VIDEO: Cleanup was underway Thursday at a multistory health club shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic that collapsed into a heap of rubble in Brooklyn a day earlier.
Videos posted on Citizen app show FDNY trucks, an ambulance, and numerous police officers and other first responders near a pile of rubble and debris where the three-story building in Carroll Gardens used to stand at the corner of Court Street and Union Street.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 5:25:24 PM - SOURCE: WNYW-TV FOX 5 New York
An off-duty FDNY EMT jumped into action and helped rescue his neighbors when a fire broke out in Queens Wednesday evening.
FDNY EMT Daniel Marcano was in his backyard when one of his neighbors ran and told him about a house fire close by.
“I was in my backyard and one of my neighbors ran to the back and told me that there was a fire close by.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 5:48:17 PM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York
VIDEO: On Long Island, a quick-thinking 15-year-old is credited with saving her family from a rapidly moving house fire.
The fire happened early on June 26 at a home on Stuyvesant Lane in Smithtown.
Hailee Hurtado smelled smoke and alerted her father.
Her dad discovered the flames coming from the garage.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 11:24:06 AM - SOURCE: WLNY-TV 55 Riverhead
The Piermont Fire Department will receive $72,900.95 through the federal coronavirus relief act for personal protective equipment and related supplies to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Piermont is a small village that relies on a 100 percent volunteer Fire Department and EMS service.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 8:39:42 AM - SOURCE: Nyack-Piermont Patch
The Ithaca Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze early Wednesday morning on Coddington Road.
According to a release, two women were staying at the home, but managed to escape without injuries.
Tompkins County 911 Dispatchers received a call around 2:20 a.m. from a woman at 628 Coddington Road, saying smoke was filling up in the house and there was an odor of burning plastic.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 9:51:48 AM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC/CBS/CW+ 36 Elmira
Ahead of Independence Day, the Department of Environmental Protection issued a fire danger warning on Wednesday morning. This follows days of storms capping off an extended dry period while adding another layer to the widespread fireworks problem in the area.
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos says that, in spite of sometimes torrential rain, enduring dry conditions during Independence Day fireworks displays will represent an increased fire hazard over the holiday weekend.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 2:01:39 PM - SOURCE: LocalSYR.com
Nearly 170 firefighters battled a four-alarm fire that ripped through a Bronx parking garage early Wednesday morning, according to officials.
The FDNY said a call came in around 2 a.m. reporting a car fire in the two-story parking garage located at 1959 Jerome Ave. in the Morris Heights section of the borough.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 5:31:07 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York
The Henrietta Fire District responds to about 4,500 calls per year. Fire Chief Mark Strzyzynski says that number could be higher, if it weren't for the efforts of one man: “Firefighter Mike”.
Captain Michael Dinsmore of the Henrietta Fire District has spent over 20 years as a firefighter. He teaches hands-on fire safety at various schools in Henrietta as “Firefighter Mike”, something he says is critical for youngsters.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2020 3:48:54 AM - SOURCE: Rochester First
The coronavirus outbreak brought out the importance of emergency response volunteers in communities across the United States... And the need for more volunteers.
The shortage of volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and other organizations is nothing new. It's been an issue communities have been facing for several years now.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 2:37:06 PM - SOURCE: WICZ-TV Fox 40 Binghamton
When licensed skydiver William “Bill” McCartin jumped out of a plane on Sunday afternoon, it started out as uneventful. McCartin had some 200 jumps until that point, but because it had been a couple of months since his last jump, he was accompanied by a coach, which is part of the FAA-approved skydiving licensing system.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 8:23:05 AM - SOURCE: Hudson Valley One
Syracuse Fire crews rushed to a home in Syracuse's far north side early Tuesday morning.
The Syracuse Fire Department says the call went out just after 2 a.m for a house on the 400-block of Burdick Avenue, off of Murray Avenue. When crews arrived, they found a large fire in the back of the home, spreading from the bottom floor up to the attic.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 2:36:12 AM - SOURCE: LocalSYR.com
As a volunteer firefighter, Jesse Montgomery recalls going to a car accident on U.S. Route 219 to find an elderly driver whose tire had blown out in a pothole.
Limestone's Montgomery said the potholes along the highway have gotten worse, and he fears more accidents — even fatalities — will occur. He said a particularly bad spot for potholes can be found just north of the Interstate 86 West exit near Sassy's Truck Stop.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Bradford Era - Metered Site
It's not just cops' disciplinary records that should be shared with the public -- firefighters' and correction officers' histories should be posted online too, Mayor de Blasio said Monday.
