Daily Dispatch: New York News
FDNY: At Least Two Hurt After Midtown Manhole Explosion
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:04:02 -0700
At least two people were hurt following a manhole explosion in midtown Manhattan Thursday — just ahead of the afternoon rush, according to the FDNY. The FDNY says it received a call just around 3:45 p.m. to the area of 6th Avenue and 47th Street, where work was being done on a nearby building. Firefighters were already at the scene when the explosion occurred.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 5:04:02 PM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC New York
Firefighters look at prevention after deadly year in New York state
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:09:55 -0700
Eighty-seven people have died in fires in New York state this year alone. That's more than any other state in the country. During this "Fire Prevention Week," firefighters around the state have been reaching out and teaching people the small and simple things you can do to protect your family. One of the biggest things you can do is make sure you have a working smoke alarm.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 5:09:55 PM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV 13 Albany
Fire destroys antique cars in Farmingville
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:43:01 -0700
VIDEO: A fire tore through a building in Farmingville Thursday, destroying antique cars that were stored at the facility. Fire officials got the call just after 2 p.m. on Horseblock Road between North Ocean and Old Medford avenues. Several surrounding fire departments jumped in to help Farmingville firefighters as they battled the fire for about three hours.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 4:43:01 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Long Island
Rochester home where woman found killed goes up in flames
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 03:57:31 -0700
The home where a woman was found killed over the summer went up in flames late Thursday night, but police say it's just a coincidence. Crews were called to the house on Fourth Street in Rochester around 10 p.m. The fire started on the first floor but quickly spread to the upper levels, according to Lt.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 3:57:31 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
Column: Heating season moves East Meadow Volunteer Fire Department into a higher gear
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 01:55:38 -0700
As the cooler temperatures migrate across our region, as does the concern for home heating safety. As soon as the temperature falls, your East Meadow Volunteer Fire Department will begin a season of nearly six months running to heating system emergencies, as burners begin full throttle operation to warm your family home or business.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 1:55:38 AM - SOURCE: East Meadow Herald
Man, 55, killed in East Harlem apartment fire
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:54:39 -0700
A man was killed when a fire broke out at his East Harlem apartment Wednesday afternoon. Emergency crews responded to the blaze at the Park East Houses on East 122nd Street just before 2:30 p.m., police said. When they arrived, firefighters extinguished the blaze inside the apartment unit’s bedroom, cops said.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 3:54:39 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV PIX 11
Person jumps from second floor window to escape Syracuse house fire
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 05:45:47 -0700
The Syracuse Fire Department responded to a house fire at 418 Seneca Drive early Thursday morning. When firefighters arrived at 2 a.m., they found a 2 ½ story wood framed, single family home filled with heavy smoke. The fire was located on the first floor and extended to the second floor. The fire was extinguished and no victims were found.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 5:45:47 AM - SOURCE: LocalSYR.com
Fire destroys auto dealership in Orange County
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 19:43:16 -0700
A building that housed a car dealership dating back more than 60 years was destroyed by fire Wednesday, Oct. 9. The report of the fire at Auto Dreams Ltd. at 73 Kingston Ave. was called into Orange County's 911 center at approximately 11:20 a.m. A caller reported smoke coming from a garage on the site.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 7:43:16 PM - SOURCE: Kingston Daily Freeman
Four St. Lawrence County fire departments will share state funding to purchase new equipment
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:00:52 -0700
North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, secured the undisclosed amount of funding that will help support fire departments in Ogdensburg, Rensselaer Falls, Heuvelton and Morley. “Volunteers are absolutely critical to the fire and emergency safety of our community and our residents,” Heuvelton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Travis Wood said.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 1:00:52 PM - SOURCE: North Country This Week
Man sets fire to backpack outside Brooklyn synagogue during Yom Kippur
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:45:26 -0700
There is new video of a man allegedly starting a fire outside a Jewish center in Brooklyn. Police say the man set fire to a backpack and left it at the steps of the building during Yom Kippur. Despite the fact that this happened during Yom Kippur and on the steps of the Park Slope Jewish Center, the NYPD is not calling this a bias crime.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 2:45:26 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV 7online.com
Herkimer: Local student buys smoke detectors for classmates during Fire Prevention Week
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:47:16 -0700
