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Hospital Archives Burn in Brooklyn Warehouse Fire

The Wall Street Journal – February 02, 2015 by Melanie Grayce West and Mark Morales A stubborn weekend fire at a Brooklyn document warehouse that unleashed a blizzard of singed paperwork over Williamsburg could smolder for several more days, city officials said Sunday.   The fire at the CitiStorage document-storage building pumped towering columns of […]

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New Post-9/11 Concern: Dust-Damaged Kidneys

Chief Leader – January 20, 2015 by SARAH DORSEY While first-responders celebrated the news two years ago that Sept. 11-related cancer care would be covered by the Federal government under the Zadroga Act, another less-recognized ailment appears to have been quietly stalking some survivors. Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, a researcher at Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School […]

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Brooklyn Man Killed Before Fire Set in Apartment: Cops

NY Daily News – January 16, 2015 by Joseph Stepansky A 61-year-old man found dead in an early morning inferno in a Brooklyn apartment building in October was murdered, a police source said Wednesday. Firefighters pulled Steven Dodson from the flames of the first-floor apartment where he lived on Herkimer St. near Malcolm X Boulevard […]

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McDonald’s is under fire for an ad that critics say exploits national tragedies to sell burgers. The ad shows a series of McDonald’s signs that reference tragedies and natural disasters such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the explosion of the Columbia space shuttle. Some of the signs also […]

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Fire at Penn Station Deemed Accidental by FDNY after It Injures 2 Firefighters, Causes Train Delays

NY Daily News – January 14, 2015 by Pete Donohue, Tina Moore Fire marshals have determined that a fire at Penn Station on Tuesday morning was accidental, caused by temporary wiring used for lighting a construction area, the FDNY said. The fire, initially deemed suspicious, tore through the construction site in the morning, scuttling some […]

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Press Release

Final Emergency Stats Confirm – 2014 Was FDNY’s Busiest     Emergency Call Volume for Firefighters Up 8.5% Over 2013 It is now official. 2014 was the Busiest Year For New York City Firefighters In The Now 150 Year History of the FDNY. Based upon final FDNY emergency statistics, City Firefighters responded to 8.5% more […]

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