406,589.73 to provide essential PPE, training and supplies for firefighters responding to the outbreak.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 1:05:33 PM - SOURCE: Chronicle Express
Fire crews battled a house fire in Rochester Friday morning.
It happened on Hudson Avenue just before 5:30 a.m.
Fire crews say it was reported by a woman on her way to work. They also say flames on the porch and first floor were knocked down within 15 minutes.
According to crews, the house was not secure and claim the store owner across the street said people frequently travel to and from the house.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2020 3:57:05 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
VIDEO: An ambulance racing a heart attack patient to the hospital collided with a fire truck en route to a fire in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, leaving the patient dead and a family member seriously injured.
The fire truck, Ladder 102, t-boned the ambulance at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue And Throop Avenue just after 12:45 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
Cohoes city leaders are bracing for at least a $1 million loss this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The city's firefighters are hoping to ease the burden just a bit by forgoing overtime pay for the next two years.
The restructured contract will save taxpayers about $133,000 over the next 27 months.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: SpectrumLocalNews.com
VIDEO: Three firefighters are nursing injuries after flames tore through a building in Chinatown.
Video from the Citizen app shows flames shooting through the roof of the building on Grand Street.
It broke out just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
The building houses a business on the first floor and apartments above.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 5:01:16 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
The State's Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls is getting new financial support amid the pandemic.
According to a release, the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services yesterday announced the State Office of Fire Prevention and Control received almost $475,000 in federal funding.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 5:54:39 AM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC/CBS/CW+ 36 Elmira
New York State Forest Rangers recently rescued several injured and lost hikers, stranded boaters, and helped contain a wildland fire on private property.
These incidents and more took place between Sept. 3-13. All information below was supplied by the Department of Environmental Conservation. On Sept.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 3:46:25 PM - SOURCE: Syracuse Post-Standard & Syracuse.com
PHOTOS: If the skyline in NYC has looked milky-gray to you this week, that's from high-in-the-sky smoke haze.
Smoke from the severe and devastating wildfires that are raging over much of the West Coast have blown thousands of miles east, this week reaching New York. “Widespread haze is likely today in NYC, as a plume of wildfire smoke from Western US wildfires moves overhead,” New York Metro Weather tweeted.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 6:22:42 PM - SOURCE: Time Out New York
Two workers stuck 10 stories above the ground after their scaffold malfunctioned were saved in a daring rescue by FDNY firefighters who repelled down the side of an Upper West Side building, heart-stopping video showed.
Terrified onlookers watched after the two workers, who neighbors said were doing facade work on the building at the corner of West 78th Street and Broadway, were left clinging to the building high above the ground around 4:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 3:46:56 PM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
The Uniformed Firefighters of Cohoes is set to celebrate the long and distinguished career of Captain James Fennen as he walks out after his final shift on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 a.m.
Captain Fennen, a lifelong Cohoes resident, is completing his final tour of duty this week. Captain Fennen unofficially started his career at the ripe old age of 13, when he was made an Official Junior Firefighter after spending his summer break working in and around the Central Avenue Fire Station.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 8:41:17 AM - SOURCE: Troy Record
The Yonkers Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant that will lead to the hiring of 30 firefighters and help curb potential coronavirus-induced cuts.
The approximately $11.5 million grant announced Tuesday will fill 20 vacant positions and staff an additional 10, saving the city's taxpayers $3 million a year.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 2:48:18 PM - SOURCE: NY Journal News (Lohud.com)
People living in Henrietta voted Tuesday night to build a new fire station in the southwest zone. The current firehouse on Erie Station Road only has a garage for trucks and a small training facility, and the firefighters have wanted an upgrade for years.
Amy Donald lives in a neighborhood across the street from fire station 6, but she's lived in the town of Henrietta her whole life.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 4:38:32 PM - SOURCE: WROC-TV 8 CBS Rochester
The Eastchester firefighter union and Board of Commissioners' disagreement on an overtime budget increase is causing tension.
News 12 is told the five-member board voted against increasing the overtime budget for firefighters.
In a letter to residents and business owners, the head of the professional firefighters union refers to the decision as potentially dangerous in the event of an emergency.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 5:01:00 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Hudson Valley
The FBI and NYPD Bomb Squad were at the scene of a home in Queens on Tuesday night after explosive materials were discovered inside.
