firefighters

Queens native graces FDNY calendar cover
Queens native graces FDNY calendar cover
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/24/2012 at 9:37AM

No woman ever wants to be in a situation where she needs to call the fire department, but few would mind being rescued by FDNY firefighter and Queens native Darius Dorsett. This August his physical fitness became more than an asset for putting out fires. It became a way to sell the Official FDNY 2013 [...]

3-alarm fire engulfs Douglaston home
3-alarm fire engulfs Douglaston home
News Billy Rennison 8/15/2012 at 10:18AM

More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze at a home on Douglaston Parkway last night. The fire erupted at 7:50 p.m. at the Douglaston home that was under construction and unoccupied at the time. “I told the Fire Marshal I heard three explosions,” said Thomas Perrino, of Little Neck. The explosions sounded like a gas tank, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/06/2012 at 6:54AM

Stabbed MTA officer leaves hospital, eager to return to the job A wounded Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer was released from the hospital and headed home Thursday, one day after he was stabbed in the eye during a confrontation in Jamaica, Queens. Dozens of MTA and city police officers were on hand to applaud at Jamaica [...]

Queens firehouses in danger
Queens firehouses in danger
News Billy Rennison 5/30/2012 at 10:00AM

Politicians, civic leaders and firefighters rallied recently in Queens to prevent 20 fire companies from going up in smoke. Dozens gathered on Tuesday, May 29 outside Engine 294 in Richmond Hill, one the 20 fire companies that may close due to budget cuts, including students from nearby P.S. 273. The children, brandishing signs, led the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/29/2012 at 7:20AM

Long Island City experiences new real estate boom    Long Island City is undergoing another real estate boom, buoyed by a new batch of residential towers, hotels and high-profile property deals. Local real estate experts said they believe the momentum — with an influx of waterfront high rises and almost 20 hotels — is due [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/24/2012 at 5:29AM

  Woman Found Dead In Burning Bayside Building A woman is dead and a man is hospitalized after a fire in Queens. The flames broke out around 7 p.m. Wednesday in the basement of a two-story home on 214th Place in Bayside.  When firefighters arrived, they found a 33-year-old woman dead from an apparent stab [...]

Firefighters feted following Lindenwood blaze, rescue
Firefighters feted following Lindenwood blaze, rescue
South Alexa Altman 4/11/2012 at 7:11AM

Firefighter James Goelz made his first on-the-job rescue when an elderly woman’s Lindenwood apartment became a blazing inferno. “When we got [to the building] there were people standing outside the apartment,” said Goelz. “When we got to the lobby we could smell something. People said there was something going on. We knew we were going [...]