Daily Dispatch: New York News
24 hospitalized after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at New York City church
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:44:02 -0700
Two dozen people went to the hospital for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning after they were evacuated from a church in Manhattan. Firefighters responded to Saint Malachy's Church on West 49th Street in Midtown on Tuesday morning for reported elevated levels of the gas. The elevated levels of carbon monoxide were first detected in the basement of the church where the nonprofit Encore Community Services offers meals and other assistance to senior citizens.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 11:44:02 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV 7online.com
Rochester Fire Chief, City Council to discuss dynamic staffing
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:23:45 -0700
Rochester City Council members confirm to News10NBC that they plan to meet next week with the Rochester fire chief to discuss dynamic staffing. Dynamic staffing is an initiative to reduce overtime costs by closing a fire station for certain shifts. Any calls received during that time will be covered by the next closest engine.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 5:23:45 PM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
Large utility pole fire leads to power outage in Village of Newark
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:38:12 -0700
VIDEO: Heavy rains are being blamed for bringing down a utility pole which then caught fire, knocking out power to a portion of the Village of Newark. The video of the fire was captured by Shawn Spratley and posted to Facebook. The fire broke out just before 4:30 p.m. on West Union Street near the Canal View Restaurant.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 9:38:12 PM - SOURCE: Rochester First
Nothing supernatural about haunted house fire - three teens charged with arson in Franklin County blaze
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:36:15 -0700
Three teenage girls have been charged with arson in the fire that destroyed a well-known “haunted house” in Cooks Corners. The trio –– two from Malone and one from North Bangor –– were each charged Friday by New York State Police with one count of third-degree arson, a felony, in connection with the fire that destroyed a vacant house at 189 County Route 3 that began the previous night.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2019 2:36:15 AM - SOURCE: The Malone Telegram
Car catches fire in garage on Rochester's west side
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:29:35 -0700
VIDEO: A car caught fire in a garage Tuesday night causing a lot of smoke in the area. It happened on Campbell Street behind a storage facility. Firefighter's say the person working on the car tried to put the fire out put was unsuccessful. The fire was dealt with quickly when firefighter's arrived.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 8:29:35 PM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
20 Buffalo firefighters injured in the last week
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:44:29 -0700
20 Buffalo city firefighters have been injured on the job in the last week. Thursday, 7 Eyewitness News reported a firefighter had to be rushed on a stretcher from a blaze on Frankfort. Division fire chief Daniel Bossi said a first year firefighter from Engine 22 lost consciousness. At that point last week, Fire Commissioner Bill Renaldo said there had been 15 firefighters injured fighting three, two alarm fires since the night before.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 3:44:29 PM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
Related: Buffalo fire sends three firefighters to the hospital
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
It's been a very busy month so far for Buffalo's bravest. Monday morning, firefighters were called out yet again; this time, to battle a blaze on Goembel St. in the city's Walden-Bailey neighborhood. A chief on the scene tells 2 On Your Side the fast-moving fire broke out in the attic. The cause is not known at this time.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV NBC 2 News
Summer Swimming Dip Proves Almost Deadly For Teen At Tuxedo Quarry
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:39:38 -0700
A Bergen County teenager is giving thanks for brave first responders after an accident at a popular but unguarded swimming hole. The 18-year-old from Fair Lawn, N.J., hit several rocks as she fell 38 feet head first into the water – breaking ribs, her collarbone, and several teeth – reports CBS2’s Tony Aiello.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 4:39:38 PM - SOURCE: CBS New York
Follow Up: First Responders Urge Senate To Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Extension
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:01:38 -0700
New York lawmakers held a news conference at Ground Zero on Monday to celebrate the House passage of a bill that would extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Rep. Jerry Nadler were on hand, along with 9/11 first responders and survivors. “When we get a bill passed, people are still going to die – cops, firefighters, construction workers, Red Cross volunteers.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 10:01:38 AM - SOURCE: CBS New York
Fredonia officials spar over fire department workers
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 04:58:36 -0700
Call it concern for proper procedures and the people of Fredonia, call it election year posturing, or call it some of both: Whatever way you look at it, Monday’s village Board of Trustees meeting was full of disagreement. One of the biggest points of contention involved Fredonia Fire Department hirings: Dan Aldrich as a lieutenant and the permanent appointment of Ryan Walker as fire chief.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 4:58:36 AM - SOURCE: Dunkirk Observer