Firefighters were first called to the house at 24-09 19th St. in Astoria in the afternoon and within the rubble they found the makings of a homemade bomb, CBS2's Dick Brennan reported.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 8:34:02 PM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
Greg Manning saw the televised images, heard the chaos unfolding over his fire department radio, and called his pregnant wife, at home with their 2-year-old daughter.
“I told her that a plane crashed into the World Trade Center, and I would be late coming home,” Manning recounted on Sunday, at Morris County's annual 9/11 observance.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Morristown Green
VIDEO: A large garage in the town of Canton was destroyed by fire late Monday afternoon.
The garage at 796 Sykes Road was engulfed by flames when firefighters pulled up.
It took about half an hour to get it under control and an hour to douse the last of the flames.
When firefighters first arrived, they were also worried about a nearby barn catching fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 3:57:53 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV 7 Fox 28 Watertown
It has been 19 years, but Scott Miller gets the details right.
Some memories — especially the really good and really bad — are indelible.
Friday night, Miller managed the FDNY baseball team, which, despite nearly blowing an 11-run lead and leaving 17 men on base, edged the NYPD 12-10 in a four-hour marathon.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2020 6:38:17 AM - SOURCE: Poughkeepsie Journal
A local retired firefighter was honored and recognized for his hard work and dedication this morning. Ralph Miller is a Charter Member of the East Corning Fire Department.
Miller first joined the department in 1960. He served as chief for 14 years and played a lead role in the design and construction of the original fire house the year he started.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2020 9:41:18 AM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC/CBS/CW+ 36 Elmira
The FDNY denied overtime to a cancer-battling Bravest and forced him into retirement after his illness required he be placed on “light duty,” a new lawsuit alleges.
The class-action lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan federal court claims that 42-year-old Lt. Edward Reardon and other disabled firefighters were restricted from working unlimited overtime.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2020 3:21:09 PM - SOURCE: New York Post
State grants of $50,000 each have been awarded to the fire department and ambulance squad in this town of Shawangunk hamlet, according to state Sen. Jen Metzger.
The grant for the Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps will help pay for an emergency response vehicle. The grant for the Wallkill Fire District will fund the purchase a generator for the new firehouse that is under construction, said Metzger, D-Rosendale.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2020 10:37:03 AM - SOURCE: Kingston Daily Freeman
As the 19th anniversary of 9/11 came to a close, the Tribute in Light illuminated the sky over New York City.
The beauty of the lights could be seen from across the Hudson River. People dining outdoors were looking at them Friday night, remembering the nearly 3,000 souls killed in the terrorist attacks.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2020 9:45:07 PM - SOURCE: CBS New York
Upon hearing that an airplane hit the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, Timmy Burke, then a firefighter with Engine 202/Ladder 101 in Brooklyn, said: “We thought it was a little Cessna, some little accident, but we knew it was going to be a good fire, a big one, we were ready, we were excited.”
That's what Burke told Gear magazine shortly after he responded as one of New York's bravest to one of the greatest tragedies to occur on U.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2020 2:19:03 PM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
A man was killed in the house fire on St. Mary's Drive in Jamesport early this morning, Suffolk Police said in a press release this afternoon.
The home at 66 St. Mary's Drive was fully engulfed in flames when Riverhead Town Police arrived at the scene shortly after 4 a.m.
It is not known if anyone was in the home when the fire broke out.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2020 1:04:51 PM - SOURCE: Riverhead Local
VIDEO: A raging fire inside a Harlem apartment building left nine people injured, including two firefighters, the FDNY said, as some residents had to race down six flights of stairs to escape the inferno.
The flames broke out on the third floor of the building on West 135th Street and Broadway, with the FDNY getting the call just after 8:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2020 9:32:48 PM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
The U.S. Treasury Department says it's working to fix an administrative problem that has blocked some payments for medical services to New York City 9/11 survivors, including firefighters and paramedics, for almost four years.
The New York Daily News reported Thursday that the Treasury Department “started withholding parts of payments — nearly four years ago — meant to cover medical services for firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics treated by the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2020 8:48:49 PM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
VIDEO: An off-duty New York City firefighter watched flames engulf his own home on Sunday but that didn't stop him from doing his duty and rescuing his neighbors -- all without any fire protective gear.
