Daily Dispatch: New York News
Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie, killing 2
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:42:16 -0700
A plane crashed into a New York home Saturday, killing one resident and one person on the aircraft and causing a massive fire, state police said. The National Transportation Safety Board is to determine why the Cessna 303 plunged at about 4:30 p.m. in the rural town of Union Vale, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Poughkeepsie.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 4:42:16 PM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV 13 Albany
Injured firefighter sues Buffalo Fire Department, saying he was left behind in burning attic
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:50:05 -0700
Eric Whitehead credits his fellow firefighters for saving his life when they pulled him from the attic of a burning house in January. "I just knew my brothers were there," Whitehead told The Buffalo News in a February phone interview from the burn unit at Erie County Medical Center, where he recounted how they picked up his 5-foot-11 inch frame and carried him down two-and-a-half flights to safety.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 6:50:05 AM - SOURCE: Buffalo News - Metered Site
Lightning strike suspected at Auburn church linked to Harriet Tubman
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:44:57 -0700
The Auburn Fire Department responded to a fire at the Thompson Memorial AME Zion Church on Parker Street in Auburn on Sunday afternoon that was caused by a lightning strike. The fire was confined to the front steeple of the historic church, which is part of the Harriet Tubman National Park and held Tubman's funeral in 1913.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 2:44:57 PM - SOURCE: Auburn Citizen
Video of FDNY Firefighter Giving Daughter Pedicure Goes Viral
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:50:07 -0700
Being an FDNY firefighter is hard work but being a father might just be harder, just ask Jimmy Howell. The Queens FDNY fireman on Instagram Friday posted now-viral, adorable videos of him giving his 9-month-old baby girl Kensley a pedicure and her giving him back some attitude. "We're gonna take care of these dogs, alright?," Howell tells his daughter in one of the videos.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 11:50:07 PM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC New York
Operation Adopt A Soldier building in Wilton catches fire
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:46:33 -0700
Late Saturday afternoon, a fire broke out at the headquarters of Operation Adopt A Soldier at 4281 Route 50. Officials said several fire departments and first responders responded to the scene and immediately started to attack the blaze that started in the utility room of the building. Officials said the building is also home to an apartment and another business.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 8:46:33 AM - SOURCE: Saratoga Springs Saratogian
Significant grant allows St. Johnsville Fire Department to buy much-needed airpacks
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 01:53:01 -0700
Thanks to a significant Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant issued through FEMA, along with a 5 percent match provided by the village of St. Johnsville, the St. Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department was able to purchase 22 brand new MSA G1 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and 22 breathing tanks.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 1:53:01 AM - SOURCE: Recorder News
Pendleton native elected to Firemen's Association board
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:35:56 -0700
A Pendleton resident has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Firemen’s Association of the state of New York (FASNY). Andrew E. Pilecki of Pendleton was elected to the Board of Directors during FASNY’s 147th annual convention in Syracuse on Aug. 10. He previously served on the Board of Directors last year and has now been elected to a five-year term.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 6:35:56 PM - SOURCE: Niagara Gazette
Update: Cohoes fire union and mayor battle over department promotions
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:24:46 -0700
The local firefighters union in Cohoes and Mayor Shawn Morse continue to battle it out over promotions within the fire department. It comes after a heated meeting on Monday. Monday at a Civil Service Commission meeting, Morse wanted to discuss with the commission changes to requirements for promotions.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:24:46 PM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV 13 Albany
Mount Kisco voters to decide whether to approve additional $4M for firehouse renovations
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:49:25 -0700
Voters will decide in November whether to borrow an additional $4 million for a scaled-back renovation and expansion of the three village fire stations. In 2017, they approved $10.25 million to cover the cost, but this year the design firm discovered it had miscalculated the square footage and that sent the proposed expense soaring.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:49:25 PM - SOURCE: NY Journal News (Lohud.com)
NYPD Releases Photo Of Man Wanted For Questioning After Rice Cookers Disrupt Subway Service
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The NYPD released a photo of a man they’re looking for after suspicious devices found abandoned in a Lower Manhattan subway station caused extensive delays in the morning commute on Friday. Police ordered the area around Fulton Street and William Street around the Fulton Street subway station evacuated as they investigated the devices around 7 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York CBS Local
