Fire officials say the lone survivor on an elite Arizona firefighting crew was on a hilltop serving as a “lookout,” and was in charge of relaying key information to his colleagues.
“We’re devastated. We just lost 19 of the finest people you’ll ever meet,” said Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo. “Right now, we’re in crisis.”
A stunning development has surfaced in an official misconduct case against an emergency medical technician.
FDNY Engine 211 collided with a SUV near the intersection of Marcy Avenue and Hewes Street in Williamsburg while heading to a fire alarm around 11 a.m.
In the wake of the death of a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side, the City Council will hold a meeting Monday on reported glitches with the 911 system.
The SUV tore through a white wrought iron fence and punched a small hole in the corner of the building.
Two maintenance workers were stuck in wind gusts outside the 45th floor of the 600-foot-tall Hearst building when the scaffold they were working on collapsed at about 2:40 p.m.
FDNY sources tell WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb that an envelope containing white powder was mailed to a member of the department at the Fire Prevention section.
At exactly 7:36 a.m., the 11-story brick apartment building that formerly housed Coast Guard families was brought down with 200 pounds of dynamite.
Janixia Soto was holding her little brother on their fire escape but could not go down to the street because a ladder was broken. So the 11-year-old decided to drop her little brother into the arms of good Samaritans below.
Lt. Thomas Woods was off-duty when he rescued 25 people from a rising storm surge and rapidly moving fire in Belle Harbor the night Superstorm Sandy hit the city.
The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. Wednesday at 162-39 84th St., in Howard Beach.
The firefighters union is accusing FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano of deliberately underreporting the time it takes for fire trucks to arrive at an emergency.
Everyone likes a second chance, but it’s something special when you get a second chance at life — being resuscitated from cardiac arrest.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week presided over a graduation ceremony for 285 probationary FDNY firefighters.