Now that the state has repealed a part of the 1976 state civil rights law known as 50-a, there is no reason for any city agency to shield relevant records from the public, de Blasio added.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2020 10:36:37 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
PHOTOS: The Ithaca Fire Department's Rope Rescue Team and Bangs Ambulance personnel helped to rescue an injured man on Sunday around 4:30 p.m.
A man had jumped from an area near the 30-foot dam near Giles Street and injured his shoulder. The ropes team was called to the scene and used a rescue basket to haul the man up the ravine.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2020 8:42:27 AM - SOURCE: WSYR-TV ABC 9 Syracuse
Police say 16 people were sickened with carbon monoxide poisoning while on a boat that was docking at a Port Jefferson marina Sunday.
They say the 35-foot private boat was traveling from City Island in the Bronx to Port Jefferson when the boaters felt sick.
Officials say the carbon monoxide was detected inside the cabin of the boat, affecting 12 adults and four children between 10 years old and 13 years old.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2020 5:47:44 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Long Island
A 3-year-old boy who was injured when an illegal firework launched into the window of a Bronx apartment got a special visit from police officers and firefighters.
Officers from the NYPD's 44th precinct, members of The FDNY Community Affairs Unit and Hot Dog, the official safety mascot of the FDNY, visited Adiel Rosario Friday.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 7:05:43 PM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
Firefighters battled a house fire in Rochester overnight.
Initial reports were that people could be trapped inside.
The fire happened on Scio Street, near the Inner Loop, just after 2:30 Monday morning.
Firefighters tell us when they got on scene the first floor of this house was up in flames. Crews rushed into the house to make sure nobody was home, but it was vacant.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2020 3:47:47 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
Albany police have safely located a missing 16-year-old with autism. The teen went missing after a fire broke out at his Albany home early Tuesday morning.
Police believe he had run off after he made it out of the home. There is no word on where the teen was found.
The fire broke out around 2 a.m. on 126 Yardboro Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 7:35:48 AM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV NBC 13 Albany
A conflict is brewing between the Oneida County Department of Emergency Services and a handful of local fire chiefs who do not want to give up their 3-digit identification numbers.
The county 9-1-1 Center is planning to switch from number identifications to plain language in order to better serve an impending upgrade to a digital radio system.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2020 2:56:24 PM - SOURCE: Rome Sentinel
Out-of-state EMTs and paramedics who risked their lives to help New Yorkers during the coronavirus crisis say the FEMA subcontractor that hired them controlled every second of their deployment, including their sex lives — and then refused to pay them for all of their time.
According to a stunning lawsuit filed in Brooklyn state court, private ambulance operator Ambulnz promised the group of first responders it recruited back in March it “would be paid for 24-hours a day, 7-days a week” for deploying to the city as the COVID-19 cases began skyrocketing.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2020 6:50:47 PM - SOURCE: New York Post
VIDEO: Buffalo fire responded to a house fire at 44 Lester Street in the city of Buffalo at around 7 a.m. Sunday morning.
Two nearby structures sustained exposure damage. Fire officials say those two structures received $50,000 worth of damage, while the main house fire sustained an estimated $190,000 in damage.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2020 6:38:49 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2 Buffalo
Rome firefighters have been racing to the scene of fires, saving lives and property, for more than 129 years.
As the city of Rome prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday this year, here is a look back at how the city's fire department got its start, from documents on file at the Rome Historical Society:
At first, buckets and hand-pumped horse-drawn machines were used by volunteers to fight fires.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2020 1:08:00 PM - SOURCE: Rome Sentinel
Eleven people escaped an apartment building fire on Portland Avenue early Saturday morning.
The Rochester Fire Department responded to an 11 unit apartment building fire around 12:45 a.m. on Portland Avenue.
Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire to one apartment however, other apartments received smoke damage.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2020 4:46:26 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
If you work as a volunteer firefighter and have a part-time job involving battling blazes on a large scale, I'd say your're committed to keeping the community safe. This week, our First Responder Friday Series salutes a man who does just that and more, Richard Ouimette.
Richard Ouimette serves as Assistant Chief with the Clark Mills Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 6:50:16 AM - SOURCE: WFRG-FM 104 Utica
PHOTOS: One person was burned when an active gas-fed tank exploded at a home on Long Island.
The incident began in Suffolk County around 9:56 a.m., Thursday, June 25, in the area of Paprocki Avenue and Chestnut Place in West Islip, said the West Islip Fire Department.
