Daily Dispatch: New York News
Yonkers wants to fire sex-offender firefighter; union says not so fast
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:07:15 -0700
The possibility that residents may dial 911 and have a sex offender respond has officials seeking to terminate a firefighter. Yonkers firefighter Gustavo Bravo, 32, pleaded guilty in October to a misdemeanor charge of sexual misconduct due to his actions with a woman at a 2016 Fourth of July party. In May, Bravo was sentenced to six years of probation and he was ordered to register as a sex offender.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2018 7:07:15 AM - SOURCE: NY Journal News (Lohud.com)
Officials: No major public health threat from Manhattan steam blast
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:38:44 -0700
An aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, spewing a geyser of white vapor 10 stories high and forcing an evacuation of 49 buildings, but city officials said there was no major public health threat. Five people, including three civilians, suffered minor injuries from the 6:40 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2018 4:38:44 AM - SOURCE: Middletown Times Herald-Record
Fire crews battle house fire in Queensbury
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:22:23 -0700
Two people are in the hospital after being badly burned by a fast-moving fire. Firefighters say children were also in the home. Luckily, they weren't hurt but officials suspect it all started as family members were working on a motorcycle. Firefighters say one of the victims was actually on fire, and the other was burned trying to help him.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 3:22:23 PM - SOURCE: WRGB-TV CBS 6 Schenectady
East Meadow Fire Department save residents from Berg Avenue fire
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:03:48 -0700
East Meadow Fire Communications received a 911 call at 11:19 p.m. from Firecom, announcing a house fire at 352 Berg Avenue. One minute later, Chief of Department Philip Fertitta, Second Assistant Chief James Walsh and Safety Officer 6155 sent their response via radio and were soon followed by Third Assistant Chief Paul Kosiba.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 1:03:48 PM - SOURCE: LIHerald
Pharsalia fire displaces family
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:40:02 -0700
Firefighters from six departments responded to a house fire on County Road 10 in Pharsalia Wednesday. Once they arrived at the house, they were met with nothing but flames. "By the time we got on the scene, the house was fully involved. There was a porch on the front of the house and that was completely engulfed in flames, and smoke coming out of the back," said Pharsalia Volunteer Fire Company Chief Ken Granger.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 3:40:02 PM - SOURCE: WBNG-TV 12 Binghamton
Firefighter injured in Port Jervis house fire
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:41:02 -0700
A Port Jervis firefighter has been sent to the hospital for what the deputy chief says are non-life threatening injuries. Firefighters got a call at 3:15 p.m. over initial reports of a house fire on West Main Street with someone trapped inside. While there was nobody inside the home, the fire did smoke and flame up fast.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 5:41:02 PM - SOURCE: TWC News - Hudson Valley NY
Goshen: Off-duty cop, volunteer firefighter, saves two people from burning car on Route 17
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:00:08 -0700
An off-duty police officer pulled two people from their burning car on Route 17 Wednesday before the flames spread and destroyed the vehicle, the Goshen fire chief said. Chief Richard Pearson said the car, which caught fire on eastbound Route 17 near Exit 122A, the Fletcher Street exit, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at about 12:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 2:00:08 PM - SOURCE: Middletown Times Herald-Record
Steam pipe explodes in Manhattan
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:40:31 -0700
A steam pipe exploded in Manhattan Thursday morning, causing steam to shoot into the sky for hours and cover the surrounding area in thick black soot that prompted Con Ed to warn locals of possible asbestos contamination. It happened at about 6:40 a.m. along Fifth Avenue between West 21st and West 22nd streets in the Flatiron District.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 4:40:31 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV PIX 11
Lawsuit: Restaurant Over-served Retired Syracuse Fire Chief Before Deadly Crash
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 05:11:29 -0700
A restaurant on the northside is now facing a lawsuit accusing them of over-serving a former Syracuse Fire Chief before he killed himself in a car crash. Retired Chief Robert Nelson died in a February 2017 crash when he crossed into oncoming traffic on Buckley Road and careened into a car. The lawsuit against Attilio's Restaurant was filed by Sueria Ashkar.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 5:11:29 AM - SOURCE: WSYR 106.9-FM & 570-AM
Ticonderoga Fire Dept. ousts firefighter accused of arson
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:12:01 -0700
The firefighter who allegedly burned down a historic barn here and set several other grass fires in the area has been ejected from Ticonderoga Volunteer Fire Department, the chief said. The 18-year-old, whose name is being withheld because he has been granted youthful offender status, was arrested June 18 and charged with third-degree arson, a felony, and fifth-degree arson, a misdemeanor.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 6:12:01 PM - SOURCE: Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Rare Fire Trucks on Display at Canal Fest in North Tonawanda
