» Procession for American Medical Response Corning First Responder Daryl Tombs
26/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A procession was held today in the town of Bath in remembrance of Daryl Tomb, a first responder who recently died of COVID-19. The precession consisted of around 100 emergency response vehicles from all throughout Steuben and surrounding...

» Long Island 9/11 first responders disheartened over COVID-19 vaccine distribution
26/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Long Island 9/11 first responders who struggle with respiratory issues are currently not eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine and are now demanding answers. Rich Palmer is a former 9/11 first responder now living with health conditions r...

» Man pulled from Lake George after falling through ice near Bolton Landing
26/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
There was a rescue effort Monday morning on Lake George after a fisherman fell through the ice near Bolton Landing. The calls for this came in just after 8 a.m. after a man was spotted falling though the ice on a public environmental cam...

» Video shows moment NYC firefighter knocked unconscious from falling air conditioner
26/01/21 02:21 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
An FDNY firefighter was knocked unconscious when an air conditioner fell from a window and struck him in the head while he was battling a Brooklyn blaze on Monday morning, sources said. The shocking incident took place outside a home in ...

» Firefighters save Gallatin home
25/01/21 21:33 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
PHOTO: Quick action by firefighters saved a Gallatin home Saturday morning, Second Assistant Chief Jeff Galm from the Milan Fire Department, said Monday. At about 6:45 a.m., Milan firefighters were sent to 1208 Jackson Corners Road in Ga...

» 6 people hurt in fire on Staten Island; mom describes dramatic escape from apartment
25/01/21 21:18 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A mother described a dramatic escape from a fire that injured six people in Mariners Harbor on Monday morning. About 60 firefighters and 12 units responded to the blaze, which was reported around 8:30 a.m. on the second story of a three-...

» Authorities: None Injured In Great Neck House Fire
25/01/21 17:13 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Firefighters were called to Devon Road in Great Neck Sunday night after a fire broke out inside of a two-story home. A police spokesman said 911 dispatchers received the 911 call just after 6 p.m. and when officers arrived they saw smoke...

» Fire crews battle massive structure fire in Troy
25/01/21 13:46 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Fire crews are starting to clear the scene of a fire on Campbell Avenue in Troy. Calls for the fire came in just after 6 a.m. on Monday. The fire caused extensive damage to the building, and there was concern that part of the second floo...

» New York City: Owner torched his Queens restaurant after COVID shutdown, investigators say
25/01/21 12:57 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: A restaurant owner in Queens has been arrested for allegedly trying to set his own business on fire after the restaurant had been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Investigators say 54-year-old Asif Raja set the fire in several...

» Pierrepont couple trapped in burning home die in hospital
25/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: Two people have died at a Syracuse hospital, where they were taken after they were rescued from a raging fire in their town of Pierrepont home late Sunday night. Two state troopers, a St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputy, and fire...

» FDNY battles fire in Pleasant Plains; two firefighters injured
23/01/21 23:41 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Two firefighters sustained minor injuries Saturday afternoon while battling a blaze at a Pleasant Plains home. Twelve units, consisting of 60 firefighters, began responding to 67 Idaho Ave. at 12:46 p.m., according to a spokesperson. Fir...

» AAA honors tow truck driver who pulled 2 from burning car in Syracuse, to add lifesaving tool to all trucks
22/01/21 21:30 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A tow truck driver who pulled two people from a burning car in late December was honored today by AAA, who at his urging, announced that life saving tools will be added to all AAA trucks in Western and Central New York. Scott Swank, of P...

» Mentor and active member of Oyster Bay Fire Department dies of COVID
22/01/21 21:09 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Edwin J. Rahilly Jr. probably would have lived at least another 10 years had it not been for COVID-19, his second cousin Thomas Rahilly Jr. said. Thomas, the second assistant chief at Oyster Bay Fire Co. No. 1, has fond memories of Ed, w...

» Watertown firefighters file grievance against city over rescue truck dispute
22/01/21 03:39 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
In the latest volley in their years-long legal battle, the firefighters’ union filed a grievance against the city involving the city’s decision to take the heavy rescue truck off the road. City Manager Kenneth A. Mix received the grievan...

» 'A perfect storm': Mount Vernon mayor says layoffs or furloughs may be needed
21/01/21 23:31 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The city of Mount Vernon is strapped for cash, and the mayor says she is being forced to resort to dire measures to keep the city afloat. Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard says the city is not making ends meet as she finalized the already la...

» Three generations of Oceanside Fire Department members get vaccinated
21/01/21 23:14 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Three generations of first responders from the Oceanside Fire Department received their COVID-19 vaccines at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital on Jan. 12. Steve, Kevin and Chris Klein went to the Oceanside hospital to get inoculated, and...

