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Ridgewood Fire House Celebrates 100 Years of Service

NY 1 – September 30, 2015 The city celebrated a local firehouse’s 100 years of service Tuesday. Engine Company 291, Ladder Company 140 was established in October 1915. On Tuesday, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro joined firefighters in Ridgewood to celebrate. The firehouse serves Ridgewood and neighboring Bushwick and Glendale “I hope it’s here for another […]

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3-Alarm Fire Engulfs Church in West Brighton

SI Advance – September 30, 2015 by Ryan Lavis STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A 3-alarm fire ripped through a vacant church in West Brighton early Wednesday morning. More than a hundred firefighters responded to the call of a fire inside House of Miracles church at 641 Delafield Ave. at around 2:08 a.m., an FDNY spokesman […]

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Editorial: Rescue the 9/11 Heroes by Permanently Extending the Zadrogra Act

NY Daily News – September 30, 2015 A national disgrace befalls America at midnight Wednesday at the expiration of legislation authorizing compensation and medical care for rescue and recovery workers sickened by their Ground Zero service after 9/11. The expiration of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act forces health centers that treat 33,000 […]

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Concern That Delegates Would Reject Contract Led UFA Head to Defer Vote

Chief Leader – September 29, 2015 by SARAH DORSEY and RICHARD STEIER Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy last week confirmed that the union postponed a Sept. 23 vote on the contract he negotiated with the city to avoid a potential defeat of the pact by unconvinced delegates. ‘They Think PBA Will Do Better’ “There were a […]

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Crowley Honors FDNY On 150 Years Of Service

On September 17, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley presented a Proclamation to the Fire Department of the City of New York(FDNY) to honor and celebrate its 150th Anniversary. “This is a momentous occasion for our Fire Department – for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect New Yorkers,” Crowley […]

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Brooklyn Boy, 2, Reunited with Veteran FDNY Firefighter Who Saved His Life in House Fire

NY Daily News – September 23, 2015 by Chelsia Rose Marcius, Larry Mcshane The Tuesday reunion of veteran firefighter Lt. Victor Milukas and 2-year-old Justin Pierre lacked the drama of their first encounter — not that anyone complained. The FDNY odd couple shared hugs, handshakes and gifts Tuesday as they said hello nearly a month […]

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Remembering FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge

20:56 pm / By JPachucki in From the Museum     FDNY chaplain Father Mychal Judge’s compassion extended far beyond the fire department. Judge made a point of remembering personal details about each person he met and providing all with spiritual support. From New York City’s mayor, to the homeless, to those most in need […]

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