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WWII veteran rescued in Puerto Rico

Rosario Mariano, a 93-year-old World War II veteran trapped by Hurricane Maria in a partly-collapsed house in Puerto Rico has been rescued by an FDNY firefighter, reports Fox5NY. Mr. Mariano was trapped since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20. James O’Connell worked with the mayor of Corozal and National Guard soldiers to free him.

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New class of Suffolk PD recruits includes daughter of late 9/11 hero Ray Pfeifer

Among the 81 new police recruits at the  Suffolk County Police Academy is Taylor Pfeifer, whose father was FF Ray Pfeifer. Ray Pfeifer was an FDNY legend who made many trips to Washington DC while battling stage 4 cancer to beg politicians to renew the Zadroga Act, the healthcare bill for those police officers, EMS workers, […]

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Late NYPD Detective Steven McDonald honored with street name in Central Park

The late NYPD Detective Steven McDonald now has a street near his former Central Park precinct named for him, report Laura Dimon Leonard Greene in the New York Daily News. McDonald was shot and permanently paralyzed while a second-year rookie. He publicly forgave his shooter, and lived an incredible life giving to others until his death […]

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    1. Art Exhibit “Bravery and Sacrifice: NYPD Heroes 9/11 and Beyond”

      September 8 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Cooks wanted for FDNY Fire Museum Fundraising Cook-Off

      September 27 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Funeral for Firefighter Christopher C. Muccini, L-35

      October 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    4. Brooke Jackman Foundation Benefit

      October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    5. Community Engagement Event on 9/11 Health

      October 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm