Daily Dispatch: New York News
Lockport firefighters battle live ammo, propane cylinder, live wire and other hazards, plus a fire
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:45:15 -0800
Fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that destroyed a home in the city of Lockport, and killed three dogs. The fire started around 9 p.m. Thursday at a home on Plank Road. A crew under the direction of the assistant chief responded to find the home completely up in flames. That's when the assistant chief called in a second alarm, causing 17 firefighters to rush to the scene from home, along with the city fire chief and safety officer.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 5:45:15 AM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
Hero FDNY EMT recalls race against time to save man’s severed arm
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
The FDNY paramedic who rescued a man’s severed arm on Staten Island told The Post on Thursday that his knowledge about the local bar scene helped save the man’s limb. Frank Jost, 25, was working at a Staten Island EMT station Wednesday night filling in for another medic, when a call for a man with a severed arm after being hit by a train came over the radio.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post
Halfmoon-Waterford Fire District firehouse plan goes back to drawing board
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:24:11 -0800
The Halfmoon-Waterford Fire District has established a committee to come up with a less costly option for a new fire station, months after a more-than-$13 million project was voted down by residents. The group’s job is to “start the project back at square one,” district Commissioner John D’Alessandro said, and to work with an architect and real estate agent to design a new firehouse or seek out open property in Halfmoon or Waterford where a firehouse could be built.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 3:24:11 PM - SOURCE: Schenectady Daily Gazette
Three injured in electrical fire at Aurelius milk plant
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:32:02 -0800
Multiple fire departments responded to an electrical fire that injured three people at an Aurelius milk processing plant Thursday morning. Around 10:20 a.m. crews were dispatched to Cayuga Milk Ingredients for what Chief Operative Officer Keven Bucklin described as an electrical problem that injured two contractors and one plant employee.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 8:32:02 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Citizen
Crews rescue elderly man from Irondequoit Bay
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:36:56 -0800
A man was rescued from the Irondequoit Bay after falling through the ice just north of the Bay Bridge. The chief with the Ridge Culver Fire Department says the man, believed to be in his 70s or 80s, was going for a walk on the ice when he fell through in an open area on the eastern side of the bay. The man was able to pull himself out of the water, but the ice broke more when crews came out to help him.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 1:36:56 PM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
‘Cooking event’ started fatal Watertown fire that claims three lives
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:37:16 -0800
Bill Bellis knew all he could do was wait for firefighters to arrive to the fatal overnight fire that killed a father and two of his daughters on Myrtle Avenue. Mr. Bellis, who lives directly across the street from 906 Myrtle Ave., was awakened by a teenage girl pounding on his front door at about 1:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 7:37:16 AM - SOURCE: Watertown Daily Times
Vandal smashes windows on Niagara Falls firefighters' personal vehicles
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:56:28 -0800
Two Niagara Falls firefighters had windows on their personal vehicles smashed while parked outside the fire station at Royal Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard, according to a police report. The firefighters called police Tuesday morning after noticing the damage at about 7:30 a.m. The vehicles had been parked at the station, located at 320 Hyde Park Blvd.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 4:56:28 PM - SOURCE: Buffalo News
Update: Albany Airport firefighter faces another health scare
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:14:25 -0800
The Albany International Airport firefighter who nearly died after an infection turned septic over the weekend survived another health scare this week. Chelsea Woodward said doctors thought her husband, Josh Woodward, might have developed a flesh-eating bacteria infection in his hand, according to her updates on Facebook.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 7:14:25 AM - SOURCE: Albany Times-Union
Fireman's Association of the State of New York offering tuition reimbursement program for volunteer firefighters
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:59:43 -0800
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano is reminding volunteer firefighters and the community about a tuition reimbursement opportunity through the Fireman's Association of the State of New York (FASNY). FASNY has developed the Higher Education Learning Plan, or FASNY HELP, as an incentive to recruit and retain members of volunteer fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 9:59:43 AM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC, CBS, CW2
Batavia proposes police and fire budget increases
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:08:41 -0800
There’s still a little less than two weeks to go before the city holds its public hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 on the $26.9 million budget for 2019-20, but City Council members still feel confident they’ll be able to pass a budget with no tax rate increase. The Council held a budget work session Tuesday in which it looked at the police and fire department budget proposals and the general budget.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 7:08:41 AM - SOURCE: Batavia Daily News
