» Smoke detector may have saved lives at this Watertown home
22/10/20 20:59 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A working smoke detector may have saved lives when a small fire broke out in the duct work of a Watertown home Thursday. City firefighters were called to 916 Huntington Street shortly before 1 a.m. and were able to quickly douse the flam...

» FDNY’s new class of EMS graduates ready to man front lines of COVID pandemic
22/10/20 20:17 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
For three years, Adam Phumalee was a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan fighting terror cells and insurgents. Now he’s in a whole new conflict — as an FDNY Emergency Medical Technician battling COVID-19. “It’s a different type of war zone, one t...

» Firefighters train at former Lake Placid hospital
22/10/20 20:08 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Smoke poured out the front door of the old Lake Placid hospital. Inside, members of the Lake Placid and Paul Smiths-Gabriels volunteer fire departments crawled along the floor, using a hose as their only method of navigation, until they ...

» Rockville Centre Fire Department pays tribute to members who lost their lives
22/10/20 20:08 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
On Sunday, the Rockville Centre Fire Department held its annual memorial service for members who have died over the past year. Mayor Francis Murray, Deputy Mayor Kathy Baxley, Trustee Nancy Howard, Trustee Emilio Grillo, Trustee Michael ...

» Follow Up: Accused Buffalo City Hall flamethrower now facing a burglary charge
22/10/20 18:39 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The man accused of doing serious damage inside Buffalo City Hall during a protest, is now facing a new charge. Courtland Renford, 21, of Buffalo, is accused of throwing a burning cardboard box through a City Hall window. Now, he’s accuse...

» Buffalo Police: Body of Sewer Authority contractor recovered
22/10/20 15:36 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Buffalo Police say the body of a contractor who fell into a well on has been recovered near Bird Island early Friday morning. On Thursday evening, the police announced the attempted water rescue at the foot of Ferry and Bird Island turne...

» Driver Survives Crash Off Cliff Near West Point: Fire Department
22/10/20 07:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A pickup truck crashed over the Route 9W barrier and off the side of the mountain Wednesday, according to fire department officials. "Amazingly the driver of the of this vehicle sustained no injuries. Thank you to all the agencies that a...

» Chatham: Suspicious powder deemed nonhazardous
21/10/20 20:07 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
An envelope containing white powder mailed to Tracy Memorial Village Hall led to evacuation of the building Wednesday, said Trooper Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K. The powder was discovered Wednesday mor...

» Salamanca house fire results in total loss, one minor injury
21/10/20 19:25 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A fire Tuesday morning resulted in the total loss of an Academy Street residence and one occupant receiving minor injuries. Salamanca Fire Department responded at 7:40 a.m. to a fire at 119 Academy St., Fire Chief Nick Bocharski reported...

» FDNY responds to Staten Island blaze; 2 firefighters injured
21/10/20 19:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The FDNY descended on the South Beach Houses Wednesday afternoon for an “all-hands" response to a blaze on the fourth floor of one of its apartments buildings. The department arrived to the scene at 132 Kramer St. after being called for ...

» Cohoes welcomes three new police officers; promotes two firefighters
21/10/20 17:52 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The Spindle City welcomed the addition of three new officers to the Cohoes Police Department Wednesday morning. Additionally, the Cohoes Fire Department celebrated two of its firefighters moving up the ladder and earning promotions. The ...

» Longtime South Plattsburgh fire commissioner honored for service
21/10/20 10:39 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The South Plattsburgh Fire District Board of Commissioners celebrated one of their own on Oct. 13, honoring former commissioner Nancy McGaulley. McGaulley, 90, was presented with a photo of the district's Station One signed by her former...

» Family Gets Out Safely after Fire Breaks Out at Westmoreland Home
21/10/20 07:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Fire crews were called to Westmoreland Tuesday morning, after a fire broke out on the first floor of a home on Route 26. The family was able to get out of the house safely after the fire started. Officials say the fire was contained to t...

» Overdose Response Team Establishes Pilot Narcan Program with Utica Fire Department
20/10/20 19:44 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The Oneida County Overdose Response Team is teaming up with the Utica Fire Department and Midstate EMS to launch the county’s first Narcan “Leave Behind Program.” The program includes kits that contain a single-step Narcan nasal spray do...

» Mount Vernon: Ladder bends during fire, new truck stalled by political infighting
20/10/20 17:22 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A Mount Vernon firefighter was on top of a ladder when it bent, twisted and retracted while he was trying to open the roof to ventilate a fire over the summer, firefighters union president Kevin Holt said. The 25-year-old ladder truck wa...

» Truck fire erupts outside Lockport Walmart
20/10/20 16:21 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
PHOTOS: South Lockport volunteer firefighters made quick work of a truck fire that erupted in the parking lot of the Walmart on South Transit Road Tuesday morning. Police temporarily blocked off the area while the scene was cleaned up. N...

» Workers credited with helping to save Troy building from fire
20/10/20 15:48 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Troy's fire chief says observant workers kept a fire on Hoosick Street from getting too far on Tuesday. The chief says the workers smelled something around 167 Hoosick Street, saw a little smoke coming from the building and called it in....