Assistant Chief Robert Celeste, who arrived first on the scene, confirmed the tank explosion with an active gas-fed fire and one burn victim.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Suffolk Daily Voice
The Whitehall firefighter who suffered a life-threatening illness responding to a fire on May 2 has been released from the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
Second Assistant Fire Chief Jim Brooks, 44, was transferred from UVM to Sunnyview Rehab Hospital in Schenectady on Tuesday. His ambulance was escorted through his hometown of Whitehall late Tuesday morning by several firetrucks with their sirens blaring.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Post Star
Dry conditions coupled with what fire officials call “an ill-advised campfire” led to a wildland fire at the Sand Banks that kept firefighters busy for more than five hours. At 7:04 p.m. June 24, Canton Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the Sand Banks on outer Park Street for a reported fire in the woods.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2020 1:03:43 PM - SOURCE: North Country This Week
VIDEO: A Rye girl may be a firefighter in the making after springing into action after a house caught fire.
Rye police shared a video to their Instagram page saying there was multi-story fire in the area.
The city's firefighters were already battling the blaze, when a young lady named Ali, ran out of her home and got her neighbor's hose to help put out the flames.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 5:12:42 AM - SOURCE: News 12 Hudson Valley
FDNY Firefighter Juliane Leigh Forsyth has passionately followed her father serving as a firefighter.
She currently works in Brookyln's Engine 233 Ladder 176 Field Communications Unit.
She has also led several first responders in painting a mural on Staten Island's North Shore near Bay Street.
They just finished after a total of 300 community service hours.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
Four people were able to evacuate safely from a home that caught fire on Syracuse's South Side Wednesday morning.
Firefighters were called to the 100 block of Wood Ave. at approximately 11:06 a.m. Wednesday.
Crews were on the scene within one minute, and were able to put out the blaze in about 50 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2020 12:46:32 PM - SOURCE: WSYR-TV ABC 9 Syracuse
City Fire Chief Thomas Groff briefed the Common Council on Tuesday on efforts by the Gloversville Firefighters Association to provide updates to the public on the conditions of Lehr and Ortega and to organize and disseminate details on legitimate fundraising initiatives to support the couple as they undergo medical treatment.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2020 11:28:38 AM - SOURCE: Gloversville Leader-Herald
A house fire in East Meadow on Tuesday injured two people, though firefighters were able to quickly bring it under control. The call came in for a fire on Nancy Drive at 9:25 a.m. When East Meadow Fire Department firefighters arrived, they found a fire on the second floor of the home. They managed to quickly get the fire under control.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2020 6:52:36 AM - SOURCE: Garden City Patch
The American Red Cross will be assisting two adults and a dog following an early morning fire in the City of Utica. It happened after 4:30 a.m. Thursday, on Neilson Street.
Initial 911 reports said there were people inside of the home. Utica Fire Chief Scott Ingersoll tells NEWSChannel 2 that both individuals made it out.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2020 5:58:57 AM - SOURCE: WKTV-TV NBC 2 Utica
Five people are being assisted by The Red Cross. There's $100,000 of damage. The Buffalo Fire Department said it was all possibly caused by fireworks.
“There were a number of fireworks being set off during that period or just before the fire so our fire investigation unit is investigating but they haven't made a determination yet,” said Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2020 3:10:04 PM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
At least 4 people were left homeless after fire severely damaged a multi-family home in Evans Mills Wednesday afternoon.
Volunteers were called to 8500 Leray Street in the village.
No injuries were reported. Officials said a neighbor knocked on residents' doors to let them know the home was on fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2020 2:40:40 PM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Watertown
A legislation introduced by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky that protects the benefits of volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo.
The bill was passed by state assembly and senate on May 27 and was signed by Cuomo on June 18. The bill was co-sponsored by Kaminsky, who represents many South Shore volunteer fire departments and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), will protect the Length of Service Award Program.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2020 1:05:20 PM - SOURCE: Five Towns Herald
The Garden City Fire Department's chiefs and line and corporate officers took their oaths of office Thursday, June 18, 2020 during ceremonies at Village Hall.
Mayor Theresa Trouvé and Trustee John Delany, Fire Commissioner, did the honors.
