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Fatal Camden Fire Under Investigation Saturday

Camden authorities say a man was killed and a woman was seriously burned when a vacant city row home caught fire, destroying both the residence and an adjacent home.

03/10/2012

Kevin Townes (credit: Mount Vernon Fire Department)

Funeral To Be Held For Fallen Mount Vernon Firefighter

Kevin Townes, who was with the department for more than 25 years, died last week after apparently suffering a heart attack at the scene of a house fire.

12/15/2011

Kevin Townes (credit: Mount Vernon Fire Department)

Mount Vernon Firefighter Collapses, Dies At Scene Of Early Morning Fire

Kevin Townes, 54, spent more than a quarter century doing the work he loved. He collapsed before dawn, losing his life even as he prepared to risk it one final time at a house fire.

12/08/2011

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Judge Denies NYC Request To Delay Firefighter Entrance Exams

The exam has been subject to judicial oversight since it was determined past exams had been unfair to minority candidates.

10/27/2011

Members of the New York City Fire Department exit a home after battling a three-alarm blaze - Brooklyn, NY (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What Draws People To Join The FDNY?

Nearly 10 years ago, the New York City Fire Department lost 343 of its members but that hasn’t stopped others from joining New York’s bravest.

09/05/2011

New York City firefighters relax after battling a three-alarm fire in Brooklyn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FDNY Firefighters Say With Risk Of The Job Comes Passion, Commitment

Being a firefighter isn’t just about the job, but about the life.

08/25/2011

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Atlantic City Preps Firefighting Plans For Revel Casino

Fighting a fire will rely on sprinkler systems and internal pipes, as well as scores of firefighters working from inside the building.

07/25/2011

Ralph Mastrantonio, left,  is seen in the garage of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building Thursday, June 2, 2011 in New York.  Mastrantonio, a retired New York City Police Department sergeant, was one of  15 people, including two firefighters, who were arrested in connection with a New York City gambling ring, according to federal authorities. (credit: Henny Ray Abrams/AP)

NYPD Detective, Two Firefighters Arrested In Staten Island Gambling Ring Bust

The suspects were taken into custody Thursday morning. They’re accused of running illegal card games on Staten Island.

06/02/2011

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Beer Pong Allegedly Leads To Fatal Stabbing Of N.J. Firefighter

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office says the fight broke out over a game of beer pong.

05/31/2011

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Son Of 9/11 Victim Allegedly Points Gun At Police Officer On L.I.

Nassau County police said Andrew Lelpi and Anthony Guerrero will be arraigned Monday on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and menacing a police officer.

05/16/2011

Westport Fire Crews At Car Crash (credit: Westport FD)

Car Crashes Into Building In Westport

EMTs treated the driver of a Chevy Camarro Z-28 who said her gas pedal got stuck, causing the car to accelerate and crash.

03/11/2011

Bellmore Fire Department medic, Justin Angell, is released from the hospital on March 3, 2011 (Photo/Mona Rivera)

Bellmore Volunteer Firefighter Shot At Crash Site Leaves Hospital

Nassau County police said the shooter, identified by his family as 31-year-old Jason Beller of Commack, was heavily armed, firing on the first responders who were there to help him.

03/03/2011

Police said the man who crashed his truck into a Long Island utility pole had a cache of weapons in his vehicle (Photo/Nassau County Police)

Police: Driver In L.I. Crash Was ‘Out To Commit Mayhem’

Authorities found six guns on the man who shot and wounded 20-year-old EMT Justin Angell. Police shot and killed the gunman.

03/02/2011

Isaac Feliciano (credit: CBS 2)

Amputee Firefighter Working To Inspire The Disabled

Isaac Feliciano fought to become a firefighter. It was his dream, ever since firemen saved his family when he was four-years-old, but a childhood infection cost him his leg from the knee down.

03/01/2011

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Man Killed, Firefighter Hurt In NJ House Fire

Authorities say massive clutter inside a central New Jersey home helped fuel a fire that left an elderly man dead and a firefighter injured.

01/22/2011

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