Accused arsonist caught on video setting Brooklyn rabbi's home ablaze: DA
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:40:33 -0700
The man who police say set a Brooklyn rabbi’s house on fire amid a long-held grudge over alleged abuse he says he suffered as a child was caught on video sparking the blaze, prosecutors revealed Monday. The detail emerged as Matthew Karelefsky pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and arson charges before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Martin Murphy on a 17-count indictment.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 12:40:33 PM - SOURCE: New York Post
First responders from Western New York will benefit from aid to 9/11 victims
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:47:46 -0700
The House on Friday passed a bill that aims to keep aid flowing to thousands of people who still suffer from physical and psychic damage stemming from the terrorist attack that knocked down the World Trade Center's twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. It's a bill that matters to dozens of Western New Yorkers: state police officers, firefighters and the men and women of the National Guard who responded to the attack.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 5:47:46 PM - SOURCE: The Buffalo News
Central New York teens train with FASNY to learn how to be firefighters
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:36:56 -0700
A group of junior firefighters was put to the test Saturday as part of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York’s (FASNY) Youth in the Fire Service Day. They spent the day going through drills involving forced entries, searches, and hose relays. Many of the teens grew up around people in fire departments, and are hoping to follow in their footsteps.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2019 4:36:56 PM - SOURCE: LocalSYR.com
Two firefighters taken to hospital following Buffalo house fire
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:03:52 -0700
Two firefighters were taken to the hospital following a house fire on Buffalo's west side. A two-alarm fire broke out in a home on Gelston Street just before 11 p.m. Sunday and quickly spread to the house next door. The injured first responders were taken to ECMC and are expected to be okay. Fire officials tell us that both homes appeared to be vacant, though uncertainty can be dangerous.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 6:03:52 AM - SOURCE: WGRZ-TV Channel 2
Henrietta fire chief discusses importance of staffing, response times
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:22:18 -0700
Response times for fire departments are crucial, which is why there is so much concern in the City of Rochester. Under dynamic staffing, a firehouse can be closed on any given night at the discretion of the city's fire chief. The fire chief of another local fire district says proper staffing is crucial for keeping his residents safe.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 11:22:18 PM - SOURCE: WUHF Fox Rochester
9/11 responder from Glen Head is seeking pension parity
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 01:43:47 -0700
Many images continue to haunt civilian 9/11 responder Timothy DeMeo. He saw close to 100 people engulfed in flames jump from the twin towers, he said — images that are still among his nightmares. And there was another that he still can’t shake, 18 years later. “We found, on top of Tower 6, a shoe with a foot in it,” he said, his voice breaking.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2019 1:43:47 AM - SOURCE: LIHerald
Days after devastating fire, six year old boy gets a surprise firefighter birthday party in Buffalo
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:44:32 -0700
Cake cutting, noise makers blowing, and gift unwrapping are all things you'd expect at a six year old's birthday party. However, you might not expect the location, Engine 33 Firehouse in Buffalo. Erick Hill's actual birthday was on Thursday, the day his family lost everything in a fire at their Frankfort Avenue home.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2019 3:44:32 PM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren interrupts firefighter union press conference in dispute over dynamic staffing
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:02:33 -0700
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren made a very public offer to the firefighters Thursday. Warren interrupted a press conference held by Firefighters Union President Eddie Santiago about brownouts or as the city calls it, dynamic staffing. That’s the policy that allows the fire chief to close firehouses if staffing is too low.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 5:02:33 PM - SOURCE: WXXI Rochester Public Broadcasting
4-Alarm Blaze Devours Bronx Apartment Building; Four firefighters and three civilians were hurt in the fire
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 04:46:18 -0700
VIDEO: Seven people were hurt, one of them seriously, when a four-alarm blaze tore through an apartment building in the Bronx early Friday, fire officials say. The fire broke out at the Watson Avenue building in Soundview shortly after 6 a.m. and quickly escalated to four alarms, with nearly 150 firefighters converging on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 4:46:18 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC New York
Memorial service to be held for Ithaca firefighter Daryl Pace
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:59:08 -0700
Ithaca firefighters remember Daryl Pace as an active firefighter with plenty of energy, charisma and a love for being where all the action is. Pace reluctantly retired from her job a few months ago because of a job-related cancer diagnosis. On Monday, her life came to an end at the age of 36 while surrounded by her loving family.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 4:59:08 AM - SOURCE: Ithaca Journal