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October 22, 2020

Staten Island Firefighter Brothers are Proud to Help Save Lives in the City

When you’re already close with your sibling, working in the same career truly makes your bond even stronger. That’s the story of FDNY Firefighters Michael and […]
October 15, 2020

Join Us in Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

Our Hispanic Heritage Month recognition this year features two first responders who have a special love for New York City and the FDNY. Learn more about […]
October 9, 2020

FDNY Youth Celebrate the Completion of WEMSA/SEMSA

On Oct. 9, the FDNY hosted a Youth Winter EMS Academy and Youth Summer EMS Academy Completion Ceremony at the FDNY EMS Academy in Queens to […]

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“Working for the FDNY is something that I love because every single day is different. Our work each day can go from one extreme to another and anywhere in between and we're always doing what we can to help the city every day," said #Ladder24 #Lieutenant Douglas Lopez, who has served in our Department for nearly 14 years. "I'm Nuyorican. I grew up in Spanish Harlem and then I moved to the Bronx and I've been in the Bronx my entire adult life and it feels good to be able to give back to the community in this way. I take great pride in being an officer here as well because I'm learning even more about this career and I'm able to teach the next generation about the many ways we're helping people throughout our great city." #HispanicHeritageMonth ...

“I love working in EMS because it gives me the ability to help people on a daily basis. This is a career where you know what your purpose is every day and that purpose is to help others,” said #Station19 #Captain Leonore Joy Garcia, a 18-year veteran in the #FDNY. “I’m Afro-Latina and I lived in the South Bronx for most of my life and my heritage has been a big influence in my life. I love the ability that I have with this career to inspire our youth in the community and to show them that they can be someone who helps and someone who knows how to navigate through tough situations. In my role as a Captain, I also value that I can show them someone who is utilizing her talents to be a leader.” #HispanicHeritageMonth ...

Posted @withregram • @fdny @nycmayor Bill de Blasio and #FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro will honor 23 FDNY members who have died in the past year at the 113th annual FDNY Memorial Day Service today, Wednesday, October 7th at 4 pm EST. Traditionally, the event takes place at the Firemen’s Memorial on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, and is attended by thousands of active and retired FDNY members, and the families of the members who have died. Due to COVID-19, today’s ceremony will be virtual, and can be viewed live at 

Those who will be honored at this year’s ceremony are: 

Battalion Chief John Nykiel; Firefighter Matthew McDevitt; EMT Alexander Raso; EMT Richard Seaberry;* EMT Gregory Hodge;* EMT John Redd;* EMT Idris Bey;* EMT John Mondello; EMT Robert Tier; EMT Douglas Gertz; Lieutenant Matthew Keene; EMT Michael Lalima; Firefighter Christian Murphy; EMT Brandon Dorsa; Firefighter Jason McNamee;* Auto Mechanic James Villecco;* Deputy Chief Fire Inspector Syed Rahman;* Principal Administrative Associate Kellie Childs;* Fire Inspector Edward Mungin* Supervising Auto Mechanic Thomas Ward;* Clerical Associate Kenneth Stubbs;* Supervising Fire Inspector Mark Remolino;* and EMT Paul Cary* of Ambulnz Company, Aurora Fire Department, CO, who died of COVID-19 while deployed to New York City. 

*Died of COVID-19

Repost @fdny: Watch: Video of the fire conditions that #FDNY members faced as they performed two daring roof-rope rescues in the rear of the building this morning in Washington Heights. Video credit: Joseph John Ramos.  

“We saw people hanging out the window from the floor above. Firefighter Abraham Miller #Ladder23 and I heard screaming and we saw a kid’s little hands out of one of the windows. I attached the rope to his harness, but I couldn’t find a place to secure the other side so I laid down on the roof, braced myself with a heavy pipe, and held him on the rope as he made his way to the child. We train for this all the time so I felt comfortable. I made sure not to move to ensure he was able to make the rescue,” says Firefighter Jairo Sosa #Ladder34 who earlier this morning performed a roof-rope rescue with Firefighter Abraham Miller to save a child from a 2-alarm fire in Washington Heights. Firefighter Miller says, “We’ve worked together before so we jumped into action and everything just happened so quick. It was tough but we did what we had to do, we didn’t think twice about it. We practice this drill every Monday, but this was my first roof-rope rescue. This is a team effort.” Firefighter Jose Castro of #Squad41 was then lowered from the roof of the building to the sixth floor in order to rescue a second individual. Firefighter Castro says, “Firefighter Philip Ingwersen laid on the roof with another member as an anchor and lowered me to the window. I grabbed the person and said that everything was going to be ok. As I prepared to take the individual out of the window, the inside team reached the person and we decided the safest exit was through the interior. Once the rescue began, all I was thinking about was saving a life. We dream of making a difference and I was happy to have this opportunity.” In total, twelve patients were transported to local hospitals by EMS members on scene.  

Fire Marshals have determined that the fire was accidental, caused by an overloaded extension cord. FDNY urges New Yorkers to NEVER overload extension cords, and to remember that they are for temporary use only. Learn more at

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