Thomas Strysko will continue serving as Chief of the Department.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2020 3:00:43 PM - SOURCE: Garden City Patch
Suddenly on June 22nd, 2020. Predeceased by his wife Linda. Survived by his children, Shane, Matt and Dawn along with his six grandchildren. Robert passed after a brief illness with his children by his side. Robert "Bob" was a lifelong resident of Irondequoit NY. He served as a member of the Ridge Culver Fire Department from 1965-1991, most notably as Fire Chief.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2020 5:24:40 PM - SOURCE: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
There's a wildfire burning in the town of Fowler where you might not expect one.
It's beneath the surface of land on Chub Lake Road and occasionally makes its way to the top.
It's what state forest rangers like Will Benzel call a ground fire.
"It starts off as a surface fire and then when the fire gets into the duff layer, it goes underground," he said.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2020 2:41:22 PM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV 7 Fox 28 Watertown
Nassau County police helped to rescue a worker at the Covanta waste-to-energy plant in Garden City after they fell while working on the roof.
According to police, officers responded to the plant at 600 Merchants Concourse at 10:45 a.m. on June 23. A 53-year-old man working on the roof fell through a hatch, police said, falling about 20 feet onto another tier of roofing.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2020 5:34:20 PM - SOURCE: New Hyde Park Patch
A new law enforcement task force will be taking on the growing problem of illegal fireworks in New York City.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday the formation of a team of police officers, FDNY investigators, and sheriff's deputies that will try to cut off the supply chain of fireworks coming from out of state.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNYW-TV FOX 5 New York
VIDEO: A fire in northern New York has damaged several mobile homes but no one was hurt, according to authorities.
The fire was reported at approximately 3 p.m. Monday near Kings Bay Road, burning seven mobile homes, multiple sheds and a car. Officials with the Champlain Fire Department said at least three of the homes are "no longer livable.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2020 12:56:20 AM - SOURCE: WPTZ-TV NBC 5 Plattsburgh
The Chappaqua Fire Department recently identified more than 20 fire hydrants at Chappaqua Crossing that had no running water or were rusted shut, threatening the safety of the bustling retail center.
The Town of New Castle has since restored nearly all of the hydrants to service as of last week. Developer Summit/Greenfield is currently responsible for maintaining the site's fire protection equipment, not the town, said Town Administrator Jill Shapiro.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2020 1:02:52 PM - SOURCE: The Examiner News
Two women have been badly burned in a house fire on Third Avenue in Schenectady.
It broke out around 11 a.m. Monday.
Two women were taken to Albany Medical Center for burns. Their conditions are unclear.
The home has fire and smoke damage on the second floor and attic and water damage on the first floor.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2020 9:51:44 AM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV NBC 13 Albany
A long time volunteer with the Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department and captain of the Gloversville fire department, Brandon Lehr, and his girlfriend Rachel Ortega were airlifted to Albany Medical Center with severe injuries after getting hit on their motorcycle by a drunk driver on Friday. According to a press release, at approximately 10:19 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2020 2:50:16 PM - SOURCE: Gloversville Leader-Herald
Fire crews in Ravena spent Monday morning putting out a fire at Oakbrook Manor Apartments.
Crews arrived at Building 22 around 2:30 a.m. Several neighboring departments responded to the scene to help put out the fire.
"Everyone did make it out okay," said Ravena Fire Department Deputy Chief Kevin Phillips.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2020 6:35:28 AM - SOURCE: WNYT-TV NBC 13 Albany
VIDEO: A shocking video circulating on Twitter shows the city's fireworks problem taking a dangerous and cruel twist.
The video shows a man throwing a lit firework onto a sleeping homeless man at around 4 a.m. Monday at Lenox Avenue near 114th Street.
The firework sizzles and then explodes on the man.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2020 7:51:55 AM - SOURCE: CBS New York
Crews battled a fire that destroyed a three-story building in Yonkers Saturday night, and authorities say fireworks might have been to blame.
Firefighters rushed to the scene on Stanley Avenue around 9:30 p.m.
A total of 12 firefighters were injured, and six families were left homeless, authorities say.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2020 4:39:24 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Hudson Valley
Firefighters found a dead body after a fire on McKee Road on Friday in the City of Rochester.
The Rochester Fire Department says that crews were called to an industrial building on McKee Road just after noon on Friday. Upon arrival, they found heavy fire, high heat, low visibility, and hundreds of gallons of possible diesel fuel on fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2020 5:31:37 PM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
An off-duty city EMS lieutenant took his own life in his Rockland County home, the Daily News has learned.
Lt. Matthew Keene, assigned to Station 17 on Ogden Ave. in the Bronx, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in his Nyack home, officials said.
