Box 0316 2nd Alarm 10-77

2nd alarm

Saturday, July 5, 2014 21:39hrs Rescue 2 responded to 75 Wilson Street off of Bedford. Fire was located on the 19th floor of the 21 story multiple dwelling. Two maydays were transmitted. Members quickly located a firefighter in the apartment who turned out to be Lt. Ambelas from Ladder 119. He  was quickly removed  in cardiac arrest and transported to Woodhull Hospital.



Box 1635 4th Alarm

Friday, July 4, 2014 01:53hrs  Rescue 2 responded to 214 Rockaway Pkwy. for a fire in a six story multiple dwelling. Battalion 44 transmitted the 10-75 for heavy fire in the cockloft. Fire was located in 3 different apartments requring  extensive overhaul . All searches were negative.


4th Alarm


Box 0371 Trauma

Thursday, June 26, 2014 18:22hrs  Rescue 2 responded to 50 Skillman Street for a child stuck in a roll down gate. Rescue operated along with members from Ladder 119 to remove the child stuck in the roll down. Air bags and Rescue 's TNT jaws were utilized to remove the stuck child. He was removed , treated and transported by E.M.S. 


Child Stuck In Roll Down


Box 0214 Water Rescue

Thursday, June 26, 2014 05:30hrs  Rescue 2 responded to Metropoliton Ave. and the East river for a person in the water. Divers from Rescue 2 were picked up by Marine 6 and deployed at the last known location of the victim . Diver Cameron Peek Rescue 2  descended more than 35 feet in a swift current but the search turned up negative.Searches were then turned over to the N.Y.P.D.                                                                                                                                              A young man from Brooklyn who turned 21 just three days ago went for a dawn swim in the East River on Thursday and was overcome by the swift current, authorities and his friend said Thursday.

NYPD Harbor Units were scouring the waters off of Williamsburg in searching for the missing swimmer, who was identified by family members as Steven Middleton.

“The current’s too strong ... it was just too strong,” said Middleton’s friend, Darius Adrien, one of four pals who watched helplessly from a decaying pier as he was pulled under and never resurfaced.

“He was the closest family I have,” Adrien added, stunned.

Middleton, a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident who had previously worked as security guard at Barclays Center, had been celebrating a friend’s graduation on Thursday night. About 5 a.m. on Thursday, while in Williamsburg, he decided to take a swim. He jumped into the East River from a rotting pier at N. Third St.

Adrien and other pals were about to join him, but quickly found themselves calling 911 when Middleton began struggling against the fierce current.

“They were just laughing, playing in the water,” said witness Manny Aguila, 30. “I left to go to the store. When I came back, some of the friends were standing on the rocks at the edge of the shore.”

“They were freaking out,” he said. “They were yelling to a police boat. They were pointing to where they last saw him, where they lost track of their friend.”

Middleton’s mother, Tonya Middleton, family members and friends came to the pier on Thursday afternoon, to see the site for themselves. The pier is closed off from the street by a fence.

“We just came here to understand,” said friend Joel Amaker. “He had two or three beers, he wasn’t intoxicated.”

Tonya Middleton saw three teenage boys slip through a small opening between the fence and a railing, and she could only imagine her son taking the same route in the moments before his swim.

“Where are you going?” she asked the teens.

They froze.

“My son was lost doing that. Don’t you watch the news? Please come back.”

The teens did as she asked.

“Right now, I just want to make sure they find my son,” she said as the search continued, and evening drew near. “I’m really concerned with them finding my son.”



Rescue 2 Fishing Trip

Saturday, June 7, 2014   Attention all former members , present members, family and friends of F.D.N.Y. Rescue Company 2. We will be holding our Annual Company fishing trip on Sunday June 22nd aboard The Captree Star . The boat will be leaving around 9:30 a.m. from the Captree Boat Basin . Call the firehouse for more info or go to for directions.



Man Wanted For A String of Church Fires

Arson Video

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  BROOKLYN (WABC) -- Police are searching for an arsonist wanted in a string of church fires in Brooklyn, and they're hoping new surveillance video will lead to an arrest.

The man was caught on camera setting a newspaper on fire in front of the one of the buildings. In all, three fires were set on three separate days.

The first incident happened just before 3 a.m. on April 12 at The Greater New Beginnings Church on East 98th Street. Police say the man lit a newspaper on fire, burning the inside doorway of the location.

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Then, on April 13 at 2:35 a.m., the man tossed an unknown object through a closed window of the Inglesia Cristiana Church on Pitkin Avenue. It caused a small fire in the bathroom that was quickly extinguished, causing minor damage to the bathroom.

Finally, just after 6:30 a.m. Monday, the suspect lit a newspaper on fire outside St. Mark's Church on Union Street, causing minor damage to the location.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).



N.Y.P.D. Officer Laid To Rest

Monday, April 14, 2014  ROCKAWAY BEACH (WABC) -- In a slow moving procession that stretched for blocks in Rockaway Beach, the NYPD brought fallen police officer Dennis Guerra and his family through a sea of officers standing shoulder-to-shoulder to a final tribute to a man they called a hero.

"He ran into a building to rescue people, and then the worst that could happen, happened to him," PBA President Pat Lynch said.

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Officer Guerra along and his partner Rosa Rodriguez, who remains in critical condition, were overcome by smoke and fumes as they answered a 911 call of a fire in the hallway of a city owned building in Coney Island.

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During the service, their bravery was remembered by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

"We'll always remember with sorrow how Dennis left us that day, but we'll also remember with pride the example of valor and devotion to duty that he set," de Blasio said.

He also carried on a tradition as a NYPD officer following his father and uncle onto the force.

"He was a senior officer who was very respectful and responsible. He acted with dignity and he wore the uniform with honor and pride," Deputy Inspector Carlos Valdez said.

His brother-in-law Curtis Mitchell remembered his devotion to family.

"He was recently called a hero, but to all of his family Dennis was always a hero. And long before he will continue to live on in our hearts and memories as such," Mitchell said.

Honored one last time, as his coffin was carried from the church, a precision flyover, by the department's aviation unit.

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Line Of Duty

Line of Duty Funeral


Box 1456 3rd Alarm

3rd Alarm

Sunday, April 13, 2014 17:48hrs Rescue 2 responded to 4324 4th Ave. for a fire in a 3 story mixed use 25 x 50 commercial building. The fire was located in the basement and on the first floor. 4 lines were put into operation and the fire was placed under control at  19:07hrs.



Box 771 4th Alarm

Sunday, April 6, 2014 13:30hrs Rescue 2 responded to 17 Menahan for a fire in a 4 story converted factory to office building. Fire was located in the basement with extension into the first floor. 3 lines were stretched and put into operation. Units encountered blacked out conditions in basement with alot of stock making locating fire difficult. A 10-66 was transmitted when one member got turned around off his line. He was located immediatly and accounted for. Fire was placed under control at 15:28hrs.



Box 1370 2nd Alarm

Sunday, March 30, 2014 06:44hrs Rescue 2 responded to 65 Bush Street for a fire in a six story multiple dwelling. Reports of jumpers and people trapped. Fire was quickly knocked down . One 10-45 code 2 was removed from the scaffolding and 4 10-45's code 4's were removed from the interior and treated by E.M.S.


65 Bush Street

65 Bush Street - Jumper Down


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