Daily Dispatch: New York News
After 11 years, City of Plattsburgh & firefighters reach new contract agreement
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Plattsburgh city firefighters and the city of Plattsburgh have come to an agreement on a new contract. "(It's) great news," Plattsburgh Fire Chief Scott Lawliss said Tuesday. "It's good that the city and the fire (union) came together." A contract had not been successfully negotiated between the city of Plattsburgh and Local 2421 since 2005.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC5: Burlington, VT and Plattsburgh, NY
Rutland: Volunteer Fire Companies Struggle To Make Ends Meet
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:21:44 -0800
Costs to run a volunteer fire department can add up. Rutland Fire Chief Will Kalin says his crews respond to almost 150 calls per year. The National Fire Protection Association, NFPA, suggests that departments take a closer look at their gear. That means things such as changing the tires, which Kalin says estimates cost around $6,000 to replace on each vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 4:21:44 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV 7 Fox 28
Fire destroys Parishville home; woman treated for burns
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:39:27 -0800
A woman was treated for burns at Canton-Potsdam Hospital after the house she was in was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. The Parishville Volunteer Fire Department was called to the residence at 3044 White Hill Road about 4 p.m. The home, owned by Kim Davies, 31, and Gerry Matthie, 41, was uninsured, Mr.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 2:39:27 AM - SOURCE: Courier Observer
Former East Rockaway Fire Department Chief Gene Torborg dies at 63
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:46:52 -0800
Dozens of firefighters and local residents attended the funeral of former East Rockaway Fire Department Chief Gene Torborg on Tuesday. Torborg died on Dec. 6 at age 63. He was a proud member of the ERFD, having served the community for 45 years, serving as chief from 1995-96. During his time with the department, Torborg served with many members of his family, including his four children.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 1:46:52 AM - SOURCE: LIHerald
7 firefighters, 5 civilians hurt in Sunnyside, Queens fire
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:16:32 -0800
At least 12 people are recovering from injuries after a massive fire burned through several businesses in Sunnyside, Queens. The fire broke out inside one store on Queens Boulevard around 2:14 a.m. Thursday and quickly spread. Dozens of firefighters were called to the scene as the fire grew to five alarms.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 6:16:32 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV 7online.com
Councilman demands independent probe on FDNY chief suspended over abusive behavior accusations
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
The head of the city council's investigations committee has requested an independent probe of the events leading up to the suspension of a top Fire Department chief accused of abusive behavior. Councilman Ritchie Torres, (D-Bronx), sent Department of Investigation Commissioner Margaret Garnett the request Tuesday, days after FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard was relieved of his command and put on desk duty.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
Canandaigua fire service changes set in motion
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:00:40 -0800
Several steps are being taken to address staffing in the Canandaigua Fire Department, while other suggestions to improve fire protection likely will take some time. But a great deal of time, thought and work has been spent over the last year in studying the issue of providing fire service, Mayor Ellen Polimeni said — with some results now.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 4:00:40 AM - SOURCE: MPNNow
Volunteer fire departments struggle for new members
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:10:25 -0800
Volunteer firefighter numbers are down across the nation and right here at home. It's another issue impacting local communities after learning taxpayers in three towns recently rejected plans to rebuild and renovate some local fire stations. A new report outlines getting to the ideal status of the volunteer fire service -- including on boarding, staffing, and addressing retention and recruiting.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 5:10:25 PM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV 13 Albany
Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Fire at Warehouse in Rochester
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:46:28 -0800
Fire crews battled a three-alarm fire at a warehouse in Rochester on Thursday. The fire started around 4 a.m. at the Premier Metal Group building on Cairn Street. Police received a call after someone saw smoke. Fire officials say titanium scraps were burning inside the metal warehouse. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 6:46:28 AM - SOURCE: WHAM-AM 1180 Rochester
Fire guts North Granville home leaving residents homeless
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:15:46 -0800
A family lost their two-story home following a late Wednesday afternoon fire in North Granville. No injuries were reported, and the cause remains under investigation. More than a dozen Washington County fire departments responded to 10376 state Route 22 near the intersection of county Route 17 around 4 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 5:15:46 PM - SOURCE: Glens Falls Post-Star
New contract for Buffalo city firefighters announced
