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December 21, 2016

S1, E13: Saved by the Department He Served with FDNY Firefighter Kenny Ruane (Ret.)

S1, E13: Saved by the Department He Served w FDNY Firefighter Kenny Ruane (Retired)
December 15, 2016

Roof Collapses on Crowded Nigerian Church

A church packed with worshipers and government officials for the ordination of a local bishop became a disaster scene in Nigeria this week when the roof collapsed during the ceremony, leaving a large, but uncertain number of bodies among the wreckage. While official reports place the […]
December 14, 2016

#WednesdayWisdom from…FDNY Pro Firefighter Peter Kenney

Rig placement can set the tone at a fire. The importance of the first-arriving companies positioning their rigs correctly cannot be over-emphasized. Communication plays a significant role in this. With proper training and planning, members should anticipate and be prepared for what “could happen” when positioning […]
December 8, 2016

Firefighter Shot in Post-Operations Ambush

A Youngstown, Ohio fire officer was shot in the leg as several rounds passed through the front door of his engine apparatus while the crew was taking up from a vacant house fire on Monday night. Members of Engine Co. 7 told police that they saw […]
December 8, 2016

FDNY Overcomes Water Loss at Manhattan Two-Alarm Fire

View the WNYF article linked below to read about this challenging incident, during which units overcame wind conditions and an out-of-service standpipe to extinguish a difficult fire. WNYF, 2nd/2011 issue: FDNY Overcomes Water Loss at Manhattan Two-Alarm Fire During the mid-afternoon on December 10, 2010, units […]
December 1, 2016

‘Black Friday’ Violence Comes a Day Early

The shopping frenzy that unfolds on the day after Thanksgiving was again marred by deadly violence this year, as two people were killed and another two were injured in shopping-related shootings in three different states…all before “Black Friday” even began. All three shootings occurred on Thanksgiving […]
November 30, 2016

#WednesdayWisdom from FDNY Pro Firefighter Anthony Caterino

This is certainly the case for FAST Unit Operations. Although our purpose as Firefighters is to save civilian lives and protect property, when a fellow Firefighter becomes the person in danger and in need of rescue, the FAST Unit procedures that we implement will aid in […]
November 28, 2016

Blog: Facebook Data Raises Flag, Responders Should take Note

The integrity of Facebook data came under scrutiny recently, both as it relates to user performance metrics, as well as the accuracy of its content. According to reports, an internal audit at Facebook uncovered inaccuracies in several key metrics designed to measure the impact of user content, […]
November 23, 2016

#WednesdayWisdom from FDNY Pro Deputy Chief Michael McLaughlin and Division Chief Christine Mazzola

Research indicates that effective routines shift activities in the brain from the active thinking areas, to the “auto-pilot” regions of the brain. This leaves the active thinking areas with more capability to process unique, non-routine information. Many of the Department’s protocols and procedures are intended to […]
November 21, 2016

Blog: Fire in a Tenement with a Penthouse Addition

This Blog post is written to recap a fire involving a penthouse added onto the roof of a non-fireproof multiple dwelling and discuss some unique challenges that this feature presented. We encourage readers to review the full article in WNYF’s second issue of 2010. Manhattan Box 1192 On […]
July 20, 2017

Responders In Pa. Hospitalized after Carfentanil Exposure

Four members of service from Newtown, Pa. were hospitalized earlier this month after being exposed to the highly potent heroin derivative carfentanil while operating at a cardiac arrest response outside of Philadelphia. The three EMTs and one firefighter were exposed to the substance from the victim’s […]
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, […]