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FDNY Saves Mustachioed Cat in Brooklyn Fire

NY Daily News – December 22, 2014 by Dale W. Eisinger, Barry Paddock, Denis Slattery A lucky cat is down to eight lives after FDNY firefighters rescued the frightened feline from a fast-moving fire in Brooklyn on Saturday. The two-alarm blaze started about 8:15 a.m. in a three-story building at 210 Skillman Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant […]

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Nearly 200 firefighters, 44 Trucks Respond to Bronx Blaze

NY Post – December 18, 2014 by Lorena Mongelli and Dana Sauchelli A five-alarm fire tore through several Bronx buildings early Wednesday and firefighters spent more than three hours battling the flames, fire officials said. Nearly 200 firefighters and 44 trucks responded to the flames, which erupted inside a 99-cent store around 5:30 a.m. and […]

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FDNY Has Had Its Busiest Year Ever: de Blasio New York’s Bravest is on Pace to Respond to 1.6 Million Emergency Calls by the End of 2014

NY Daily News – December 17, 2014 by Erin Durkin The Fire Department has had its busiest year ever. The FDNY is on pace to respond to 1.6 million emergency calls by the end of 2014, the highest number ever recorded, Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Tuesday.   That tops a record […]

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Terminal-Leave Breakthrough Makes Uniformed Coalition’s Day Under Pact

Chief Leader – December 16, 2014 by RICHARD STEIER A tentative contract deal reached Dec. 9 between the de Blasio administration and eight uniformed unions representing superior officers, while generally patterned on previous civilian-union settlements, includes two special elements: it would allow affected employees to receive accrued terminal leave in a lump sum after retirement […]

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FDNY Physical Course: Key Marker, Or Unreasonable Obstacle for Women?

Chief Leader – December 16, 2014 by SARAH DORSEY For probationary Firefighters, it’s perhaps the most daunting task they’ll face before graduating from the Fire Academy: the Functional Skills Training. The technical-sounding name—usually shortened to FST—belies a grueling set of tasks that would fell an unprepared “probie.” They crawl through dark tunnels, drag a 165-pound […]

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One Killed, Several Injured After Two Brooklyn Fires

by Mark Morales One man was killed and several others, including firefighters, were injured in two separate incidents in Brooklyn early Friday morning, authorities said. A fatal fire broke out at a high-rise building on W. 33rd Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island just before 3 a.m., fire officials said. The blaze started […]

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