Daily Dispatch: New York News
Former Oneonta firefighter, who died saving others, awarded NY Senate Liberty Medal
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:21:08 -0800
The former Oneonta firefighter that died while saving his nephews and fiancée from a fire at their home has been honored with the Senate Liberty Medal by Senator James Seward. The New York State Senate Liberty Medal is the highest honor an individual can receive from the state senate. Seward said that John Heller’s actions reflect the values of all first responders and their constant commitment to put the lives of others before their own.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 6:21:08 PM - SOURCE: WKTV-TV NBC Utica
84-Year-Old Woman Killed In Queens Fire; 5 Others Injured
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:00:05 -0800
A fire left an 84-year-old woman dead and five other people injured late Wednesday night in Queens. Flames broke out around 11:30 p.m. at an apartment building on 91st Street near Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica. When firefighters arrived, they found 84-year-old Ruth Andrade unconscious, along with an 85-year-old man in need of assistance.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 4:00:05 AM - SOURCE: CBS New York
Rescue trainers take frigid plunge into iced-over Delta Lake
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:43:34 -0800
Who trains the trainers? More than a dozen ice water rescue trainers were on a frozen Delta Lake on Tuesday to receive their own training in how to fish a person out of icy water. The training was conducted through the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control, part of the state Division of Homeland Security.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 1:43:34 AM - SOURCE: Rome Sentinel
Elderly couple in critical condition after home explodes in Albion
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:45:25 -0800
An elderly couple suffered critical injuries when their house on Elmwood Avenue exploded early Wednesday night. Village Police Chief Roland Nenni said a call came at 6:21 p.m. reporting a fire and explosion at 5 Elmwood Ave. on the north side of the village. “Our officer arrived in three minutes and the house was fully engulfed with two people outside the residence,” Nenni said.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 1:45:25 AM - SOURCE: Batavia Daily News
Suspicious package, file cabinet fire sparks investigation at Mount Vernon City Hall
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:02:51 -0800
The Mount Vernon Building Department reopened Wednesday after a fire and a suspicious device prompted an evacuation at City Hall earlier in the week. Just minutes after the all-clear was given for a suspicious package at Mount Vernon City Hall on Monday, the fire department was called to the Building Department on the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 3:02:51 PM - SOURCE: News 12 Westchester
Buffalo Fire Department: new 24-hour shifts in effect
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:55:04 -0800
Buffalo firefighters are starting to get used to the longer shifts after a new schedule went into effect on January 2. No longer are Buffalo firefighters working two nine-hour shifts and two 15-hour shifts a week, instead, they've began working 24-hour shifts. “About 75% of departments across North America are already on this schedule," says Vinny Ventresca, president of Local 282, Buffalo Professional Firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 3:55:04 PM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
Troy's retiring fire chief heading to Watervliet
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:41:54 -0800
Troy Fire Chief Thomas O. Garrett will retire this week, then cross the Hudson River to become the part-time chief of the Watervliet Fire Department. “It will be good to have an experienced chief come in,” Mayor Michael Manning said Tuesday, of the Watervliet Fire Department. Watervliet Fire Chief Robert Conlen recently retired from command of the 24 officers and firefighters in Watervliet creating the vacancy for chief.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 5:41:54 PM - SOURCE: Albany Times-Union
Four new Watertown firefighters are on the job
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:27:41 -0800
Thanks to a $561,202 federal grant, the city’s fire department has four new firefighters. Four firefighters started on the job Tuesday, after going through 12½ weeks of training. They graduated during a ceremony at the Massey Street fire station, where they’re beginning their careers. The new firefighters are Andrew J.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 3:27:41 AM - SOURCE: Watertown Daily Times
2 Hurt in Apartment Fire on Popular Bell Boulevard in Queens
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:59:35 -0800
A fire broke out inside a second-floor apartment on a popular commercial strip in Queens Tuesday afternoon, injuring two people, officials say. It's not clear what sparked the blaze at 42-28 Bell Blvd. in Bayside just after 3 p.m. Flames roared out of the windows above a restaurant as firefighters responded, video at the scene shows.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 1:59:35 PM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC New York
South Queensbury Fire Company proposes $4.1M building expansion
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:24:21 -0800
After postponing construction for four years, the plan to expand the South Queensbury fire station on Dix Avenue has tripled in cost. Town Board members weren’t happy but weren’t immediately opposed to the proposal at a workshop meeting Monday night to discuss it. The proposal, described in 2015 as a $1.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 1:24:21 PM - SOURCE: Glens Falls Post-Star
