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Mayor Adams signs legislation to boost safety for FDNY EMTs and Paramedics with new body armor and self defense training


May. 7, 2024 By Anthony Medina Mayor Eric Adams signed two pieces of legislation this month that will provide self-defense training and body armor to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics in the FDNY. Council Members Joann Ariola, who represents central and south Queens neighborhoods, and Joe Borelli, who represents Staten Island south, sponsored the…
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NYPD wins 3rd annual “Battle of the Badges” volleyball game against FDNY

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Feb. 27, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Bragging rights and a trophy were up for grabs at the third annual “Battle of the Badges” between the NYPD and FDNY volleyball teams at Maspeth High School in Elmhurst on Saturday, Feb. 24. Tickets to the friendly championship game between New York’s finest and bravest were $10, and…
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FDNY discovers hundreds of illegally stored propane tanks on residential street in East Elmhurst, not far from Citi Field

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Dec. 7, 2023 By Bill Parry The FDNY prevented a potential catastrophe on a residential black in East Elmhurst on the morning of Friday, Dec. 1. Fire inspectors, acting on a tip from a resident on the block who smelled gas, discovered hundreds of illegally stored propane tanks and cylinders stashed in a storage area and yard behind 32-49 104th St., according to the FDNY. If left unchecked, the illicit propane distribution site could have potentially leveled apartment houses and homes on the block. The FDNY recovered 236 propane tanks. Half of the 20-pound and 100-pound cylinders were leaking gas…
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Seven injured in three-alarm Corona fire that left 20 residents displaced: FDNY

Sep. 2, 2023 By Zach Gewelb and Lloyd Mitchell A devastating three-alarm fire in Corona displaced 20 residents and left seven people — including multiple firefighters and police officers — with non-life threatening injuries on Friday, Sept. 1. Firefighters from FDNY’s Queens Battalion 46 were met with heavy fire on the second floor of a…
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City reopens beaches along the Rockaways after thorough search for sharks

Aug. 9, 2023 By Bill Parry The city’s Parks Department reopened the beaches along the 10-mile stretch of the Rockaways Wednesday morning after a thorough search of the shoreline determined it was safe to allow swimmers back into the water. The FDNY and NYPD used drone technology to ensure the shoreline was clear after an…
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FDNY extinguishes two-alarm house fire in Elmhurst

Feb. 26, 2023 By Lloyd Mitchell Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm house fire in Elmhurst on Saturday afternoon. The fire started in the second-floor walls at a two-and-a-half-story residence at 83-26 St. James Ave. in Elmhurst at approximately 2:41 p.m. on Feb. 25. FDNY responded to the scene with 25 units consisting of 106 fire personnel….
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Man dies in East Elmhurst house fire that left 10 others injured: FDNY

A man was killed in a fire that broke out inside an East Elmhurst home that also left 10 others injured late Friday night, according to the FDNY. The FDNY received a call regarding the two-alarm fire that broke out just after 11 p.m. in a three-story residential home at 24-37 89th St. on Friday,… Read more »