Drone experts, first responders gather for training at State's Disaster Preparedness Center in Oriskany
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:11:18 -0700
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services announced on Wednesday that the State’s Preparedness Training Center hosted its second annual Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Summit this week. The event brought together local, state, federal and international officials to share information, best practices, and lessons learned with regards to the use of UAS – or ‘drone’ - technology to support public safety missions, according to state officials.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 2:11:18 AM - SOURCE: Rome Sentinel
Young heroes rescue 5 from Rochester house fire
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:43:57 -0700
Darius Dillard and Nate Willams were sitting on a porch on Emerson Street in Rochester when they saw smoke streaming from the second floor of a home across the street. While their uncle called 911, they bounded over and without hesitation kicked in the door and sprinted inside to find a family confused by the orders they were now being given.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 7:43:57 PM - SOURCE: Rochester First
Charities to donate over $300,000 to fallen FDNY firefighter's family
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:34:57 -0700
Charity groups are showing overwhelming support for the FDNY firefighter who died in the line of duty. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named after a fallen 9/11 FDNY firefighter, announced Wednesday that it will be taking on the mortgage on the family home of FDNY Lieutenant Brian Sullivan.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 2:34:57 PM - SOURCE: WABC-TV 7 New York
Follow-up: Geneva Fire Department remembers Carlton “Carl” Naegele - 'He was the epitome of a fire chief'
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:04:28 -0700
For decades he was respectfully called “Chief” and “GV1.” Longtime members of the Geneva Fire Department said there will never be another like him. “He was one in a million. He was the epitome of a fire chief,” said Jimmer McCormack of Carlton “Carl” Naegele, who died last weekend at 94. “He didn’t demand respect, but he commanded respect.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 1:04:28 PM - SOURCE: Geneva Finger Lakes Times - Metered Site
Flames tear through home on Imson Street in Buffalo
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:37:00 -0700
Firefighters battled a heavy fire at a home on Imson Street in Buffalo's Babcock neighborhood. The fire started sometime around 3 a.m. on the second floor of the vacant home at 130 Imson. It then spread to the attic, destroying the roof. When our photographer arrived, he said he could feel the heat as flames tore through the attic.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 2:37:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
Cayuga County could soon fill long vacant emergency director position
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:41:08 -0700
The search for a new director for Cayuga County's Emergency Management Office is moving forward, with officials saying Wednesday they hope to interview candidates for the position next month. The office has been without a director — and any full-time staff — since earlier this year when the then newly-hired director and a deputy director resigned suddenly in January and the remaining deputy director was placed on administrative leave in February before later resigning.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 7:41:08 PM - SOURCE: Auburn Citizen
FDNY: Lieutenant Died of Heart Attack After 24-Hour Tour of Duty
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The FDNY confirmed Tuesday that one of its lieutenants died early Saturday morning of a heart attack after a 24-hour tour. According to the FDNY, 54-year-old Lieutenant Brian Sullivan died after suffering the heart attack at his home in Monroe, New York. "I was shocked. Brian was obviously in good shape, he was a strong guy," Thomas McHugh of Squad Company 41 said at a news conference.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News NY 1
Taghkanic Fire District boundary line changes questioned
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:04:17 -0700
A revision to the Taghkanic Fire District boundaries could mean residents in the town served by EMS workers and firefighters in the Churchtown Fire District could see a change in who responds to some of their calls. A public hearing drew a crowd of about 40 to the Taghkanic Town Board meeting at the Taghkanic Firehouse, 631 Old Route 82.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 9:04:17 PM - SOURCE: Ravena News-Herald
Sackets Harbor officials praise firefighters' skills in battling Anchor blaze
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:08:02 -0700
In the wake of the fire that destroyed a Sackets Harbor business, village officials say they are thankful for the bravery of the firefighters who fought the blaze. Mayor Molly Reilly thanked first responders at a village board meeting Tuesday night. There wasn't much discussion about the fire at the meeting, but leaders did talk about plans moving forward.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 3:08:02 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV 7 Fox 28
How much do firefighters make in Upstate NY? 40 highest-paying communities, ranked
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
How much money do firefighters make in your community? The latest "What They Make" report from the Empire Center lists average firefighter pay in every municipality in New York State. The data comes from the New York State and Local Retirement System, and averages are based on regular pay, overtime and pay for unused sick and vacation time.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Upstate
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