His co-workers went to his home when he didn't show up for his shift Friday and found him dead, sources said.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News - Metered Site
Four civilians and three firefighters were injured in a blaze that ignited in the basement of a two-story New Brighton home early Saturday morning.
The fire, in a home at 184 Benziger Street, was put under control at about 2:44 a.m. by a team of 12 city Fire Department (FDNY) units consisting of 60 firefighters, said an FDNY spokesperson.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2020 8:08:17 AM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
A family of eight was safe following a house fire Saturday morning at 19 W. Academy St. However, the house suffered damage and two firefighters were sidelined temporarily and treated at the scene after feeling light-headed from the heat, Albion's fire chief said.
One bystander was also injured, although not seriously, after reportedly tripping over a firehose while walking across the road, Fire Chief Harry Papponetti said.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2020 1:00:49 PM - SOURCE: Batavia Daily News
The Fleming Fire Department started their annual Father's Day barbecue event at 11 a.m. Thirty nine minutes later, all 702 meals were gone.
"I had a good feeling that we were going to have a good day and we absolutely did," Chris Lawton, the event's committee chair, said.
This year, the fundraiser had to be done a little differently to ensure social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2020 2:20:57 PM - SOURCE: Auburn Citizen
Chief Lee Shurtleff of the Groton Fire Department in Tompkins County was installed as president of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC) on June 13, 2020. He will serve a one-year term leading the statewide not-for-profit organization, which represents more than 10,000 career and volunteer fire chiefs, officers, and emergency services personnel.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2020 11:36:22 AM - SOURCE: WHCU-AM 870
Multiple agencies are looking into what caused a house fire in Amherst, Thursday afternoon.
Authorities say a fire started at 79 Garland Drive in the Eggertsville section of Amherst just after 4 p.m.
Crews from North Bailey, Snyder, and Williamsville assisted the Eggertsville Fire Department and were able to put out the fire just before 5 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2020 11:37:00 PM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
A young man busted Thursday on charges he tried use a burning cloth glove to torch a police car in Midtown might have gotten away with it if his gold-rimmed car was less conspicuous, court papers show.
Victor Sanchez-Santa, 19, was arrested at his Queens home on charges of leaving the burning cloth glove beneath a marked NYPD car at W.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News - Metered Site
One person was sent to a hospital Tuesday morning after a fire broke out at an AuSable Forks home.
The person, who has not been identified, reportedly suffered burns.
The AuSable Forks Fire Department received a call about a structure fire at 2424 state Route 9N at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Twenty-five of its members responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2020 11:54:04 PM - SOURCE: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
VIDEO: The Buffalo Fire Department is more than just putting out fires. Buffalo Firefighters successfully rescued a kitten from a sewer Thursday morning, along with their confined space team. It's a reminder that they do so much for our community. "We do more than just put out fires. This is what we do.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2020 9:47:01 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2 Buffalo
Firefighters in Owasco extinguished an early-morning garage fire that investigators believe was caused accidentally.
The Owasco Fire Department responded around 6:13 a.m. Thursday to the garage fire on Bristol Avenue near the cross streets of Letchworth Street and Owasco Road. The structure, detached from the house, was saved but everything inside was destroyed, said Cayuga County Director of Emergency Management Amy Russett.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2020 1:44:20 PM - SOURCE: Auburn Citizen
Investigators are looking into a cause of an overnight fire in the city of Utica.
Utica Fire Chief Scott Ingersoll says when his firefighters arrived, they saw flames coming from the back of the second and third floor porches.
The fire happened just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at 905 Saratoga Street, in Utica.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2020 5:42:27 AM - SOURCE: WKTV NBC 2 Utica
Nassau's bravest were in back in action Wednesday night as the county's Fire Service Academy began live burn training after it was shut down by the pandemic.
The academy is beginning to train Nassau's 10,000 volunteer firefighters once again.
One scenario put into play was meant to portray a fire in a row of storefronts.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2020 9:01:23 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Long Island
Robert G. Wayne, 64, of Lower Lake Road, died peacefully in his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. His loving family was by his side. Bob was a devoted son, loyal brother, faithful husband, proud father, cherished grandfather, always a first responder and firefighter, dedicated community supporter and selfless friend and neighbor.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2020 1:02:37 PM - SOURCE: Geneva Finger Lakes Times
The Auburn Police and Fire Departments are investigating eight arson cases spanning over three months, creating anger and fear for residents.
