Firefighters

41 firefighters were sworn in by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka during a ceremony on Jan. 16, 2015. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Newark Welcomes 41 New Firefighters

The 41 recruits, who completed 10 weeks of training at the fire academy, were sworn in by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka during a ceremony Friday.

01/16/2015

A fire ripped through a house in Hackettstown, New Jersey on Wednesday, Jan. 7. (Credit: jayedwardswrnj)

Fire Rips Through House In Hackettstown, New Jersey In Bitter Cold

First responders from multiple counties were dispatched Wednesday night, when a blaze ripped through a home in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

01/07/2015

Gov. Chris Christie told a heckler to 'sit down and shut up' on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 29. (Credit: CBS 2)

Top 5 Facebook Talkers Of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we’ve taken a look back at the stand-out stories that you loved to discuss this year. In no particular order, here are CBS New York’s top five Facebook talkers for 2014.

12/29/2014

Three retired firefighters -- (l-r) Firefighter Daniel Heglund, Lt. Robert Leaver, Firefighter Howard Bischoff -- all died Monday as a result of illnesses from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (Credit: FDNY)

Family, Friends Bid Final Farewell To Retired Firefighters Who Died On Same Day From 9/11-Related Illnesses

Firefighter Daniel Heglund, Lt. Howard Bischoff, and Firefighter Robert Leaver all died Monday as a result of illnesses they came down with while working at the World Trade Center site after the attacks, according to the Uniformed Fire Officers Association.

09/26/2014

Three retired firefighters -- (l-r) Firefighter Daniel Heglund, Lt. Robert Leaver, Firefighter Howard Bischoff -- all died Monday as a result of illnesses from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (Credit: FDNY)

3 Retired Firefighters Die Of 9/11-Related Illnesses In One Day

The FDNY on Wednesday was mourning the death of three retired firefighters who all died in one day earlier this week from illnesses they contracted in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

09/24/2014

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Firefighters Rescue Woman From Roof Of Burning Passaic Home

Firefighters came to the aid of a woman who was trapped on the roof of a burning three-family home in northern New Jersey.

09/07/2014

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Officials: N.J. Firefighters Overcome By Bug Bomb Fumes When Responding To Fire Alarm

One firefighter was treated at a hospital and eight others were hosed down after they were affected by fumes from a bug bomb that was set off at a northern New Jersey nail salon.

09/06/2014

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Several NYC Probationary Firefighters Contract MRSA

A number of probationary New York City firefighters are on medical leave after contracting a drug-resistant staph infection commonly known as MRSA, officials said.

08/13/2014

Naloxone nasal inhalant, sold under the brand name Narcan, is an antidote for heroin and opioid overdose. (credit: StopOverdose.org)

Fairfield Cops, Firefighters Undergo Training To Carry Heroin Antidote

Police and firefighters in Fairfield are set to undergo training that will enable them to carry an antidote that reverses the effects of heroin and other opiates.

07/12/2014

Long Beach Heron Rescue

Firefighters Rescue Baby Herons After Nest Falls In Long Beach

Two baby herons were back resting comfortably in their nests Tuesday night, after being rescued by firefighters when they fell out of a tree in Long Beach, Long Island.

07/08/2014

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Firefighters Put Out Blaze At Upper East Side Residential Building

Black smoke and fire were seen coming out of the roof of a 5-story residential building on York Avenue on Sunday.

06/22/2014

Veteran FDNY firefighter Jimmy Martinez is need serious need of a marrow donor. (Credit: CBS 2)

Veteran FDNY Firefighter Is In Serious Need Of A Marrow Donor

Martinez is a 24-year veteran of the FDNY. He was with Engine 157 at ground zero during the September 11, attacks, and spent months working rescue and recovery after losing 6 of colleagues.

06/08/2014

Four women were among the graduates of the latest FDNY class of firefighters on Tuesday, June 3. (Credit: CBS 2)

4 Women Proud To Be Among Latest Graduating Class Of FDNY Firefighters

Almost half of the graduates in the latest FDNY class are people of color, and four are women. The class comprises the greatest number of female graduates the department has ever had at one time.

06/03/2014

Suspenders Bar

Last Call For Financial District’s Suspenders Bar

A Financial District bar that had become a part of the fabric of the neighborhood in some of the city’s darkest days was set to close its doors for good on Friday night.

05/23/2014

Firefighters saved a young child from a smokey East Orange fire on Sunday. (Credit CBS 2)

Firefighters Save Young Child From Smokey East Orange Blaze

Crews responded to a smokey fire in a fourth floor apartment in East Orange. They found the two or three-year-old child inside and not breathing.

03/09/2014

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