Sunday, January 6, 2013 02:16hrs
Rescue 2 responded to a confirmed pin giving by Ladder 153 . The Hurst tool was put to work at the scene where 3 people were killed and 3 injured.
3 Die 3 Injured
3rd Alarm 1/4/13
Friday, January 4, 2013 06:36hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 1029 42nd Street for a fire in a 3story 20 x 40 private dwelling. All hands on arrival with fire in the basement and extension to the first floor. @ 06:52 2nd alarm transmitted with fire on the 1st floor, 2nd floor and extending to the attic. All companies were pulled out of building and went to an exterior operation. Fire placed under control 08:28hrs.
Thursday, January 3, 2013 17:03hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 1441 Pacific Street giving the 10-75 for a fire on the parlor floor of a 3 story brownstone.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 23:36hrs.
Rescue 2 responded to Queens for a car into the water with people trapped. Rescue 4 and Rescue 2 had divers in dry suits and members in exposure suits conduct searches of the waters .
A pregnant woman was killed and three people injured after a suspected drunk driver lost control of hers six-passenger car and sent it flying into a pond in Queens early Sunday morning.
The four victims were trapped in the upside-down Ford Focus, which went off the road and into the marsh along Brookville Blvd. in Idewild Park in Meadowmere around 4:30 a.m., police said. But two of the passengers escaped the mangled car on their own and fled the accident in another vehicle, sources said.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/drunk-flips-ford-article-1.1229786#ixzz2HcxHbZSA the
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
An off-duty fire marshal died near his Hollis Hills home Christmas Eve after suffering an apparent heart attack behind the wheel, the New York Police Department said.
And days after his death, those closest to Martin “Woody” McHale, the 50-year-old husband and father of young twin boys, grieved the loss of their celebrated and decorated FDNY hero.
“He was one of the greatest men this city had to offer,” said Vanessa Primiani, of Woody McHale’s Bar and Grill in Manhattan, which was named after the late marshal in honor of the nickname that followed him for more than half of his life. “Everywhere he went he made friends. People loved him. We loved him. That’s why we named our bar after him.”
Police said McHale was driving his gray Chevrolet Silverado on 85th Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Monday when he lost control before striking a tree. He was taken to North Shore University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
" Woody " Mchale was a charter member of Squad 252 before being promoted to fire marshall. His wake will be held on Friday December 28th from 2 till 9 pm at American Martyrs Church 79-43 Bell Blvd. , Queens , N.Y., Funeral will be held on Saturday , December 29th 10 a.m. at the same location. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Martin Mchales Childrens Education Fund c/o The FDNY Foundation 9 Metro tech Ctr., Brooklyn , Ny 11201.
Please keep the McHale family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace.
Monday, December 24, 2012
N.Y. Firefighter Shooting: Four firefighters reportedly shot, two dead while battling blaze in upstate N.Y.
By Crimesider Staff Topics Daily Blotter
Four firefighters were shot while battling a blaze in Webster, NY
(CBS/AP) WEBSTER, N.Y. - Two firefighters are dead and two more injured after being shot while battling a blaze in upstate New York on Monday morning, reports CBS affiliate WROC.
Police Chief Gerald Pickering says "one or more shooters" fired at the firefighters when they arrived at the scene of the blaze near the Lake Ontario shore just east of Rochester at around 6 a.m.
Police have surrounded the neighborhood and are searching for the shooter.
Officials say the firefighters were at the scene of a fire that started in one home has spread to two others and a car.
WROC reports that fire officials are currently letting the houses burn because the scene is not secure, and the station's photographer says that one house has collapsed from the fire.
3rd Alarm 12/22/12
Saturday, December 22, 2012 23:15hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 542 East 3rd Street . Ladder 147 transmitted the 2nd Alarm on arrival for heavy fire on the top floor auto-exposing to exposure 4.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tonight 8 p.m. at Carmines located on 90th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. All present and former members of Rescue 2 are asked to come down and say goodbye to one of the most beloved guys in the firehouse. Firefighter Jim Jaget is retiring after 28yrs of dedicated service. Enjoy your retirement you will truly be missed by many.
Queen Anne Fire
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 06:30hrs
Rescue 2 responded on numerous calls to 80 Rugby Rd. for a fire in a 3 story private dwelling. Battalion 48 gave the all hands for a fire in the top floor of a queen anne.
Monday, September 10, 2012 09:21hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 214 Carlton Ave. for a building collapse. Engine 210 arrived confirming two workers trapped in basement. Units arriving found one male in basement and then another male buried in debris . Both workers were possibly working on the roof when the weight of material being delivered caused the roof to give way plunging and burying both workers into the basement.
Construction Worker Dead, Two Others Hurt in Roof Collapse in Fort Greene Updated September 10, 2012 8:39pm
FORT GREENE — Two construction workers were injured, one fatally, when the roof of a building on Carlton Avenue collapsed Monday morning, officials said.
The victims became trapped in the basement of 227 Carlton Ave., a two-family brownstone near Willoughby Avenue, when the roof of structure crumbled, the FDNY said.
Ignatius Regis, a member of the construction crew working on the site, said he tried to help his buried colleagues.
"I tried to run down to the basement to dig them out, but there was too much load," Regis, 55 said. "We were using our bare hands at the time."
Emergency responders raced to the construction site at 9:15 a.m. and pulled the men from a pile of rubble after a frantic 20 minutes, officials said.
"They did not look well," said Alex Sichel, 49, who lives a few doors down, of the workers. "They were all covered in dust. One was bleeding from the head."
One of the workers, a 67-year-old man, was taken to Brooklyn Hospital, where he died.
"Today is a sad day on this construction site," said Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri. "It was simple home construction."
The NYPD said the man's name would not be released until his family was notified.
The other man was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was in serious but stable condition. One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was taken to New York Methodist Hospital, officials said.
The workers were part of a five-man construction crew for Professional Grade Construction on the top floor of the four-story building. They were receiving cinder blocks and other material — likely delivered by a truck — when support beams gave way, LiMandri said.
“The floor was not structurally stable to be able to handle the load and the five workers,” LiMandri said at a news conference Monday afternoon.
As the two victims plunged some 30 feet, two of the workers made a dramatic leap to an adjoining roof, said FDNY Deputy Assistant and Brooklyn Borough Commander Chief James Leonard. The other worker hanged off the collapsed area until he could pull himself to safety, Leonard added.
Paramedics evaluated the men at the scene, but they refused medical attention, Leonard added.
Professional Grade Construction, which is based in Brooklyn, received a permit for the site in February, officials said.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Forensic engineers and fire marshals were on scene investigating the delivery of materials and the cause of the collapse.
"There's two things we will be looking at," LiMandri said. "In this simple home constr
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