“The scariest part is there's kids inside my house and my neighbors,” Ashley, who had her yellow Jeep Wrangler's gas cap set on fire Monday, is fearful it could continue.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2020 10:49:14 AM - SOURCE: WSTM-TV NBC 3 Syracuse
Researchers from the University at Buffalo are conducting a new clinical trial to test the effectiveness of an inhaler-based medication on non-critical COVID-19 patients, using in-home visits, telemedicine and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to evaluate subjects and collect data.
“While much of the current research focuses on critically ill patients, I am most interested in studying patients who have COVID-19, but are not sick enough to need hospitalization,” said Brian Clemency, DO, an associate professor and EMS Fellowship Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: University at Buffalo
PHOTOS: Two people had to be extricated from a vehicle that had rolled on its side in a three-car crash in which three other people were injured on Wednesday night.
Auburn Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Bill DiFabio said the call for a three-car accident on the Arterial West and North Street came in at 6:17 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2020 6:38:10 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Citizen
VIDEO: A two-alarm fire caused significant damage and left South Bronx families displaced on Tuesday.
Flames and smoke poured out of three windows on the fourth floor of 528 E. 142 St. and engulfed a portion of the five-story building.
Neighbors tell News 12 the fire spread quickly to at least three apartments within the building.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2020 2:38:05 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Brooklyn
George Banks did not expect his illness to sideline him for 61 days. At one point, the situation was dire.
“The doctors told my wife I had a 20 to 40 percent chance to live,” Banks, 45, told Spectrum News Monday during an interview on his front porch in Port Ewen.
Banks, a volunteer firefighter and state corrections officer, did not want to go to the hospital on Easter Sunday when his headaches and shortness of breath worsened to the point that he passed out.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2020 5:29:16 PM - SOURCE: Hudson Valley Spectrum
VIDEO: A woman has been charged with arson in the early morning fire in Huntington Station that displaced three families and damaged several businesses and apartments.
Police say Deborah Yeary, 57, intentionally set fire to her apartment on New York Avenue just before 2 a.m. She has been charged with second-degree arson.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2020 12:38:35 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Long Island
Four people were hurt when a police ambulance collided with an SUV, sending the SUV into another car near a Plainview strip mall.
Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, the Syosset Volunteer Fire Department and Nassau County police officers were sent to the wreck in front of the Plainview Shopping Centre on South Oyster Bay Road.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Plainview Patch
A double amputee reunited with firefighters and healthcare professionals Tuesday to thank them for saving her life.
It was a reunion under very different circumstances.
Tuesday marked the first time Patricia Lewis had seen the heroic firefighters from the Lakeview Fire Department since they saved her life on April 10.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2020 3:41:34 PM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
Police have arrested a man seen on video setting a fire inside of a Brooklyn apartment building.
Video shows a man coming out of the stairwell and throwing something at an apartment door that then bursts into flames.
Police say the incident happened inside of 2780 West Fifth St. in Coney Island around 9:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2020 6:40:29 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Brooklyn
The home of a new EMS member of the Grand Island fire department suffered heavy damage in a late night fire Sunday.
Crews were called to the home on Fix Rd. shortly before 11 PM.
When they got there, they found their fellow crew member had already gotten out safely and that the basement and first floor were fully engulfed.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2020 12:43:03 PM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2 Buffalo
A two-alarm fire in Red Hook destroyed a Kelly Road residence, displacing two residents.
Red Hook Fire Company received reports of the fire originating in the basement around 9 a.m. Monday, according to a release from the fire company. The first floor of the residence collapsed less than 10 minutes after the fire company arrived to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2020 4:40:41 PM - SOURCE: Poughkeepsie Journal - Metered Site
Some five people were displaced from their homes shortly after 9 a.m. on Sunday when fire tore through the residence at 119 North Hamilton Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. First arriving firefighters found heavy fire conditions coming from the second floor of the two-story, two-family house, according to Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2020 8:57:09 AM - SOURCE: Mid Hudson News
City firefighters are responding Sunday to a report of a fire at a water-front, commercial property in Travis.
The incident was reported just after 2:30 p.m. at 4435 Victory Boulevard, which is listed online as Pratt Industries Paper Mill.
No injuries were reported, and firefighters remained at the scene as of 3 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2020 1:59:14 PM - SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
A Moira man escaped injury after neighbors who saw his house burning pounded on his door to awaken him Monday morning.
