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Muhammed Qasim and his wife pushed three of their children from the top window of their burning house to the second-floor ledge below during a raging house fire.

Kids Escape Brooklyn Fire By Jumping From Window

A Brooklyn father was forced to make a life and death decision, as he pushed his children out of a third-floor window to save them from their burning home.


Fatal fire generic image (Credit: AP)

Fire Kills 3 In Binghamton, Including Child

Three people are dead after a house fire in Binghamton, including a four-year-old child.


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Retired NY Firefighter Charged With Grand Larceny

George William Gray pleaded not guilty to grand larceny and other charges. The 68-year-old chaired the Glen Cove fire department’s general fund for almost 20 years before retiring last year.


A hiring freeze was in effect as of Thursday morning in the City’s fire department, which was set to offer 300 new jobs.

NYC To Appeal Fire Dept Discrimination Ruling

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City will appeal a ruling that has halted the hiring of rookie firefighters amid test-discrimination claims.

CBS 2–08/06/2010

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FDNY Hiring Freeze Ordered Amid Discrimination Battle

A judge has halted the hiring of new firefighters amid the legal battle over alleged discrimination at the FDNY involving entry exams.

WCBS 880–08/04/2010