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March 21, 2019

Four-Alarm Fire at Box 1085, a Remote Area of the Rockaway Peninsula, Queens

At 1700 hours on September 9, 2018, Battalion Chief Charles Demartini entered the quarters of Battalion 47. As a covering Battalion Chief assigned to Battalion 26, he has limited experience working in the Rockaway section of Queens. Fortunately that day, he was relieving Battalion Chief Timothy […]
March 21, 2019

Response to Refrigerant Leaks Case Study: Queens Library, Langston Hughes Branch

It is hard to imagine a summer in New York City without air conditioning or a kitchen without a refrigerator to keep food and drinks cold. Thanks to modern refrigeration, air-conditioning and refrigeration units of all shapes, sizes and capacities, they have many commercial and residential […]
March 21, 2019

Brooklyn’s Malbone Street Wreck—100 Years Later

On November 1, 2018, the FDNY commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Malbone Street wreck, which occurred on the Brighton Beach line of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit system in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. It was a dreadful subway crash that left almost 100 dead […]
March 21, 2019

Worst Mass Shooting in New Zealand History

In the worst mass shooting in New Zealand history, an Australian man with white supremacist beliefs and connections entered two mosques in the city of Christchurch on the nation’s South Island, shooting anyone he found in a rampage that killed 50 and wounded 50 others. The […]
March 14, 2019

Boeing 737 Max 8 Grounded

An Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed this week, killing 157 passengers and crew, and has similarities to a crash (based on radar data and other information) of the same Boeing model off Indonesia last October. Several countries, including the U.S., have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 […]
March 8, 2019

Strategy Employed at a Trump Tower Fire

This FDNY Pro Talk with Deputy Chief Joseph N. Carlsen was recorded for the 2018 FDNY Symposium with support from the FDNY Foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. In this Talk, Chief Carlsen delivers a presentation on high-rise operations at a fire in Trump Tower. […]
March 7, 2019

Tornado Kills 23 in Alabama

The National Weather Service reported thirty four tornadoes struck Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina over the weekend. An EF4 twister killed 23 in Lee County, Alabama. The victims ranged in age from 6 to 89 and included seven members of one family. Most of the […]
February 28, 2019

Toxic Moonshine Kills 154 People in India

At least 154 people have died and more than 200 others have been hospitalized after consuming tainted unregulated moonshine, known locally as “country-made liquor” in India, officials said Monday. Police believe those who drank the liquor contracted methyl-alcohol poisoning from methanol that was added to the […]
February 28, 2019

S4, E39 Backdrafts, Smoke Explosions and Flashovers with FDNY Captain John Ceriello

Rapid fire events are a rare phenomenon that even the most seasoned Firefighter may never encounter during their careers. And while there is much still to learn about what environments or tactics are best suited to avoid them, there are some patterns to their occurrences. In […]
February 28, 2019

Courage

Since its inception in 1865, a number of key tenets have defined what it means to be a member of the Fire Department of the City of New York. In series one of FDNY Pro Photography’s five-part exhibition of vintage images, photographs in this gallery depict […]
April 25, 2019

Coordinated Attacks on Easter Ravage Sri Lanka

On Easter morning, suicide bombers carried out attacks involving at least eight separate locations across the country that included three churches, three hotels, a housing complex and a zoo, killing 350 people and wounding 500. Five of those attacks occurred in Colombo, the island nation’s most […]
April 18, 2019

Notre Dame Damaged in Massive Fire

Minutes before the last mass of the day at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one the most recognizable churches in the world, was about to end Monday evening, a fire alarm went off, but the most vulnerable part of the structure, the attic space filled […]
April 11, 2019

Firefighters Injured in North Carolina Gas Explosion

One person was killed and nine firefighters were injured at a natural gas explosion in a two-story building in Durham, N.C. When the explosion occurred, around ten people were inside a first-floor coffee shop (the owner was the one fatality), and local firefighters were credited with […]
April 4, 2019

Chemical Plant Explosion in Texas

At least one person was killed and at least two seriously injured after an explosion and fire Tuesday at an antifreeze products plant in Crosby, Texas, near Houston. The dense, black plume of smoke from the plant led to shelter-in-place procedures for schools and residences within […]
March 31, 2019

Strength

These FDNY Photo Unit photos from the 1950’s and 1960’s showcase the high-level of strength routinely demonstrated at incidents throughout New York City.
March 28, 2019

19 Dead in Office Building Fire in Dhaka

A fire broke out Thursday in a 22-story office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, which claimed the lives of at least 19 people and caused dozens of injuries. At least six people jumped to their deaths as conditions deteriorated on the upper floors of the building. […]
March 28, 2019

S4, E40 Simulation Saves Lives with Lt. Kate Frawley

In military training you often hear the adage, “train as you fight, fight as you train.” And in sports you often hear, “you play the game the way you practice.” Both of these truisms have rightly migrated into EMT and Paramedic training courses. There is evidence […]
March 26, 2019

The Benefits of Teaming Up

Training for an athletic event with a team brings numerous benefits, including improved performance and accountability. Even when participants compete as individuals, the opportunity to connect with others is there. “The best feeling is being on the racecourse, wearing the FDNY jersey, and people are cheering […]