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New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
12/27/2020

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Be #FDNYSmart – recycle your Christmas tree during Mulchfest! Learn about New York City Department of Parks & Recreation + New York City Department of Sanitation Christmas tree collection at nyc.gov/parks/mulchfest

For more safety tips, visit fdnysmart.org

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
12/27/2020

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

The FDNY Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, conducted by the FDNY Bureau of Health Services (BHS) in conjunction with the Bureau of Operations, continues at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn, the FDNY EMS Academy at Fort Totten, and the FDNY Fire Academy on Randall’s Island.

FDNY Chief of EMS Operations Lillian Bonsignore received the vaccine earlier today at Fort Totten along with her fellow EMS members.

As per the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, vaccination recipients are prioritized in phases. Phase 1 includes essential health care workers, including EMS. Phase 2 includes other essential frontline workers, including CFR Firefighters and will begin on December 29, 2020.

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
12/26/2020

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

On Tuesday December 22, the FDNY Emerald Society joined Santa during their first annual toy drive to deliver toys and holiday cheer to St. Barnabas Church in the Bronx.

See all the ways in which FDNY members are celebrating the holidays with the communities that they serve by visiting bit.ly/FDNYHolidays20

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12/26/2020

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The FDNY Vulcan Society continued its annual holiday outreach this year by partnering with Santa Claus and community organizations around the five boroughs to help celebrate the special season with families.

This year's efforts featured seven events in total, including a Christmas Celebration with the Friends of Public School Harlem, Inc., a Holiday Toy Giveaway at the Brooklyn Museum, a Winter Wonderland Toy Drive with The BedStuy BID and a Holiday Float Parade with the Uwf Fdny, NYPD 103rd Precinct and The ShowingHearts Foundation.

As part of the visits, our Firefighters also spent time with the youngsters in attendance to educate them about the many ways they can help the city as a first responder in our Department.

"It's very important for the kids in our city to see that Firefighters are here to help the community and we want them to know that they can join this Department and answer the call to help others as well," said Vulcan Society President Khalid Baylor. "Throughout the year and especially during the holiday season, the members of the Vulcan Society make it a priority to give back to the communities we serve. This year has been a challenging year for so many families in our city because of the COVID-19 pandemic and we're happy that we've been able to partner with these community organizations once again to help bring smiles to kids and families during the holiday season."

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
12/25/2020

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Merry Christmas from the FDNY! Celebrate safely by using battery-operated, flameless candles in your home. See more #FDNYSmart tips at fdnysmart.org

The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in saying Merry Christmas! We hope everybody has a happy, healthy and safe Christmas!...
12/25/2020

The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in saying Merry Christmas! We hope everybody has a happy, healthy and safe Christmas! Please remember to be #FDNYSmart today and everyday

Merry Christmas from the FDNY! Help ensure a safe celebration for you and your family by following #FDNYSmart tips at fdnysmart.org

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
12/24/2020

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

“I have 28 years on the job. I would like to give thanks to the Department for being one of the first to receive this vaccine. I hope a lot of my fellow coworkers follow suit. The main thing is to keep on working, stay safe, and serve the people of New York City. This also gives me an opportunity to go home to my family and feel safe with this extra security blanket,” says FDNY EMT Edwin Mendez, EMS Operations, who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today along with other members of FDNY Emergency Medical Services.

FDNY EMT Nigel Hamilton, Bureau of Training, is scheduled to receive the vaccine next week. EMT Hamilton says, “I am scheduled to take the vaccine on Monday and I’m looking forward to it. One of the reasons I want to take the vaccine is because I worked during the peak of COVID and I was scared to visit my parents and be around my family. It’s a sigh of relief that I can go visit them now. I can go home and I don’t have to worry about bringing anything home to them. I encourage everyone out there, especially my brothers and sisters in the Department to go take the vaccine.”

