On Saturday, January 21, FDNY members and loved ones gathered in the quarters of Engine 46 and Ladder 27 in the Bronx for a 12th Anniversary Memorial Mass honoring Lt. John Bellew, Lt. Joseph DiBernardo, Lt. Curtis Meyran and Firefighter Richard T. Sclafani, all who made the Supreme Sacrifice as a result of two separate fires on January 23, 2005, a day that has come to be known within the...
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On Friday, January 20, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the promotion of 30 FDNY EMS Lieutenants at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. Read more about the ceremony at [ On.nyc.gov Link ] [web page]
On Friday, January 20, FDNY members at Engine 7 and Ladder 1 hosted the semi-annual Commissioner’s Cup Blood Drive. Blood donations help give life to the millions of Americans each year who require blood transfusions during surgery, after an accident, or because they have a disease that requires blood components. FDNY encourages all New Yorkers to consider giving life to those in need. To...
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#FlashbackFriday ... inside 1st/1941 issue of WNYF ... artwork featured on page 6 captioned "The Old Time Fireman!" Download and read the entire first issue inside our archives at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today’s FDNY Throwback Thursday photo is from January 18, 1974, a 3-alarm fire in Manhattan. See more photos at [ Ow.ly Link ] [Flickr]
In the Fire Department, we measure our success in lives saved, and by that measure, this was our most successful year. 2016 continues a downward trend we have seen over the last decade in our city, with fewer people losing their lives to fire than ever before…But despite all of our best effort, we also know there is always more work to be done. Each death is one too many, but with education,...
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#WednesdayWisdom from #FDNY Pro Lieutenant Robert Wilson ... Prior to entering the building, the control Firefighter should take one last look at the line from the rig to the doorway. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
With support from the FDNY Foundation, the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit (FSEU) is bringing fire and life safety education to cultural events throughout the City …

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“The need for blood is always important for anyone ill or injured. It is a great thing for us as a Department, whose mission is to help people, to get involved. I urge everyone I work with to do it. We want to raise awareness in our community of this simple but very important need and to have our neighbors get involved,” says FDNY Lieutenant Michael Vindigni, Engine 7 in Manhattan, who will be...
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“A recipe for disaster was beginning to gather speed. Cold weather, rain and wet snow, a fast current and a full plane were all the ingredients needed to ensure numerous casualties and difficult conditions.” -FDNY Division Chief Steven J. Morelli discusses Miracle on the Hudson, the 2009 crash of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River near 45th St. in Manhattan. FDNY members treated 88...
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#FDNY Firefighter and US Marine Corps Major Jason Brezler describes the Department's new Mental Performance Initiative (MPI) by relating his experiences on the battlefield in the Middle East and on the fireground here in New York City. Lieutenant Jon Paul Augier hosts at [ Bit.ly Link ]
The latest edition of #FDNY Pro WNYF is now available! On the front cover: Manhattan Box 66-1219, 324 East 93rd Street/2nd Avenue, October 27, 2016. Photo by Bill Tompkins. Download the full digital magazine at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today’s FDNY Throwback Thursday photo is from this day in 1969, a 2-alarm fire in Brooklyn. See more photos at [ Ow.ly Link ] [Flickr]
“We had a good indication that it was going to be a fire, and when we arrived we saw that there was fire on the 14th floor. Our members used teamwork to force the door to the fire apartment, it was a tough door with more than one lock engaged. We used the hydraulic tool and we were able to get in there pretty quickly. We found the first patient within a few feet of entering the apartment, and...
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#WednesdayWisdom from #FDNY Lieutenant Farooq Muhammad ... Depending on the circumstances, tourniquet placement will differ. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
The third-highest cause of fire deaths in NYC in 2016 was cooking. You can keep your family safe by never leaving cooking food unattended, and always wearing short or tight-fitting sleeves when you cook. Keep the area around your stove clear of towels, papers, potholders and anything that can burn, and always keep a pot lid nearby to smother a pan fire. See more #FDNYSmart tips at [web page]
"The shaft was so small the patient's body took up the entire void so power tools were out of the question. We pretty much exposed it (the wall and shaft) by hand and between the sheet metal and the shaft was wire mesh with sharp edges. We used tin snips (a tool used to cut metal) and dulled all the edges before we took him out," says FDNY Battalion Chief Patrick Tansey, Battalion 6, who last...
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Detective Steven McDonald was a true hero, showing compassion and forgiveness when faced with daunting circumstances. He will forever be remembered as an inspiration. FDNY extends our condolences to the family of Detective McDonald and the NYPD.
The second-highest cause of fire deaths in NYC in 2016 was smoking. Smokers are 7x more likely than nonsmokers to be fire victims. Never smoke in bed or while lying down, especially if you are drowsy or taking medication that makes you sleepy, and always douse cigarette butts completely with water before discarding them. Keep you and your family safe with more #FDNYSmart tips from Hot Dog,...
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