By Susan Edelman. An off-duty Fire Department EMS lieutenant was found dead of an apparent suicide this week in his Nyack home, and his union is blaming his death on the stress that first-responders have endured since the coronavirus pandemic.
When Lt. Matthew Keene did not show up for his shift at EMS Station 17 in the Bronx on Friday, co-workers and friends went to check on him at his home, where he lived alone. The Orangetown Police Department, which covers Nyack, would not provide any additional details on Saturday. In April, rookie EMT John Mondello23 and less than three months on the job, shot himself at the peak of the pandemic as he faced the horrors of sick and dying patients. She had served on the front lines of the coronavirus battle, caught the contagion and returned to work, but was told it was too soon and sent home, her family said.
Amy Fantauzzi, 39, a Manhattan cop distraught over relationship problems, fatally shot herself in the head, last month. Read Next. This story has been sharedtimes.
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Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.An FDNY firefighter killed alongside two of his fellow Marines in Afghanistan reportedly may have been the victim of an alleged Russian plot to pay bounties for dead American soldiers. Christopher Slutman, a father of three and a U. The mother of Robert Hendriks, a Marine corporal also killed in that attack, has called for an investigation into whether the Taliban fighters who killed her son targeted him for Russian money.
The White House denies the president was briefed, and Trump tweeted that U. He began his FDNY career at Ladder Company 17 in the South Bronx, where in Junehe and his colleagues rescued three mewing kittens swept into a storm drain during rainfall.
InSlutman and another firefighter pulled an unconscious woman from a burning apartment in a South Bronx high rise. With Chris Sommerfeldt. Skip to content. The Daily News Flash Newsletter. You are now following this newsletter. See all newsletters. Most Read. Supreme Court stops execution of Texas murderer one hour before scheduled time of death.
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Recommended on Daily News. Latest New York. Cops find decapitated, limbless body of man in NYC apartment building; electric saw found next to torso.We have the pleasure of fighting fires and operating at emergencies with some of the best firefighters, officers, and companies in the world. We respond to working structure fires, major emergencies, technical rescues, and hazardous material incidents in the borough of The Bronx.
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Enjoy our site and keep checking back to view the assortment of incidents we respond to. If you have any questions about what we do or would like some further information, don't hesitate to ask. The Fire Department City of New York FDNY engine and ladder companies always know where to go and what to cover during fires; their positions and assignments are predetermined by operational procedures.
Furthermore, these procedures describe their operational positions and areas of responsibility at the majority of building types in the City of New York City proper. Utilizing these procedures promotes accountability for each company and their respective members.
Inthe FDNY wanted to broaden its hazardous materials capabilities and re-designated seven engine companies as squad companies for this purpose. They are assigned to working fires within a designated response area and their deployment capabilities allow the IC versatility in fireground assignments as Squad companies can cover both engine and ladder company assignments.
Engine 61 was disbanded and reorganized as Squad Company 61 and assigned to the Special Operations Command on June 29, The squads 1, 18, 41, 61, and, are rescue pumpers equipped to operate either as an engine company or ladder company. The squads were primarily formed to deal with hazardous material incidents in the City of New York. In addition to responding to all working fires in their areas, squad company members are certified Rescue Technicians.
They are trained in all facets of technical rescue including but not limited to: structural collapse, confined space operations, high angle rope operations, trench rescue and other related rescue operation as trained by the FDNY Technical Rescue School.
In a nutshell, the squad is manpower tool that the IC can draw from as fireground needs arise. In conjunction with the normally assigned positions of the engine company, the squads also operate under conventional ladder company positions designated as: Squad officer, chauffeur, can, irons, hook, and roof.
These dual-assignment positions allow the squad to formally operate in any position with proper accountability on the fireground. The squad may be deployed as an intact unit, or broken up into two, three-person teams, or three, two-person teams. One or more of these teams may be deployed, with the balance of the unit available for other tasks. When a task is completed, the squad reports their availability through the chain of command for a new assignment.
For example, squad 61 arrives on scene of a working fire on the top floor of a six-story apartment house: there is heavy fire on the top floor with possible extension to the cockloft.FDNY-War Years clip.1970's. South Bronx
Upon reporting to the CP, the IC orders the squad officer to divide the company into two, three-person teams: one team to assist with roof operations, and the other team to assist companies on the top floor. The inside team would consist of: the Squad Officer, Can and Irons firefighters; conversely the outside team would consist of: the Squad Roof, Hook and Chauffeur firefighters.
The outside team would report to the roof and assist with: surveying the exterior for victims at windows, assist in the removal of victims found on the exterior via roof rope, ventilation bulkheads, skylights, scuttles, or cutting ventilation holesand reporting any pertinent information to the IC that he can not see from his position.
Some fires do not allow the first arriving units to accomplish all the tasks needed to bring the fire under control. The second due ladder company is usually tasked with operations on the floor above, so this crucial position would not be covered during the removal of the victim s.
Henceforth, this gap can be covered by the squad, who now assumes the duties of the second due ladder company. In other cases, the squad company will perform engine company duties outside of their assigned response area s. If an engine company is delayed for any reason, or if another hoseline is needed, the squad is ready to fill another gap.
The squad can be used for any task the IC determines regardless of traditional engine and ladder company assignments. Case in point: as first arriving ladder companies are opening up a taxpayer building to get the first hoseline into operation, the squad can lend a hand on the roof or open up adjoining stores.
Moreover, checking cocklofts, basements, exposures and the rear of buildings will never be gaps found on any FDNY fireground. The squad has the unique operational capability to operate as either an engine or ladder company; seamlessly transitioning between these two distinct tactical assignments requires that each assigned position have a well defined role so that operational efficiency is maintained and maximized on the fireground.