A local third-grader decided to use his birthday money to buy smoke detectors for fellow students in honor of two young classmates and their brother who were lost in a fire earlier this year. Brett Saunders, a student at Herkimer Elementary School, asked for donations for the Herkimer Fire Department in lieu of birthday gifts.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 10:47:16 AM - SOURCE: WKTV-TV NBC Utica
Penn Yan Fire Department Awarded $210K Grant
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:56:55 -0700
A 210-THOUSAND dollar grant has been awarded to the Penn Yan Fire Department to enrich the health and safety of its members. The grant, which was secured by Congressman Tom Reed, will be used to provide several breathing apparatus units to the department. “We care about ensuring the safety of our firefighters and want to make sure they can do their jobs safely,” Tom said.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 2:56:55 PM - SOURCE: Finger Lakes Daily News
Man Dead After Fire Breaks Out in Basement of Brooklyn Home
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:47:58 -0700
A man died after a fire broke out inside the basement of a Brooklyn house Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. The FDNY responded to a call just before 2 p.m. about a fire at a home on East 96th Street in Brownsville, where first responders discovered thick smoke pouring out from the cellar. Firefighters had a difficult time putting out the fire, as clutter in the hallways and stairway made accessing the basement difficult, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 3:47:58 PM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
Gov. Cuomo pays tribute to New York's fallen firefighters
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 06:51:42 -0700
23 names will be added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Empire State Plaza to honor the memory and heroism of those who have lost their lives battling fires in the past year. "The Fallen Firefighters Memorial honors the legacy of men and women who faced unthinkable danger with incredible courage," Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 6:51:42 AM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC/CBS/CW+ 36 Elmira
Related: Town of Tonawanda firefighter's name added to New York State's Firefighter Memorial
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:45:20 -0700
A Western New York firefighter's name has been added to the state's Firefighter Memorial in Albany. The state held a ceremony Tuesday to recognize about two dozen firefighters who have died in the line of duty... many over the last year... some as far back as 1935. One of the names added was Joseph Benintende.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 11:45:20 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2
Buffalo's West Hertel Academy evacuated for gas leak
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Students and staff at West Hertel Academy were evacuated for a report of a gas leak, according to firefighters on scene who were communicating with dispatch. Firefighters investigated and had the gas shut off at the building. They are currently ventilating the building. The Buffalo Public School District says students were evacuated as a precaution while National Fuel works to repair the leak in the outside of the school.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2
Fallen Elmwood Volunteer firefighter joins thousands honored at state memorial
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 05:14:20 -0700
A local firefighter who died in the line of duty is among 23 being added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Joseph F. Benintende, a firefighter with Elmwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 died June 27, 1973. In a ceremony at the state memorial in Albany on Tuesday, Benintende and other firefighters who died in the line of duty between 1935 and 2019 will be honored by state officials and members of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Fire Prevention and Control.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 5:14:20 AM - SOURCE: WBFO-FM 88.7
Nassau Volunteer Responders May Get Free College Forever
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:42:03 -0700
Nassau County lawmakers want to permanently fund — and expand — a tuition assistance program that allows volunteer first responders to obtain community college for free. On Monday, Legislator Steve Rhoads, who is a 27-year veteran of the Wantagh Volunteer Fire Department, joined Richard Nicolello, the legislature's presiding officer, other members of the majority caucus and volunteer first responders to announce a newly proposed bill that would permanently fund tuition assistance for volunteer first responders at Nassau Community College.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 1:42:03 PM - SOURCE: New Hyde Park Patch
Three billboards spread fire safety message in Schenectady
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:18:14 -0700
The giant bright red-and-blue billboards offer a simple message that officials hope will capture people's attention, and save lives. The three signs — all under the heading "Fire Safety Tips" — read "Install Smoke Detectors. Test Monthly," "Get your Furnace Check" and "Have a Fire Escape Plan. Get Out & Stay Out.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 2:18:14 PM - SOURCE: Albany Times-Union
Follow Up: FDNY Investigation Underway After Suspicious Fire Impacts Several Homes In Bushwick
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:22:27 -0700
Several families no longer have a home following a fire early Monday morning in Brooklyn. Investigators said the circumstances of that blaze are suspicious, CBS2’s Nick Caloway reported. Relatives are picking up the pieces after flames devastated the family’s home. “Seemed like an explosion,” resident George Davis said.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 9:22:27 AM - SOURCE: CBS New York
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