Daily Dispatch: New York News
Officials: 3 firefighters injured during fire in Marble Hill
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:46:41 -0700
Officials say three firefighters were injured during a fire in Marble Hill overnight Saturday. FDNY officials tell News 12 a two-alarm fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. on West 227th Street. They say over 75 firefighters were able to get the flames under control shortly after 3 a.m. Fire officials say the fire started on the first floor of a wood-structured home then spread to the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 10:46:41 AM - SOURCE: News 12 Bronx
Mortons Corners fire chief fed up with poor conditions of two Erie County roads
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 06:17:40 -0700
VIDEO: A fire department in the Southtowns believes the public is at risk because two county roads are in bad condition. The Mortons Corners Fire Department in Concord says because of the problems on those roads, their response time in getting to calls in some cases has doubled. Steve Bugary is the Mortons Corners Fire chief.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 6:17:40 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV Channel 2
Officials say two firefighters injured battling Coney Island blaze
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 03:40:15 -0700
Two firefighters were injured while working to put out a three-alarm fire in Brooklyn early Monday, the FDNY said. The initial call for the fire came in just after midnight Monday, with the blaze originating at 2828 West 19th St. in Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, fire officials said. The fire, which grew to a three-alarm blaze, spread to two adjacent apartment buildings located at 2826 and 2830 West 19th St.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 3:40:15 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV 11 New York City
Kingsbury home damaged by blaze
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:27:43 -0700
Multiple fire departments from around the region responded to a working structure fire on Vaughn Road near Mead’s Lumber on Saturday evening. It only took firefighters about 50 minutes to knock down the blaze that heavily damaged the rear section of the two-story structure at 1210 Vaughn Road. According to initial scanner reports, the fire was called out at 7:35 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 9:27:43 PM - SOURCE: Glens Falls Post-Star
Firefighter hurt battling smoky fire at Star Gas in Poughkeepsie
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:41:37 -0700
One firefighter suffered a minor injury as several departments battled a smoky fire at Star Gas at 33 Fulton St. late Saturday afternoon. Fairview firefighters arrived at the scene at 4:22 p.m., three minutes after the fire was reported, and found dense smoke pouring from a large building that is used to store propane service trucks.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 12:41:37 PM - SOURCE: Kingston Daily Freeman
Bronx Intersection Renamed For Hero Soldier Who Died Saving Family From Fire
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:03:11 -0700
VIDEO: A Bronx intersection was renamed Friday morning for a National Guardsman who lost his life rescuing people from the city’s deadliest fire in 25 years. Emmanuel Mensah, 28, was among 13 people killed when a five-story apartment building went up in flames on Dec. 28, 2017 in the Belmont section.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 8:03:11 AM - SOURCE: CBS New York
One person dead in Slingerlands fire in Bethlehem
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:25:22 -0700
One person is dead after fire destroyed an apartment building at a complex not too far from Route 85 in Slingerlands on Thursday morning. Investigators say the person is an adult who lived on the second floor, but they won't release the person's gender yet. The body was being taken to Ellis Hospital for an autopsy.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:25:22 PM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV 13 Albany
Lakeview Fire Department celebrates 110 years, hosts 4th Battalion Parade
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:08:34 -0700
Twelve men met in 1909 at the Shon Grocery Store, at the corner of Colonial Road and Brooklyn Avenue (now Woodfield Road), to organize the Lakeview Hook and Ladder Company. Funds were raised through card parties, dances and picnics to purchase a horse-drawn fire wagon, or pumper, with ladders. The Lakeview Fire Department has remained a staple in the community ever since.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:08:34 PM - SOURCE: West Hempstead Herald
'I don't deserve this': Jon Stewart brought to tears by gift from 9/11 first responders
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:48:10 -0700
In the moments before he lashed out at Congress over their failure to ensure a 9/11 victims' compensation fund never runs out, comedian Jon Stewart received a incredible gift that brought him to tears. Stewart was given a coat that belonged to Ray Pfeifer, a New York City firefighter who died in 2017 from cancer related to his work at Ground Zero.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 6:48:10 PM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV Channel 2
Firemen’s Association of the State of New York: Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:43:30 -0700
The Fourth of July holiday is rapidly approaching, and with it, the annual fireworks shows. Although sparklers and similar items can be bought and sold in much of New York State, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges New Yorkers to leave these devices to trained professionals.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 7:43:30 AM - SOURCE: WSRK-FM 103.9
Award program for volunteer firefighters on the ballot for Village of Rockville Centre's upcoming election
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:25:43 -0700