The FDNY Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, conducted by the FDNY Bureau of Health Services (BHS) in conjunction with the Bureau of Operations, is currently underway at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn, the FDNY EMS Academy at Fort Totten, and the FDNY Fire Academy on Randall’s Island.

FDNY EMT Joseph Volavka, Station 50, who also received the COVID-19 vaccination today says, “It’s been a tough year here at the Department. I was sick back in May with COVID, though very minor symptoms. We’ve all seen what is happening out there. Getting this vaccine was important because of people at home. It offers me the peace of mind to go and see those loved ones that I haven’t seen. I am very happy the Department offered us this and I hope everyone goes out and gets it.”

FDNY Paramedic Verena Kansog, ALS Coordinator, says, “I’ve been in EMS for 30 years. When I came into my current position, that’s when COVID hit. I saw firsthand what it was doing to my EMS family. Seeing people get sick and knowing a lot of people who were getting sick. I was super excited to find out the Department was giving this vaccine. I haven’t seen my mom in a year because of COVID, being afraid that I was going to bring it home to her. I really hope that my family here at the Department comes and gets this vaccine so they can continue to do their jobs as wonderfully as they do."

FDNY EMS Lieutenant Anthony Almojera of Station 40 in Brooklyn, Vice President of Local 3621 FDNY EMS Officers Union, was among the first FDNY EMS members to receive the vaccine today. “FDNY EMS union members are always ready to help, help us by getting vaccinated,” said Lt. Almojera. “We encourage all who can to get the vaccine.” FDNY members are strongly encouraged to take the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, their colleagues, and their loved ones.

As per the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, vaccination recipients are prioritized in phases. Phase 1 includes essential health care workers, including EMS. Phase 2 includes other essential frontline workers, including CFR Firefighters and will begin on December 29, 2020.

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
12/24/2020

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

“I’ve always wanted to do this job. Our instructors were great and they prepared us to go out and help this city. It’s the best training in the world. My dad was an FDNY Firefighter and he was my hero growing up. He loved this job and I always saw how happy he was. The FDNY has been a part of my family since I was little so joining this Department only seemed natural. If I could be half the Firefighter my father was I’ll be happy with that. I know he would be proud of me,” says FDNY Probationary Firefighter Royce Engeldrum, who is one of six Probationary Firefighters graduating today. Probationary Firefighter Engeldrum is the son of FDNY Firefighter Christian Engeldrum, Ladder 61, a five-and-a-half-year veteran of the Department and Sergeant in the U.S. Army National Guard who was killed on November 29, 2004 while on active duty in Baghdad, Iraq. While supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, his military vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Firefighter Engeldrum was also one of the hundreds of Firefighters to respond to the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He was the first city employee to die in Iraq.

The FDNY Foundation congratulates the six Probationary Firefighters on their graduation! Welcome to the FDNY and thank y...
12/24/2020

The FDNY Foundation congratulates the six Probationary Firefighters on their graduation! Welcome to the FDNY and thank you for helping keep New York City safe

On Tuesday, December 22, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over a Probationary Firefighter graduation ceremony for six FDNY Probationary Firefighters. This small class is made up of members of the Department who were previously injured during training and have now completed their requirements to graduate. Watch the full ceremony at bit.ly/37H6der

The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in sending our sincere condolences to the family and friends of FDNY EMT Evelyn Ford ...
12/23/2020

The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in sending our sincere condolences to the family and friends of FDNY EMT Evelyn Ford who passed away from COVID-19. EMT Ford was a 27-year veteran of the FDNY. As a member assigned to Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), she served as citywide dispatcher, coordinating emergency medical response to large scale emergencies including major fires and mass casualty incidents.

EMT Evelyn Ford is the twelfth member of the Department to die due to COVID-19,” said Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “For nearly three decades, EMT Ford was a member of the busiest and best Emergency Medical Service in the world. She was a professional medical provider who responded to help those in need on countless calls, and she was a calm voice during major emergencies ensuring New Yorkers received the urgent care they needed. Our entire Department mourns her loss.”