Richard Gardner said he had been sleeping when he heard the banging on his door shortly after 10 a.m. He and his two dogs were able to escape the burning building unharmed, but he said was unable to find his cat in the thick smoke that filled the two-story house on State Route 95 about a half-mile north of the intersection with U.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2020 2:32:31 PM - SOURCE: My Malone Telegram
A woman in her 70s was airlifted to Albany Medical Center on Sunday after she was run over by her own car in Greenport, said Greenport Fire Chief John Onufrychuk.
The woman, who has not been identified, had injuries to her hip, leg and shoulder, Onufrychuk said.
At around 12:23 p.m. the woman was driving her minivan on an access road behind the Verizon Wireless store at 462 Fairview Ave.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2020 2:45:27 AM - SOURCE: Hudson Valley 360
VIDEO: A fierce blaze gutted a former schoolhouse in Mattitick Sunday — the fire sent a spiral of billowing smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.
According to fire officials at the scene, the building was empty; the fire broke out at 4:28 p.m. at a structure on Oregon Road, once a school, that had later been converted into a residence.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: North Fork Patch
Two people were airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a fire in Corning.
The calls for assistance at 16 Wicks Boulevard first came in around 12:45 a.m. Monday.
Several crews responded, including Corning Joint Fire District, the City of Corning Fire Department, AMR Ambulance, the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police, Steuben County Emergency Services (EMO), Corning Natural Gas Corporation, and New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG).
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2020 4:57:11 AM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC/CBS/CW+ 36 Elmira
Police and firefighters made a gruesome discovery on the side of the Hutchinson River Parkway early Monday -- a man's body on fire, his hands bound behind his back.
The NYPD and FDNY got the call just after midnight for a fire on the northbound Hutch near exit 6, in the general area of Co-Op City. Once the flames were extinguished, they found the dead man.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2020 3:40:45 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
When we first set out to honor First Responders with our Friday Salutes, little did we know how deep such a commitment runs within a family. So far this may be the most people, all related who run toward the danger, while the rest of us run away. Meet the McEvoy, Roberts, and Bowers boys.
Today's First Responder nomination comes from Erin Roberts.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2020 6:44:26 AM - SOURCE: WFRG-FM 104
We've seen a surge in drug overdoses in Jefferson County lately. And here's a grim fact: most of those ODs require more than one dose of life saving drugs.
In the last month, Watertown Fire Chief Matt Timerman says in only one case was the department able to revive someone with just a single dose of Narcan.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2020 3:17:33 PM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Watertown
The Village of Medina Police Department along with the Medina Fire Department had a special reunion with a toddler that they helped save.
Numerous Medina police officers and firefighters were reunited with 16-month-old Alisabeth Lloyd who became unresponsive after falling into a pool during a family cookout.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2020 10:43:01 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
City fire officials reported that one person was killed and another hurt Wednesday evening in a house fire in North Olean.
Olean Fire Chief Tim Richardson said that one person was killed and another is at Erie County Medical Center following the fire reported at 7:20 p.m. at 1671 East Fall Road.
“Crews were notified of a person trapped in the first floor and made a rescue attempt through the window, but efforts were unsuccessful in rescuing the individual who had already succumbed to injuries from the smoke and fire,” Richardson said in a release Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2020 1:01:54 PM - SOURCE: Olean Times Herald
A group of New York City emergency medical service workers who gave interviews to the news media, including NPR, are suing the city for allegedly retaliating against them after speaking about their experiences responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday with the federal court in Manhattan, four EMS workers allege the city is violating their right to speak on issues of public concern under the First Amendment, as well as their due process rights.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2020 6:41:02 PM - SOURCE: National Public Radio
VIDEO: Multiple fire departments were called out to battle a fire at a multi-family apartment building Thursday evening.
The call came into Oneida County 911 just before 5:30 p.m.
Route 46 was shut down to traffic and everyone made it out safely.
NEWSChannel 2 has been told the apartment building was undergoing renovations at the time.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2020 8:39:39 PM - SOURCE: WKTV-TV NBC 2 Utica
Lynbrook resident Joe Horowitz wanted to use his talents to give back to the community, while also doing something far-reaching.
Every Sunday for 11 straight weeks, he took his guitar, a microphone and his cellphone into his garage and performed hour-long concerts on Instagram. While the performances started as something to entertain his friends, they soon blossomed, and brands such as the Long Island-based Notorious Pink, a wine company, contacted him, asking to sponsor his shows.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2020 1:03:18 PM - SOURCE: East Rockaway Herald
A homeless man is facing federal charges in connection to the burning of a police officer's vehicle as it was parked on a Brooklyn street, officials said Thursday.