» FDNY Battles 4-Alarm Fire At Bronx Bicycle Shop
20/10/20 02:26 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Firefighters battled a major fire in the Bronx on Monday night. Flames broke out just after 8 p.m. at a bike shop on White Plains Road near 228th Street in the Wakefield section of the borough. It reached four alarms just after 10:30 p.m...

» Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in Long Island house fire
19/10/20 16:47 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Police say a man was killed and his wife and son were injured in a fire at an East Northport home. According to police, officers were called to the home on Fourth Street around 6:50 a.m. Monday after a 911 caller reported a fire at the l...

» Man rescued from Cascadilla Creek Gorge Trail in Ithaca
19/10/20 14:55 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Emergency personnel in Ithaca rescued an injured man from Cascadilla Creek Gorge Trail this weekend. The City of Ithaca Fire Department reportedly received a call just before 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18th for a man found by a passerb...

» Female trailblazer looks back on 40 years of service to Rochester
19/10/20 10:45 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Manning the desk at the 311 center in the public safety building is a woman who has over 40 years of service as a first responder in the region. Laurie Kingsley Henry got her start with the North Greece Fire Department as a teenager, eve...

» 8 injured in massive blaze in Bronx apartment building: FDNY
19/10/20 10:36 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Eight people were injured, one seriously, when a powerful fire ripped through a Bronx apartment building early Monday, according to the FDNY. Fire officials said the fire broke out around 12:50 a.m. on the first floor of the residential ...

» Crews still investigating Port Henry fire after death of woman and her dog
18/10/20 18:45 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Firefighters say 60 year old Mary Gutreuter, and her dog, are dead after a fire in Port Henry, NY that started late Saturday night. Officials say multiple departments battled the Main Street structure fire early into Sunday morning. It h...

» Fire House drive-ups replace open houses in Buffalo
18/10/20 02:36 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Preventing fires and saving lives. That's the idea behind the Buffalo Fire Department's latest campaign. Engine 36 and Ladder 13 on Elmwood and Hertel hosted the last of four fire house drive ups Saturday afternoon. This is all part of N...

» Firefighters Find Dozens Of Marijuana Plants While Putting Out Blaze At Vacant Building In Brooklyn
17/10/20 22:56 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Firefighters made an alarming discovery Saturday while putting out a fire in Brooklyn. They found what’s believed to be an illegal pot factory inside a vacant building in Cypress Hills. NYPD officers carried clear evidence bags out of th...

» Photo Gallery: Remembering New York City's 23rd Street Fire that killed 12 firefighters
17/10/20 13:15 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
On Oct. 17, 1966, 12 firefighters were killed in what was the deadliest day for the New York City Fire Department until the 9/11 terror attacks. Two chiefs, two lieutenants, and eight firefighters lost their lives as they tried to battle...

» Everetts awarded Western New York’s Volunteer Fireman’s Heroism Award for individual valor
16/10/20 17:16 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The first assistant chief of Kinney Hose Company has received Western New York’s annual Heroism Award for individual valor, for his actions that saved the life of a woman ready to jump from the second floor of a burning home. “Back in Au...

» East Rockaway Street named for firefighter who died in the line of duty
16/10/20 07:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Many East Rockaway firefighters say they experience a wave of emotions when reflecting on Oct. 11, 1970. On that day 50 years ago, firefighter Robert Pryer died when he fell off a Company No. 2 fire truck while responding to an early-mor...

» Staten Island: Car flips, careens into pole on Hylan in Great Kills; 1 taken to hospital
16/10/20 07:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A car overturned in a crash on Hylan Boulevard in Great Kills Thursday morning, sparking a large emergency response. One person was taken to Staten Island University Hospital following the crash, which was reported at 8:24 a.m., accordin...

» Fire Academy in Montour Falls makes adjustments due to pandemic
16/10/20 01:14 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
22 firefighter recruits from across New York State will soon be heading back home to help keep their communities safe. The firefighter recruits will graduate next Thursday, October 22nd from the New York State Academy of Fire Science in ...

» East Meadow Fire Department turns up the heat for fire prevention week
15/10/20 20:06 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Although the East Meadow Fire Department was unable to have its annual open house this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it still recognized Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. Each year, the fire department shows guest...

» Woman killed in fiery crash into Long Island City building: police
15/10/20 20:01 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A woman was killed when her SUV crashed into a Queens building and burst into flames late Thursday night, authorities said. The FDNY said the call came in around 11:50 p.m. for reports of a car fire at 11-05 44th Drive, near 11th Street ...

» House fire in Lake Carmel required massive mutual aid with no fire hydrants nearby
15/10/20 17:33 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A house fire in the Lake Carmel section of Kent this morning required all hands on deck to knock down the flames, which broke out in a neighborhood without a fire hydrant nearby. Around 9:30 a.m. Lake Carmel firefighters were dispatched ...

» Zamboni catches fire following a local Brighton youth hockey practice
15/10/20 11:56 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: Scary scenes broke out at a Brighton, N.Y. ice rink when a Zamboni that was cleaning the ice at a hockey rink caught on fire. Video of the incident was posted on social media from local patrons and multiple angles. The video shows...

