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    Thumbs up Our New York Brothers & Sisters Meet the Challenge Again!

    I started to post this on the other threat entitled "blackout" but decided to start another one and dedicate it to the FDNY

    As I watched the news today (as most of us did) and the events unfolded, one of the first things the mayor said was that "all fire department staff members had been re-called" and all off duty fire and police officer's have been re-called to duty."

    I can only imagine what was passing through the minds of those brothers and sisters and they struggled against traffic to get to work. You can only wonder what they were feeling.....

    Despite the fact that this was simply an act of nature they Brothers and Sisters of FDNY and several other large Metropolitan Cities rose to the occassion and did thier jobs. News reports indicated that some 40,000 police and firefighters would be on duty in those cities tonight....doing what they all do best!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you struggle through this night of darkness. THANKS

    E229Lt...where ever you are...be safe....

    God Bless You All



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    Amen, and Well Said Captstanm1 My thoughts and prayers are with all of our brothers tonight!

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    I was talking to E40FDNYL35 when he said BRB and then shortly after disappeared offline, I would imagine he's out there too.

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    One Dead, One Hurt in New York Blackout

    By LARRY McSHANE
    .c The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - As lights began to flicker back on in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at least one life had been lost and one firefighter seriously injured as the city responded to 80,000 emergency calls.

    But the city stayed calm as police and firefighters dealt with double the normal volume of calls and 60 serious fires, due mostly to candles used to stave off the darkness. There were over 800 elevator rescues, Bloomberg noted, as he praised the city's response.

    ``Things on balance, almost 100 percent, did work,'' Bloomberg said.

    The mayor said he expected the rest of the city's power to be restored by the end of Friday.

    ``In short, New Yorkers showed that the city that burned in the 1970s when facing similar circumstances is now a very different place,'' he said.

    Bloomberg urged people to stay home from work, check on their elderly neighbors and drink lots of water to cope with the heat.

    ``If we are patient and understanding, I think we'll all get through the day,'' he said.

    The one death reported was a 40-year-old who suffered a heart attack during a fire, Bloomberg said.



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    Anyone have any info on the injured FF?

    HOw did it happen?

    How bad??

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    Member from Brooklyn Ladder Company fell 2 stories. He is in stable condition.
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    Great Job FDNY, Hope you all are doing goodan stay safe.
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    I Agree... Great job FDNY! and Stay safe!
    It is really amazing that so many people were able to stay so calm. You really have to wonder what the people stuck in subway tunnels and elevators thought they may see when they got out.

    Stay safe,
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    Default Juiceless in the city

    It's was pretty scary at first, especially the first hour when no one knew what was happening. All of a sudden, everything just went dead (including phones, pagers, blackberries, cells) and we had no information. Needless to say the massive evacuations were a vivid reminder of 9/11. After the rumor spread that it was just a shortage then all you could really do was wait it out. The worst was for the millions of people who commute into the city every day and had to find their way home. Many tried to get to the bus depot and ferry landings and it took them forever to get home. Other's spent the night wondering around the city, or bunking in parks, churches, etc.. Some people were selling a night at their couch for $50, others for $100. Most restaurants and stores had "shortage" sales. Overall everyone was calm after the initial shock wore off. The emergency services had a really busy day and night and they certainly met the challenge. In my apartment building, six people were trapped in the elevator for two hours. The never knew was what happening outside so they werent scared just fustrated. The juiceless night turned into a big slumber party, with friends, candles and lots and I mean lots of junk food. To the finest and bravest, a big thank you for your hard work and keeping us all safe.

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