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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Mike Travers Rescue 2 has retired this week and has worked his last tour at Rescue 2 this Tuesday , May 21 , 2013 . He will be sorely missed on Bergen Street by all the members who had the priveledge to work with Mike during his 21 year career in the F.D.N.Y.. Other recent retirements from R-2 include James Jaget 2012 , Sean Nealon 2012 , and Paul Nigro 2012. All the members and officers at R-2 wish these members well as they head out to greener pastures.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Rescue 2 will have two members recieving medals at this years Medal Day Ceremony . FF Ed Morrison R-2 and FF Richard Myers R-2 will be honored at this years Medal Day to be held on Wednesday June 5th , 2013. The company would like to invite all former and present members to this event and a bus will be provided. The bus will be leaving the firehouse and if you would like to attend please call the firehouse for more info.
Friday, February 15, 2013 02:21hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 200 Willoughby Ave. for a fire at The Pratt Institute . Battalion 31 transmitted the 10-75 for a fire on the top floor of a 6 story 20 x 100 building. @ 0223hrs Battalion 32 transmitted a second alarm , 2 lines stretched and put into operation fire thru the roof. @ 0301 hrs Division 11 reports 4 lines stretched and in operation , 2 tower ladders set up main body of fire knocked down , primary searcehs were negative. @ 0311 hrs Field Com 1 Urgent by orders of Car 13b transmitted a 4th alarm.
Devastated students lost their artwork in an inferno at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn this morning, which injured three people, according to authorities and students.
The four-alarm blaze began shortly before 2:15 a.m. at the Main Building on Willoughby Avenue, near Steuben Street, which houses fine art classes and studios, as well as some offices. The historical building dates back to 1887.
The sixth floor of the Main Building, which houses the senior painting studios, was gutted, as was the roof, according to a statement by the Pratt Institute. The fifth floor was also badly damaged.
There was also water damage throughout the building.
Madeline Mikolan, 22, a senior at Pratt, said she had ten paintings in the fire-ravaged building—all part of her thesis. She and two other students had a show scheduled for Monday.
“It’s devastating,” she said. “All of us were working doing this, putting in hundreds of hours work—and it’s all lost in four hours. It’s just tragic.”
Almost 170 Bravest battled the blaze until about 4:10 a.m. when it was extinguished. Nearby residents posted pictures of the fire online– showing heavy flames and thick smoke shooting from the building’s roof, which partially collapsed.
EMS took two firefighters to Brooklyn Hospital in stable condition. A civilian who was also hurt refused medical attention at the scene, according to an FDNY spokesman.
The Pratt Institute said that classes in the Main Building and nearby South Hall were canceled today, as well as for tomorrow.
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Pratt Institute 4th Alarm
Saturday, February 9, 2013 03:33 hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 2773 Bedford Ave for a fire on the first floor of a two story private dwelling. Units arrived to fire out the front of the dwelling with reports of people trapped. One 8 yr old 10-45 ( code 1) was found and pronounced D.O.A. Other residents were treated by E.M.S. during the heavy snowfall.
Bereft Flatbush parents who lost their youngest son and all their possessions in a fast-moving fire Saturday don’t have enough money to bury their boy.
Aschton Charles, 8, couldn’t make it out of the family’s two-story house after a faulty space heater sent the Bedford Ave. home ablaze.
Now the family is struggling to find a place to live and schedule a funeral they can’t afford.
“My family is totally destroyed,” said the boy’s father Herbert Charles. “We’re not good right now. We’re trying to cope the best way we can.”
The family of six has spent the last three days sleeping in a Flatbush motel while community leaders are collecting money and trying to find them a cheap place to live.
Charles - who works as a technician for a cable company - and his wife - who works as a hair dresser - were barely making ends meet before the tragedy.
“I’m at the mercy of my helpers. I don’t know where I’m going from here,” said Charles.
Aschton was sleeping on the first floor of the house when a space heater ignited a couch in the living room shortly before 3 a.m., fire officials said
Charles said he was woken up by the smoke and saw the door was completely engulfed in flames. Both he and his wife jumped out of their bedroom window to escape the fire.
The boy’s mother tried fighting her way back into the burning home, but firefighters wouldn’t let her back inside.
The family of Aschton Charles, 9, lost everything in the fire and now don’t have enough money to bury their child.
Aschton was pulled out of the house, , but the unconscious boy could not be saved.
