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‘A dream come true’: Son of firefighter killed on 9/11 gears up for career with the FDNY

 FDNY probationary firefighter Aric Tegtmeier is pictured in an undated photo. (Courtesy of FDNY) (FDNY) When he takes the stage at his graduation ceremony Thursday, FDNY Probationary Firefighter Aric Tegtmeier knows that somewhere his dad, an FDNY firefighter killed on 9/11, is grinning from ear to ear. “I was talking to my mom about that […]

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My FDNY son’s death on 9/11 was more than just ‘something’

By Jim Riches April 10, 2019 | 4:55pm | Updated Enlarge Image CQ-Roll Call,Inc. What Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said about Sept. 11 was disgraceful. She dismissed thousands of people being murdered like it was an everyday occurrence when she said “some people did something.” On 9/11/01 my son, firefighter Jimmy Riches was murdered along with close to 3,000 American citizens by Muslim […]

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Christopher Slutman, FDNY firefighter killed in Afghanistan, also volunteered for local department

By Reuven Fenton, Larry Celona, Stephanie Pagones and Lia Eustachewich April 9, 2019 | 9:24am | Updated Enlarge Image Christopher SlutmanFacebook The FDNY firefighter killed while on duty in Afghanistan loved his job as a smoke-eater so much, he also volunteered as one.Christopher Slutman, 43, was a life member of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department in Landover, Md. and served with the Ladderman tower company, according to […]

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FDNY Firefighters Urge Lawmakers To Keep ‘Fifth Man

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Dozens of FDNY firefighters descended on City Hall Monday morning to urge lawmakers to stop an effort to remove firefighters from engines throughout New York. “Over money, we are losing the fifth man in 20 fire engine companies across the city of New York,” said Gerard Fitzgerald, the president of the […]

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NYC sees highest number of fire deaths in a decade

Enlarge Image Getty Images Fires killed 88 people in New York City in 2018, the most in more than a decade, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said on Thursday. Testifying before the City Council’s Fire and Emergency Management Committee about the FDNY’s new $2.1 billion budget, Nigro called the surge from 73 deaths in 2017 “a […]

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