F.D.N.Y. Rescue 2

Welcome to F.D.N.Y. Rescue Company 2's Official Website. This site is operated exclusively by Rescue 2's members. Please  take the time to browse all of the sections of our site. On it you will find the history of Rescue 2 and when the  company was formed ,the tools our company uses for different types of emergencies, medal winners , unit citations , the names of our brothers who paid the supreme sacrifice  , pictures from the past and present , and a news section that will have SOME of the fires and  emergencies Rescue 2 has responded to and operated at .

     



 

Third Alarm Box 668

Saturday, May 16, 2015 03:52  Rescue 2 operated at Box 668 in Bed-Stuy for a vehicle that struck a building and caught fire. Companies had heavy fire on arrival on the first floor of a 3 story mixed occupancy. Fire extended throughout the building. A third alarm assignment was used. 

   


 

N.Y.P.D Funeral for Officer Brian Moore

Funeral For Officer Moore

Thursday, May 7, 2015   


Updated 11 mins ago
QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. (WABC) --
Tens of thousands of police officers gathered on Long Island Thursday to pay tribute to NYPD officer Brian Moore, who was killed in the line of duty.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was also among those paying tribute to Moore at a wake in Bethpage.

Outside the funeral home on Thursday, there was a mixture of sadness and disbelief, of blue ribbons mixed with American flags, and neighbors still struggling to comprehend it.

"Massapequa lost a son," said Ed Schoen, a Massapequa resident.

Moore, the son, nephew and cousin of police officers, had already started carving out a promising career for himself at the New York Police Department, making more than 150 arrests and earning service medals in less than five years on the job.

That trajectory came to an end on Monday, when the 25-year-old was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital, two days after being shot in the head by a man with an extensive criminal record, including serving five years in prison on an attempted murder conviction.

As the cortege made its way along the expressway this week, complete strangers paid their respects from highway overpasses. Over the next two days, his wake and funeral are expected to draw tens of thousands of police officers from across the nation.

Moore's body was driven Tuesday in a procession from New York back to Nassau County on the Long Island Expressway with a police escort in front and in back of the procession. Among those watching the cortege were two of his closest friends, Pat Davis and Frank Burns. "Brian knew what he was getting himself into every single day when he was putting on that uniform," said Burns.

"He knew he wanted to be a cop, and when he was eligible he joined the force," said Davis. "He was born into this."

Testifying on Capitol Hill Thursday morning, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Moore was the first of two officers gunned down in less than a week.

"Earlier this week, Officer Brian Moore, a 25-year-old New York City police officer, died after being shot while trying to question a man in Queens, and just two days ago, Sergeant Greg Moore of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, was tragically gunned down, also while interacting with a suspicious individual."

The wake was being held from 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chapey and Sons Funeral Home in Bethpage, and the funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Seaford on Long Island.

Up to 30,000 officers from around the country are expected at Moore's funeral.

On Wednesday morning, there was a moment of silence in Times Square in remembrance of Moore. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund announced a special fallen officer tribute on a billboard along Broadway.








Black and purple bunting was hanging outside the 105th precinct Tuesday morning, as people continued bringing flowers, food and their condolences on the loss of Officer Moore.

The usually bustling back entrance of Jamaica Hospital fell into stunned silence Monday, with tears flowing under a cloudless sky as an NYPD ambulance carried away Moore's body as saluting officers, including his parents, lined the path.

At the 105th Precinct Monday night, children came with their parents to try to share the heavy burden of grief with the officers there.

Firemen came to honor Moore and neighbors left flowers, and they lit candles and they wondered, as bunting was raised again in the city, as flags were lowered again in the city, have we forgotten how important they are?

"Who marches for the cops now? Nobody does," a resident said.

The officer was shot as he and his partner pulled up to question 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell, a career criminal police say had been adjusting his waistband as if he had a gun.

Authorities said Blackwell fired three times, hitting Moore in the face. On Monday, police say they recovered the weapon allegedly used in what prosecutors call an assassination.

Moore, who followed in the footsteps of his father, his uncle and his cousins, joined the department right out of high school in Massapequa five years ago.

In announcing his death, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton described Moore as an extraordinary man and said his passing is a great loss to the city.

"He proved himself to be an exceptional young officer," Bratton said, noting Moore had earned meritorious service medals.
Hundreds of cops honoring #BrianMoore #abc7ny pic.twitter.com/lOsEjT4dNH

— Josh Einiger (@JoshEiniger7) May 4, 2015

"As a member of the NYPD, Officer Moore put the safety of his fellow New Yorkers before his own, and we will remember his service with gratitude and pride," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. "I join with all New Yorkers in mourning his passing and send my deepest condolences to his friends and family."

