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  New York City Fire Department - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FDNY is the largest municipal Fire Department in the United States with 16,000 personnel and it faces an extraordinarily varied challenge.
These were the first fire engines to be used in the American colonies, and all able-bodied citizens were required respond to a fire alarm and to participate in the extinguishing under the supervision of the Aldermen.
Following several large fires in 1866 which resulted in excessive fire losses and a rise in insurance rates, the fire department was reorganized under the command of General Alexander Schaler, and with military discipline the paid department reached its full potential which resulted in a general reduction in fire losses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_York_City_Fire_Department   (3663 words)

 New Rochelle On-line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Shortly after the turn of the century, $50,000 was appropriated to fully modernize the department and set in motion the transition from a volunteer force to a paid one.
The monies were used for new a fire headquarters and the hiring of the first two paid firemen to drive the new equipment.
The New Rochelle Fire Department is known as the premiere fire department in the area because of its wide range of services and its professionally trained staff.
www.newrochelleny.com /fire.asp   (571 words)

 The New York City Fire Department
Investigations of fires are conducted by the FDNY for a variety of reasons, including suspicion of arson, deaths, and injury to on-duty FDNY personnel.
A complex set of rules determines when a fire company is available for a first responder call, and a fire unit responds to a medical emergency only if there are no other fire units in their area which are already involved in an emergency run.
It would be preferable to connect future pay increase for firefighters to a real restructuring of the Fire Department and a substantial revision of the duties of the firefighter to place greater emphasis on fire prevention and education.
www.cbcny.org /97fire.html   (7672 words)

 JS Online: New York Fire Department Rebuilding
NEW YORK - As anguished residents flood the city's fire stations with flowers and condolence letters, an extraordinary effort has begun behind the familiar brick facades to rebuild the department's force.
Other city firefighters - and many dozens from departments elsewhere in the country - have been assigned to stations where the losses were greatest.
At the Manhattan fire station that houses Engine 40 and Ladder 35, the names of the 11 men missing from the station are still scribbled on the flboard announcing the lineup for Sept. 11 - the day of the attacks.
www.jsonline.com /news/attack/ap/sep01/ap-attacks-fire-de092901.asp   (674 words)

 New York FireFighters Hockey Team News Page
New state-of-the-art training facility was announced Monday, December 11, 2000 at a press conference held at Randall's Island, NY Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani joined Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen and Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Kenneth Holden to break ground on a new $44.8 million state-of-the-art fire training facility at Randall’s Island.
It was presented to her by the Paterson and New York City fire departments, which organized the game to raise money for Christmas, who was severely injured in the Seton Hall dormitory fire early this year.
If you have an interest in the history of the New York City Fire Department and would like to share your interest and experiences, The New York City Fire Museum is looking for volunteers who are retired from the Department to do historical tours of the Museum.
www.fdnyhockey.com /news.html   (1302 words)

 New York City Fire Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) has the responsibility of protecting the York City's five boroughs from fires and fire hazards as as preventing disasters like The Station nightclub fire in nearby Rhode Island and the trampling deaths at an building in Chicago.
They (along with the NYPD) have been celebrated as America 's new heroes since the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks when 343 members of the department in the catastrophic collapse of the World Trade Center.
Especially of interest in its detailed analysis of how and why New York's poorer neighborhoods were pushed over the cliff of decline thanks not only to the city, but to (who'd have guessed?) the RAND Corporation.
www.freeglossary.com /New_York_City_Fire_Department   (368 words)

 New York City Fire Department - New York City Fire Academy
Objectives: Version 1 or 2: Determine cause and origin of a fire; ascertain events leading to a fire; for fires with incendiary causes, investigate to determine responsibility; work within the legal boundaries of the Constitution and the laws governing law enforcement personnel to make arrests; provide assistance in all stages of prosecution.
Version 2 or 3: Fire company administration; principles of supervision; problem assessment and the supervisor’s role in firefighting tactics and strategies; building construction and collapse; educational methodology; arson awareness; hazardous materials; safety; gender integration; high-rise building fires; the supervisor’s role in counseling subordinates with problem behavior and dealing with critical incident stress.
Version 4: Fire company administration; principles of supervision; problem assessment and the supervisor’s role in firefighting tactics and strategies; building construction and collapse; educational methodology; arson awareness; hazardous materials; safety; gender integration; high-rise building fires; foam; auto extrication; the supervisor’s role in counseling subordinates with problem behavior and dealing with critical incident stress.
www.nationalponsi.org /ccr/Listings/nycfd_nycfa.htm   (2082 words)

 New York City Fire Chiefs Association
A letter from the U.F.O.A. "The occurrence of large fires in the principal cities of the United States has demonstrated the fact that upon the Chief Officers of our Fire Department, rests a fearful responsibility, both in the protection of life and property.
The object of the Association was to unite educationally, beneficially, socially and fraternally, all chief officers of the New York City Fire Department.
In the year 1945, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association was born and the line organizations disbanded with the endowment feature being responsible for most of the demise.
www.newyorkcityfirechiefs.org   (651 words)

 In Time of Need, Companies Donate Fire Truck Windshields To New York City Fire Department
The fire department's order has top priority, Swint said, and delivery is anticipated early this week via a direct shipment to the fire department in New York.
FWD Seagrave is the principal supplier of aerial and pumper trucks to such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Honolulu and Anchorage, Alaska.
Issuers of news releases and not PR Newswire are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-19-2001/0001574740&EDATE=   (531 words)

 Fire Department of New York
Prior to 1866, the city of New York was protected by a completely volunteer fire department.
By 1866 City Fathers recognized the critical importance of establishing a professional, well equipped and disciplined fire fighting force with credentials equivalent to those of the respected New York Police Department.
The New York City Fire Department was under the direction of the Fire Commission, comprised of P. Engs, M. Brown, C. Pinckney, and J. Abbe.
www.sonofthesouth.net /fire_department_of_new_york.htm   (810 words)

 New York City Fire Department Deploys RIM's BlackBerry
The initial deployment of BlackBerry and MX is with the Office of the Fire Commissioner, the Chief of Department, and the Chief of Operations.
MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: While a majority of fire fighters are always looking for more comprehensive solution, New York City Fire Department has decided to use simple Blackberry platform to stay in touch with their work force.
Note: This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of Securities Exchange act of 1934 in USA.
www.mobileinfo.com /News_2003/Issue05/Blackberry_fire.htm   (306 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Feds investigate discrimination charges in New York fire department
NEW YORK – It has been 24 years since Capt. Brenda Berkman joined the New York City Fire Department as part of the first graduating class of female firefighters, and since then women have risen to her rank and higher.
The New York Fire Department learned last summer that the investigation was expanding, said Farrell Sklerov, a department spokesman.
Jennifer K. Brown, legal director at Legal Momentum in New York, said her organization and members of United Women Firefighters had urged federal officials last year to examine New York's recruitment, testing and promotion of women.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/nation/20060315-1418-womenfirefighters.html   (637 words)

 Injuries and Illnesses Among New York City Fire Department Rescue Workers After Responding to the World Trade Center ...
Because of ongoing fire activity and the large numbers of civilians and rescue workers who were killed during the attacks, approximately 11,000 FDNY firefighters and many emergency medical service (EMS) personnel worked on or directly adjacent to the rubble and incurred substantial exposures (Figure).
In July 2002, new cases began to decline, but previous incidents of terrorism suggest that cases might increase after the 1-year anniversary of the attacks.
Acute eosinophilic pneumonia in a New York City firefighter exposed to WTC dust.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm51SPa1.htm   (1967 words)

 New York City Fire Department Firefighter
Five panel box with a photo cover of a collage of photos illustrating various New York Firemen in the process of fighting fires.
A percentage of the proceeds of the sales of this figure go to the Fire Department of New York Fund for the families of the firemen who were killed.
The stand is also very sturdy and says: "Fire Department, City of New York" in the left corner and "FDNY Fire Zone" in the middle of the stand.
www.homestead.com /actionheroes/reviewsfortynine.html   (338 words)

 FDNY Fire Academy
The Academy is situated on 27 acres of land on Randall's Island near the hub or the Triboro Bridge connecting the three boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.
This training center is adjacent to 68 acres of parkland, an outdoor recreation area consisting of tennis courts; baseball, softball and soccer fields; and walking, jogging and cycling paths.
The New York Transit Authority has installed tracks and two subway cars-one old style and one new-in order to provide a suitable facility for the development of techniques for dealing with subway fires and other emergencies.
www.nyc.gov /html/fdny/html/units/fire_academy/fa_index.shtml   (332 words)

