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New York Firefighters

It Comes With the Job

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 09.10.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

I kiss him goodbye before his shift and I don't allow myself to think about the danger. I can't. I would never sleep again if I did. Instead I watch my boys play with fire trucks, and pretend to put out fires with the hose and I laugh at their imaginations. Deep down part of me hopes they will outgrow this stage because to be perfectly honest I don't think I could handle all three of the men in my life being firefighters.

Firefighters Spend Hours Getting 700-Pound Man To Hospital

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weird News

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City firefighters used a rope-and-pulley system on Friday in an hours-long struggle to move an ill 700-pound (317.5 kg) ...

Lost Bracelet Honoring 9/11 Firefighter Found On Beach After 10 Years, Returned To Widow

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News

Everything happens for a reason. That was the thought that ran through 9/11 widow Marion Otten's mind when the memorial bracelet of her late firefi...

Thompson Gets Another Big Endorsement

Newsday | Emily Ngo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York

The Uniformed Firefighters Association Tuesday rolled a billboard on a flatbed truck to its news conference at a Lower East Side firehouse to show wha...


W. Scott Olsen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

Grace and I ride in quiet for a mile. I cannot shed the image of breathing the gasses. That's what happens to you just before you die. Not flames, I think. Worse.

WATCH: Firefighter Totally Shocks His Girlfriend

Posted 05.10.2013 | Weddings

This New York firefighter's girlfriend had no idea what her boyfriend was up to when she participated in a mock rescue. Bride-to-be Giuliana went t...

PHOTOS: The Hot Hunks Of The FDNY

Posted 08.15.2012 | New York

Just when you thought it couldn't get any hotter this summer, the FDNY has added fire to the flames with the release of their official 2013 Calendar o...

FDNY To Burn Down Vacant Governors Island Homes

Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

In an effort to evaluate fire-extinguishing strategies currently employed by the FDNY, the department is planning to burn down 20 vacant homes on Gove...

John Celock

New York Pol Admits To Falsifying FIre Department Leave Request | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

The newly-elected county executive of Albany County, N.Y., admitted he took time off from his job as a local firefighter to campaign, not for National...

The Catharsis of Song

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 11.08.2011 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

About ten days after 9/11/01, I was asked to sing on the opening subscription concerts at the New York Philharmonic. After the performance I wandered out alone through the Lincoln Center plaza and wondered why I was there at that moment.

Chicago Bikers Launch 9/11 Memorial Ride To Ground Zero

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago firefighter Tom Maloney rushed to Ground Zero to aid the New York Fire Department's efforts on September 11, 2001. A year later, Maloney, who ...

Patrick Murray, City Firefighter, Convicted Of Running Huge Pot Farm | By John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A jury convicted a city firefighter Wednesday of running a massive marijuana farm in the basement of a house in Queens owned by a fellow Bravest. "I'...

NY Assignment Desk: Paulson at the 92Y, Mardi Gras, Fire Fighter Date Auction

Huffington Post | Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of the Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and received adv...

James Ryan, 9/11 Firefighter, Denied Line-Of-Duty Funeral By FDNY | By Michael J. Feeney and Katie Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Fellow firefighters said Long Island firefighter and 9/11 hero James Ryan deserved a line of duty funeral with all the bells, whistles and family bene...

Bloomberg Testifies In Firefighters' Discrimination Lawsuit

New York Times | KAREEM FAHIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg testified in a discrimination lawsuit on Wednesday that he did not recall receiving a report more than six years ago warnin...

Five-Alarm Hotties: Vote On Your Favorite NY Firefighter (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The annual New York Firefighter "Hunks" Calendar is out featuring some of the city's finest. Below is a slideshow of a few of the men wearing some of...