FDNY Editor

July 13, 2017

Military Plane Crashes in Mississippi

A KC-130 military plane carrying 15 Marines and one sailor, traveling from North Carolina to California, crashed in rural Mississippi, killing all aboard. The crash caused a debris field at least three miles long, and local fire crews required 9,000 of foam to extinguish the fires. […]
July 6, 2017

Dismissed Bronx Doctor Turns Active Shooter

A former Bronx-Lebanon Hospital doctor hiding an AR-15 under a white lab coat opened fire inside the medical center — killing one doctor and injuring six other people before killing himself. According to law enforcement, the suspect started a fire at the nurse’s station but the […]
June 29, 2017

ISIS Urges Arson in “Crusader” Nations after Grenfell Tower Fire

An Instagram account associated with an ISIS media arm posted pictures of the Grenfell Tower fire in London along with a message stating the tragedy was “beautiful.” ISIS urgings this week follow the group’s celebration of the fire immediately after it occurred, which included laughing emojis […]
June 22, 2017

Southwest Heat Wave Full of Firsts and Superlatives

A blistering heat wave impacting Arizona, Southern Nevada and much of California is expected to last through the end of the week with triple-digit temperatures. Phoenix, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, and others have tied or set all-time record highs during the day, with little relief overnight; […]
June 15, 2017

London’s High-Rise Inferno Traps Dozens on Upper Floors

A fast-moving fire that started on the fourth floor of a large housing complex called Grenfell Tower in North Kensington (West London) spread rapidly upward, most notably from the exterior of the building, trapping many of the more than 400 occupants. As of Thursday, the official […]
June 15, 2017

S2, E19 Air-Supported Structures with FDNY Lieutenant Rhine Discusses

FDNY Lieutenant Rhine sits down to discuss the intricacies of operating at emergencies in air-supported structures, an increasingly popular form of construction. Lieutenant Jon Paul Augier hosts. S2, E19 Air-Supported Structures w FDNY Lieutenant Rhine Discusses
June 8, 2017

Gunman Sets Manila Hotel on Fire, Dozens Killed by Smoke

A man with a gun stormed into a casino-hotel in Manila and set gambling tables and other combustibles on fire, which led to the death of 36 people, primarily from smoke inhalation and suffocation, as many of those victims were hiding from the gunfire. The attacker, […]
June 1, 2017

NOAA Predicts Above Average Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted another above-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean in 2017, which always runs from June 1 through November 30. There is currently a 45-percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season, […]
May 26, 2017

S2, E18 Peer Support Groups with FDNY Captain Frank Leto

FDNY Captain Frank Leto describes how the FDNY Counseling Service Unit’s Peer Support Groups support all members with an array of services. Captain, and Executive Officer to the Fire Commissioner, Elizabeth Cascio hosts. S2, E18 Peer Support Groups w FDNY Captain Frank Leto
May 25, 2017

Manchester Arena Device Triggered Outside Security Perimeter

A man wearing a backpack detonated his homemade-explosive device Tuesday evening in the publically-accessible foyer area (outside security checkpoints) as concertgoers, mostly young girls, were leaving an Ariana Grande show at U.K.’s Manchester Arena, the largest indoor performance venue in Europe. Evidence includes backpack cloth, nuts […]
December 1, 2011

FDNY Firefighters for a Day — Corporate Team Challenge

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December 1, 2011

Mastering Ventilation to Decrease Firefighter Injuries and Deaths at Private Dwellings

Editor’s Note: Part I of this article appeared in the 2nd/2011 issue of WNYF. The experiments described in the 2nd/2011 issue facilitated assessment of tenability (survivability, viability or livability; capable of being occupied) prior to and after fire department intervention. Ventilation is a tactic that increases […]
December 1, 2011

Renewable Energy and the Fire Service: Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are an important part of a renewable energy system. They are used for electrical power generation, battery charging, water or space heating and water pumping. Most wind generators will begin producing power at approximately 7-10 mph and reach full output at 25-30 mph. Advances […]
December 1, 2011

Standing By at a Suspicious Package

In some areas of New York City, units routinely are assigned on calls to stand by for a suspicious package. Typically, the fire companies will stand fast, prepared to stretch hose-lines, while NYPD Technical Specialists examine the device. In most cases, NYPD already has the area […]
December 1, 2011

EMS Operations at Bronx Box 75-8998, March 12, 2011 (sidebar to above)

Arriving at the Box at 0550 hours, a scene size-up was conducted. A tourist bus was lying on its side with a highway stanchion in the middle, dividing the vehicle in half. There were 32 patients who were trapped, severely injured or deceased, the first two […]
December 1, 2011

Bronx Units Confront Horrific Bus Accident

The Bruckner Expressway/southbound New England Thruway/Hutchinson River Parkway is the site of numerous and somewhat varied transportation responses for FDNY units in this section of the Bronx. Some of these runs are routine, while others are quite unusual and sometimes severe. Almost any type of payload […]
September 30, 2011

FDNY Study Reveals FDNY Firefighters Prone to Developing Cancer After WTC Exposure

In a special 9/11 issue of The Lancet, one of the leading medical journals in the world, FDNY just published a study showing that its male Firefighters exposed to the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster are at least 19 percent more likely to develop cancer than […]
September 30, 2011

Record $1.7 Million Raised at FDNY Foundation Event

On April 14, 2011, the FDNY Foundation raised a record $1.7 million at the Fire Commissioner’s Humanitarian Awards Dinner. Funds raised from this dinner are used to provide training and equipment for FDNY members and fire safety education programs for the general population. With more than […]