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Mayor Adams signs legislation to boost safety for FDNY EMTs and Paramedics with new body armor and self defense training


May. 7, 2024 By Anthony Medina Mayor Eric Adams signed two pieces of legislation this month that will provide self-defense training and body armor to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics in the FDNY. Council Members Joann Ariola, who represents central and south Queens neighborhoods, and Joe Borelli, who represents Staten Island south, sponsored the…
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Lobby of Queens Village apartment building collapses, several families now in shelters


Jan. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres The lobby of a three-story Queens Village building partially collapsed Wednesday, prompting a rapid response from authorities and contractors. The collapse took place at 93-43 222nd St., with the FDNY called to the building at around 7:35 a.m. Despite the structural damage, there were no reported injuries. The FDNY…
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Lithium-ion battery erupts in flames at South Richmond Hill electronic store, Hazmat crews remove e-bikes from store: FDNY


Jan. 8, 2024 By Bill Parry and by Lloyd Mitchell A two-alarm fire that broke out in a commercial building in South Richmond Hill on Saturday night was caused by an exploding lithium-ion battery that saw nearly two dozen e-bikes erupt in flames, according to the FDNY. Fire marshals based their determination on a digital…
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Four civilians hospitalized in Jamaica apartment fire: FDNY


Oct. 10, 2023 By Lloyd Mitchell and Bill Parry

Children across the city are taught at an early age, when leaving an apartment during a fire, close the door. The lesson was lost on a resident of an apartment building in Jamaica Tuesday afternoon and as a result, four neighbors were hospitalized.