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:33:28 -0800
A new agreement was announced Tuesday between the City of Buffalo and its firefighters. Common Council members approved the pact with the Buffalo Professional Firefighters Association, Local 282 after rank and file members ratified it back in October. The new contract is retroactive back to July 1, 2017 and runs through June 30, 2025.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 1:33:28 PM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV Channel 2
Man killed, firefighters hurt in massive Long Island house fire
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:04:17 -0800
One person was killed and two firefighters were injured in a massive fire that tore through a home on Long Island late Tuesday. The flames broke out just before 11 p.m. inside the home on Oregon Avenue in Medford. The blaze spread quickly and caused part of the house to collapse. After the fire was extinguished, the body of an adult male was located inside.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 8:04:17 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV 7online.com
Funeral services set for Middlesex assistant fire chief
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:07:47 -0800
The community is set to remember an assistant chief in the Middlesex Fire District after he was killed in a snowmobile crash last weekend. Along with his service in Middlesex, Tom Hetherington also previously served as fire chief in the Churchville Volunteer Fire Department. He died Friday night after a snowmobile crash in the Town of Inlet in Northern New York.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 8:07:47 AM - SOURCE: Rochester First
FDNY: Elderly Woman Killed in Fire at a Queens High-Rise
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:17:06 -0800
A 65-year-old woman was killed in a fire at a Queens high-rise Tuesday night, the city fire department said. According to the FDNY, it happened around 8:50 p.m. on the first floor of an apartment building on Kissena Boulevard near Ash Avenue. The FDNY said firefighters arrived to the blaze in four minutes, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 8:17:06 PM - SOURCE: Manhattan.ny1
Voters reject Selkirk fire department bond
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:19:01 -0800
Up for a vote Tuesday night, whether to build a new Selkirk station one and sell the old building, rebuild Glenmont's station two and make upgrades to the South Bethlehem, station three. "I'm a taxpayer. I'm shelling out just like everybody else," Bill Asprion said. If approved, residents would have to pay nearly an extra $100 in taxes for an average household valued at $220,000.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 9:19:01 PM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV 13 Albany
Suspect arrested in road-rage killing of FDNY firefighter
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the road-rage death of an off-duty firefighter on a Brooklyn highway, law enforcement sources told The Post. Joseph Desmond, 29, was tracked down by the NYPD and US marshals at the Circle Motor Lodge in South Amboy, NJ, where he was arrested for a parole violation, the sources said.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post
Long Island Firefighter Dies From 9/11-Related Cancer
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:34:33 -0800
John Moschella, a Long Beach resident and retired FDNY captain, died on Dec. 8 from cancer related to his time doing rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after Sept. 11. He was 52. Moschella was born on Jan. 5, 1966 to Salvatore and Marjorie. He was a devoted big brother to Frank (Julie), Maria (Pete), James (Christine) and Matthew; a loving nephew to Fran and Carmella; and a fun, sweet uncle of Mikaela, Elizabeth, Chase, Olivia, Sofia, Kacie Celia and Lucia, along with Miguel, Francisco, James, Luke and Grace.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 6:34:33 PM - SOURCE: Smithtown Patch.com
Oswego City Council unanimously passes new fire department contract
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:05:13 -0800
he City of Oswego has a new contract with its fire department after more than two years without one. A new contract was unanimously approved Monday evening. This agreement is considered an unconventional one. The city and the firefighters union were able to come to terms without going to court. The legislation will last through 2022.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 8:05:13 PM - SOURCE: LocalSYR.com
Watkins Glen Fire Department Receives New Equipment to Treat Animals
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:03:27 -0800
New equipment donated to the Watkins Glen fire department will allow them to treat animals on scene that are suffering from smoke inhalation. As part of invisible fences 45th anniversary, they allowed communities to nominate their fire house to get a free pet resuscitation kit. Watkins glen fire department is one of 45 fire houses in the U.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 4:03:27 AM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC, CBS, CW2
Bellmore man suffers burns in fire that consumed his home, authorities say
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:44:35 -0800
A Bellmore man was burned in a raging fire that consumed his home early Monday and also sent a firefighter to the hospital, authorities said. About 125 firefighters from five departments battled for two hours to control the blaze that was reported about 12:45 a.m. at a Sunrise Avenue house, said Vincent Scaduto, public information officer for the Bellmore fire department.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 1:44:35 AM - SOURCE: NewsDay.com
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