Firefighter overcomes adversity to become trailblazer in the FDNY
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 04:46:58 -0800
Regina Wilson is breaking barriers, facing racism and putting out fires as one of New York's bravest. Wilson, who has been with the FDNY for 20 years, was only the 12th African-American woman hired to the force. She tells News 12 she was recruited by the FDNY in the 90s, saying the department told her they wanted to attract African-American women.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 4:46:58 AM - SOURCE: News 12 Brooklyn
Nassau County Fire Marshal K-9 Team Honored for Stepping Up in Response to NJ Fire
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:33:56 -0800
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran today recognized Nassau County Fire Marshal Joseph Battaglia and his K-9 team partner Pilot for their deployment as part of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) National Response Team to the site of 8-alarm fire disaster in Elmwood Park, New Jersey two weeks ago.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 9:33:56 AM - SOURCE: Longisland.com
Mohawk Fire Department hopes to buy ‘quick attack’ truck
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
The Mohawk Fire Department is hoping to keep some of its trucks running longer by replacing an older one. Joseph Crisino, Jr. told the village board Monday that one of the department’s trucks is kept in a back bay and is rarely used. He proposed replacing it with a new “quick attack” truck with a pumper that could be used for motor vehicle accidents, car fires and carbon monoxide and other calls that do not require responding with the full-sized apparatus.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Times Telegram
Update: DA says arson suspect didn't start fatal Oneonta fire
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:41:14 -0800
An Oneonta resident accused of starting the December blaze that claimed the life of a former firefighter was released from custody on Monday after new evidence surfaced in the investigation of the incident. Declining to reveal the exact nature of the new findings, Otsego County District Attorney John M.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 4:41:14 PM - SOURCE: Oneonta Daily Star
Fire causes 150-gallon oil spill in Allegany
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:41:28 -0800
An oil well fire that lit the sky and surrounding hillsides in the town of Allegany early Tuesday morning was fought by several fire departments and resulted in an oil spill of 150 gallons, reported fire department officials from the Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services. A press release from the office of Chris Baker, county fire coordinator, said a report of a fire at an oil well on Flatstone Road at Chipmonk Road in the town of Allegany was called in at 5:35 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 1:41:28 AM - SOURCE: Olean Times Herald
FDNY paramedic promoted to captain despite failing recertification twice
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
An FDNY paramedic was promoted to captain last month despite failing her state recertification exam for the second time — and landing on a restricted list, The Post has learned. Juliette Arroyo, 49 — Miss June on the women’s 2018 FDNY Calendar of Heroes — has served as a personal assistant and driver to EMS Chief James Booth since 2015.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post
Cayuga County fire officials work to move forward amid EMO resignations
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:19:32 -0800
Following resignations that left the Cayuga County Emergency Management Office in January short-staffed, fire chiefs from departments throughout the county met Monday to discuss a way forward while the office is rebuilt. Both newly appointed Director W. Douglas Whittaker and longtime Deputy Director Maureen Conley of the EMO office resigned suddenly at the end of January, leaving the department with just one full-time employee, Deputy Director Niel Rivenburgh, and 15 part-time employees.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 8:19:32 PM - SOURCE: Auburn Citizen
Greenwich Fire Department Welcomes 4 New Recruits
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 06:26:06 -0800
On Jan. 31 inside the Public Safety Complex, the Greenwich Fire Department welcomed four new recruits into the ranks. Kyle Matthews, Forrest Armitage, Nick Reisman and Greg Brown were all sworn-in by First Selectman and Fire Commissioner, Peter Tesei. The recruits will fill the vacancies left by retired firefighters Rick Hayes, Terry Murphy and Chris Kear, and retired Deputy Fire Marshal, Rich Funck.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 6:26:06 AM - SOURCE: The Greenwich Sentinel
Firefighters rally around colleague fighting septic shock
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 15:43:38 -0800
Josh Woodward, 33, fights fires for a living at the Albany Airport Fire Department. He lives to save lives. Now, he's fighting for his own life, after a infection put him in septic shock and in the ICU at St. Peter's Hospital. Before he worked for the Albany Airport Fire Department he was a volunteer firefighter at the North Bethlehem Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2019 3:43:38 PM - SOURCE: WRGB-TV CBS 6 Schenectady
Firefighters from Across New York State Test Teamwork at Winter Games
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 06:36:20 -0800
Dozens of fire departments from Long Island to Buffalo are taking part in some fun this weekend at the 14th Annual Winter Games. Teams wear their full turnout gear in events like tubing, tug of war, and hose relays. The games are all about training and teamwork. Organizers say it helps departments get to know each other outside the scene of a fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2019 6:36:20 AM - SOURCE: TWC News - Buffalo NY
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