Firefighters

A Hess Gas Station - Hicksville, NY - Dec 7, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Sides Pump Up Arguments Over Gas Station Overhangs

In January, an advisory board of government and fire officials recommended the overhead systems no longer be mandatory.

09/16/2013

An enormous fire spread through a Middle Village neighborhood on Monday night. (Credit CBS 2)

Firefighters Battle Enormous Blaze In Middle Village

Ten firefighters were treated for minor injuries. The fire was under control as of 11:20 p.m. but remains under investigation. The Red Cross was assisting displaced residents.

09/09/2013

IED Awareness Demonstration

Demonstrations Teach First Responders About Dangers Of IEDs

A series of explosions brought dozens of police officers and firefighters to a stone quarry in Putnam County Tuesday, but it wasn’t a crime scene.

08/20/2013

Former FDNY firefighter Jeff Cool, who survived Black Sunday, reflects on survivor's guilt. (credit: CBS 2)

FDNY ‘Black Sunday’ Survivor Reflects On Tough Road For Lone Ariz. Wildfire Survivor

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.

07/02/2013

A motorcycle sits in front of a New York City home. (Credit: CBS 2)

5th Annual Hogs For Hope Motorcycle Run To Benefit Children’s Charity

The Fifth Annual Hogs for Hope motorcycle run will be held this weekend in Westchester County, all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House charity.

04/27/2013

Newark Fire Department

Newark Firefighters Hold Drill For Combined Hurricane And Terror Attack

The Newark Fire Department held a drill Saturday to ensure preparedness for the most horrifying of disasters.

04/06/2013

This home was the site of a blaze apparently set as a trap for first responders on Dec. 24, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Woman Indicted In Connection With Upstate Firefighter Murders

An upstate New York woman has been indicted, on a charge that she lied on a form while buying two guns later used to ambush and kill firefighters in Rochester on Christmas Eve.

04/03/2013

Tyler and Frank Furia (credit: Kyle Reitan/WCBS 880)

Bellport Firefighter To Receive New Kidney Thanks To ‘Hero’ Son

Tyler Furia will turn 21 years old on March 22, but will be undergoing surgery the day before so he can donate a kidney to his father Frank. Both men are firefighters in Bellport, Long Island.

03/20/2013

Credit CBS 2

Police: Man Attacked, Critically Injured Wife With Meat Cleaver

A man allegedly attacked his wife with a meat cleaver in Manhattan’s Chinatown Sunday, leaving the woman in critical condition.

02/24/2013

Firefighters Michael Chiapperini, left, and Tomasz Kaczowka. (courtesy: WebsterPost.com/Messenger Post Media/Facebook)

Second Firefighter Killed In Christmas Eve Ambush Laid To Rest

Tomasz Kaczowka was just 19. Thousands of mourners gathered Sunday for the funeral of his fellow firefighter Michael Chiapperini.

12/31/2012

Firefighters Michael Chiapperini, left, and Tomasz Kaczowka. (courtesy: WebsterPost.com/Messenger Post Media/Facebook)

Woman Arrested In Connection With Upstate Firefighter Killings Investigation

New York State Police Senior Investigator James Newell says Dawn Nguyen, of Rochester, faces a state charge of filing a falsified business record.

12/28/2012

Firefighters Michael Chiapperini, left, and Tomasz Kaczowka. (courtesy: WebsterPost.com/Messenger Post Media/Facebook)

Funerals Set For Slain Firefighters In Webster

Michael Chiapperini, 34, and Tomasz Kaczowska, 19, were killed Monday after 62-year-old ex-convict William Spengler armed himself with three weapons and set his house on fire to lure first responders into a death trap.

12/26/2012

William Spengler mugshot (credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Department)

Human Remains Found In Home Of Webster Gunman, Who Left Chilling Note

William Spengler left a typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and “do what I like doing best, killing people,” police said.

12/25/2012

This home was the site of a blaze apparently set as a trap for first responders on Dec. 24, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Firefighters Shot Dead While Responding To Call In Upstate New York

Officials say a fire started in one home and spread to two others and a car.

12/24/2012

Joe Tymeck

Hockey Teammates Save Man’s Life When He Suffers Heart Attack

A Long Island man was lucky in more ways than one, as he got a chance Wednesday to thank his teammates for saving his life after a heart attack on the ice.

11/28/2012

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