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Fire Rages On Garbage Barge in Hutchinson River

CBS 2 – August 28, 2014 MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A garbage barge full of crushed cars caught fire Wednesday afternoon on the Hutchinson River between the Bronx and Mount Vernon. As Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2, the barge carrying crushed cars and scrap metal caught fire on the river around 5:45 p.m. […]

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Fighter Jet Crashes, Burns in Virginia Forest

An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia, an Air Force spokesperson said. The jet is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, Maj. Candice Ismirle said. Authorities searching the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest […]

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FDNY Gets New Simulator for Maritime Fire Training

by Mahsa Saeidi It’s tough enough putting out a fire in an apartment building; try it on a boat. To ramp up its maritime training, the FDNY Department is now using a multi-million dollar simulator. NY1’s Mahsa Saeidi filed this report the following report. With 520 miles of coastline and one of the busiest ports […]

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FDNY Gets Ship Firefighting Simulator

Associated Press – August 26, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) – New York City now has a simulator that reproduces the unique conditions that can arise while fighting fires aboard ships. Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro (NY’-groh) is presiding over a christening ceremony Tuesday at the department’s training academy on Randall’s Island. Nigro says there is […]

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FDNY Trying to Ax Firefighter Before Retirement

The FDNY is trying to ax a black firefighter — who allegedly tested positive for marijuana — before he can retire on a three-quarters disability pension. If he wins, firefighter Kevin Simpkins, who made $97,500 in 2013, would receive a lifelong, tax-free pension of 75 percent of his last 12 months’ pay. If fired, he […]

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