FDNY

Retired FDNY lieutenant featured in documentary series highlighting ‘unsung heroes’
Retired FDNY lieutenant featured in documentary series highlighting ‘unsung heroes’
Entertainment Maggie Hayes 11/23/2013 at 4:05PM

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 [...]

11 injured in four-alarm fire at Kew Gardens apartment building
11 injured in four-alarm fire at Kew Gardens apartment building
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/12/2013 at 10:29PM

Updated Wednesday, November 13 12:07 p.m. A four-alarm blaze at a Kew Gardens apartment building Tuesday night left 11 people injured and displaced several families. The fire started just after 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the 129th Street dwelling and extended to the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors, and an area below the [...]

Bone marrow donor drive to help toddler with rare disease
Bone marrow donor drive to help toddler with rare disease
News Melissa Chan 11/05/2013 at 12:26PM

An FDNY firefighter and his wife are looking for a bone marrow donor to save their son. Two-year-old Owen Hogan was diagnosed in April with severe aplastic anemia. The rare disease causes a deficiency in blood cells and can impair the body’s ability to fight infections. The New Hyde Park toddler, who loves trains and [...]

Three injured after Richmond Hill house fire
News Angy Altamirano 10/12/2013 at 4:59PM

Three people are left injured after a house fire in Richmond Hill. According to the FDNY, a call came in on Saturday at approximately 1:01 a.m. for a fire at 87-40 124th Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found the fire in the basement of the one-story home. The fire was under control by 3:58 a.m. One [...]

Deadly Elmhurst fire caused by unattended candle: FDNY
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/09/2013 at 11:33AM

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 [...]

Elmhurst house fire leaves one dead, several injured
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/07/2013 at 11:49AM

Updated 4:29 p.m. An early morning fire in Elmhurst left one woman dead and several others injured. The blaze broke out around 3:30 a.m. Monday in a two-story home at 42-20 74th Street, according to the FDNY. A 57-year-old woman was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was pronounced dead, said police. Fire officials said a [...]

Elmhurst firehouse celebrates centennial
Elmhurst firehouse celebrates centennial
West Angy Altamirano 9/12/2013 at 4:25PM

Members from Engine 287, Ladder 136 and Battalion 46 celebrated 100 years of service to Elmhurst. Firefighters, officers, former members of the firehouse and their families gathered at 86-53 Grand Avenue on September 5 for a centennial ceremony to honor their dedication. “It’s an important day for every single person who lived in this community [...]

Truck fire shuts down lower level of Queensboro Bridge
Truck fire shuts down lower level of Queensboro Bridge
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/02/2013 at 10:59AM

A truck fire disrupted traffic on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge for the second time in about two weeks. The FDNY responded to the blaze on the bridge’s lower level around 9:47 a.m. Monday, said an FDNY spokesperson, and had the fire under control by approximately 10:14 a.m. No injuries were been reported. The bridge’s [...]

FDNY defeats NYPD at Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament
FDNY defeats NYPD at Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament
News Liam La Guerre 8/27/2013 at 9:14AM

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 [...]

FDNY: Cooking cause of fire that killed famed designer
FDNY: Cooking cause of fire that killed famed designer
Police Queens Courier Staff 8/22/2013 at 1:39PM

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 [...]