Each dual squad position ensures that it remains versatile and capable to handle any fireground function:. During mayday situations, the squad company will work in conjunction with the rescue company and firefighter assist and search team FAST ladder company; as long as the squad was not performing a role crucial to the outcome and safety of the incident. A prime example would be operating a hoseline that is protecting the search or interior companies.
Like any engine company, the squad simply can not drop the hoseline while members are operating near or above the fire, unless relieved by another engine company.An FDNY firefighter killed alongside two of his fellow Marines in Afghanistan reportedly may have been the victim of an alleged Russian plot to pay bounties for dead American soldiers. Christopher Slutman, a father of three and a U. The mother of Robert Hendriks, a Marine corporal also killed in that attack, has called for an investigation into whether the Taliban fighters who killed her son targeted him for Russian money.
The White House denies the president was briefed, and Trump tweeted that U. He began his FDNY career at Ladder Company 17 in the South Bronx, where in Junehe and his colleagues rescued three mewing kittens swept into a storm drain during rainfall. InSlutman and another firefighter pulled an unconscious woman from a burning apartment in a South Bronx high rise. With Chris Sommerfeldt. Skip to content. The Daily News Flash Newsletter.
You are now following this newsletter. See all newsletters. Most Read. Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students. Slutman is survived by his wife Shannon and their three daughters. Recommended on Daily News. Latest New York. Cops find decapitated, limbless body of man in NYC apartment building; electric saw found next to torso.Black Sunday has been used to describe January 23,when three firefighters of the New York City Fire Department FDNY were killed in two fires: two at a tenement fire in the Morris Heights section of the Bronxwith four others being seriously injured, and one at a house fire in the East New York section of Brooklyn.
It was the deadliest day for the FDNY since the World Trade Center attack on September 11, and particularly shocking since two different deadly fires occurred on the same day. The Bronx fire started on the third floor of a tenement on East th Street off the Grand Concourseand may have been caused by an extension cord to a portable heater setting fire to a mattress.
The apartments had been illegally subdivided using drywall partitions. Only two had an escape rope, which one of them had bought for himself. Bellew and Lieutenant Curtis W.
Meyran, who was in command of Ladder People attending a birthday party reported smelling smoke; a group of firefighters from Ladder Company who were investigating withdrew from the basement when the heat became too intense, but one, Richard T.
Sclafani, did not come out and was found unconscious on the stairs after apparently catching his equipment on a coat rack.
He was pronounced dead at Brookdale Medical Centerbringing the total number of firefighter deaths that day to three, the highest number in one day since the attack on the World Trade Center and, unusually, in two separate fires.
The FDNY issued personal safety ropes to firefighters untilwhen it discontinued the practice saying that they were too bulky and were not being used.
The department's official report on the fire, issued in Septemberstated that ropes would have been helpful, and they were issued again starting a month later;  since FDNY firefighters have been equipped with a hook, a rope and a sliding mechanism. The FDNY assigned a large part of the blame for the deaths to the building code violation for the subdivision of the apartment.
The Bronx County District Attorney charged the landlord and two tenants in connection with the deaths. The surviving firefighters and the families of those who were killed announced their intention to file lawsuits against the city over the lack of safety ropes.
Annually, friends, family and colleagues gather on a January Saturday morning for an 11am memorial mass and service at Brooklyn Ladder and Bronx Engine 46 Ladder 27 to pay homage to the trio.
Hundreds of firefighters from the City joined family and friends standing in the rain without complaint. It is another way of saying we will never forget. It is our job today, and in the days to come, to ensure that they are not forgotten — to continue the work of these men. Richard Sclafani had a similarly well attended ceremony at the Brooklyn firehouse attended by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
January 23 was no different. These men will always be remembered as heroes. We will always love him and we will never forget. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.It was obvious to me then, that to reinforce, or join a steel "I" beam the gusset plate should be of the same thickness or strength as the "I" beam you are joining otherwise you get the "weak link" syndrome.
I was there with John Vigiano at the time and I pointed it out to him. However we are both fireman and not learnard engineers. I don't know if that is the same problem that was just found, but it looks the same to me.
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Do You Need a Hound?By Susan Edelman. August 18, pm Updated August 20, am. A savage brawl between two warring groups of FDNY firefighters at a Bronx firehouse has sparked multiple investigations and shocked even hardened department brass, The Post has learned.
More than a dozen members pummeled three rivals with punches and kicks to the head during the melee, sources said. One firefighter accidentally kicked a curb. He is seen grimacing and holding his foot, which may have been broken, a source said.
Michael Nigro of Engine 68 became so upset watching a clip of his firefighters being beaten, he ordered staffers to briefly pause it. In an internal order, the department has since identified six participants in addition to Soler. All were suspended for one month but are now back on the payroll. The fracas marked another black eye for a department that has been plagued by violent clashes among its ranks.
The police did nothing but send them home. Hours later, around 10 p. At that point, a group of 15 to 18 firefighters, not all assigned to Rescue 3, ganged up on the three visitors, punching and kicking them, said those told about the video. Soler declined to comment last week, referring questions to his attorneys, who did not return messages. Fitzpatrick, also suspended for 30 days, would not comment last week. McGowan, who was not suspended, did not return a message.
All have returned to work, except for Soler, but remain on restricted duty pending an ongoing investigation, insiders said. Read Next. Couple suing over disaster Hamptons house rental. This story has been sharedtimes. This story has been shared 97, times. This story has been shared 88, times. Would you like to receive desktop browser notifications about breaking news and other major stories?
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