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  • Scuttlebutt 6/14

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    Posted: June 1st, 2014

    FDNY Firefighter Meets His Blood Donors The New York Blood Center (NYBC) hosted its annual Long Island donor recognition and appreciation awards dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY, on May 7. During the night, FDNY firefighter and Long Island native Robert Wiedmann was able to meet several of his donors for the first time...


  • Light Smoke Showing, Then Heavy Fire & Major Collapse: Part 3

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    Posted: June 1st, 2014

    As we have been reporting over the past two months, on Jan. 18, 2014, the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department (M-LFD) of Long Island, NY, was alerted to respond to a reported fire in a dwelling. What happened on that call teaches a lesson for all of us. Our sincere thanks to M-LFD Chief of Department Christopher Pisani and Deputy Chiefs Kirk...


  • Rekindles 6/14

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    Posted: June 1st, 2014

    Author’s note: To give our readers a sense of history regarding the non-firefighting world as it was 100 years ago this month, on June 28, 1914, a Serbian terrorist assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir apparent of the Austria-Hungarian Empire, and his wife while they visited the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. His death prompted the...