 New York Press Club Chaplain Killed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Father Judge was at the scene of the disaster with three high-ranking fire department officials - First Deputy Commissioner William Feehan, Chief of Department Peter Ganci, and Rescue Operations Chief Raymond Downey, who was among those who helped victims of the Oklahoma City bombing - when the first tower collapse hit, killing all four men.
Father Judge, who was 68 years old, was a beloved figure in the fire department and to many, many other New Yorkers, and was usually the one to be offering comfort at the scene of some of the worst tragedies and disasters the city has experienced.
A Catholic Franciscan priest, he participated in interfaith religious services; headed up the NY Bread Line; and was a member of the Fire Department's Emerald Society, which recognized his outstanding work in the Fire Department with an Irishman of the Year award.
www.newyorkpressclub.org /wtc.html   (467 words)

 History of the New York Fire Department
The new era began upon this day; henceforth New York was to move on her marvelous career.
The prison, new prison, and house of correction were in the park, the latter where now stands the City Hall.
The Bank of new York was the first banking institution established in the city, commencing operations in 1784, although not chartered until 1791, the banking house being located on the corner of Wall and Williams Streets.
www.usgennet.org /usa/ny/state/fire/1-10/ch4pt1.html   (1569 words)

 New York Fire Department material - September 11: Bearing Witness to History
Description: This collection of New York Fire Department (FDNY) equipment recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center includes a door and tail light panel from a crushed fire truck, two axe heads, and two firefighter’s pry bars.
When the towers collapsed, numerous trucks were crushed, and 343 members of the New York Fire Department were killed.
Two axe heads, their handles burnt away, were recovered from crushed New York Fire Department trucks destroyed by the collapse of the World Trade Center.
americanhistory.si.edu /september11/collection/record.asp?ID=49   (356 words)

 Newsvine - Sarkozy Honors New York Firefighters
NEW YORK — French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy honored the New York City Fire Department Sunday for its bravery and service on Sept. 11 in a ceremony on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the attacks.
Sarkozy, who is expected to be the ruling conservative party's candidate for president in spring elections, was in New York to pay tribute to the city's police and fire departments as part of the commemoration of the anniversary.
He praised the police and the people of New York for their bravery on Sept. 11.
www.newsvine.com /_news/2006/09/10/357416-sarkozy-honors-new-york-firefighters   (655 words)

 wnbc.com - News - Interview: New York City Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta Discusses Recent Fire Department ...
So I don't think the public is going to judge the Fire Department by this handful of incidents, but they are getting a lot of attention, and we're giving them a lot of attention ourselves in addressing them.
They're generous enough in the Fire Department, as is. It's not just New York city and the contiguous county, but the county contiguous to that one is two.
We are now, with this new class graduating very soon--we will be at the head count that we were before 9/11, despite all the retirements and the other losses.
www.wnbc.com /news/2831217/detail.html   (3349 words)

 FDNY T-shirt New York City Fire Department shirts | Awesome Shirts on GENERALLY AWESOME!
Show your support and patriotism by wearing this FDNY shirt to honor the brave fire fighter in New York City and in the rest of the country.
Fire Fighters are out there all the time risking their lives for us.
Wear this New York City T-shirt, whether you live in NYC or not.
www.generallyawesome.com /store/FDNY.php   (207 words)

 New York City Fire Department - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One Member of the New York City Fire Patrol was killed.
22 chiefs were killed, including the chief of department, the first deputy commissioner, two assistant chiefs, and 18 battalion chiefs.
1 Member of the New York City Fire Patrol was killed.
sep11.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_York_City_Fire_Department   (398 words)

 New York City Fire Department Retirees
We are a group of retired New York City Firefighters, of all ranks, who reside mainly on Staten Island, New York, although our membership extends outside the city.
To utilize the wealth of fire safety knowledge possessed by the membership to improve Fire Protection and safety for the community at large.
The fire breaches the darkness with a light both savage and sublime, as fiery fingers reach and scratch at the flening sky.
www.fdnysiretirees.org   (709 words)

 Welcome to the City of York, Pennsylvania - The First Capital of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The City of York was founded in 1741.
Our department dates back to January 1771 with the formation of the first fire brigade to protect the people of the community.
From the oldest continuously operating fire station in the United States to the most modern and advanced equipment available, our department combines the old with the new to deliver the very best service available.
www.yorkcity.org /pubsafety/fire   (177 words)

 New York City Disaster
Fire Brooklyn during a stage performance a gaslight ignited the wooden theatre building filled with 900 people; 295 died, hundreds were injured
Fire New York City, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory: 145 people died; dozens were injured
The impact ripped open the port side bulkhead along the main deck and caused a portion of the upper deck to collapse; the New York fire department responded with 70 units and 225 personnel; 10 people died and 43 were injured.
www.emergency-management.net /ny_di.htm   (831 words)

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