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  • 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...
  • FDNY Diversity Officer Quits

    10/15/2015 12:02:40 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    Firefighter Nation / NY Post ^ | 10-13-15 | SUSAN EDELMAN and JOE TACOPINO
    The FDNY's first chief diversity and inclusion officer is leaving the post after less than a year on the job, the FDNY said Thursday. Pamela Lassiter was sworn in Jan. 30. Sources said that Lassiter's departure came as a surprise. "Here we have someone who is academically qualified. She's a black, female . . . Then, suddenly - bam, she's gone," one fire official said. The position was created after a judge ruled that the FDNY's entrance exam was biased against minorities. Commissioner Daniel Nigro, in a statement on Lassiter's exit, stressed the FDNY's progress in improving that record.
  • FDNY rescues 910-pound woman through apartment window

    08/22/2015 2:23:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | Kevin Fasick and Aaron Feis
    The woman, 70, was hoisted in a large yellow net by FDNY paramedics from her Fifth Avenue home and rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition. “Firemen came down and measured the elevator door,” the building doorman said. “She would not have been able to get out of the door.”
  • FDNY’s sliding standards may burn New York

    05/17/2015 2:58:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    nypost.com ^ | may 16, 2015
    Make sure your smoke alarms work: The FDNY may be about to get a lot less reliable. As The Post’s Michael Gartland reportedThursday, the department is tweaking its fitness exam for recruits in ways that will make it easier to pass. This raises fears that new firefighters might be less fit — and less qualified for the grueling task of fighting a New York City-size blaze. Trainees, for example, won’t be asked to complete as many exercises meant to simulate pulling down a ceiling. And a reordering of the tasks on the test — supposedly to better represent actual firefighting conditions...
  • Firefighters Fear Colleague Who Routinely Flees Fires

    05/17/2015 10:27:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2015 | Amber Jamieson and Susan Edelman
    He’s a firefighter in name only. Michael D. Johnson won’t fight fires. Instead he stays on the sidelines as his Engine Co. 257 colleagues rush into burning buildings, FDNY insiders told The Post. Nicknamed “Tragic Johnson” by rank and file, he’s managed to evade the smoke and flames several times since joining the Canarsie, Brooklyn, firehouse last year, sources confirmed.
  • Ex-FDNY commissioner: ‘De Blasio is a disaster’

    05/08/2015 7:18:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 7, 2015 | Andrea Peyser
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, you have a life-and-death problem. “This guy de Blasio is a disaster,’’ Thomas Von Essen, the former New York City fire commissioner, told me. Von Essen presided over New York’s Bravest on Sept. 11, 2001 — the day terrorists murdered nearly 3,000 innocents, including 343 valiant souls under his command. “I already gave this city my husband. I’m not going to give it my son,’’ a woman who lost her firefighter husband on 9/11, and whose son followed in his dad’s footsteps by joining the Fire Department, told me. She asked to remain anonymous so as...
  • War on women? Female recruit who failed physical test to join FDNY

    05/04/2015 2:35:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This promises to turn into a sticky wicket for the New York City Fire Department. One of their upcoming graduates is going to be accepted into the ranks and go to work as a firefighter despite having failed a grueling physical test multiple times. This comes as a result of recent changes to the city’s criteria for how graduates are scored. Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has...
  • Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    05/03/2015 3:37:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3 May 2015 | New York Post
    The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.“They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training.Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and...