EMT Ford was a highly respected member of EMD and a mentor to hundreds of her fellow EMTs. She also served as an EMT in Station 31 in Brooklyn during her career.

This Holiday Season, the FDNY Foundation wants to thank everybody for their  unwavering support of New York’s Bravest du...
12/23/2020

This Holiday Season, the FDNY Foundation wants to thank everybody for their unwavering support of New York’s Bravest during this challenging year. So many of you stepped up to help the FDNY Foundation ensure that our Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics have the personal protective equipment, tools and resources to safely serve on the front lines of the Pandemic.

While many of us are relieved that the year 2020 is coming to a close, the dangerous and unrelenting work of responding to the Pandemic continues for the FDNY. The predicted surge in cases is upon us, and our members are again risking their lives and their health in service to others.

Your support of the FDNY Foundation plays a critical role in the FDNY’s ability to meet the demands of this unprecedented crisis. With your help, we will continue to provide essential resources so that our members can respond and return safely to their families. We are so grateful that when the Commissioner or Senior Chiefs reach out to us, we are able to respond quickly to fund important needs.

Even as the Pandemic rages, the FDNY has continued its tradition of excellence in response to nearly 2 million emergency calls this year. Be it fires, medical emergencies, stuck elevators, traffic accidents and more, our members are there when we call for help, responding with professionalism, compassion and skill.

With the FDNY as our partner, we offer fire and life safety programming to audiences of all ages. The FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit (FSEU) takes the lead in developing informative and lively presentations. This year, the FSEU has done an amazing job reaching thousands of school children and communities with remote learning.

Please remember to always be #FDNYSmart. To view #FDNYSmart winter and holiday safety tips, please visit: https://bit.ly/34yGYc8

To make a Donation to the FDNY Foundation, please visit: https://www.fdnyfoundation.org/donate/

This Holiday Season, please consider an investment in a safe New York and a strong FDNY. Your gift to the FDNY Foundation honors the sacrifice and bravery of every member of the FDNY and just might save a life.

Wishing you and your family a Safe, Happy, and Healthy Holiday Season.

Please know that some of the photos were taken prior to COVID-19.

12/21/2020
New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Be #FDNYSmart during the holidays and every day – NEVER overload outlets and don’t rely on extension cords too heavily. See more tips for a safe holiday season at fdnysmart.org

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
12/19/2020

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Whether observing Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or burning candles at any time throughout the year, be #FDNYSmart - NEVER leave candles unattended. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles instead. See more tips at fdnysmart.org

Don’t forget to purchase the FDNY 2021 Calendar of Heroes. The calendar features 24 members of the department and fire a...
12/19/2020

Don’t forget to purchase the FDNY 2021 Calendar of Heroes. The calendar features 24 members of the department and fire and life safety tips each month. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar benefit the FDNY Foundation and allows us to provide training and education to FDNY members. Purchase yours today at FDNYshop.com

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
12/19/2020

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Manhole fires spike in New York City in the winter season, particularly following a snowfall, when salt is applied to the road surface. Carbon monoxide (CO) — a colorless, odorless, tasteless and toxic gas that is totally undetectable to the human senses — is generated during manhole fires. CO is deadly, and in the case of a manhole fire, CO accumulation may potentially lead to an explosion. If you see a manhole that is smoking, don’t hesitate, call 911 right away. And remember to always have a working smoke/CO alarm in your home. See more #FDNYSmart info about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide at fdnysmart.org/carbon-monoxide

FDNY Shop
12/17/2020

FDNY Shop

🎁 Holiday Deals - 2021 FDNY Calendar, FDNY Face Masks & more inside! #staysafe

12/17/2020
New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Be #FDNYSmart: Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by clearing snow from your car’s tailpipe before turning it on. See more tips for keeping you and your family safe at fdnysmart.org

