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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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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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Cuomo signs bill creating civil service tests for top positions in FDNY Emergency Medical Service

By DENIS SLATTERY | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS   Civil service tests will now be administered for EMS positions from lieutenant to division chief. (Rose Abuin / New York Daily News)   The unions representing the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service workers scored a major victory as Gov. Cuomo signed legislation leveling the playing field for those hoping […]

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First All-Women FDNY Engine Detailed to Manhattan Firehouse

The six-firefighter company was detailed to Engine 503 on 51st Street in Manhattan, the FDNY said Facebook/Join FDNY Lt. Tracy Lewis, Firefighter Martha Brekke, Firefighter Eniola Brown, Firefighter Vanessa Schoening, Firefighter Sarinya Srisakul, and Firefighter Regina Wilson. The FDNY’s first all-women engine company has been detailed to a firehouse in Manhattan. The six-firefighter company was […]

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FDNY shares tips to prevent grill fires

Updated 1:46 PM; Posted 1:44 PM FDNY posted Smart Tips for residents to follow when it comes to BBQ grills (Advance file photo). By Kayla Simas KSimas@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — With summer just around the corner, the first thought on many Staten Islanders’ minds is barbecuing. The FDNY posted to its Twitter feed some tips regarding the use […]

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New FDNY EMT meets the first responders who saved his life, inspired him to pursue career at graduation

By MOLLY CRANE-NEWMAN and THOMAS TRACY | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | MAY 15, 2018 | 9:11 PM From left, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, Paramedic Roland Guirand, Lt. Suchingh Singh, EMT graduate Jonathan Cano-Gomez, Paramedic Dean Russell, and Chief of Department James E. Leonard pose at a graduation ceremony at Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn. (Go Nakamura/New York Daily News) Jonathan Cano-Gomez […]

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