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Uniformed Firefighters Association endorses John Quaglione for City Council

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Hails Candidate for his Longtime Support of FDNY By John Alexander From left: UFA Vice President Leroy G. McGinnis, Brooklyn Trustee Chairman of the Board John G. Kelly Jr., City Council candidate John Quaglione, state Sen. Marty Golden, UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald and Fire Marshal Representative Steven Tagliani. Eagle photos by John Alexander On Thursday, […]

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Deadly apartment fire in Brooklyn caused by careless smoking, FDNY says

Eyewitness News Friday, August 11, 2017 12:42PM CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) – Authorities say a deadly apartment fire in Brooklyn Thursday night was accidental, caused by careless smoking. 56-year-old Rupert Smith was killed in the blaze that broke out just after 10 p.m. in a six-story apartment building on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights. Investigators say the […]

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Zombie homes on fire: ‘That’s my biggest fear’

By Anna Sanders asanders@siadvance.com CITY HALL — Fires can make or break Staten Island zombie homes. The flames may turn occupied houses into so-called “zombies” — but they also sometimes engulf already vacant, abandoned or neglected buildings and properties. Staten Island saw 11 fires at vacant buildings last year, according to FDNY. There were two this […]

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Woman, 81, killed in early morning Crown Heights fire

http://fw.to/u5ncocF An elderly woman is dead after a fire breaks out inside a Brooklyn apartment building early Thursday morning. It happened around 1:15 a.m. inside a four-story brownstone located at 1347 Pacific Street in Crown Heights. Gertrude Duncan, 81, was pronounced dead at the scene. She lived with her daughter on the first floor, where […]

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WTC Funeral – Retired Firefighter Michael L. Duffy, Ladder Company 174 – from 2017-08-10 to 2017-08-12

WTC Funeral – Retired Firefighter Michael L. Duffy, Ladder Company 174 – from 2017-08-10 to 2017-08-12 Wake Thursday, August 10th from 6-9pm Friday, August 11th from 2-4pm & 7-9pm James P. Byrnes Funeral Home 2384 Gerritsen Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11229 718-743-1099 Funeral Mass Saturday, August 12th at 10:30am Resurrection Church 2331 Gerritsen Ave. Brooklyn, NY […]

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Grand Central Fire: Firefighters Battle Tractor-Trailer Blaze, FDNY Says

The Patch – August 05, 2017 by Brendan Krisel (Patch National Staff) Firefighters battled a tractor-trailer fire on an elevated platform outside Grand Central Terminal Friday. MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — Firefighters put out a fire Friday morning on an elevated platform outside Grand Central Terminal, an FDNY spokeswoman told Patch. The fire started around 11:29 […]

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Fire out on Belt Parkway ramp of Verrazano

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was jammed with traffic from a car fire and people leaving Staten Island for the weekend. The viewpoint is Brooklyn-bound on the span.(Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel) 1share By Maura Grunlund grunlund@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Belt Parkway ramp from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was briefly closed due to a vehicle fire Friday afternoon, […]

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