Fire Department

Op-ed: Stay safe – and warm – this winter
News Op-Ed 1/12/2014 at 2:46PM

More than a third of all serious fires in New York City happen during the winter months, when people often resort to unsafe measures, as they attempt to heat their homes and stay warm. As a result, there are many preventable fires resulting in unnecessary loss of life and property.

50 years later, memorial honors six who perished
50 years later, memorial honors six who perished
News Billy Rennison 11/10/2012 at 4:13PM

The Maspeth fire that took the life of six firefighters 50 years ago was long-forgotten by most not involved in the deadly blaze, buried in the ashes of a razed soap factory. For others who battled the blaze that day or lost a family member, the wounds remain fresh, even after five decades. “I’ve been [...]

Serial arsonist, who set 13 fires in Queens, arrested
Serial arsonist, who set 13 fires in Queens, arrested
News Melissa Chan 9/27/2012 at 7:43AM

A serial arsonist has been arrested and confessed to setting 13 fires in Flushing, including a three-alarm inferno that injured 19 firefighters and two civilians in August, fire officials said. Thien K. Dinh, 43, of the Bronx, was arraigned in Queens on September 15 and charged with starting a series of fires within a three-week [...]