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Ex-FDNY firefighter and ‘Chopped’ chef Keith Young dies of 911-related illness Tweet email

Keith Young earned the nickname “Firehouse Chef.” (MCGOWAN, JESSICA, FREELANCE/MCGOWAN, JESSICA, FREELANCE) A retired FDNY firefighter whose culinary skills brought him TV accolades as the beloved “Firehouse Chef” has died, the latest victim of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In his 18-year career with the city Fire Department, Keith Young made a name for himself […]

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Lithium battery caused 5-alarm fire that disrupted LIRR service

The Long Island Rail Road suspended service in both directions on four branches on Friday, March 16, 2018, due to a large fire at a recycling plant near LIRR tracks in Jamaica, Queens. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp By Jesse  @jesse_coburnUpdated March 17, 2018 5:55 PM PRINT SHARE  An improperly disposed lithium battery was to blame for […]

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2 Dead, 9 Injured In Belmont Fire

MARCH 17, 2018 / NEWS / EVENTS / BELMONT  Enlarge this image Photo by Edwin Soto FDNY and NYPD members were stationed outside of 2381 Hoffman Street. By Robert Wirsing Two people were killed in an early morning fire in Belmont. According to the FDNY, the fire started inside a first floor apartment at 2381 Hoffman Street on Monday, March 5 […]

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FDNY head medical officer retires in ‘Thelma and Louise’ style

Modal Trigger Chief Medical Officer Kerry Kelly, left,Paul Martinka The FDNY’s chief medical officer — the department’s first female physician and a champion for long-term treatment for 9/11 first responders — retired on Friday alongside her close friend and former deputy chief medical officer. Chief Medical Officer Kerry Kelly exited FDNY headquarters smiling broadly as […]

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FDNY members among dead in military helicopter crash in Iraq

Modal Trigger Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis and Lt. Christopher Raguso. Two FDNY members were among the seven US soldiers killed in a helicopter crashThursday in Iraq, department sources told The Post. Fire marshal Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis and Lt. Christopher Raguso were aboard the Pave Hawk military chopper that went down after hitting a power line Thursday near […]

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FDNY’s bravest to box Irish police for charity in the ‘War on the West Side’ at Terminal 5

FDNY’s bravest to box Irish police for charity in the ‘War on the West Side’ at Terminal 5 By Shaye Weavershaye.weaver@amny.comUpdated March 13, 2018 11:06 AM PRINT SHARE  From fighting flames to fighting with fists, New York City’s firefighters are pulling on their boxing gloves to go head-to-head with a league of Irish policemen this month. […]

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FDNY Memorial for Dallas Firefighter Who Died in East River Helicopter Crash

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 at 5:11 am by Staff Yesterday evening, on Second Avenue, a battalion of firefighters gathered to honor a Dallas firefighter who died in the tragic helicopter accident Sunday. The memorial was held outside A. Provenzano Lanza funeral home, where dozens of uniformed firefighters and their respective vehicles stood in somber salute. Twenty-six-year-old fireman Brian […]

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5 dead after helicopter plunges into East River in New York, officials say By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Five people were killed when a helicopter plunged into the East River Sunday evening, according to officials. Update Mar 12, 2018 10:34 AM EDT: The pilot of a helicopter that crashed Sunday in Manhattan’s East River could be heard saying “mayday” in an emergency radio transmission obtained by The Associated Press. The pilot, who was […]

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