Tag Archives: FDNY

Federal Lawsuit Claims FDNY Recruit Was Taunted To Have Sex With Stripper To Prove He Isn’t A “Faggot”

The New York Post reports: They stripped him of his dignity. A former probie firefighter from Queens said his colleagues demanded he “have sex with a stripper” to prove his manhood, according to an explosive new federal discrimination lawsuit against the FDNY.  Michael Troina’s lawsuit, filed Saturday, alleges he “was singled out time and time again on account of his ...

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Trump Lobbied Against Sprinklers In Trump Tower

ABC News New York reports: Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire at Trump Tower in Midtown that left one man dead. The four-alarm fire broke out on the 50th floor just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The fire was placed under control approximately two hours later. Firefighters pulled Todd Brassner, 67, from the 50th floor of the ...

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MANHATTAN: Fire Breaks Out At Trump Tower [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower on Monday morning, officials said. Smoke was seen billowing off the top of the Manhattan skyscraper, carrying for several blocks. Firefighters were called to the Fifth Ave. skyscraper, located at East 56thSt., at about 7:20 Monday morning. The blaze broke out in the building’s ...

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FDNY: It Gets Better [VIDEO]

We haven’t seen an It Gets Better video in awhile but yesterday the FDNY published their clip to mark National Coming Out Day. They write: In the FDNY-produced video, twelve active FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs discuss the challenges they faced throughout their lives and the success they have found both as adults, as members of New York’s Bravest. “As Firefighters, ...

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Massive Explosion Rocks East Village

Multiple fatalities are feared after a massive explosion rocked the East Village this afternoon and caused the collapse of at least one apartment building. Dozens of apartments are reportedly engulfed in flames and the FDNY has declared a seven-alarm emergency. All local television stations are covering the scene live and reporters there say there is a strong smell of gas. ...

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NYC Firefighter: I’ve Done Gay Porn

Yesterday the New York Daily News published a breathless “exclusive” report that a recently hired city firefighter has revealed his history in gay porn. Jonathan Jesensky, 33, starred in at least 10 gay porn films before joining the ranks of New York’s Bravest as a rookie firefighter on Tuesday. Jesensky, who also served in the Marines, ditched his porn career, ...

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NYT On Counterintuitive Fire Advice

Earlier this month a high-rise fire in Hell’s Kitchen took the life of a newlywed gay man and critically injured his husband after they attempted to flee their 38th floor apartment via an emergency stairway. The New York Times reported yesterday that even people who knew that they should have stayed in their apartments did the same thing. A fire ...

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Petition Of The Day

Nearly 5000 people have signed a petition calling on the New York City Council to write new fire safety laws after last week’s high-rise fire in Hell’s Kitchen claimed the life of a newlywed gay man and severely injured his husband. The two men were found in the emergency stairwell. The FDNY says that in most high-rise fires, it is ...

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9/11 Scandal Roils NYPD And FDNY

More than one hundred former New York City police officers and firefighters have been indicted for falsely claiming to have been disabled in the aftermath of 9/11. Though the former New York City police officers and firefighters were supposed to be fully disabled — some suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after the 9/11 terrorist attacks — images in court documents ...

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FDNY 2014 Calendar On Sale Now

Get it here.

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QUEENS: 80 Homes Destroyed By Fire

Last night at least 80 homes in the Queens neighborhood of Breezy Point were destroyed in a six-alarm blaze. Firefighters faced chest-deep flood waters and rescued dozens of residents by boat.  Breezy Point and all of the Rockaways are in Zone A and those rescued had defied the mandatory evacuation order.  Over 200 firefighters responded and there were no fatalities.

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Missed Connections

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Tonight In New York City

Meet and mingle with the FDNY firefighters of this year’s City Of The Brave calendar. Facebook event page here. News story here. More photos here. Buy calendar.

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Afternoon View – My Building On Fire

So I came home from moderating a panel at the LGBT Center today and found my block jammed with fire engines, ladder trucks, and couple of ambulances. My building. On fire. Just as I got near the front of my building, Dr. Jeff came sprinting up from his place two blocks away. Jerry, my houseguest, had just called him to ...

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FDNY Pulls Calendar

The New York Fire Department has pulled its 2008 firefighters calendar from sale after revelations appeared on gay blogs that their cover model appeared nude in an episode of Guys Gone Wild. While 22-year old Michael Biserta of Brooklyn Ladder Co. 131 will not be disciplined, since he made the video before joining, an FDNY spokesperson says, “We will no ...

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JMG PSA

Don’t worry, JMG isn’t going all beefcake/NSFW on you. It’s just that I feel it’s my patriotic duty to mention that the 2008 FDNY calendar came out today. Why do you hate America? The calendar raises about $150,000 annually for a non-profit fire safety and training program. Get yours here. With all the gay firemen prowling Ty’s, I have to ...

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