The blaze broke out shortly before midnight inside Peter Orlowski's home in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, authorities said.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2020 8:39:37 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
PHOTOS: Syracuse police, firefighters, and public officials marked the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in a limited attendance gathering downtown this morning.
The ceremony was held at the Police Memorial in Forman Park, where attendees observed a brief moment of silence and a candle lighting.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2020 7:27:07 AM - SOURCE: Syracuse Post-Standard & Syracuse.com
Philip K. Howard, chair of the committee behind the March 2002 debut of the 9/11 “Tribute in Lights,” recalls his sense of wonder as the twin beams first climbed into the heavens.
“It was just astonishing,” said Howard of the now-annual memorial's debut, when the lights rose above Ground Zero as the city remained an open wound six months after the World Trade Center toppled.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 12:45:09 PM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
World Trade Center first responders and their advocates on Thursday cheered a new directive that allows for the families of people who have 9/11-related illnesses — but die of COVID-19 — to still reap the benefits of the federal Sept. 11 victim compensation fund.
“This is something that is particularly of concern to our 9/11 first responders and survivors,” lawyer Nick Papain, whose firm represents more than 3,000 New Yorkers with 9/11-related illnesses, said at a press conference just a day before the 19th anniversary of the Sept.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 5:22:33 PM - SOURCE: New York Post
Though Martin Abrams never served as an officer of the Merrick Fire Department, he was someone younger volunteers looked up to. He led by example, never complained and strived to do the right thing, according to ex-chief Paul Waterman.
For 53 years, Abrams's calming influence inspired his fellow firefighters to do the job with respect and regard for themselves and their community, solidifying a legacy that will live on.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 1:03:58 PM - SOURCE: Merrick Herald
The Sept. 11 terror attack didn't just sicken first responders who desperately searched for victims at Ground Zero — it also appears to be robbing them of their mental faculties, disturbing new research shows.
A study conducted by Stony Brook University has found that people who worked amid the rubble of the Twin Towers are suffering cognitive decline far earlier than normal.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 5:12:43 PM - SOURCE: New York Post
Fire officials in Schuyler County are investigating a house fire that happened Thursday morning.
The Montour Falls Fire Department tells WENY News they received a call from a passerby at 11:32 a.m. for a reported house fire on Cronk Road in Montour Falls. Fire officials were able to get the fire under control by 11:50 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 10:44:58 AM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC, CBS, CW2
Several firefighters were injured while battling a three-alarm blaze that ripped through businesses along a Queens shopping strip on Sunday afternoon, according to the Fire Department.
The NYPD reported that the 911 call about the incident, at 69-10 Grand Ave. in Maspeth, came in at about 1:55 p.m. on Sept.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 1:19:04 PM - SOURCE: amNewYork
The Fire Department of New York announced that it would be renaming its highest honor after Peter J. Ganci, Jr., the chief of the department from Massapequa who died in the Twin Towers on Sept. 11.
The award — the James Gordon Bennett Medal — was established in 1869, and is awarded to New York City firefighters for extreme acts of valor.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 6:35:02 PM - SOURCE: Sachem Patch
In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged.
The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World Trade Center, reflecting a divide over the memorial's decision to suspend a cherished tradition of relatives reading victims' names in person.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 4:51:42 AM - SOURCE: WNYW-TV FOX 5 New York
Two people were treated after a fire at the Gateway Senior Independent Living facility in Gates.
Firefighters received a call just before 7 p.m. Wednesday for an automatic fire alarm after a small fire in one of the apartments.
Firefighters found a fire in the kitchen and were able to extinguish quickly.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 7:36:09 PM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
The FDNY added the names of 27 department members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall in a closed ceremony at FDNY Headquarters Wednesday.
Those 27 former New York City firefighters died of 9/11-related illnesses in the past year, bringing the total number of firefighters killed after the World Trade Center attacks to 227.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
The need is evident and it's two-fold: the building is antiquated with repairs and maintenance running about $100,000 a year and it's too small to effectively and efficiently house the volunteers and apparatus. Still, firefighters at Stanford Heights know convincing the some 3,400 taxpayers in the 7.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 1:05:49 PM - SOURCE: Spotlight Newspapers - Metered Site
VIDEO: What started a massive salvage yard fire in the Bronx remains unknown, but fire investigators consider its cause suspicious.