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 03:53:35 -0700
People across North Tonawanda got a rare look some vintage Fire Truck Muster that event organizers have been bringing to canal fest for the past four years On display are 5 – 8 trucks giving residents a chance to feel like a firefighter! In additional to looking at the trucks, they also let kids climb in/on them.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 3:53:35 AM - SOURCE: Niagara Falls Reporter
Long Island: New firehouse at MacArthur Airport triple the size of old facility
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Long Island MacArthur Airport unveiled Monday a $13.5 million firehouse designed to improve rescue and medical response to accidents on the airfield. The building, largely completed Friday, will serve as a staging area during emergencies at the Ronkonkoma airport and replaces a facility built in the 1940s.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newsday - Metered Site
Warren County fire kills woman, badly injures man
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:40:17 -0700
A woman died and her visitor was burned extensively Monday night after they ran through the flames of a Warren County house to get free. Authorities got a 911 call at 10:40 p.m. about the fire at 2361 Route 28 in Bakers Mills. Sheriff's deputies and firefighters found the two victims near the house after their escape.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 2:40:17 PM - SOURCE: Albany Times-Union
Cicero Fire Department gets in on the lip-sync video craze
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:54:53 -0700
This video just dropped and the world finally gets to see the other talents that the Cicero Fire Department has. The two-camera shoot, which features four firefighters singing to the Backstreet Boys' hit "Everybody," was dreamed up by Sgt. Steve Schlie. The director shouted "action" this past Saturday.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 4:54:53 PM - SOURCE: WSTM-TV NBC3-CNY Central
Volunteer firefighters gear up in Broome County boot camp
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:18:20 -0700
Volunteer firefighters in our area and beyond have geared up for a two-week boot camp. Eleven recruits who just graduated high school or who are college students are gaining skills needed to be a volunteer firefighter. This includes students from Broome County and outside the Southern Tier. Broome County Emergency Services teamed up with the state of New York to put on this two-week training.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 6:18:20 PM - SOURCE: WBNG-TV 12 Binghamton
Follow Up: Town hall meeting held for West Endicott Fire Department at risk of closing
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:28:08 -0700
Officials from the West Endicott Fire Department held a town hall at their fire station Sunday night, saying if there's not an influx of young volunteers, they may have to close their department at the end of the year. Maria Tinklepaugh has lived in the West Endicott area for over fifty years, and she says she is concerned about the future of the department.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 4:28:08 PM - SOURCE: WBNG-TV 12 Binghamton
North Syracuse to administer fire department recruitment grant
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:16:15 -0700
The village of North Syracuse has been awarded a $146,000 federal grant toward the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters for the North Syracuse, Moyers Corners and Brewerton fire departments. North Syracuse will administer the four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 1:16:15 PM - SOURCE: Eagle News Online
Chateaugay apartment building fire displaces 19, three first responders suffer minor injuries
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:50:46 -0700
Roughly 150 firefighters responded to the scene of a Sunday evening fire that leveled an apartment building and displaced 19 residents in Chateaugay’s village center. The nearly 10-hour firefighting effort began at 4:06 when crews from Chateaugay and Burke responded to reports of a structure fire at 183 E.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 6:50:46 PM - SOURCE: Malone Telegram
New Hyde Park teen, fire department member, dies in motorcycle crash
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:11:59 -0700
Zachary Fazekas didn’t have a bad bone in his body, according to his fellow members of New Hyde Park Fire Department members. “He was a complete gentleman, true friend and was on his way to becoming a great firefighter,” a fire department Facebook post states. “We all say that some kids are good kids, but Zach was the definition [of] that.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 3:11:59 AM - SOURCE: The Island Now
Governor: Our duty to all 9/11 responders - The city must do right by EMTs sickened at Ground Zero
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
From the moment the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists on 9/11 and for months afterward, men and women from around the state descended on Lower Manhattan, where an around-the-clock operation was underway to first rescue and then recover victims of the worst terror strike on U.S. soil. These heroes never considered politics, or even their own safety, before rushing into a toxic maelstrom at Ground Zero.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News