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Firefighters from around World Gather for Stair Climb at 4 World Trade

CBS New York New York’s bravest on Monday hosted the first annual New York City Firefighter Stair Climb, raising money for two groups in need. Firefighters put on all their gear, and then made their way up the 72 floors of 4 World Trade  Center, at 150 Greenwich St. steps from the site of the September 11, […]

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FDNY Captain John Graziano remembered for his bravery and selflessness

Mira Wassef, Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An Eltingville firefighter had dreams of being a rock star, but when hitting it big didn’t happen, he went on to find his true passion in life. Capt. John Graziano of Ladder 78 in New Brighton was a talented guitarist who left college to tour the […]

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FF John Polignone, honored for his work after the 1993 WTC bombing, dies

Staten Island Advance  STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — John Joseph (Puggy) Polignone, 62, of Annadale, a retired city firefighter honored for his heroic efforts during the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, died Sunday at home. The lifelong Staten Islander was born in Rosebank and graduated from New Dorp High School. He later lived in Bay Terrace […]

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