The blaze and smoke seen for miles prompted a 5-alarm response from the FDNY on Monday afternoon. The heat was so intense that vehicles parked on nearby streets were burned, a fire chief said.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2020 3:34:53 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
Some first responders in the town of Huntington say new road medians are making it difficult to respond to emergencies.
Volunteer first aid and fire officials in the town of Huntington say that New York's Department of Transportation has created a bump in the road that is not only dangerous, but keeps them from responding quickly to a call.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2020 3:44:08 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Long Island
A fiery, high speed, head-on crash left at least three people injured in Hampton Bays Friday night, police said.
According to Southampton Town Police, at 7:33 p.m., several 911 calls came in for the two-vehicle crash on Dune Road near Road K.
One vehicle was on fire and there were three people in the second vehicle, with the driver entrapped, police said.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
VIDEO: Firefighters battled a large fire at a commercial building in Wyandanch, Suffolk County.
The fire broke out in the building on Lamar Street just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Video from NewsCopter 7 showed flames burning through the roof of the building. A large tower of smoke from the blaze was visible miles away.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
Jolted awake by a smoke alarm, a Stapleton woman found herself trapped in a fire early Tuesday morning that had engulfed her third-story apartment.
“I put my feet out the window and I was going to jump, because there was no other way for me to get out," said the 42-year-old, who asked that her name not be published.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2020 11:22:06 AM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
The FDNY battled three major house fires late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, creating a chaotic five hours across Staten Island.
Just after 4 a.m. Tuesday, multiple units battled flames for more than an hour at a three-story, multi-family building at 268 Targee St. in Stapleton, where a fire was reported on the second floor, a spokesman for the department said.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2020 5:14:37 AM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
It's a grim sign of the times.
The FDNY has increased the size of its World Trade Center memorial wall at its Brooklyn headquarters as they prepare to add the names of 27 more members who died of illnesses linked to the toxic air at Ground Zero during the rescue and recovery efforts. The names will be added during a special ceremony on Wednesday, which, because of COVID-19 restrictions, will be virtual this year, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2020 3:04:36 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News - Metered Site
VIDEO: Members of the FDNY jumped into action after witnessing a recent assault in Brooklyn right outside a fire station.
CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis got a look at surveillance video on Sunday. The clip shows a woman in a blue shirt walking down the sidewalk on Hancock Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant when a man on a bicycle swerves over and punches her in the face, knocking her down.
- PUB DATE: 9/6/2020 8:46:42 PM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
A ceremony on Sunday was held to pay tribute to two men who lost their lives 10 years ago in Tarrytown.
Department of Public Works employee Anthony Ruggiero was responding to a simple sewage problem when he stepped in a manhole in Tarrytown.
Shortly after, toxic gas from what was reported to be hydrogen sulfide left his life in danger.
- PUB DATE: 9/6/2020 11:45:40 AM - SOURCE: News 12 Hudson Valley
Seeking to win some of the $310 million gathering dust in a little-known city 9/11-claims fund, a city firefighter who developed lymphoma after working at Ground Zero is suing NYC.
The Manhattan federal court lawsuit is highly unusual because it will bar Brian Kevan, 51, from filing a claim with the federal Victims Compensation Fund, which has doled out $7 billion to first responders and others sickened at Ground Zero.
- PUB DATE: 9/5/2020 4:01:54 PM - SOURCE: New York Post
A husband and wife are recovering after their car flew over a wall, plunged 15 feet, and landed upside down.
The Village of Pelham Fire Department released photos from the scene on Wolfs Lane on Saturday, where they rescued the couple.
Police got there first and began stabilizing the husband and wife -- along with bystanders who had come to help - holding open the car doors - until firefighters arrived.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2020 4:06:07 PM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
Over 50 restaurants rallied for a new event called “9/11 Dine Out to Remember.” Participating eateries will donate a portion of their sales from the day's receipts on Sept. 11 to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
It is sponsored by IROAR, a newly incorporated group of restaurant owners known as the Independent Restaurant Owners Association Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2020 2:53:42 PM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
Hundreds of EMT and paramedic jobs hang in the balance in New York City.
