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Man Rescued after Getting Stuck in Clothing Bin

NY Post – August 13, 2014 by Natasha Velez This was no charity rescue. A dimwitted thief trying to get his hands on donations inside a charity clothing bin in Upper Manhattan had to be rescued by firefighters early Tuesday — ­after his leg got stuck when he attempted to climb into the container, authorities […]

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Explosion Kills Jackson Heights Woman – August 10, 2014 by Bill Parry An early morning fire claimed the life of a 46-year-old Jackson Heights woman Saturday, according to the NYPD. Residents of The Saybrook building, at 85-10 43rd Ave., said Sophia Paz was killed when something caused an explosion in her sixth-floor apartment just after 3 a.m. “You could […]

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Tribeca Blaze Injures 8 — Though None Seriously

NY Daily News – August 11, 2014 by Joseph Stepansky, Alfred Ng Eight people, including a firefighter, suffered minor smoke inhalation in a blaze at a residential high-rise in Tribeca. The FDNY says the fire broke out in a fifth-floor apartment at Independence Plaza North at 310 Greenwich St. around 8:40 p.m. Sunday. The blaze […]

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Very Painful Loss

NY Daily News – July 11, 2014 So devastated was Nanette Ambelas by the death of her husband, FDNY Lt. Gordon Matthew Ambelas, she understandably could not read his eulogy in front of the thousands of mourners, including 6,000 of the Bravest, assembled at Thursday’s funeral. A friend did the honors, carrying a hero to […]

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Thousands Expected at Lt. Ambelas Funeral

NEW YORK — Thousands of people are expected to attend the funeral of a New York City firefighter killed in a burning, cluttered apartment at a high-rise public housing building. Firefighters will salute Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas’ (am-BEHL’-ihs) as he’s transported Thursday in a caisson during the procession between a Staten Island funeral home and […]

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