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Retired FDNY Chief of Department Daniel Nigro tells Daily News he’ll be the next commissioner – NY Daily News

A retired chief who valiantly led FDNY operations after the Sept. 11 terror attacks will be named the city’s new fire commissioner on Friday. Daniel Nigro, a city firefighter for more than 30 years, was all smiles when he confirmed his return to the Bravest. “It’s the New York City Fire Department and it doesn’t […]

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New York City firefighter killed in motorcycle crash with apparent drunk driver |

UNION (WABC) — A uniformed New York City firefighter riding his motorcycle to work was fatally struck by an apparent drunk driver in New Jersey early Friday. The crash happened in the area of North Avenue and Vivian Terrace in Union Township around 5:15 a.m. The 57-year-old victim, identified as John Monteverde of Whitestone, Queens, […]

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2009 Award Winners: Ladder 147

On February 6th, 2009 at 1409 hours, Box 1552 was transmitted for fire in a private dwelling. L-147 was assigned 2nd due. E-248 arrived and transmitted a 10-75 for fire on the 2nd floor of a 3-story non-fireproof mixed occupancy. L-147 was assigned to the floor above. As L-147 made entry into the dwelling, the […]

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2009 Award Winner: FF Ronald Soltysik, Ladder 136

Firefighter Ronald Soltysik had just taken up from a previous box when at 2050 a phone alarm was transmitted over their MDT reporting a fire at 61-15 97th Street. L-136 was assigned first due. Battalion 46 was first to arrive and Chief Robert McBride transmitted a 10-75 for numerous civilians self evacuating due to heavy […]

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2009 Award Winner: Craig Giuffre, Ladder 32

Craig Giuffre was an 11 year veteran of the FDNY assigned to L-32 in the Bronx. In the early morning of Easter 2007, L-32 responded to a smoking manhole. After positioning the apparatus, Giuffre began donning his gear. Suddenly an unrelated manhole to Craig’s left exploded. The blast sent Giuffre flying and knocked him unconscious. […]

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