It is with a heavy heart that we offer our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Firefighter Christopher Slutman Ladder 27, a fifteen year member of the department, and a friend to all in both of his firehouses. Christopher will be greatly missed. RIP
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The flames erupted at 4:45 p.m. in a six-story apartment building on 44th Street near Seventh Avenue, the FDNY said.
Smokeeaters were still battling the fire early Thursday morning.
Craig McCarthy, Alex Taylor, NY Post
Photo by Paul Martinka
Two firefighters are recovering after combating a four-alarm fire inside the Express Laundromat at 2467 Webster Avenue on Friday, March 22.
More than 150 firefighters responded to the fire at 12:45 p.m.
Robert Wirsing, Bronx Times
Photo by Aracelis Batista
Fires killed 88 people in New York City in 2018, the most in more than a decade, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said on Thursday.
He said 2018 was a "very busy year for the department," as it responded to 1.7 million calls — up 4.8 percent from 2017.
Rich Calder, NY Post
The fire broke out on the 2nd floor of a 5-story building at West 76th Street near West End Ave. at 1:35 a.m., the FDNY said.
It reached a second alarm, with 25 units and 106 firefighters and EMS workers responding, a spokesman said.
Seven civilians and one firefighter were taken to local hospitals.
Khristina Narizhnaya and Amanda Woods, NY Post
Nearly half of the 15,000 FDNY responders who were working on 9/11 — and survived — have gotten sick from their exposure to the toxins that swirled around the World Trade center site, UFA Union officials said Friday.
Ellen Moynihan and Thomas Tracy, NY Daily News
Chilly neighbors helplessly watched from the street as flames engulfed an apartment house in Astoria.
The blaze began on the third floor of four-story residential building on the corner of 21st Avenue and 33rd Street on Thursday, according to the FDNY.
Alex Mitchell, qns.com
The four-alarm fire started in a first-floor apartment on Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway just before 2:30 a.m.
The flames quickly spread up through a pipe chase to the fourth floor of the five-story building.
Derek Walker, 7Online
BROOKLYN - A massive five-alarm inferno blazed in Bed-Stuy Thursday morning, according to the FDNY.
The fire erupted in a commercial building near Vernon and Stuyvesant avenues at about 4am, the FDNY said.
Kathleen Culliton, Patch Staff
NEW YORK CITY - On behalf of all UFA members, we extend our deepest sympathies to FF Steven Pollard's family, friends, and his fellow firefighters at Engine 257, Ladder 170 and Battalion 58.
Steven truly epitomized what it means to be one of 'New York's Bravest' and will be dearly missed.
Gerard Fitzgerald - UFA President
Currently, 73 FDNY personnel are on extended military orders in branches of the United States Armed Forces, serving around the world.
There are 1425 FDNY members who are military reservists or veterans.
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