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  • Melania Trump ‘Horrified’ Over Trump Tower Fire — Made Her Realize ‘What’s Important’

    04/08/2018 9:29:08 AM PDT · by ethom · 15 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | APRIL 8, 2018 11:46AM EDT | Tim McGovern
    Melania Trump ‘Horrified’ Over Trump Tower Fire Death — It Made Her Realize ‘What’s Important’ Melania Trump was shocked to hear about the death that resulted from the ‘terrifying’ Trump Tower blaze. A source close to the first lady EXCLUSIVELY told HL what her reaction was to the tragedy. Melania Trump, 47, has been left shaken by the recent, tragic fire that happened at Trump Tower on Mar. 7 that claimed one life. A source close to Melania EXCLUSIVELY gave us the deets about how she handled the scary news. “Thankfully, neither Donald or Melania were in New York when...
  • NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on set of Bruce Willis, Edward Norton film 'Motherless Brooklyn'

    03/23/2018 8:48:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2018 | Gregg Re, Sasha Savitsky
    One New York City firefighter has died and two have been seriously injured battling a blaze that broke out late Thursday on a film set in upper Manhattan, authorities said. The deceased firefighter was Michael Davidson, 37, authorities said. The 15-year department veteran, who had reportedly been cited for bravery four times, leaves behind his wife and four daughters.
  • FDNY hero who evacuated hundreds on 9/11 dies at 45 of cancer

    03/18/2018 5:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/18/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A New York City firefighter, who heroically aided in the evacuation of hundreds of people in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 as the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history unfolded, has died. Thomas Phelan, 45, of Brooklyn, died on Friday, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York. Phelan, family and friends told the New York Daily News, died from cancer linked to the toxic fumes at Ground Zero. He is one of more than 170 firefighters who have died as a result of an illness related to the attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001,...
  • Will the FDNY bypass the best firefighters to meet its diversity goals?

    02/12/2018 2:31:53 PM PST · by BBell · 31 replies
    <p>If Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro meets goals he announced at a City Council hearing last week, more than half the city’s firefighters will be minority members, and 15 percent female, by 2029. That’s fine — but will they be able to put out fires?</p>
  • Fire Erupts on Roof of Federal Reserve Building in Manhattan: FDNY

    10/08/2017 6:39:54 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 10-8-17 | NBC New York
    Dozens of firefighters were fighting a blaze on top of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Saturday night, officials say. The fire broke out sometime before 8:40 p.m. on the roof of the 14-story building at 33 Liberty St. in Lower Manhattan. Video shows numerous fire trucks and firefighters at the scene around 9 p.m. The FDNY said a generator on the roof of the building caused the fire in a chimney.
  • 9/11: "THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN" (The Fireman Song)

    09/11/2017 7:18:10 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | orig 2001 | DFU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPfrtngwzjY Written right after hearing fireman Mike Moran, at the Concert for New York, tell Osama bin Laden to "Kiss my royal Irish ass." Chris Storc saw it, worked with me to tweek it, and he got together the group to sing it. The tune was sent to Hannity, he played it on the air, and said he had 5,000 requests for it. Mike lost his older brother, Battalion Commander and FReeper John Moran on 9/11. I had the pleasure of meeting Mike and some FReepers at a New York Irish pub a year or so later to hoist a...
  • Firefighters pick up, move parked car blocking their path

    07/27/2017 9:07:07 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 22 replies
    The Extract ^ | 7.27.17
    A number of news outlets have shared a recently uploaded YouTube video that reportedly a group of Brooklyn firefighters manually lifting a moving a small vehicle en route to an emergency.
  • Memories and Memorials

    04/07/2017 1:46:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2017 | Claudia Thomas
    The formal Fire Department of New York (FDNY) was founded July 31, 1865. On Riverside Drive resides a memorial honoring all of New York’s fallen firefighters. Dedicated in 1913, it lists no individual names carved into its marble; rather it serves as a simple and elegant place of remembrance for those in the hearts, minds and history of those that visit this sacred place. Separately, at its Brooklyn Headquarters, is an FDNY Memorial honoring those who have died in the line of duty since the inception of the FDNY in 1865. Near to it, yet still separate, another plaque is...
  • A New York Story (Ashes of Fiery Weather)

    01/01/2017 1:48:28 PM PST · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 25, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Most of you will probably remember Kathleen Donohoe, an Irish-American writer and New Yorker-and full disclosure, my cousin-from previous posts on this website. This year saw the publication of her debut novel, Ashes Of Fiery Weather. The title is taken from a poem by Wallace Stevens, Our Stars Come From Ireland, which celebrates the importance of place as a facet of memory. It’s a fitting entry point to this book, which explores how geography-both in New York City and Ireland-contours our worldview. Ashes also recognizes the importance of history, both on a collective and individual level, which-as the son of...
  • WOW! New York Firefighters SALUTE President-Elect Donald J. Trump. ! (1 minute video)

    11/10/2016 11:21:57 AM PST · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/10/2016 | ABCNews
    These firefighters must be so happy to have a President they can trust.
  • Port Authority vehicles at LaGuardia airport honor Trump’s plane with ‘water salute’

