Daily Dispatch: New York News
New Jersey man charged with attempted arson after bringing gas cans into New York cathedral
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:59:32 -0700
Two days after refusing to leave a Newark cathedral, a New Jersey man entered St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and at least one butane lighter on Wednesday, authorities said. Marc Lamparello, 37, was identified as the man who allegedly brought at least one full can of gasoline to the historic Catholic cathedral, two days after a fire nearly destroyed historic Notre Dame Cathedral, said John Miller, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism of the New York City Police Department, during a press conference Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 8:59:32 PM - SOURCE: Elmira Star-Gazette
Glen Cove firefighter with a great heart donates a kidney to a stranger
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:20:37 -0700
Maryann Rich, a lifelong Glen Cover, receives a gift every year on Mother’s Day in the form of a plant, which is always waiting outside her front door. There is never a card or any kind of clue as to whom it’s from, but Rich said she doesn’t need any identifiers. She knows it’s from Pete Prudente, a Glen Cove firefighter who has become a friend of hers.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 3:20:37 AM - SOURCE: LIHerald
Buffalo firefighters battle blaze on city's East side
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:39:36 -0700
Buffalo's bravest are on the scene of a working fire on the city's East side. Crews were called to battle the flames at a home on Landon St. around 9:30. The fire started and was confined to the second floor. No one was hurt. Damage was set at $80,000. The Red Cross was called in to assist four adults and two children.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 7:39:36 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV Channel 2
'Run 4 The Hills': Senior firefighters getting ready to run for good cause
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:47:52 -0700
VIDEO: Hero Fund America was created to honor first responders. The 6th annual 'Run 4 The Hills' race is coming up on May 4th. From law enforcement to firefighters, racers competing in the Duty Gear Challenge navigate a four-mile course wearing sometimes up to 50 pounds of gear. Ricky and John are in their 70s, but that doesn't stop them from competing each year.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 3:47:52 PM - SOURCE: News10 ABC Albany
Village of Massena, firefighters union reach contract agreement
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:37:14 -0700
The village of Massena and Massena Permanent Firefighters Local 2220 have signed off on a new three-year contract. The agreement, which runs from June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2023, calls for 2 percent raises each of the three years. Under the new agreement, the starting salary would increase from $14.79 an hour to $15.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 3:37:14 AM - SOURCE: Courier Observer
Follow Up: 5-Alarm Inferno Devours Sushi Restaurant, Medical Building in Brooklyn
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:30:08 -0700
VIDEOS: A raging fire tore through a sushi restaurant and attached medical building in Brooklyn early Wednesday, spewing smoke over the neighborhood as firefighters battled intense flames for hours. The blaze broke out around 6:30 a.m. at a commercial building on Flatbush Avenue. It escalated to a three-alarm blaze within half an hour and only gained in strength, transforming into a five-alarm inferno before 10 a.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 10:30:08 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC New York
Neighbors save Pearl River woman from fire
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:40:08 -0700
Thanks to some courageous neighbors, a Rockland woman is lucky to be alive after a fast-moving fire tore through her historic home. Firefighters say it was around 12:30 p.m. when flames ignited in the garage of her home on Washington Avenue in Pearl River and then spread quickly to the main house. The homeowner was inside taking a nap when the fire started.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 3:40:08 AM - SOURCE: News 12 Hudson Valley
Baker Fireman's Fountain restoration project underway in Owego
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:44:00 -0700
The symbolic "Baker's Fireman's Fountain" in Owego Village courthouse square is undergoing a complete restoration and organizers hope to have the project complete sometime this summer. Wednesday afternoon, local officials went to the construction site to meet with members of the Owego Hose team for a groundbreaking ceremony that kicked off the restoration project.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 5:44:00 PM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC, CBS, CW2
5 vans catch fire at Altice facility on Long Island
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: A row of vans erupted in flames at an Altice facility on Long Island. The frightening video shows one of the vans exploding while firefighters worked to put out the flames. The fire started early Thursday at the Altice facility in Port Jefferson Station. At least five Altice vans caught fire. There were no reports of any injuries.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV
Hudson Fire Department celebrates 225 years of service
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 22:42:51 -0700
It’s been more than 225 years since the first 19 firefighters were appointed to protect the city in the state’s first organized fire department. Among them were local merchants, lawyers and other community members who wanted to keep their city safe. Today, the Hudson Fire Department is the oldest active volunteer fire department in the state.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 10:42:51 PM - SOURCE: Ravena News-Herald
