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24 hours in the FDNY firehouse that never sleeps

By N.J. Burkett Monday, February 12, 2018 10:03PM FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) – It’s long past midnight in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and firefighter Mark Merrell of Engine 255 is explaining to me why medals aren’t important and being called a hero doesn’t matter all that much. “What you try to achieve is for somebody to say, ‘you’re a […]

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Student Firefighters Contract MRSA Superbug at FDNY Academy

RANDALL’S ISLAND —Several probationary firefighters at the FDNY Academy have contracted a serious drug-resistant bacterial infection and at least one has had to be hospitalized, according to officials. The students from the current class, which began in July, were pulled from the academy after the first case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, was reported last week, according to […]

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8 People Hurt In Fire – Astoria

ASTORIA — Eight people, including two firefighters, were hurt in a fire that broke out early Tuesday in a two-story building, officials said. The blaze started at 1:02 a.m. on the second floor of 25-88 41st St., near 28th Avenue, an FDNY spokesman said. It was caused by an unattended candle, according the fire department’s […]

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