Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Officers and members of F.D.N.Y. Rescue 2 would like to thank all the people who supported Rob and his family during their time of need. This includes all the FDNY companies who turned out in force at the hospital to visit Rob, the companies in Manhattan who cooked lunch and dinner for Rob and his family during his long stay at the burn ctr., the F.D.N.Y companies who donated money collected at their firehouses to support a brother in need, The Islip , Baldwin and Brentwood Fire Departments for all their fundraising efforts, blood drives and logistical support., people from all over the country and world who donated or sent their well wishes and prayers, and especially the entire staff at the burn ctr who cared for and saved Robs life. Rob continues to heal and keeps making remarkable strides as he continues therapy each day to gain strength and more use of his hands. Again all of Rescue 2 Thanks everyone who supported Rob and his family.
Friday, June 1, 2012 21:15hrs
Rescue 2 responded to reports of a fire consuming two floors on a private dwelling located at 147 Conselyea Ave. Fire was on the third and fourth floor with extension to exposure # @ 21:20 Second Alarm was transmitted and 1 10-45 code 1 was giving. @23:17hrs Third Alarm was transmitted for relief , fire was placed under control at 23:50hrs.
Sunday, May 6, 2012 16:41hrs.
Rescue 2 responded to 230 Lotts Ave. for a child stuck in a rolled up security gate. Members operated with members from Ladder 103 on top of 103's rig to free the trapped child. Rescue 2 used sawzalls, nibbler and shear cutter to remove the housing and free the victim. He was transported by E.M.S. and was pronounced D.O.A. at the hospital.
Monday, April 16, 2012
5555 FDNY LT Rich Nappi of Engine 237
It is with regret that we announce the death of
Lt. Rich Nappi of Engine 237
Which occurred on April 16th, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained
while operating at the Brooklyn 3rd Alarm Box 717
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Friday, March 23, 2012
Firefighter Robert Wiedmann Rescue 2 left the Cornell Burn Ctr this Friday March 23, 2012. After attending a press conference Rob left the hospital to the sounds of the FDNY bagpipes and cheers from all the brothers that gathered outside. Rob and his family then climbed into a waiting limo for the journey home. He was escorted by NYPD highway , about 30 motorcycles from the fireriders, and Rescue 1 . FDNY companies turned out all along the route to salute Rob and his family . At the Queens line Rescue 1 dropped off and Rescue 4 picked up the escort. The state police took over the lead at the Nassau border and departments from all over Long Island had arches set up on every over pass on the southern state parkway. A large crowd of firefighters ,neighbors, family and friends gathered on Robs Islip terrace block and broke out in cheers as robs limo turned onto his block. Rob still faces many surgeries and procedures as he continues his difficult and long road to recovery. He will be going back and forth to the cornell burn center on a daily basis for physical therapy, occupational therapy and future operations. He will also be admitted sometimes overnight after surgery. But for now he is back home with his wife and children in Islip Terrace - Welcome home Rob.
Firefighter Robert Wiedmann heads home: MyFoxNY.com
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
THE NEW YORK BLOOD CTR. HAS ESTABLISHED A DONATION PROGRAM TO DONATE DIRECTLY TO ROB. WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THE I.D. is # 203859 AND FILE # 71614. ANYONE WISHING TO DONATE O - NEGATIVE BLOOD DIRECTLY TO ROB MUST CALL 1-800-439-6876 (SPECIAL COLLECTIONS) AND CHOOSE OPTION 1. AN APPOINTMENT MUST BE SCHEDULED. DIRECT DONATIONS MUST BE RECIEVED AT FIXED DONATION CTRS. ALSO ANYONE IN THE NATION CAN DONATE BLOOD OF ANY BLOOD TYPE IN ROBS NAME BY GOING TO ANY FACILITY OR BLOOD DRIVE AND USE GROUP # 6632 ( NY BLOOD CTR.).
FOR FIXED DONOR SITES NEAR YOU OR MORE INFO CALL 1-800-923-2566
Thank you for being a blood donor!
Monday, December 19 th- Rescue 2 responded to 1100 Prospect Place for a fire on the top floor of a 3 story brownstone. While searching for people possibly trapped F.F. Rob Weidmann R2 Irons and F.F. Jim Gersbeck R2 Hook became trapped. F.F. Gersbeck was removed from the interior and F.F Weidmann was trapped at the window (shown in picture lower left). A mayday was transmitted from the street as Ladder 132 Chauffer swung the aerial to F.F Weidmann in the window. F.F. Weidmann R2 fell onto the ladder on fire . Ladder 132 chauffer grabbed him and patted him down bringing him down to the street. F.F Weidmann R2 is in critical condition with 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 50 % of his body at the Cornell Burn Ctr. F.F Gersbeck R2 was also admitted to the Cornell burn Ctr.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 08:22hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 368 Himrod St for a fire in a 3 story frame. Ladder 124 gave the 10-75 for a fire on the first floor. @ 08:26 - 2nd alarm was transmitted for heavy fire on the 2nd , 3rd floor and cockloft. @ 08:53hrs 3rd alarm was transmitted 5 lines were stretched and operated. 4 10-45's giving 3 code fours, 1 code three. 4th alarm was transmitted for relief @09:46hrs. Fire placed under control.
3 story Frame
Sunday, January 15, 2012 01:44hrs
Rescue 2 responded to 1066 Decatur St. for a fire in a 3 story 20 x 40 frame. Fire extended to the exposures and in the shaft between buildings.
Seven-year-old boy killed in Bushwick, Brooklyn blaze and father is badly burned trying to save him
Dad rushed back in building and made two attempts to rescue his son
By Henrick Karoliszyn AND Barry Paddock / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Allan Epstein for New York Daily News
Fast-moving fire in Bushwick building led to the death of 7-year-old Joel Smith Sunday morning.
A 7-year-old Brooklyn boy died in a fast-moving blaze early Sunday after his dad was pushed back by flames and critically injured during two attempts to reach his sleeping son.
Relatives didn’t realize little Joel Smith was missing until they reached the front of the burning Bushwick building about 1:20 a.m.
“There were so many people outside we couldn’t tell who was who,” said family friend Shawn Payne, who was playing Uno with Joel’s mom, Mia Smith, when they smelled smoke in the first-floor flat.
“We all ran back in,” he said. “The heat and smoke was everywhere . . . We ran back out. It was too much heat,” Payne said.
The boy’s anguished father, Melvin Blow, 34, wouldn’t give up.
“Melvin dove past me and went back inside to find Joel,” Payne said.
“He was screaming, trying to find him.”
The boy died at the scene and his father was badly burned on his hands and face. He’s being treated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell.
Payne returned to the charred Decatur Street building hours after the inferno.
“He was like any other kid,” Payne said of Joel, a student at Public School 45
“He liked to run around in the park and pla... [ more ]
Fatal Frame Fire
Sign Collapsed Onto Building
Friday, January 13, 2012 16:07hrs,
Rescue 2 responded to 421 Meeker Ave for a billboard that stood 200 feet above the Brooklyn Queens Expressway that fell during high winds onto a building below. Units conducted searches of the buildings that were all negative and the scene was secured.
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