Firefighters

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Firefighters Injured In Shed Explosion On Long Island

The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Arson/Bomb Squad said the source of the explosion was fireworks that had been stored in a three inch PVC pipe.

01/08/2012

New York Times Building (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Firefighters Breach Wall In NYC Elevator Rescue

The Fire Department says the process took about an hour, and the person wasn’t hurt.

12/30/2011

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Christmas Day Fire In Dumont NJ Kills 1

Officials say a man was killed when a fire broke out at a northern New Jersey apartment complex.

12/25/2011

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Black Firefighter Organization Permitted To Visit FDNY Applicants At Home

A judge found that white recruits are more likely than black recruits to have friends or family members in the Fire Department encouraging them to persevere through the department’s long hiring process.

12/22/2011

Irvington, NJ Building Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Irvington Fire Forces Elderly Man From His Home

By the time firefighters arrived on the scene, two buildings were fully engulfed in flames. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

11/03/2011

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Bug Bomb Explosion Sends 12 Firefighters To Hospital In Jersey City

None of the injuries is believed to be serious, and all 12 should be released by Sunday night.

10/16/2011

Firefighters At St. Patrick's Cathedral (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Firefighters Attend Memorial Service At St. Patrick’s Cathedral For Fallen Brethren

“The world may have called them brave, but we just call it doing our jobs,” said Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano. “They died doing what they joined the fire department to do: helping others.”

09/10/2011

The north reflecting pool of the World Trade Center Memorial on September 9, 2011 in New York. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Firefighters From LA Ride To NYC For 9/11, Raise Money For Charity

A group of firefighters from Los Angeles have arrived in New York City for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

09/10/2011

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Four-Alarm Fire In Queens Injures 3 Firefighters, Destroys 6 Businesses

A 4-alarm fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. Monday at 112-12 Jamaica Avenue, a commercial building, near 113th Street in Richmond Hill. Firefighters were still on the scene late Monday night battling pockets of fire.

08/22/2011

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Blazing Hot Weather Puts Long Island Firefighters To The Test

It can be difficult battling any fire, but with the heat and humidity, it makes the job of firefighters even more dangerous.

07/22/2011

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Firefighters Battle Blaze At Yonkers ‘Pot-Growing House’

Firefighters responding to the fire found four bedrooms filled with the plants.

07/11/2011

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Officials Investigate Fire At Rikers Island That Left 4 Firefighters Injured

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries and 200 inmates had to be relocated after a fire broke out in an air conditioning room on Rikers Island.

07/11/2011

Nassau County Liquor Store Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Heavily Damages Uniondale Liquor Store

The Fire Department told CBS 2HD the blaze began as a trash fire outside the building before spreading inside.

07/05/2011

Firehouse rally at Engine 294, Woodhaven, Queens (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Residents, Others Rally In Queens To Protest Firehouse Closures

More than 200 residents and merchants rallied in front of Engine 294 chanting, “don’t close the doors of 294.” This is one of 20 fire companies slated for closing.

06/05/2011

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Several Firefighters Injured In Raging Fire In Prospect Park

Several firefighters were hurt – one seriously – and more than a dozen residents were left homeless by a raging fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn.

06/04/2011

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