» City of Syracuse Fire Department Seeking Up to $125K for Thermal Cameras
21/01/21 22:23 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Syracuse's Fire Chief is seeking a $125,000 grant to purchase new thermal imaging cameras that allow firefighters to see inside of structures, for a variety of reasons. Recently, firefighters had to enter a vacant, dilapidated house to c...

» Henrietta Fire Chief to Retire
21/01/21 21:44 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Henrietta Fire District Chief Mark Strzyzynski is retiring from his position Friday, after 32 years of service as a firefighter. He began serving as chief in 2017, but held various roles including Lieutenant, Captain, and Batallion Chief...

» Syracuse to launch junior cadet programs for future cops, firefighters
21/01/21 21:29 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
City Hall is preparing to launch a junior firefighter program and a junior police cadet program later this year in an effort to attract, train and keep city residents as cops and firefighters. Mayor Ben Walsh will announce the new progra...

» 16 people escape three-alarm fire, three fighters hurt in Rochester
21/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: Roughly 16 people have been displaced, and at least three firefighters are hurt after a three-alarm fire in Rochester Wednesday night. Crews responded to a multi-family home on Fulton Avenue near Emerson Street just before 10 p.m....

» Man dies after becoming trapped in burning home in Rosedale, Queens
21/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A man died in a fatal fire that tore through a home in Rosedale, Queens. The 56-year-old resident was trapped in his home on 148th Avenue that went up in flames at around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A neigh...

» 3 National Guard Members Killed In Helicopter Crash In New York
21/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: Three National Guard members on a routine training flight were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in a western New York town, an official said. The craft, a UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m....

» New York will run out of COVID vaccine in two to three days, Governor says
20/01/21 23:13 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
COVID-19 vaccine supplies in New York are expected to run out in two to three days as authorities struggled to streamline the messy immunization rollout, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. That means some vaccination sites statewide would...

» Former Hewlett Fire Department Chief William Lahey, 87, dies
20/01/21 21:23 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Longtime Five Towns resident William Edward Lahey, the patriarch of the Lahey family, several of whom have served as firefighters in the Hewlett Fire Department over three generations, died on Jan. 9 at his home in Woodmere after what wa...

» Geneva Town Board forms fire protection panel
20/01/21 21:01 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The town has formed a committee to look at fire protection and funding the town’s three departments. The Town Board approved the committee last week. It will be chaired by board member Bob McCarthy, who said the first meeting will be Thu...

» FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums Band to Perform in Virtual Inaugural Parade
20/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: Amid the pandemic, it’s been some time since the FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums band performed publicly. On Wednesday, that will change when members take part in this year’s Inauguration Day festivities . "It was a great honor to be ask...

» Ex-FDNY Member From Long Island Charged In Connection To Capitol Riot
20/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A retired New York City firefighter from Long Island who photographed himself inside the U.S. Capitol during the deadly pro-Trump riot earlier this month is facing criminal charges for his role in the insurrection, officials announced. F...

» Congressman: $34,000-plus in federal funding to keep Western New York firefighters & communities safe
19/01/21 21:12 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced federal funding totaling more than $34,373 for several Western New York fire departments toward the purchase of personal protective equipment to keep firefighters and the community safe durin...

» Fire destroys Chappaqua garage
19/01/21 19:57 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: A fire destroyed a garage in Chappaqua on Monday night. Chappaqua firefighters responded to the scene on King Street around 10:30 p.m. and found the detached garage fully engulfed in flames. The fire was put out in about five minu...

» Police Investigate Arson of Historic ‘Halloween House' in Poughkeepsie
19/01/21 07:08 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: Members of the Church of Satan are grieving the destruction of a historic “Halloween House” north of New York City that authorities say was set ablaze last week by an unidentified arsonist. The historic home, built in 1900, served...

» One person taken to hospital after second-alarm blaze in Brockport
19/01/21 03:39 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
One person has been taken to the hospital for treatment following a second-alarm fire in Brockport. The call for the home on Spring Street came in at 7:40 p.m. The first crew on scene faced heavy smoke and flames from the first floor, ac...

» Two fires erupt within hours of each other at Brooklyn church
18/01/21 21:53 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Fire officials are looking into what sparked at least two blazes that drew firefighters to a Brooklyn church twice within about five hours Sunday night and Monday morning, leaving considerable damage. The Fire Department and the pastor a...

» FDNY: 6 tenants hurt in Belmont apartment building fire
18/01/21 21:40 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Dozens woke up to smoke Monday morning after a fire erupted inside an apartment building in the Belmont section of the Bronx. The smoke was so thick, residents say they couldn't see as they rushed to get out of the building at 2311 South...