They were on the frontlines against COVID-19, but now they're fighting to keep their jobs.
The city lost $9 billion in tax revenue since the start of the pandemic, so Mayor Bill de Blasio is threatening 22,000 municipal worker layoffs, including hundreds of first responders.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLNY-TV 55 Riverhead
Several fire agencies put out a house fire Thursday-morning in Madison County.
Crews responded to a fire call at 2:13 a.m. to 1798 Chestnut Ridge Road in Chittenango. The North Chittenango Fire Chief said one man was in the home but got out without injuries. He also says there were no injuries to firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSTM-TV NBC 3 Syracuse
Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus attended the County's Firefighter 1 September graduation ceremony on Tuesday night, September 1st at the County's Fire Training Center in Goshen.
Neuhaus was joined at the graduation by Orange County Commissioner of Emergency Services Brendan Casey, Deputy Commissioner of Fire Services Vini Tankasali, Orange County Fire Training Chief Jim McCann, Assistant District Attorney Chris Borek and Deputy County Clerk Kelly Eskew.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2020 7:07:40 PM - SOURCE: Orange County
PHOTO: Firefighters responded to a blaze at an Amish home along Maple Ridge Road in Brasher Center Thursday afternoon.
A nearby resident, Tony Lynn, sent 7 News video and photos.
He said the 3 p.m. blaze was at the Lee residence and that no one was hurt.
Lynn also said damage to the home appeared substantial.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2020 3:49:28 PM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV 7 FOX 28 Watertown
VIDEO: When Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, it changed everything New York City thought it knew about storms.
The storm left behind a trail of damage that put climate change into sharp focus. Scientists say Sandy's catastrophic flooding was made worse by rising sea levels.
The "Rising Risk" docuseries explores how those rising sea levels will play out in the lower Manhattan of the late 21st century.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
In normal times, and even now as businesses are starting to reopen a little more in New York City, the famous Diamond District is bustling day and night.
But on Tuesday night, people stood in shock as several fires burned on West 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Outside Jewels By Jacob, it wasn't precious jewels that were getting attention, but rather the glow of small fires.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 5:07:05 PM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC New York
The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department was one of four Nassau County fire departments that will receive money through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grant and Assistance to Firefighters Grant programs.
Through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, the LCFD will receive $115,000 for a new ambulance.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 1:03:45 PM - SOURCE: Five Towns Herald
The Utica Common Council praised the Utica Fire Department for their hard work fighting the Charlestown Mall Fire at Wednesday night's common council meeting.
It has been almost a week since the fire, and Chief Ingersoll spoke about how firefighters are still putting out some hot spots at Wednesday's meeting.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 8:45:14 PM - SOURCE: WKTV-TV NBC Utica
The North Tonawanda Fire Department will replace an aging fire hose with help from a grant through the federal government. U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Niagara Falls and Buffalo, visited the Lumber City on Wednesday to announce the award of the $174,600 grant, which was awarded to the city's department by the U.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 6:19:53 PM - SOURCE: Niagara Gazette
An Empress paramedic from Yorktown is recovering after being saved by his fellow paramedics.
Officials say paramedic Matthew Tuttle went on a 30-mile bike ride with two co-workers a few weeks ago.
That's when the father of two suddenly collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. His fellow bikers and other responders jumped into action to resuscitate him.
- PUB DATE: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 Westchester
A Chautauqua County man is facing an arson charge, accused of throwing two molotov cocktails onto the porch of an occupied home.
Jamestown Police say it happened just before 2 AM Wednesday on Monroe St. They say Eric Goodlow, 49, was involved in a dispute with someone who lived in the home and that the incident was not a random act.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 2:21:12 PM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2 Buffalo
VIDEO: The FDNY put a rarely used maneuver into action to save a woman who was hanging from a 16th-floor window during a high-rise fire in Manhattan.
The fire was reported Tuesday near Lenox Avenue and West 135th Street just before 1:30 p.m.
Firefighters found a woman panicking at a window on the 16th floor of the Lenox Terrace Apartments and decided to do something they rarely do -- a roof rope rescue from the 17th floor.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
The Washington County Department of Public Safety has achieved accreditation through New York's Local Emergency Management Accreditation program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday.
