Black smoke and fire were seen coming out of the roof of a 5-story residential building on York Avenue on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dozens of firefighters battled a multi-alarm blaze that engulfed two abandoned buildings in Paterson that apparently were being occupied by several squatters.
Two brush fires broke out in Suffolk County Sunday, and firefighters encountered difficulty from the wind as they battled the flames in one blaze.
Residents were evacuated on Saturday night as a fast-moving fire ripped through an apartment complex in Union Township, N.J.
In January, an advisory board of government and fire officials recommended the overhead systems no longer be mandatory.
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.
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.
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.
The Fifth Annual Hogs for Hope motorcycle run will be held this weekend in Westchester County, all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House charity.
The Newark Fire Department held a drill Saturday to ensure preparedness for the most horrifying of disasters.
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.