A Fire Department emergency medical services lieutenant cried after a reporter confronted him about a string of racist tweets, according to a published report.
The worker was pulled out shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and is being treated for various injuries including hypothermia.
“I know my actions have hurt and disappointed many people, especially my family. I would like to move forward, learn from my mistakes and continue to grow as a person with the support of my family, friends and loved ones,” Joe Cassano said.
Firefighters are investigating after a blaze that was extinguished Sunday reignited overnight at a five-story building in lower Manhattan.
The fire broke out inside the fourth floor of a brownstone at 977 Grant Avenue. The call came in around 3:10 Sunday morning. It took 60 firefighters about a half an hour to bring the fire under control.
As firefighters started to fight the heavy flames, they discovered the bodies of two adult males in a grassy area adjacent to the Belt Parkway, police said.
Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee General Chairman Brendan Sheehan said the group was denied permission to march because of past alcohol-related issues.
Firefighter Eric Bischoff, 39, was arrested at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 123rd Precinct on the south shore of Staten Island. He was charged with second-degree assault.
They yearn to be part of New York’s Bravest, but to stand shoulder to shoulder with the men of the FDNY, women have to endure the same grueling entrance exam.
Angela Rugh, a 22-year-old junior at the University of Pittsburgh came face to face with firefighter Doug Chiz at Fire Department headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn to thank him.
An emergency medical technician with the New York City Fire Department has been sentenced to a term of 89 years to life in prison, after being convicted of sexually assaulting five victims over a period of 10 years.
The firehouses have “distinctive architecture” and have been in continuous use for more than a century, according to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.
An extra-alarm fire broke out Wednesday evening at an apartment building in Washington Heights, causing minor injuries to several people.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano swore in and congratulated the 318 “probies” at a ceremony at the FDNY Fire Academy on Tuesday.
The woman had been standing on the sidewalk in front of an Atomic Wings restaurant waiting for a bus when she backed up to get out of the rain and went straight down through a metal grate, FDNY officials said.