Tag Archives: FDNY

Multiple Alarm Operations with Wind Driven Fire

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The five alarm fire that ran through a seven story multiple occupancy (MO) apartment building in the Flatbush Section in the Borough of Brooklyn (NYC) this weekend considerably challenged operating companies of the FDNY as the fire was fueled and spread in rapid success due to significant wind conditions compounded by news reports that a […]

FDNY All Hands Fire

Sunday, January 23, 2011 9:06 hrs FDNY Rescue 2 responded to 628 Lafayette Ave. for a fire on the 2nd floor of a 3 story private dwelling.

Operational Conditions can Change in a Heartbeat: Remembering FDNY Black Sunday

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Take the time to read both NIOSH reports and remember the sacrafice… Three veteran FDNY firefighters died in the LODD in Brooklyn, New York and the Bronx on Sunday January 23, 2005, a day that has become known as “Black Sunday” and called one of the saddest in fire department history. Two firefighters were killed […]

FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

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Three FDNY Firefighters died in-the line of duty while conducting suppression and rescue operations at fire on the tenth floor of 10-story high-rise apartment building for the elderly.

Sleep with a Firefighter Every Night

The video speaks for itself…Click over to the FireGeezer for an insightful look at how this video came to be and the lady behind the concept Vina Drennan, HERE

Honor and Remembrance

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Our nation’s fire and emergency services have begun a journey, one that no one could have imagined.

High Rise Fire Fighting Operations

Houston (Texas) firefighters followed the “textbook approach” in fighting a blaze at a high-rise building on the 27th floor Monday night August 30, 2010 when a 4th Alarm was transmitted for operations at a high rise building fire, deploying nearly 175 firefighting personnel. Seven firefighters were injured with non life-threatening. A broken pipe hampered firefighting […]

Remembrance FDNY; Brooklyn Box 3300 August 2, 1978

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FDNY Waldbaum Fire August 2, 1978 The Waldbaum’s Supermarket Fire and Collapse FDNY 1978  The Waldbaum Super market fire, Brooklyn, New York occurred on August 2, 1978, thirty two years ago. Six firefighters died in the line of duty when the roof of a burning Brooklyn supermarket collapsed, plunging 12 firefighters into the flames. The […]

Learning the Lessons from the Past

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June 17th marks the anniversary of two significant fire service incidents that resonate with the values, doctrine and philosophy that define the principles and tradition of the Fire Service.

The Tonka Truck FDNY L-124

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A nice diversion for an afternoon…Check out this bit on FDNY L-124, “The Tonka Truck”. I had the opportunity in the early 1980’s to ride with the company in the Bushwick Section of Brooklyn when the jobs and work were frequent.  I took a number of tours with the legendary Captain George Eysser, great insights […]

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