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  • Treasury Department withholds $1.5 million from FDNY 9/11 health program

    09/12/2020 2:37:21 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/11/2020 | Alex Roger's, betsy klein
    (CNN)The Treasury Department has so far withheld in 2020 approximately $1.5 million from a New York City Fire Department health care program for those who worked at Ground Zero following the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to letters from New York Rep. Peter King. The Republican congressman wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in June and on September 10, urging him to reimburse the FDNY's World Trade Center Health Program for its services. He wrote that the department apparently withheld the funding due to "a range of issues dealing with different New York City offices and programs that have nothing...
  • FDNY commissioner urges first responders to skip 9/11 anniversary events

    08/24/2020 2:03:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies ^ | August 22, 2020 | Susan Edelman
    Fire commissioner Daniel Nigro is urging first responders to skip 9/11 anniversary events this year due to COVID-19 — outraging firefighters hoping to honor their 343 brethren killed in the WTC attacks. “FDNY has gone from ‘never forget’ to ‘forget about it,'” a department member complained. Nigro issued the stunning directive in an internal order last week. “From a health and safety perspective, the FDNY strongly recommends that our members forego participating in 9/11 gatherings and events this year,” Nigro states. “During these difficult times, the department acknowledges our members’ commitment to never forget those we lost on that fateful day. At...
  • FDNY official defends excluding famed 9/11 firefighter from procession for being white

    07/25/2020 5:37:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2020 | Susan Edelman
    A top FDNY official says it’s “most definitely” acceptable to exclude a white firefighter from a ceremonial unit based solely on his skin color... Cecilia Loving, the department’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, is defending a decision to kick Lt. Daniel McWilliams — one of three firefighters in the iconic 9/11 Ground Zero flag-raising photo — off a color-guard procession so it would be all-black. Loving testified at a state Divsion of Human Rights trial on McWilliam’s complaint that he was the victim of racial bias. When McWilliams showed up at a 2017 memorial mass to honor deceased members of...
  • FDNY warns of major data breach possibly affecting more than 10,000 patients

    08/09/2019 3:18:11 PM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/09/2019 | Stephanie Pagones
    The FDNY admitted Friday that an employee’s personal hard drive was ripped off and thousands of EMS patients may have had their information compromised — five months after learning of the theft. The theft affected 10,253 people who were treated or taken to the hospital by FDNY EMS ambulance between 2011 and 2018 — including 2,988 whose social security numbers might have been exposed, the FDNY said. “This was not a hacking, but a loss of data caused by one employee’s failure to follow the department’s data security policies,” said fire department spokesman Myles Miller. The department learned on March...
  • The Sad Lesson of Jon Stewart's Valiant Speech

    06/13/2019 5:40:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | June 13, 2019 | Laura Hollis
    Jon Stewart is best known as a comedian and former host of "The Daily Show." Virtually all talk show hosts draw from the well of politics. But Stewart's tenure took that to a new level, and he made no bones about his distinctly progressive leanings. Stewart is talented and intelligent, and his riffs on politics and political figures are funny (whether you share his political views or not). He is already a household name. But Stewart gave the monologue of his life yesterday in front of a congressional subcommittee charged with finding additional financial support for the Sept. 11 Victim...
  • Jon Stewart Receives FDNY Legend's Coat ... Moment Before Blasting Lawmakers At 9/11 Hearing <tr>

    06/12/2019 4:30:25 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 30 replies
    NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — An emotional Jon Stewart, who was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a Congressional hearing on the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, was given the turnout coat of FDNY legend Ray Pfeifer, who died from 9/11-related cancer two years ago. Pfeifer, who served more than 27 years with the FDNY, was at the World Trade Center after the buildings collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 and worked for months on the toxic pile at ground zero. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and made the trip to Capitol Hill dozens of times to lobby for 9/11...
  • Helicopter crashes into building in New York City, fire officials say

    06/10/2019 11:17:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    A helicopter crashed into a building in Manhattan on Monday, sparking a massive emergency response, officials said.
  • Off-duty FDNY firefighter attacked by teens after defending elderly couple, cops say

    05/21/2019 10:07:50 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    A New York City Firefighter sustained a concussion and several broken teeth Saturday after police say he was assaulted while trying to stop a group of teens from harassing an elderly couple. The 38-year-old off-duty firefighter was traveling on East 86th St. in Manhattan at around 9:25 a.m. Saturday when he noticed six teens “harassing” an elderly couple, a spokesperson with the New York City Police Department told Fox News. The man reportedly tried to intervene -- and police say that’s when one unidentified member of the group punched the firefighter “with a closed fist,” knocking him to the ground.
  • FDNY paramedic promoted to captain despite failing recertification twice

    02/11/2019 4:39:41 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies ^ | February 9, 2019 | Susan Edelman
    An FDNY paramedic was promoted to captain last month despite failing her state recertification exam for the second time — and landing on a restricted list, The Post has learned. -snip An internal FDNY report ­obtained by The Post shows Arroyo was restricted, or barred from working as a paramedic, on Dec. 20. Her state certification expires on Feb. 28. Yet on Jan. 23 she was sworn in with 22 other new EMS captains. FDNY insiders called Arro­yo’s ascension a blatant case of favoritism. “Nobody should be promoted when they’re on restriction,” one fumed. “She happened to be the chief’s...
  • FDNY brawl ‘one of the most severe beatings seen on tape’: insider

    08/20/2018 1:08:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 18 Aug | Susan Edelman
    “It was one of the most severe beatings they’ve seen on tape,” an FDNY insider said, recalling the reaction by brass who viewed video of the bloody fisticuffs. “They can’t believe one of the guys wasn’t killed.” The tape shows Adam Soler, 35, of Engine 68, being held down by two firefighters from Rescue Co. 3 and repeatedly kicked by a third, said sources who were told about the video. “Someone grabbed his head and started pounding it into the pavement,” one said. Yet two months after the June 6 melee, no one has been arrested or fired.
  • FDNY Psychologist claims Trump is mentally unfit for office

    06/16/2018 5:51:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 129 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 16, 2018
    An FDNY psychologist who says Donald Trump once crudely insulted her looks has diagnosed him as mentally unfit to be president. Suzanne Lachmann claims her brief encounter with Trump — and her work treating FDNY firefighters after 9/11 — qualifies her to make the pronouncement. Lachmann recently tweeted that she “met Trump personally,” and that her work with the Bravest to “determine who must be taken off line due to mental duress,” justifies her conclusion that the commander-in-chief must go.
  • 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 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 ^ | 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...