Daily Dispatch: New York News
The changing faces of Lockport Fire Department
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:38:47 -0800
Lockport Fire Department conducted a special ceremony Thursday in which four firefighters' promotions were recognized and three probationary firefighters were sworn in. The ceremony began with bagpipe music and a prayer and blessings by Rev. Walter Szczesny. Fire Chief Patrick Brady saluted department leaders for their hard work and ambition, and offered some words of advice to the new recruits: Continue your education, listen more than you talk, have a good attitude and make sure to work hard for the city.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 9:38:47 PM - SOURCE: Union-Sun & Journal (Lockport)
Fire At Harlem Apartment Building Forces Residents Into Cold Overnight
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 02:56:42 -0800
Flames and smoke filled a Harlem apartment building overnight, forcing some residents into the cold. The fire broke out around 2:15 a.m. at a building on Bradhurst Avenue near West 145th Street. Officials said it started on the fifth floor and took firefighters over an hour to get under control. Some residents told CBS2’s Reena Roy a candle may have been to blame.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 2:56:42 AM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
All in the family: FDNY father, three sons, fight fires and promote diversity together
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:57:22 -0800
For FDNY Firefighter Robert Thomas and his three sons, fighting fires and saving lives has become a family affair. All four are city firefighters stationed throughout Brooklyn, joining a growing number of the department’s black “legacy” families, where children follow their mothers and fathers into the FDNY.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 10:57:22 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
Troy College Student Found Dead in Home From Flu After Garbled 911 Call
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:19:45 -0800
A college student was found dead in his home of the flu after a garbled 911 call left rescuers with no means of locating him, authorities said. Police and firefighters in Troy, New York, spent 45 minutes on Feb. 10 searching the City Station apartment complex where Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate student Yeming Shen lived and left without finding him.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 8:19:45 PM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
Spring Referendum Eyed for New Castle Firehouse Expansion Vote
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 01:48:13 -0800
New Castle Fire District No. 1 residents may learn by next month when a King Street firehouse expansion referendum will be scheduled. Board of Commissioners Chairman Erik Nicolaysen said last week while fire district officials have a good idea the amount that voters will be asked to approve, they must still meet with the Town of Mount Pleasant to see how much their taxpayers are prepared to contribute.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 1:48:13 AM - SOURCE: The Examiner News
Watertown, firefighter union to hold contract talks next week
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:45:40 -0800
The city of Watertown will be sitting down with its fire union to negotiate a contract for the first time in a least four years. President of the firefighters union Dan Daugherty tells 7 News the meeting will happen next Friday at city hall. Firefighters been working without a contract since 2014. One part of the long drawn-out battle is over the minimum number of firefighters on duty at one time.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:45:40 PM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Carthage
Massive Times Square billboard thanks the firefighters who battled Australia's devastating fires
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
VIDEO: After months of devastation, all the fires burning in the Australian state of New South Wales were declared contained for the first time last week. And who else to thank but the thousands of firefighters who have put their life on the line to extinguish them? Knowing that a simple "thank you" wouldn't suffice, the NSW Rural Fire Service took out a 70-foot billboard in New York's Times Square to thank all the firefighters who helped battle the blazes.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
Fire damages multi-family home in Schenectady
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 02:54:03 -0800
Firefighters were called to a fire at a multi-family home in Schenectady early Thursday morning. The call for a fire at a multi-family home on Robinson Street came in around 4 a.m. The building is split into two homes. Firefighters say the call came from the person living on the second floor. Firefighters were able to extinguish the heavy flames within the hour.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 2:54:03 AM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV NBC 13 Albany
Follow Up: Statewide effort aims to protect firefighters from cancer threats
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:43:42 -0800
Every day firefighters put their lives on the line to protect others, and when their shift ends, some of the risks they face still linger. That's because of the potentially toxic contaminants they encounter while on the job. "We want to make sure that the firefighters are aware that the chemicals, and the soot, and the smoke, and the particulates that get on their clothing during a structure fire, during training, is dangerous.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 8:43:42 PM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV ABC 2 Buffalo
Volunteer firefighters save Macomb home
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:38:43 -0800
Volunteer firefighters saved a home in the Town of Macomb Wednesday afternoon. The fire at 266 State highway 184 was a “working structure fire” when Morristown fire chief Jay Moore arrived at 4:30 PM. Moore said firefighters did a “great job” of quickly knocking down the fire, according to a press release from the Morristown fire department.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 5:38:43 PM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Carthage
