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There is no telling how many New Yorkers are walking around because Capt. Brian Hickey became a New York City firefighter 20 years ago. He commanded Rescue Company 4, which rushes to every major fire in Queens, not to fight flames, but to save trapped civilians and firefighters. It has always been among the department’s […]

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BY JAMES A. LEMONDA It is unfortunate that so close to the 15th Anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, there are firefighters in the town of Poughkeepsie that have to fight and negotiate to place American flags on their fire apparatus. While the controversy in the upstate community has now largely been settled, […]

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FDNY-Construction Accident at 86th Street and Central Park Leaves 2 Hurt

By  Kathleen Culliton and Aidan Gardiner | September 1, 2016 10:53am |Updated on September 1, 2016 6:54pm The Department of Buildings will investigate the West 86th Street construction accident, officials said.View Full Caption DNAinfo/Kathleen Culliton UPPER WEST SIDE — Two construction workers were knocked into a 10-foot-deep cellar by a door frame that became dislodged Thursday morning, officials said. The pair was […]

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Kayakers Collide With New York Ferry

Eleven kayakers including a child were rescued and at least five were injured after a collision with a NY Waterway ferry at Pier 79 on the Hudson River today, officials from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) said via Facebook. One kayaker with serious injuries had been taken to Bellevue Hospital and four kayakers with lesser injuries were been taken to Mount Sinai […]

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Water main break on Upper West Side closes streets; FDNY removes SUV from sinkhole, officials say

By Nicole Brown August 30, 2016 Streets were closed Tuesday morning after a water main break on the Upper West Side Monday night. The water main broke around 9:30 p.m. on Amsterdam Avenue between West 89th and West 90th streets, causing flooding on nearby streets. The break caused a sport utility vehicle parked […]

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Rescuing the Rescuers: The Effort to Cover and Monitor 9/11 Responders for Lung Disease and Cancer

ousand of first responders and citizens developed cancer following the September 11 terror attacks. MARK CANTRELL PUBLISHED: AUGUST 29, 2016 – See more at: hen terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people and injuring almost 9,000 more, it wasn’t the end of the tragedy. In the days […]

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