Tag Archives: FDNY

FDNY Performs Daring Rescue As Manhattan High-Rise Fire Sparked By E-Bike Battery Hospitalizes At Least 38

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: Dozens of people were injured in a fire at a residential building in New York City on Saturday morning, authorities said. The three-alarm fire broke out on the 20th floor of a midtown Manhattan high-rise, with a “heavy fire condition,” according to the NYPD. Thirty-eight people were hospitalized due to the fire, including two …

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Man In FDNY Shirt Heckles Roe Protesters: “You Have No Choice, Your Body Is Mine, You’re Having My Baby”

Newsweek reports: A viral video showing a man telling abortion rights protesters that “your body is mine” and “you’re having my baby” has sparked outrage on social media. The Supreme Court leak prompted many more protesters than usual to gather outside the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Saturday. Closed captions on the clip described the man …

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Gay Firefighter Sues FDNY, Says He Was Told He Could Be “Cured” And He Should Start Sleeping With Women

NY1 reports: A gay firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the city, the FDNY and the lieutenant who served as the chief diversity officer, alleging harassment and hostility. “I was at my lowest,” Corey Boykins told NY1 exclusively. “I was kind of just trying to still have respect for the job, because I do love the job. I do love …

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NYC Fire Department To Begin Using Robot Dogs

The New York Times reports: Inside a dimly lit tunnel along a stretch of simulated subway track, one of the New York Fire Department’s new dogs showed off a few of its tricks. Lie down. Roll over. Stay. But the most remarkable things that the two robotic dogs can do were mastered by real dogs long ago: jogging across rugged …

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Faulty Doors Cited Multiple Times Before Fatal NYC Fire

The New York Post reports: City inspectors previously repeatedly cited The Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a fire for failing to maintain its self-closing apartment doors — a key defense against rapidly spreading blazes. Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro singled out malfunctioning self-closing doors during a Monday press conference as a key reason smoke from the flames quickly engulfed …

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Rapid Spread Of Fatal NYC Fire Blamed On Open Door

The New York Daily News reports: The deadliest New York City fire in decades killed at least 19 Bronx building residents Sunday, including nine children, FDNY sources said. The blaze was sparked by a malfunctioning electric space heater, FDNY officials said. Though officials said the heat in the building was functioning properly, the Bronx saw frigid temperatures dip into the …

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19 Killed In Deadliest NYC Fire In Decades [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The deadliest New York City fire in decades killed at least 19 Bronx building residents Sunday, including nine children, FDNY sources said. “This is a horrific, horrific, painful moment for the city of New York and the impact of this fire is going to really bring a level of just pain and despair in …

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FDNY Commissioner Condemns Sickout By Firefighters

The New York Daily News reports: Thousands of FDNY members have called out sick over the last few days in what city officials believe to be a protest over the looming mandated COVID-19 vaccination deadline for city employees, sources told the Daily News. Some 2,000 members of the department who took sick time are believed to be feigning illness due …

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Six FDNY Members Suspended Over Anti-Vax Threat

New York City’s NBC News affiliate reports: Six FDNY members of Ladder 113 have been suspended for allegedly driving their truck to a state senator’s New York City office and threatening his staff over the vaccine mandate for city workers. The on-duty firefighters drove an in-service ladder truck to state Senator Zellnor Myrie’s office in Brooklyn on Friday and questioned …

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NYPD And FDNY Protest Vax Mandate Outside Mayor’s Home, 19K First Responders Unvaxed On Deadline Eve

Gothamist reports: More than 19,000 of New York City’s first responders have yet to comply with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate on the eve of its deadline. As of Wednesday, 86% of the city’s 378,000 municipal workers have received at least one dose, according to the mayor’s office. That’s only a 2 percentage point increase since the …

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POLL: 55% Of FDNY Say They Will Refuse COVID Vax

The New York Post reports: More than half of New York City firefighters say they won’t be vaccinated for COVID-19 when the potentially life-saving shot becomes available to first responders in a matter of weeks, according to a new internal survey. About 55 percent of 2,053 smoke-eaters polled in the last three days by their union, the Uniformed Firefighters Association, …

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Trump Admin Stripped Millions From FDNY 9/11 Fund

The New York Daily News reports: The Trump administration admitted Friday to stripping millions of dollars from an FDNY fund that foots healthcare bills for 9/11 survivors and promised to try to put an end to the heartless practice. The administration’s about-face came after the Daily News exclusively reported Thursday that the Treasury Department has over the past four years …

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26 Injured In New York City High-Rise Fire [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: A fire tore through an apartment building on the Upper East Side early Tuesday, injuring 26 people, including a 1-week-old baby and four firefighters, officials and reports said.  The fire erupted in a kitchen on the 24th floor of the 41-story building at 515 E. 72nd St. just before 2 a.m., officials said. The residents …

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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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