Police Investigate Possible Meth Lab In Fire That Burned Ogdensburg Man
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:13:34 -0800
An Ogdensburg man was hospitalized following a fire Sunday night. City police said they're investigating the possibility that a methamphetamine lab touched off the blaze. Ogdensburg fire officials said a city police officer was first on the scene at 312 Ogden Street and got the three occupants out of the home.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 5:13:34 PM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV 7 Fox 28
Deadly Herkimer fire ruled accidental; Three brothers to be laid to rest Friday
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:45:35 -0800
Firefighters in Herkimer have determined a fire that killed three brothers was accidental. Fire Chief John Spanfelner said his investigators ruled the fire "accidental electrical," and believe it started in the basement of the home and quickly spread throughout the house. Meanwhile, Funeral services for Jackson DeCarlis, 1, Richard DeCarlis, 6, and Michael DeCarlis, 7, will be held on Friday at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, in Frankfort.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 1:45:35 AM - SOURCE: WSTM-TV NBC3-CNY Central
Amazon's Arrival Puts the Heat on the FDNY
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Fire Department of New York officials expect Amazon.com Inc.'s new campus in Long Island City to put a strain on their firefighters in the Queens neighborhood and are considering reopening a firehouse shuttered 15 years ago to accommodate the tech giant's arrival. In 2003 then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed Engine Company 261, which was housed at 37-20 29th St.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Morningstar
Buffalo firefighters battle two-alarm fire on Bryson Street
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:37:47 -0800
Firefighters in Buffalo responded a two-alarm fire Tuesday morning on the city's east side. The first calls came in shortly after 5 a.m. for a structure fire on Bryson Street, near the Central Terminal. When firefighters arrived, one home was fully involved and the roof and rear of the other was starting to catch fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 3:37:47 AM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
Fire in Mayfield sends two to burn hospital in serious condition
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:42:50 -0800
Two female occupants were injured from a severe fire that destroyed their mobile home Sunday morning on Nine Mile Tree Road. Both women were being treated at the Upstate Medical in Syracuse this morning, officials said. State police said this afternoon that 57-year-old Kelly S. Fancher and 78-year-old Sally A.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 6:42:50 PM - SOURCE: Gloversville Leader-Herald
Canton's Dairy Queen Fire Ruled An Arson
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 04:47:47 -0800
Last August's fire that destroyed Canton's Dairy Queen restaurant has been officially ruled an arson. Canton Police Chief James Santimaw said the the determination was made by the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control. According to court documents, 20 year old Cody Horrocks of Canton confessed to setting the fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 4:47:47 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV 7 Fox 28
NYC firefighter ‘never gave up’ after 9/11-related cancer diagnosis
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
On Sept. 11, 2001, New York City firefighter and longtime Long Beach resident John Moschella was living in East Atlantic Beach when he watched the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center unfold on TV. “We were off-duty,” recalled his friend and fellow firefighter Jim Faria, Moschella’s roommate at the time.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Long Island Herald
'They saved his life': Buffalo firefighters rescue one of their own in East Side fire
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 04:06:00 -0800
As Engine 33 of the Buffalo Fire Department battled an intense fire in the attic of an East Side home Thursday night, a firefighter became separated from his hose, disoriented and couldn't find his way out. He tried to press the "man-down" button on his portable radio but was unable to. He took his gloves off in an effort to activate the button but could not, causing severe burns to his hands and wrists.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 4:06:00 AM - SOURCE: Buffalo News
1 dead, 3 injured in apartment fire in Rego Park, Queens
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:05:12 -0800
One person was killed and several others injured in an apartment building fire in Queens. The fire broke out about 11:40 Saturday night on the fifth floor of a high-rise building on 62nd Avenue in Rego Park. Firefighters made their way into the building through heavy smoke conditions and were able to place the fire under control.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2019 8:05:12 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV 7online.com
Fire destroys roof, causes collapse at Chappaqua home
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:57:49 -0800
Flames burned through the roof and significantly damaged a Chappaqua house on Sunday. The blaze broke out on Sutton Farm Drive around 3:45 p.m. The fire, which resulted in the ceiling collapsing on the second floor, was accidental, Chappaqua Fire Chief John Maduras said. It was not immediately clear if officials had determined what caused the fire, though.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 4:57:49 AM - SOURCE: NY Journal News (Lohud.com)

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