» 4 injured in basement fire near Bryant Park in Manhattan
15/10/20 07:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
At least four people were injured in a fire of a basement in a Manhattan building on Wednesday. The incident was reported just after 9 a.m. at a 14-story commercial building on West 45th Street. More than 80 FDNY firefighters responded t...

» New York City firefighters slam federal government for withholding $4M in funding for 9/11 health program
15/10/20 00:08 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
New York City firefighters on Wednesday slammed the federal government for withholding funding for the FDNY’s 9/11 heath program. For years, the U.S. Treasury Department has been holding nearly $4 million from the city’s sickened firefig...

» Albany County 911 to go to Clarksville
14/10/20 20:01 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The county anticipates saving up to $4 million by establishing its new 911 dispatch center at the former Clarksville Elementary School. The Albany County Legislature sent the resolution supporting $9 million in bonds to its audit and fin...

» Town Of Laurens Restaurant Closed After Driver Crashes Through Front Door
14/10/20 17:09 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
A restaurant is closed until further notice after a driver crashed through the front door. The Otsego County Sheriff's department is investigating the accident that happened at Mandy's Bar and Grille on Route 205 in the Town of Laurens T...

» Rocky Point Fire District Narrowly Passes Extra $1 Million Bond Vote to Finish Firehouse
14/10/20 14:59 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
RPFD is going ahead with a new $1 million bond after a community vote Tuesday, Oct. 13 with a narrow margin of just 18 votes. The community in the Rocky Point Fire District, which covers the Rocky Point and Shoreham hamlets, voted 271 to...

» Residents evacuated, 2 hospitalized after large apartment fire at Viking Apartments in Brockport
14/10/20 10:37 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Multiple agencies responded to Viking Apartments and Townhouses on Wednesday morning for a fire that sent two residents to the hospital. The Brockport Fire Department Public Information Officer said as of 8 a.m., the fire had been put ou...

» No injuries reported after massive fire destroys Beekmantown furniture store
14/10/20 07:00 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Eighteen fire departments, including several from Canada, worked late into the night Tuesday battling a massive fire that broke out at Bordeau’s New & Used Furniture on Route 22 in Beekmantown. Beekmantown Fire Chief Darryl Menard said f...

» Retired FDNY Commissioner Carlos Rivera Dies At 86
14/10/20 01:08 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The FDNY is mourning the passing of retired fire commissioner Carlos Rivera. Rivera began his career with the FDNY in 1958. He spent 35 years serving the city, including leading the department during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. ...

» Marcella's Clearance Center in Schenectady, planned for renovations, damaged in fire
13/10/20 22:05 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Not even three weeks after announcing plans to renovate his Crane Street appliance store, John D. Marcella is trying to figure out if the building is salvageable after a fire broke out there Tuesday morning. The fire was called in at the...

» Fire in 12-story apartment complex in Buffalo causes $250,000 in damage
13/10/20 21:33 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Investigators say a fire Tuesday afternoon in Buffalo caused a quarter-million dollars in damage. According to officials, Buffalo fire responded to the fire around 1 p.m. inside a 12 story high rise apartment complex, located at 8 Hertel...

» 5 Astoria FDNY EMS Workers Test Positive For Coronavirus
13/10/20 16:33 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Five members of the FDNY's EMS squad in Astoria are on medical leave after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to an agency spokesperson and a news report. The Fire Department is now closely monitoring the outbreak at the Ast...

» Feds Defund 9/11 First Responder Health Program
13/10/20 01:52 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says New York City will have to cover a $4 million shortfall to a program that helps 9/11 first responders pay for medical bills. The federal government removed funds to the World Trade Center Health...

» Hudson Falls firefighter given department sendoff to U.S. Coast Guard
12/10/20 22:32 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Hudson Falls fire vehicles traveled down Main Street at noon Monday in a sendoff for one of their own — Dan Hess, who left for the U.S. Coast Guard. Hess, a 2020 graduate of Hudson Falls High School, has been a member of the volunteer fi...

» 2-alarm blaze breaks out in building by Bronx Baptist church: FDNY
12/10/20 20:01 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
Firefighters worked to put out a large blaze that burned through a building at a Bronx church early Tuesday morning, according to the FDNY. Reports came in around 3 a.m. for a fire in a three-story building attached to the Mt. Sinai Bapt...

» Candle blamed in Albany apartment fire
12/10/20 19:34 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
VIDEO: Fire investigators now say a candle accidentally sparked a fire at an Albany apartment building. The fire broke out at 6 Brevator Street around 4:15 Sunday afternoon. The four-story building has 20 apartments. Twelve people were l...

» ‘The firehouse is not the same’ — FDNY officers reflect on loss of Staten Islander Firefighter James Marshall
12/10/20 16:27 from Daily Dispatch: New York News
The loss of 43-year-old Firefighter James Marshall has made Ladder Co. 84 in Huguenot feel like a different place. “Knowing that he’s not here anymore, the world really just turns differently,” said fellow Firefighter James Felitti. “Jim...

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