12/17/2020
New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

NYC homeowners and business owners - please shovel snow away from hydrants so FDNY can access in case of emergency. See more #FDNYSmart tips at fdnysmart.org

12/16/2020
New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Before inclement weather hits, make sure you have working flashlights and extra batteries in case of a power outage. Never use candles to light your home. Remember to test your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and change the batteries if necessary. Fill your prescriptions in advance, and help emergency personnel assist those most in need of their services by only calling 911 in the case of a real emergency. See more #FDNYSmart tips at fdnysmart.org

12/16/2020
New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Space heaters need space. Be #FDNYSmart – keep space heaters at least 3 ft. from bedding, curtains, and other materials, and always plug your heater directly into the wall. Learn more at fdnysmart.org

With the Holidays and colder weather upon us, the FDNY Foundation and FDNY want to make sure that you and your family re...
12/16/2020

With the Holidays and colder weather upon us, the FDNY Foundation and FDNY want to make sure that you and your family remain safe. More than one third of home fires occur during the months of December, January and February. Below are some #FDNYSmart safety tips to use this holiday season to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe:

• Make sure you have a working smoke detector on every level of your home.
• Never leave open flame candles unattended. Keep lit candles away from decorations and all combustible objects.
• Never use the kitchen oven or gas range to heat your home or apartment. This could lead to an accumulation of dangerous levels for carbon monoxide, which can lead to serious illness, or even death.
• Space heaters should be on a flat surface at least three feet from anything that can burn and should always be turned off when leaving a room or going to sleep.

To view more #FDNYSmart safety tips, visit: https://www.fdnysmart.org/connect/

To see a video on winter safety tips from the FDNY Foundation and FDNY go to: https://bit.ly/3ntw8eX

Support the men and women of the #FDNY and give a unique gift this holiday season! We proudly present the 2021 FDNY Cale...
12/14/2020

Support the men and women of the #FDNY and give a unique gift this holiday season! We proudly present the 2021 FDNY Calendar of Heroes! It features 24 members of the Department from across the City with fire and life safety messages each month. All proceeds support the FDNY's lifesaving educational programs and critical needs of frontline Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics. Order your copy at https://www.fdnyshop.com

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
12/12/2020

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Have a safe and healthy Chanukah by following #FDNYSmart tips at on.nyc.gov/2ByStSU

12/10/2020
New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in wishing a happy Chanukah to all our friends who are celebrating!

Happy Chanukah from FDNY! Be #FDNYSmart when you celebrate with these candle safety tips. See more at fdnysmart.org

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
12/10/2020

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

“We received a call at 1:00 AM for fire. Our units arrived in three minutes and we had fire on the first floor. Fire quickly extended to the space between the top floor and the attic space, we call it the cockloft. Because of that, it extended quickly to six other buildings. We had a fire in a total of six buildings at the site. Currently the fire in under control. We had a total of three minor injuries to Firefighters. Fire Marshals are investigating,” says FDNY Assistant Chief John Hodgens on the scene of a 6-alarm fire at 109-25 Jamaica Avenue in Queens earlier this morning. (Photo Credit: FDNY Response Videos)

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The FDNY Foundation is the official not-for-profit organization of the New York City Fire Department. The mission of the Foundation is to assist the FDNY and EMS in educating, informing and involving the public in protecting life and property, and support the Department’s operational enhancements. The Foundation raises money for programs through government grants, corporate gifts, foundations and individual donors like you. This fundraising helps the Department maintain the tradition of excellence that is recognized throughout the world as setting the standard in fire suppression, pre hospital medical care and emergency response. We raise money for the Department’s fire safety programs to continue educating the public to take preventative measures to protect themselves from serious injury or fatality in the event of fire, medical emergencies, homeland security risks and other threats to life and liberty. The Foundation also provides grants for expanded training programs, the purchase of equipment and investments in state of the art technology to assist the Department in reducing injuries and fatalities

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