To become accredited, an agency must meet a series of standards and best practices, which promote a coordinated and integrated approach to emergency management, according to a news release.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2020 12:24:39 PM - SOURCE: Glens Falls Post-Star
Firefighters from eight Columbia County fire companies worked to put out a fire at the home of one of their own, fire officials said Monday.
The fire destroyed a garage and workshop at the 19 Berkshire Ridge home of Canaan Fire Company First Assistant Chief Aaron Lindop-Braun.
The fire was discovered by a neighbor, who heard the sound of one of Lindop-Braun's welding cylinders exploding, and then saw smoke, Lindop-Braun said.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2020 1:01:27 PM - SOURCE: Hudson Valley 360
Firefighters worked to cool down an overheated rail car tank at SABIC Innovative Plastics in Selkirk Tuesday morning. Bethlehem Police and Selkirk Fire responded to the scene at 6 a.m.. They said an unknown amount of styrene was released from a rail car on the property.
Styrene is a synthetic chemical used when manufacturing plastics.
- PUB DATE: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTEN-TV ABC 10 Albany
A fire that burned nearly 5 acres of woods along the Mohonk Preserve ridge line last week appears to have been started by a lightning strike, according to the New Paltz fire chief and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
“We're pretty sure that that's what it was,” Fire Chief Cory Wirthmann said Tuesday, calling lightning the “most plausible” cause of the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2020 2:01:22 PM - SOURCE: Kingston Daily Freeman
A man was taken to the hospital with burns to his hands and face after a garage fire on Tuesday.
The Salem Fire Department received a call at about 4:45 p.m. about a working structure fire at a residence at 26 Blanchard St., according to Fire Chief Bob Graham.
Firefighters responded to the scene quickly.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2020 5:50:59 PM - SOURCE: Glens Falls Post-Star
Two people were killed Sunday night in apartment building fire, Montgomery County sheriff's officials said.
They identified those killed as Rodney G. Schrell, Jr., 32, and Catherine S. Griffin, 26. The building at 33 Main St., formerly the Hotel Arthur, contained six apartments where 13 people lived, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2020 1:05:25 PM - SOURCE: Recorder News
One of Greenwich's own returned home on Monday, as Joseph O. McHugh was sworn-in as the new chief of the Greenwich Fire Department.
A socially-distant crowd of over 100 people gathered for the swearing-in ceremony in front of the Public Safety Complex downtown. First Selectman and Fire Commissioner, Fred Camillo, administered the oath, and McHugh's wife, Pam, pinned the badge to make it official.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2020 12:03:30 PM - SOURCE: The Greenwich Sentinel
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will delay sending pink slips to 22,000 municipal employees in the hopes of securing a $5 billion loan from the state government.
“Today was the day when layoff notices were going to be sent out,” de Blasio said during a City Hall press briefing Monday.
“Now our municipal labor unions have come to me in the last few days and asked for more time to see if they can resolve this issue.
- PUB DATE: 9/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post
The Rochester Fire Department is expecting to welcome the largest minority group of new firefighters to its ranks during a graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Sept. 2.
Of the 30 recruits on schedule to graduate, 13 are Black, 9 are Latino and one is Asian. Two are female, including one Latina.
The minority candidates comprise about 80 percent of the class.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2020 9:28:52 AM - SOURCE: Rochester LaVoz
One person was seriously hurt and taken to a hospital after a fire broke out at a gas station in Sea Cliff over the weekend.
Nassau County police told Patch officers were called to a gas station near Glen Cove and Ransom Avenues around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. One person suffered serious burn injuries that were not considered life-threatening and was flown by police helicopter to a hospital.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2020 12:43:21 PM - SOURCE: New Hyde Park Patch
Ten-year-old Alejandro was crying and hanging from the side of the mountain near Anthony's Nose on Thursday afternoon, and could not be found by his relatives, who were hiking the peak that overlooks the Hudson River along the border between Cortlandt and Philipstown
A young boy ran up to Lawrence Chiulli, his girlfriend and his mom, showed them a picture of the missing boy, who goes by "Ale," and asked if they had seen him.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2020 4:43:27 PM - SOURCE: NY Journal News (Lohud.com)
VIDEO: A restaurant and some apartments were destroyed in a five-alarm fire in Port Chester Sunday afternoon.