At Least 1 Firefighter Injured Battling Massive Blaze In Brooklyn
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: At least one firefighter was injured battling a five-alarm blaze early Wednesday morning in Brooklyn. The flames broke out around 6:15 a.m. inside a sushi restaurant and then spread to a medical supply building on Flatbush Avenue near Quentin Boulevard in Marine Park. The FDNY said 39 units and 168 firefighters responded.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS Local
Voters reject $2.8 million Caton Fire Hall project
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:41:44 -0700
Voters in Caton struck down a $2.8 million dollar fire company improvement project. Doris Maxwell, the President of the Caton Volunteer Fire Company said, "If this volunteer fire department does close then the town is going to have to absorb the services, it should provide fire protection for the residents thus that means their taxes will definitely increase a lot more than 98 cents per thousand that this building would have provided.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 4:41:44 PM - SOURCE: WENY-TV
Halfmoon-Waterford fire district seeks approval for $10 million station
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Halfmoon-Waterford Fire district is going back to the voters for approval of a new multi-million dollar fire station on Middletown Road. The original $12.3 million project, which was rejected in November, will return for a referendum on Tuesday, May 7, at a reduced price tag of $10.7 million. The revised proposal, which requires the fire district to borrow the full amount, is expected to cost the average homeowner between $57 and $99 a year in taxes.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times Union
7 Buildings Evacuated in Brooklyn After Apparent Gas Leak
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:55:12 -0700
An apparent gas leak forced authorities to evacuate multiple buildings in a single Brooklyn neighborhood Tuesday, fire officials said. The FDNY said seven buildings on Freeman Street in Greenpoint were evacuated as a precaution over elevated gas levels around 2 p.m. Orinially, the FDNY evacuated five buildings on the street — numbers 74, 77, 79, 81 and 89.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 11:55:12 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC New York
Notre Dame fire: Measures in place to protect New York-area cathedrals
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:13:45 -0700
Nations across the globe expressed solidarity with France after the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, which collapsed the spire and burned through the roof of the 12th-century building. The tragic disaster sparked an outpouring of grief and reminiscing of visits to the Parisian landmark, but it also prompted fears as to safety precautions in place in local historic churches.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 11:13:45 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV 7online
Manlius moving from volunteer to paid fire chief
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:52:00 -0700
VIDEO: After more than 200 years of running with a volunteer fire chief, the Village of Manlius says it's time for a full-time paid person to do the job. Not only does the Manlius Fire Department serve and protect a few thousand people in the Village, but also many more in the Town of Manlius. Manlius crews run not just on fires and other emergencies but about 1,800 ambulance medical calls a year now.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 3:52:00 PM - SOURCE: LocalSYR.com
VIDEO: Burning house collapses as firefighters battle blaze in Buffalo
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Buffalo firefighters responded to the scene of a house fire Monday morning. The house is on 141 Michigan Avenue near Utica street. Flames could be seen shooting from the roof before the home collapsed just before noon. Investigators believe the 2-and-a-half story home was being renovated at the time.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7
Flooding leads to water rescue in Fort Edward
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:02:47 -0700
People in Fort Edward dealt with flooding Monday morning. Some said it was the worst flooding they've seen since Hurricane Irene. The flood water rushed onto the streets. At one point, fire officials noticed a car was submerged in deep water and drifted in the current on Route 4. A water rescue team was dispatched to help the driver.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 3:02:47 PM - SOURCE: WTEN-TV ABC 10
2-family home catches fire in Rochester
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:55:47 -0700
VIDEO: Investigators are looking into what caused a fire at a two-family home in Rochester early Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to the scene on Dodge Street just after 5 a.m. They say they found "heavy fire" on the first floor of the two-story home. The people who live on the second floor called 911 after their apartment started filling with smoke, causing the smoke detector to go off.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 4:55:47 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
Port Authority Police simulate plane inferno during training
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:43:38 -0700
VIDEO: It is firefighting taken to a whole different level - a simulated plane crash, and burning jet fuel. "Creating the types of fire you would see, which are big. There is lots of flame, there is lots of smoke. There are lots of different environments we put you through," says Fire Chief Thomas Wieczerzak.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 2:43:38 PM - SOURCE: WABC-TV Eyewitness News 7
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