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FDNY No Longer Has ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Drug Use

By Susan Edelman The FDNY’s “zero tolerance” for drug abuse has gone up in smoke. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro has quietly abandoned the department’s once-trumpeted policy calling for the firing of anyone caught using illegal or prohibited substances, The Post has learned. In the last month, 26 firefighters who had tested positive on urine tests since […]

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Mom and Daughter Killed in Massive NYC Blaze

An elderly woman and her daughter died Monday after 100 firefighters tackled a fast-moving fire that engulfed their Queens home. NICOLE HENSLEY AND CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS APRIL 16, 2018 NEW YORK DAILY NEWS WABC April 16–An elderly woman and her daughter died Monday after a fast-moving, pre-dawn fire engulfed their Queens home, authorities said. More […]

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FDNY investigates deadly Far Rockaway fire

Firefighters are still on the scene of a house fire in Queens this morning that left two people dead. The call came in just after 4 a.m. Fire officials say the flames started on the first floor before spreading to the second floor of the house located at 14-80 Wheatley Street in Far Rockaway. The […]

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3 hurt due to fire in a Manhattan building, FDNY says

By Shannan Ferry  |  April 15, 2018 @8:57 PM City fire department officials said two people, including a firefighter, were seriously hurt Sunday afternoon after an unattended candle sparked a fire in an apartment building in Upper Manhattan. “We opened up the door to the front and we saw the smoke just started to hurl in,” said […]

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FDNY Rookie Following in Mother’s Footsteps

Matthew Fiorito will become a probationary FDNY firefighter Wednesday, following in the footsteps of his trailblazing mother Marianne Monahan. APRIL 16, 2018 FIREHOUSE.COM NEWS Retired FDNY Capt. Marianne Monahan and her son Matthew Fiorito, who graduates from the FDNY Academy on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. FDNY WOMEN’S BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION Any parent whose child dedicates themselves […]

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FDNY denied 9/11 disability benefits for firefighter who suffered depression, PTSD until his death at mental hospital

Firefighter Joe Battista is seen in an undated photo. (HANDOUT) DALE W. EISINGERKERRY BURKETHOMAS TRACY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, April 15, 2018, 9:35 PM Joe Battista lived the life of a hero — and it cost him his mind. The retired FDNY firefighter who spent months at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks died […]

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