The flames burned at the rear of an apartment building on North Main Street. One woman told News 12 that she lost everything in her apartment, including her pet, and will have to find somewhere else to live.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2020 5:44:24 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Westchester
A salute to some of New York's late heroes will happen virtually this year due to the pandemic.
Traditionally, the state hosts its annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony at Albany's Empire State Plaza in October, marking Fire Prevention Week.
But this year, 21 names will be read out and added to the Memorial Wall in a shorter ceremony that will go up on the memorial website.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: SpectrumLocalNews.com
Four people suffered serious burns when a fire pit exploded on Long Island, police said.
The explosion happened just before 7 p.m. Saturday at a house in Bridgehampton, the Southampton Town Police Department said in a news release. A man and a woman were airlifted to the burn unit at Stony Brook University Hospital in serious condition, police said.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2020 11:22:39 AM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
The Hilton Fire Department is now training to take its rescue efforts to the clouds, with the help of drone technology. Department heads say it's among the first in the area to bring use the drones for certain calls.
The idea was the brainchild of fifth-year firefighter David Olney, who is a trained drone pilot himself, he says it was a no-brainer, as the drones could be a real boost for the department, and the community.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2020 7:48:44 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
A well-drilling crew working on a property on County Route 40 hit an underground gas pocket that ignited and injured two members of the crew Friday night.
Firefighters from throughout northern Franklin County were called to the scene after flames engulfed the drilling rig shortly after 6 p.m. for what was initially reported as a vehicle fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2020 3:51:21 PM - SOURCE: My Malone Telegram
Less than three hours after helping an injured 17-year-old at the dam near Giles Street, the rescue crew headed to Buttermilk Falls State Park for an injured hiker.
The hiker was on the trail between upper and lower Buttermilk Falls State Park with a severely injured ankle, unable to walk.
State Park Police, Bangs Ambulance paramedics, and Ithaca firefighters worked together to get their rescue gear to the hiker and carry her down the trail.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2020 8:37:11 PM - SOURCE: LocalSYR.com
The Greenwich Board of Selectmen voted on Thursday to appoint Fire Department of the City of New York Battalion Chief Joseph O. McHugh as Chief of the Greenwich Fire Department.
McHugh steps into the department following the retirement of Chief Peter Siecienski earlier this year. McHugh will officially be sworn in at an outdoor ceremony at 10:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2020 5:39:18 PM - SOURCE: The Greenwich Sentinel
In a bid to help the city deal with the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, city firefighters have agreed to make changes to their negotiated pay raises afforded to them under a 2018 three-year contract.
The city's firefighters union approached Mayor Dan Hall and the Common Council earlier this month, offering to split the pay schedule for the 2% annual raise afforded to members, said Councilwoman Jane Reid, who chairs the council's personnel committee.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2020 1:56:14 PM - SOURCE: Glens Falls Post-Star - Metered Site
VIDEO: Firefighters were battling a blaze at a restaurant Thursday afternoon in Mineola and nearby roads have been closed.
The inferno broke out on Jericho Turnpike around 1 p.m. Thursday. The turnpike was closed from Mineola Boulevard to Nassau Boulevard, Nassau County police said. Willis Avenue was also closed from Jericho Turnpike to Washington Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2020 2:55:30 PM - SOURCE: Mineola Patch
This afternoon we received an update regarding the Cragswood woods fire on the Mohonk Preserve ridge line from the New Paltz Fire Department. The Public Information Officer for this incident, Fire Chief Wirthmann sent a press release early this evening (5:26 PM August 27, 2020) detailing the progress they have made containing the fire and what the plan will be moving forward.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2020 5:54:23 PM - SOURCE: Hudson Valley Country
VIDEO: Crews battled a huge fire at an abandoned mall in Utica, forcing the city to declare a state of emergency.
Multiple fire departments were on the scene early Thursday morning and throughout the day battling the enormous fire.
The building has gone up in flames twice before, but firefighters say this was much bigger and more difficult to fight than what they've seen in the past.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2020 2:29:42 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester