FDNY triumphs over NYPD at first annual Resorts World cook-off


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Photos courtesy of Resorts World Casino

Khalid Baylor of Ladder 14 in East Harlem won the Battle of the Badges Cook-Off alongside his son after grilling up Tennessee apple smoked ribs, served with apple coleslaw and roasted sweet potato.

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FDNY, NYPD to face off at Resorts World cooking competition


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Image courtesy of Resorts World Casino

The city’s Finest and Bravest are putting on their aprons, turning on the stoves and going head-to-head this weekend to see who has what it takes to be crowned a top chef.

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Retired FDNY lieutenant featured in documentary series highlighting ‘unsung heroes’


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Photo courtesy of Coyne PR

John Nolan, retired FDNY lieutenant, worked to rebuild homes in Sandy-devastated communities after the superstorm and became one of the area’s many “unsung heroes.” Now, Shell Rotella, an engine oil organization, has highlighted Nolan and several others in a short-form documentary series, “Unsung Heroes,” that tells the stories of these overlooked saviors and how their […]

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Deadly Elmhurst fire caused by unattended candle: FDNY


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An Elmhurst house fire that left one woman dead and several others injured was ignited by an unattended candle, according to the FDNY. The October 7 blaze broke out around 3:30 a.m. Monday in a two-story home at 42-20 74th Street, said fire officials. A 57-year-old woman died in the fire, according to police, and a […]

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FDNY defeats NYPD at Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The Fire Department was just too hot to handle in the inaugural Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament at Daniel O’Connell Park on Sunday, August 25. FDNY from Engine 317 and Ladder 165 defeated the 113th Precinct, 30-15, before crushing the community team 36-18 to win the tournament. Jamahl Wright of the fire team scored the […]

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FDNY: Cooking cause of fire that killed famed designer


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Photo by Robert Stridiron

The Jamaica blaze that took the life of a famous furniture designer was caused by cooking, according to the FDNY. Charles Pollock, 83, who created one of the best-selling office chairs in history, the Pollock Executive Chair, died Tuesday morning when his 157th Street home caught fire. According to the fire department, “several New York […]

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Local bars, restaurants donate $3K to Sunnyside FDNY


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Photo courtesy of Melissa Navia/Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars

Firefighters at the 51st Street Fire Station in Sunnyside will now be able to get extra training thanks to a donation from a group of local bars and restaurants. On July 25, Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars, a group of 10 bars and restaurants on and around Queens Boulevard, presented Engine 325/Ladder 163 of the 51st Street […]

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