Nearly 60 firefighters responded to the early morning blaze.
Charles said the home hasn’t had working heat since November and the landlord, Joseph Boyd, was supposed to send someone to fix the problem. A source also said there were also no working smoke detectors.
A little bit of money saved and this is what happened,”
“They had to provide their own heat with space heaters and this is the result,” City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D - East Flatbush) who also raising money for the family.
Williams also criticized the landlord for not fixing the heat problem: “A little bit of money saved and this is what happened.” he said.
Calls to Boyd were not returned.
The family’s pastor Rev. Wharton Nicholson of the World Mission Assembly church said congregants have donated money to help the family, but more needs to be done.
“This is a huge setback for the family. This is a great tragedy. They don’t have any clothing, no housing, no food and on top of that they lost their child. It’s devastating,” said Nicholson.
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Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/flatbush-parents-afford-bury-youngest-son-died-fire-article-1.1262414#ixzz2Koca64lO
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 13:40hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 519 Lincoln Place for a fire on the 5th floor of 5 story 60 x 100 occupied multiple dwelling. @ 13:43 hrs a second alarm was transmitted for possible fire extension into the cockloft. 2 lines were stretched and put into operation. Trucks opened up as all visible fire was knocked down. All searches negative fire placed under control @ 14:25hrs.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 13:55hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 175 and 177 Bedford Ave. Right in the middle of hipsterville in the Williamsburg section. The fire was in between two 3 story frame buildings that quickly spread to the cockloft of both . 5 lines were stretched and put into operation . @ 1433 hrs Division 11 transmitted a 10-66 for lost firefighters.Two members that were operating on the roof fell thru when there was a minor collapse. The members were located and removed from the building . They were treated and green tagged by E.M.S. A roll call was taking and all members were accounted for. Fire was placed under control at 15:30 hrs.
The blaze erupted just before 2 p.m. on Bedford Ave. between N. 7th and N. 8th Sts.
Witnesses said the fire began in the space between a Cross County Federal Savings Bank and a neighboring cafe, then shot up to the bank building’s cockloft — the space between the roofline and ceiling.
More than 150 firefighters responded, but were unable to quell the blaze before the bank building’s roof collapsed, trapping two firefighters under an avalanche of tin, wood, and Sheetrock.
The firefighters were ventilating the ceiling when the entire ceiling came down on them, Assistant Chief James Leonard explained.
“It was identical to what happened to Kevin Kane,” said Leonard, remembering the 31-year-old firefighter who lost his life in 1991 when the the ceiling inside an abandoned East New York building came crashing down. “(In this case) their fellow firefighters were able to pull them out.”
The two smoke-eaters were rushed to New York Cornell Hospital with non-life threatening injuries before the fire was tamed at 3:30 p.m.
Four other firefighters and two civilians also suffered minor injures. One of the firefighters broke his ribs during the fire, officials at the scene said.
The exact cause was still being investigated Tuesday afternoon
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fire-hipsterville-article-1.1245214#ixzz2IlV85WSC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 14:23hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 5205 New Utrecht Ave. for a fire on the 3rd floor of a 4 story 100 x 75 building. Battalion 48 reported fir on the 3rd floor 3 lines were stretched 2 in operation. One 10-45 giving ( code 2) fire was placed under control @ 14:57hrs.
Firefighters responded to a 2-alarm fire in a four-story building in Borough Park late Sunday afternoon.
When firefighters went inside, they found one man who had suffered a heart attack. He was rushed to Lutheran Hospital where he later died.
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The FDNY says the fire started on the third floor, but the cause is still under investigation.
Friday, January 11, 2013 18:28hrs
Rescue 2 responded to East 18th Street and Church ave. for an E.D.P.( emotionaly disturbed person ) who jumped in front of a train. Rescue 2 operated with Squad 1 , Ladder 113, Engine 249 and Battalion 48 . Members operated under the train , packaged and removed a male that was still alive and turned over to paramedics on the platform.
Friday, January 11, 2013 00:51hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 229 Monroe Street for a fire in a private dwelling. Battalion 57 transmitted the 10-75 with people hanging out the windows. The fire was on the top floor of a 4 story 25 x 40 brownstone. Numerous 10-45's were transmitted ( no codes) and a second alarm was giving at 00:58hrs. The fire was placed under control at 01:35hrs.
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