Fire damages house in Hurley
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:37:27 -0800
PHOTOS: A fire during which there were explosions damaged a house on Hillcrest Avenue, the Hurley Fire Department said Wednesday. There were no reported injuries in blaze, which broke out about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The fire department said on its Facebook page that there were flames at the back of the house and explosions occurring when firefighters arrived at 219 Hillcrest Ave.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:37:27 PM - SOURCE: Kingston Daily Freeman - Metered Site
Partnerships with Maynard Fire Department a win-win deal
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 02:48:05 -0800
It’s a sweet deal. For the Maynard Fire Department. And for the three college students who, in exchange for free housing at the firehouse, offer their services as firefighters and emergency medical technicians. It’s something other volunteer departments might want to consider, especially at a time when recruiting new members can be challenging.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 2:48:05 AM - SOURCE: Utica Observer-Dispatch
Follow-up: Rookie EMTs in New York City barely getting by on near-minimum wage
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
The Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) responded to more than 1.5 million medical emergencies last year, saving countless lives in the process. But many of these first responders — who endure high stress in a job where mere seconds may mean the difference between life and death — barely have anything left to save once they get their paychecks, according to unions representing them.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AM New York
State launches new efforts to prevent firefighters from getting cancer
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 07:37:09 -0800
The state is launching a new effort to try to prevent firefighters from getting cancer. The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control will announce their plan on Wednesday in Latham. Studies have shown firefighters are experiencing cancer at higher rates than the general public, largely due to their exposure to an increased level of toxins found in smoke.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 7:37:09 AM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV 13 Albany
Roosevelt Fire Department buys boat 'equipped for firefighting' from Mississippi
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 03:55:15 -0800
A 44-year-old man was stranded in the Hudson River on top of his capsized boat. Roosevelt firefighters responded to the call on Aug. 8. The department is responsible for covering roughly five miles of the riverfront, a territory it absorbed as part of a merger with the Staatsburg Fire District in 2018.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 3:55:15 AM - SOURCE: Poughkeepsie Journal
Riverhead firefighters knock down overnight house fire on Woodcrest Avenue
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 05:22:00 -0800
PHOTOS: Riverhead firefighters put out a fire in a house on Woodcrest Avenue just after midnight Sunday. A 911 caller at approximately 12:15 a.m. reported smoke coming out of the residence, located north of Route 58 on Woodcrest Avenue. The home was reportedly vacant. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 5:22:00 AM - SOURCE: Riverhead Local
Firefighters credited with quickly dousing fire at Lowville apartment building
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 03:54:23 -0800
Despite a winter storm with strong winds and blowing snow, firefighters managed to stop a kitchen fire from spreading to the rest of a Lowville apartment building Tuesday. Lewis County dispatchers say firefighters were called to Village Green Apartments on North State Street around 10 a.m. because of a fire in Apartment 12.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 3:54:23 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Carthage
29 Displaced After Fire Tears Through Bensonhurst Building in Brooklyn
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 06:47:50 -0800
A three-alarm apartment fire erupted in Brooklyn early Saturday morning, leaving dozens of residents out in the cold. Twenty-nine residents are now without a home after the devastating fire, which left charred remains of the large house. Just after midnight, firefighters responded to fire alarms blaring through the residence on 85th Street near 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2020 6:47:50 AM - SOURCE: WLNY-TV 55 Riverhead
Update: Proposal in Sullivan County would shield first responders' IDs
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 14:55:54 -0800
Members of the Sullivan County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee agreed Thursday to join other counties in calling on state lawmakers to include first responders in the privacy protection given to law enforcement officers who respond to crime scenes. Legislator Nicholas Salomone, who chairs the committee, said right now only police officers’ personal identification information can be excluded from discovery documentation requested by defendants and their lawyers in preparing criminal cases.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2020 2:55:54 PM - SOURCE: Middletown Times Herald-Record
FDNY: 11 hospitalized after carbon monoxide incident in the Bronx
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:01:42 -0800
The FDNY says eleven people -- including firefighters -- were hospitalized after a carbon monoxide incident in the Bronx on Monday night. The incident was reported at a building on Decatur Avenue just before 5:30 p.m. The FDNY said initial readings were reported to be about 500 ppm. According to Kidde Fire Safety, levels greater than 101 ppm are considered to be dangerous.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 7:01:42 PM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
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