» 1 Person Transported To Hospital After Wantagh Fire
18/01/21 19:39 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
One person was treated for smoke inhalation after an early morning fire broke out on Helene Street in Wantagh on Monday, Nassau County police said. Police dispatchers were notified of the fire at about 12:17 a.m. and when officers arrive...

» Woman, two children found dead in Hamburg fire
18/01/21 16:57 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: Investigators in the Town of Hamburg are looking into the cause of a fire that took the lives of a woman and two children. Firefighters were called to a house at 4740 Newton Road just after 2 a.m. Monday. They tried to enter the h...

» MTA Bus Crashes And Hangs Off Edge Of Cross Bronx Expressway; 8 People Hurt
15/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: In an incredible scene, an MTA bus has been hanging off the edge of the Cross Bronx Expressway overnight. The FDNY said eight people were hurt, including the bus driver. One person has serious injuries. The crash happened around 1...

» Ogdensburg goes to court against firefighters arbitration demand
15/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The battle of Ogdensburg rages on. City officials went to court Thursday, in an effort to block the firefighters union from using one of the tools the union has - arbitration. With the city cutting the size of the fire department down to...

» Crews battle apartment fire in Chili
15/01/21 03:05 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Crews battled an apartment fire in Chili Thursday night. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office along with Chili and Gates Fire Departments responded to the Blueberry Hill Apartment complex around 5:15 p.m. for the report of a fire. Upon arr...

» VIDEO: Massive Five-Alarm Fire Tears Through Multiple Brooklyn Buildings
15/01/21 00:52 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A massive, five-alarm fire broke out in Brooklyn Thursday evening, roaring through four buildings on one block as more than 200 firefighters battled the flames, officials said. The fire started just after 6 p.m. at a building on Montrose...

» Rochester names a new fire chief
14/01/21 23:02 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Rochester is getting a new fire chief. Mayor Lovely Warren announced on Thursday that the current chief, Will Jackson, will retire at the end of February after 25 years of service. Jackson took over leadership of the department just over...

» Tarrytown first responders rescue woman from frigid Hudson River
14/01/21 18:33 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
First responders rescued a woman from a frigid Hudson River on Wednesday and it was all caught on police body cameras. Police, fire and ambulance personnel in Tarrytown, New York, teamed up to rescue the woman on Wednesday morning. The v...

» At least 60 pets rescued from Perinton house fire
14/01/21 10:04 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
At least 60 pets were rescued from an early morning house fire in Perinton. The fire happened at a home on Kreag Road around 1 a.m. Thursday. Fire crews tell News10NBC that they got help from deputies pulling out dozens of cats and dogs ...

» Herkimer County ambulances see rise in calls due to COVID-19: 'We're having a hard time keeping up'
14/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Herkimer County and the increased need for hospitalizations have put a strain on some local ambulance services. “Calls have skyrocketed all around the valley,” said Ilion Fire Chief Thom...

» Tompkins gets $4K grant to repair historic fire tower
14/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The town of Tompkins was awarded $4,000 by the Preservation League of New York State to begin the processing of restoring a historic fire tower. The grant will fund a building condition report of the Rock Rift Fire Observation Tower, loc...

» First responders, health care workers receive COVID vaccine; some still leery
13/01/21 23:12 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine are really tight, both locally and nationally. People in Phase 1a and 1b of vaccinations -- which includes health care workers, teachers and first responders -- are getting the shot, but others within Pha...

» 2 injured, 8 displaced by house fire in Rochester
13/01/21 21:49 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A house fire on Lyell Avenue in Rochester left two people injured and eight without a home Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters say it began around 3 p.m. at a home next door to a fire station. They say firefighters were on the scene within...

» Garage a total loss in Steuben fire
13/01/21 21:10 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A garage burned to the ground on Carmichael Hill Road Monday night. Western Fire Department officials said they were dispatched to a fully involved garage fire shortly after 9 p.m. Monday. Officials said the garage collapsed when crews a...

» 84-year-old man dead in Bronx apartment fire, NY Police Department says
13/01/21 15:04 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A man was found dead after a fire ripped through his Bronx apartment overnight, the NYPD said early Wednesday. According to the FDNY, a call came in just after 2 a.m. for flames inside a residential building at 3215 Arlington Ave., near ...

» Wellsville Fire Department working with new Business Park on safety measures
13/01/21 12:35 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The Wellsville Fire Department is working hard to keep the village’s new economic engine safe and secure. Monday night, Chief Michael “Barney” Dillie told the village board the fire department has been working on fire protocols at the We...

» House Built In 1900 Total Loss Following Three-Alarm Fire In Dutchess County
13/01/21 08:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A three-alarm fire destroyed a 120-year-old home in Dutchess County. The Milan and Red Hook fire department responded to the fire around 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11 at a home located at 345 Fitzsimmons Road, in Milan on the Columbia Count...

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