Charges against Blackwell were upgraded to murder after Moore's death.

"I am deeply saddened by the passing today of New York City Police Officer Brian Moore, who lost his life in the line of duty while protecting and serving our community," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Moore's family and his fellow officers. Officer Moore's death is a stark reminder of the dangers that our police officers face each day and the risks that they take as they carry out their sworn duty to keep our streets safe."

The first-degree murder charge carries a penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

President Barack Obama also responded to the news.

"As many of you know, New York lost one of its finest today in Officer Brian Moore, shot in the line of duty Saturday night," he said. "He passed away earlier today. He came from a family of police officers. And the family of officers, he joined in the NYPD, and across the country deserve our gratitude and our prayers, not just today but every day. They've got a tough job."

Blackwell, who officials say boasted of being a street "hellraiser" and who served prison time for attempted murder, was arraigned and ordered held without bail Sunday after appearing in Queens Criminal Court in a torn white jumpsuit. His hands were cuffed behind his back and legs shackled.

"New York City has lost another brave police officer who placed his life between crime and the good people of the city," PBA President Pat Lynch said. "Brian Moore is a hero in every sense of the word. His loss is felt by all of his brother and sister officers as we pray for Brian and for the loving family that he left behind. His family now becomes our family and we will support them in every way possible through the next difficult days and beyond. I'd like to express the gratitude of all New York City police officers for the support and prayers that have been shown by so many caring New Yorkers. God bless Brian Moore, his family and friends."

Police said Moore and his partner, Officer Erik Jansen, 30, exchanged words with Blackwell before he turned suddenly and opened fired. Officer Jansen then radioed for help.

"The man immediately removed the firearm from his waistband and turned in the direction of the officers and deliberately fired several times at the vehicle, striking Officer Moore in the head," Bratton said at a press conference at a Queens hospital.

The shooting took place Saturday around 6:30 p.m. near 212th Street in Queens Village.

"They did not have an opportunity to get out and return fire," the commissioner said at a news conference at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials.


   


 

Box 3737 Second Alarm

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 19:16hrs  Rescue 2 responded to 347 East 31st Street for a fire in a private dwelling. Ladder 157 gave the 10-75 for heavy fire on the first and second floors in the 40 x 60 private dwelling.

   


 

Box 727 3rd Alarm

Sunday, May 3, 2015 14:14hrs  Rescue 2 responded to 129 Troutmann for a fire in a vacant building. Units encountered heavy fire on two floors in the wood frame building. Handlines were used for an interior attack and all searches were negative. 

   


 

F.D.N.Y. 150 Years Old and Still Counting

Saturday, May 2, 2015   150 years ago today, May 2nd 1865, the paid professional Fire Department in the City of New York was organized. Today, the FDNY marks this milestone by opening every firehouse to the public. There will be handouts including life and fire safety literature, smoke/CO detectors, FDNY Career information and many 150th anniversary giveaways.
Stop by your local firehouse, look around, ask questions, or just say hi! Celebrating 150 years of dedication to the City of New York. #FDNY150

     

150 Years Old



 

Box 1615 Trench Rescue

Trench Rescue

Friday, May 1, 2015 09:22hrs  Rescue 2 responded to 1705 Dean Street between Schenectady and Utica Ave. for a construction worker buried under rubble. Battalion 38 confirmed a trapped victim in a trench and upgraded the response with a full collapse matrix. It took about one hour to extricate the male constuction worker he was treated and transported by E.M.S.

   


 

Box 0368 Pin Job

Sunday, April 26, 2015 05:50hrs  Rescue 2 responded to Flushing Ave and Nostrand Ave for a confirmed pin. Victim was pinned underneath an overturned truck. Rescue 2 operated with Ladder 102 and Engine 230. The TNT 40" spreaders were used , Ladder 102's air bags and box cribbing . The male victim was removed in cardiac arrest and transported by E.M.S.

     

Truck vs. Cab



 

Second Alarm Box 1515

Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:44  Rescue 2 operated at 276 Windsor Place near Prospect Park South for a fire in the basement and first floor of a three story private dwelling. Members encountered colliers mansion conditions. Three lines were put into operation. 

     



 

All Hands Box 1675

Monday, April 20, 2015 16:01  Rescue 2 operated at Liberty Avenue & Mother Gaston Blvd for a fire on the second floor of a 3 story brick multiple dwelling. Battalion 44 transmitted a 10-75 and requested an additional engine and truck. 2 lines were put into operation. One 10-45 was transmitted. 

   


 
 
 

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