Monthly Archives: September 2011

Medal Of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Tells FDNY He Will Wait. States He Doesn’t Want Special Treatment.


Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the latest Medal of Honor recipient, has told the FDNY he doesn't want any special treatment after a federal judge approved the FDNY of opening up the application process for one more day. That "one more day" was solely for Meyer, and he declined. Dakota Meyer, a 23 year old Marine, received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on September 15th. Joining the FDNY has become Meyers latest goal. However, caught up in all of the events surrounding receiving the Medal of Honor, Meyer missed the application period.

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POV Video: Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run


When he heard the news, he called his wife Sally to tell her he would be late because he had to help those in need. He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear, then took his final heroic steps to the World Trade Center. When Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, it was already closed to traffic . With sixty pounds of gear strapped to his back, he ran through the Tunnel, hoping to meet up with his own company, Squad 1.

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Monroe, NJ Engine Company 5 Custom Kitchen Table


Check out this custom kitchen table built by the firefighters at Engine Company 5 in Monroe Township, NJ. Firefighter Rob Meyer sent this in. Great looking table guys! Something to be very proud of! Keep up the great work, enjoy the comradarie, and hope that more hot meals are eaten on that table than cold ones!

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This Just In…Detroit Continues to Burn


The third fire was interesting because of the reverse lay. That isn't something my department does everyday. Then as you continued to watch, the firefighters don't put water on it. I wonder whats up with that. I wonder if they decided to let it burn so that someone can't burn it again some other day.

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Beer Gifting Citizen Apologizes to DC Firefighters Who Still Await Discipline


Dave Statter had the story last week about a Washington DC firehouse that was shut down by Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe after a case of beer was found in the fridge. The firefighters were tested for alchohol and all came up negative. However, the firefighters still face discipline for having the beer. Now, Clem Cypra has come forward as the gift-giver. Cypra brought it to them after they put a fire in his house.

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