    11/10/2016 12:07:35 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    NYP ^ | November 10, 2016, | adam edelamn
    Firefighters at LaGuardia Airport gave Donald Trump's plane a two-hose "water salute" as it departed for Washington, D.C. Thursday morning - a gesture typically reserved for the President, not the President-elect.
  • President-Elect Trump Saluted by Firefighters as He Leaves New York for Meeting with President Obama

    11/10/2016 9:39:52 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 10, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    President-Elect Donald Trump flew out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday morning aboard his private jet Trump Force One. As the plane taxied for takeoff firefighters paid their respects to Trump with a traditional water cannon salute. Nearby, a group of firefighters and officials enthusiastically waved to Trump as the plane rolled by them.
  • NEWS FDNY confirms they are on the scene of possible explosion in Chelsea

    09/17/2016 6:09:10 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 85 replies
    abc7ny.com ^ | September 17, 2016
    NEWS FDNY confirms they are on the scene of possible explosion in Chelsea Email FDNY confirms they are on the scene of possible explosion in Chelsea (@voicehalf/Twitter ) Updated 7 mins ago CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) -- The FDNY confirms they are on the scene of a possible explosion at 135 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. As a result, E and F trains are currently bypassing 23 St in both directions.
  • Retired FDNY Captain to Become Catholic Priest for New York Archdiocese: 'Now I Will Save Souls'

    05/27/2016 6:20:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/27/16 | Thomas Tracy
    He once fought fires in Hell’s Kitchen. Now he’ll be fighting the fires of hell. After two decades of beating down blazes and saving lives, retired FDNY Captain Tom Colucci has found a higher calling — he’s about to become a Catholic priest for the New York Archdiocese. Timothy Cardinal Dolan will welcome Colucci, 60, to the priesthood on Saturday during a special ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “I spent 20 years saving people. Now I will save souls,” said Colucci, the first city firefighter to shed his bunker coat for a priest’s collar. “I thought about being a priest...
  • Coordinated attack feared after massive cathedral blaze

    05/03/2016 7:26:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2016 | Isabel Vincent and Chris Perez
    The historic Manhattan cathedral that was gutted in a massive fire was one of four Christian Orthodox churches to go up in flames on Orthodox Easter Sunday — sparking fears of a coordinated attack on the religion. While FDNY officials said the blaze at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street does not appear suspicious, members of the Orthodox community have doubts. They are worried that the blaze — along with church fires in Australia and Russia — were set in retaliation for the religion’s role in blocking the canonization of Croatian Nazi supporter Cardinal Aloysius...
  • (From April 22, 2016) NYC Fire District Releases Statement About Donald Trump… Media Stunned

    When Donald Trump spoke earlier this week in Buffalo, media critics lambasted him for allegedly confusing "9/11" with "7/11." However, a theory emerged as to why Trump didn't misspeak, one that the media refuses to acknowledge. The controversy all began Monday, as Trump was speaking before a crowd in Buffalo on the day before the New York primary. During the speech, he touted his 9/11 activism. "I wrote this out, and it's very close to my heart," Trump said to the audience. "Because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at...
  • Woman who failed FDNY physical test 6 times gets another chance

    12/27/2015 10:47:22 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 27, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    A woman who six times failed the physical test to become an FDNY firefighter is being given another chance - and this time, critics say, the fix is in. She will graduate, no question, said an FDNY member. The department does­ not want another black eye. Wendy Tapia was allowed to conditionally graduate from the Fire Academy on May 17, 2013, even though she had failed the running test. After swearing her in, the FDNY gave Tapia five more chances to run the required 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less, but she could not do it. She quit -...
  • Firefighters sue siren maker over their hearing loss

    12/20/2015 1:01:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 20, 2015 | Deepti Hajela
    NEW YORK (AP) -- There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone's head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise of the siren on his truck. "The siren was so loud inside the cab that it actually physically hurt," said the former New York City fire battalion chief. Even though he's been retired for over a decade, he said, the effects of the sirens linger in hearing loss that has left him unable to understand rapid conversation or follow along in church.
  • Firefighter who flunked physical injured 10 days into job

    11/22/2015 10:40:42 AM PST · by PROCON · 74 replies
    nypost ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    A firefighter who was allowed to graduate the Fire Academy despite failing physical tests has already gone out on medical leave — just 10 days into the job, The Post has learned. Probationary firefighter Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder injured herself Monday while conducting a routine check of equipment at Queens’ Engine 308 in South Richmond Hill. Getting off the truck, Doirin-Holder missed a step and landed on her left foot, suffering a fracture, sources said. It was her second shift after a transfer from Engine 301. In training for a hazmat assignment, officers found her struggling to perform the required tasks.
  • FDNY recruit finally graduates thanks to instructors’ ‘help’

    11/10/2015 2:09:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    nypost.com ^ | november 8, 2015 | susan edelman
    A female FDNY recruit has graduated from the Fire Academy after her instructors fudged on her strength, agility and running requirements, insiders say. Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder, 39, never achieved a passing score of 17 minutes and 50 seconds on the Functional Skills Test, a course of job-related tasks in full gear such as stretching hoses and dragging dummies, according to an FDNY source familiar with the training. She did not come in under 24 minutes in practice tests. Doirin-Holder also failed to run the required 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less - even after the running course was slashed by...