Authorities said Michael Rodriguez, 32, had approached the vehicle, which was parked on Devoe Street in East Williamsburg and had a placard of the New York Police Department, around 4:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2020 7:23:30 PM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
A large, early morning house fire destroyed a home on Hazel Drive in Putnam Lake on Thursday.
With no fire hydrants in the area, water was carried in on tanker trucks. The family living at the Hazel Drive home were all able to get out safely, with no injuries reported.
Putnam Lake Fire Department responded to the scene, with mutual aid from Patterson, Brewster, Croton Falls, and New Fairfield and Danbury, Connecticut.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2020 4:44:43 AM - SOURCE: NY Journal News (Lohud.com)
Utica Fire Crews responded to a house fire Wednesday night. The call came in just before 9:00 pm at 29 Winner Ave near Erie Street. The American Red Cross is assisting two adults with food, shelter and clothing. One person was injured. That individual suffered minor burns, but did not go to the hospital.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 8:46:22 PM - SOURCE: WKTV-TV NBC 2 Utica
The Remsen Volunteer Fire Department welcomed a “new to us” pumper truck for their fleet this week.
Department President Alex Karis said the 2002 Spartan/Darley pumper truck is being put into service this week after purchasing the used vehicle more than a year ago, in April 2019.
They bought the 1,000-gallon truck from the Calcium Fire Department in Jefferson County and took possession of it in December.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 1:03:42 PM - SOURCE: Rome Sentinel
PHOTO: Six residents escaped serious harm early Wednesday as an overnight fire engulfed their home on Taylor Street, according to the Pittsfield Fire Department.
One of the residents was awake at the time and alerted others to evacuate. One tenant suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to Berkshire Medical Center.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 5:35:53 AM - SOURCE: Berkshire Eagle
Ithaca Police (IPD) are investigating another fire deemed suspicious.
According to a release, IPD was called to assist the Ithaca Fire Department around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Authorities say a trash can was on fire on the porch of a resident on Catherine Street.
Although firefighters were able to put out the blaze before police arrived on scene, IPD is investigating how it started.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 4:58:35 AM - SOURCE: WENY-TV ABC/CBS/CW+ 36 Elmira
Around 11 p.m. on Tuesday night a large fire on West Bergen Rd. resulted in several calls from neighbors who reported a fully involved blaze. Upon arriving at the scene fire crews encountered a fully engulfed barn with flames towering over a two-story house. Bergen Fire Chief Kevin Bruton reported that the barn was a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 2:33:20 AM - SOURCE: Batavia Daily News
VIDEO: A three-alarm house fire broke out in a home on the corner of Monroe Avenue and Rosedale Street on Tuesday around 10:20 a.m.
Firefighters urged motorists to avoid the area while they work to contain the fire, assess the damage, and begin cleaning up. Officials say roads in the area will be closed until approximately 3:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2020 8:51:16 AM - SOURCE: Rochester First
A three alarm fire burned through a home and spread to others in Queens, injuring at least five people, including a child.
It happened on 40th Road in the Corona section just after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The fire broke out inside the home and quickly spread to two others.
Five people, including a child, were being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 5:55:05 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
A Medina police officer and firefighters were able to help revive a young girl on Friday evening.
A police officer was at a residence one minute after being dispatched at 6:26 p.m. The girl was moved from a pool by a family member and wasn't conscious or breathing.
Jake Reeves, a Medina police officer, took over CPR from a family member and a neighbor.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Orleans Hub
Several fire departments helped douse a garage fire reported early Tuesday in Sinclairville.
Crews were alerted to the blaze at 38 East St. around 2:30 a.m. Fire officials arrived to find the garage fully engulfed by flames.
The fire was knocked down in about a half hour. County fire investigators were requested to the scene; the cause has not yet been released.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2020 3:49:33 AM - SOURCE: The Post-Journal
The Gunk Haus, a restaurant on South Street in this southern Ulster County community, caught fire after it was struck by an allegedly drunken driver, according to authorities.
William J. Judge, 47, of Highland, was alone in a 2019 Subaru about 9:40 p.m. Sunday when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed it into the front room of the restaurant at 387 South St.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2020 12:37:48 PM - SOURCE: Kingston Daily Freeman
A Syracuse man was arrested Monday morning for assaulting an EMT in Mattydale, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say the assault happened in the Mattydale Fire Department's parking lot after an EMT observed Andrew Kinel, 30, from Syracuse, sitting in a damaged car and approached him to see if he was alright.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSTM-TV NBC 3 Syracuse
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