New England News
8:39 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Funeral Today For Connecticut Firefighter

Credit Facebook: City of Hartford Fire Department

The funeral for a Connecticut firefighter who died in the line of duty is expected to draw scores of firefighters from across the region.

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New England News
12:29 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Construction Begins On Western Massachusetts Firefighting Training Center

Structures used for training firefighters at the Springfield campus of the Massachusetts Dept. of Fire Services.
Credit WAMC

A new training facility for firefighters is under construction in western Massachusetts.  The new center will bring the resources of the state’s Department of Fire Services to area fire departments that depend on volunteer or on-call firefighters.

     The new state - of- the -art center under construction in Springfield will be the western Massachusetts base for all of the resources of the state Department of Fire Services. It includes training, code enforcement, and arson investigations, according to state Fire Marshall Stephen Coan.

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New York News
5:35 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Skidmore Awarded $1.4 Million For Research On Firefighter Deaths

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Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs has been awarded nearly one-and-a-half million dollars for research into the medical cause of cardiac deaths among firefighters.

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New York News
3:01 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

16th Annual NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Sixteenth Annual New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony was held Tuesday at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. 

This year’s ceremony honored nine New York State firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.

With the addition of this group of nine fallen firefighters, the state’s Fallen Firefighter Memorial now contains the names of 2,381 firefighters who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This year’s additions are:

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Hudson Valley News
2:44 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Newburgh Receives Money To Hire Firefighters

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A Hudson Valley city will receive more than $2 million to hire firefighters.

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Hudson Valley News
9:36 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

NYS Senator Urges Governor To Sign Bill To Include 9/11 Firefighters' Kids

Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley is calling on the governor to sign legislation concerning the children of 9/11 firefighters.  

Republican state Senator Greg Ball is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill into law that he says would help children of firefighters who died as a result of illnesses from response to and recovery efforts from the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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