A new pension-style program for firefighters, which will be on the ballot in next week’s village election, would, if passed, help better recruit and retain members, fire officials said. The village Fire Department, which has responded to more than 3,000 calls per year in recent history, according to Chief Eric Burel, has about 330 members.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:25:43 PM - SOURCE: Rockville Centre Herald
Nassau, Suffolk demonstrate 'rescue sticks' to save swimmers
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A day spent at the beach or the bay usually ends for thousands with nothing worse than a sunburn or chapped lips. But it's the constant potential for a far worse outcome that can keep Nassau and Suffolk first responders on edge when the weather gets warm. On Wednesday, rescue teams from both counties gathered at Nassau's Tobay Beach — sunsplashed but mostly empty of the crowds soon to come — to demonstrate and practice using inflatable flotation devices to rescue distressed swimmers and anyone else who finds themselves bobbing in Long Island waters without a life preserver or much hope for surviving.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newsday
More Than A Dozen Hurt, Including Infant, When Fire Rips Through 3 Brooklyn Homes
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 03:25:16 -0700
More than a dozen people were injured when a massive fire ripped through multiple homes early Thursday morning in Brooklyn. The four-alarm fire started around 4 a.m. on East 17th Street near Avenue O in Midwood. Flames quickly spread from one house to two others on either side. All three roofs partially collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 3:25:16 AM - SOURCE: CBS New York
House committee passes 9/11 bill after comedian's criticism
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 02:32:40 -0700
A day after a blistering rebuke from comedian and former talk show host Jon Stewart, members of a House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation to make the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent. In a scolding that drew a lot of interest from news organizations and on social media, Stewart blasted members of Congress during an appearance on Capital Hill Tuesday for allowing so sufficiently support the fund which was designed to assist "sick and dying" Sept.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 2:32:40 AM - SOURCE: Niagara Gazette
Update: Teen who rushed into burning NYC building to save little girl dies
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:13:02 -0700
A community in the Bronx is mourning the loss of a young hero. 19-year-old Lucas Silverio was awakened early Sunday morning by a fire racing through his building in the Belmont section. After helping his grandmother out, Lucas raced back up 14 floors and carried out a badly burned 3-year-old girl, who died one day later.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 8:13:02 PM - SOURCE: WABC-TV 7online.com
WTC Health Program Director: Half Of 9/11 Firefighters Have Lung Issues
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 04:56:21 -0700
According to a leading World Trade Center medical expert, there could be as many as 20,000 more cancers as a consequence of exposures to the contaminants that were released by the collapse of the Twin Towers and fires that burned for months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She also said more than 50 percent of the Firefighters who logged time at the site have a "persistent respiratory condition.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 4:56:21 AM - SOURCE: The Chief - Civil Service Leader
9/11 Victims' Compensation: A History Of the Funding Battle
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:55:32 -0700
On Tuesday, former Daily Show host and frequent advocate for 9/11 first responders Jon Stewart appeared before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, encouraging representatives to vote on Wednesday to re-up the funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. But Stewart, who appeared alongside World Trade Center emergency workers, became frustrated when only a little over half of the subcommittee members showed up.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 4:55:32 AM - SOURCE: New York Magazine
Official: Pilot who crashed helicopter radioed he was lost; Wasn't certified to fly in bad weather
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:32:48 -0700
The pilot killed when his helicopter hit the roof of a New York City skyscraper in rain and fog radioed that he was lost and trying to get back to the heliport but couldn't find it, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The radio calls are the clearest evidence yet that foul weather might have played a role in Monday's crash.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:32:48 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV Channel 2
Fire damages storage building at Braun Seafood in Cutchogue
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A fire erupted at around 3 a.m. in a rear storage building at Braun Seafood Co. in Cutchogue Wednesday. Firefighters from departments across the North Fork were continuing to pump water on it as of 6 a.m. Braun Seafood owner Ken Homan said the fire destroyed a portion of a building that houses a large freezer for seafood storage.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Suffolk Times
‘I Could’ve Been Killed’: Falling Bricks From Midtown Building Leave 2 People Injured
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:19:41 -0700
Bricks falling from an office building in Midtown sent two people to the hospital Tuesday morning. The street is still partially closed to traffic, reports CBS2’s Reena Roy. Surveillance video shows a woman being wheeled off on a stretcher after bricks came crumbling down to the ground from a high-rise office building on 39th Street.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 9:19:41 AM - SOURCE: CBS New York
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