As a single Republican senator stops the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund from receiving funding, first responders are again grieving the loss of one of New York’s Bravest.
The Uniformed Firefighters Association announced that retired firefighter Kevin Nolan has died of 9/11-related cancer. The 58-year-old had been a member of Engine Company 79 and was among the thousands of police officers and firefighters working at Ground Zero immediately after the 2001 terror attacks.
Nolan, who lived in Rye and retired from the FDNY in 2007, leaves behind a wife and three adult children.
“Kevin is the 199th member of the FDNY to die of World Trade Center related illness,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said, via the New York Daily News. “So many years later, we continue to lose those who displayed such incredible bravery on that terrible day, and in the weeks that followed.”
CBS New York
At least five firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion Wednesday while battling a fire at a multi-family home in Monsey, according to fire officials.
The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. at a home on Forshay Road. Fire officials say no one was at home at the time of the fire.
Fire officials say one firefighter was taken to the hospital. They say the heat and humidity combined with the fire made it overwhelming.
Fire officials say residents will not be able to return home today. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
News 12 Westchester
On Wednesday July 17th, the Ithaca community gathered to say goodbye to a 10-year veteran of the Ithaca Fire Department. On July 8th, 36-year-old Daryl Pace, passed away from cancer related to her job as a firefighter. Those who knew Daryl say she touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with. She was said to be passionate, kind, and caring, no matter if it was was on duty, or on the ice.
"Just as they said, she was a damn good firefighter, she was a damn good hockey player and she was a force of nature out there on the ice," says C.J. DelVecchio, one of Daryl's former hockey teammates
Daryl spent the past ten years serving with the city of Ithaca fire department, before needing to retire due to her illness. Even if she was not on the same shift as some of her co-workers, they told WENY News she had left an impression on all of them.
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A truck driver was killed and all lanes of the northbound Northway between exits 17 and 19 closed by a crash involving two tractor-trailers early Wednesday.
Both trucks burst into fire after they collided near the Exit 18 overpass, and one driver was able to free himself and escape his cab while the other was not, officials said.
State Police said one of the trucks was stopped on the highway’s shoulder when it was hit by the other around 3:30 a.m. The driver of the stationary truck escaped but the other died at the scene. Their names were not immediately released, as police were working to identify the man who died.
The surviving driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by West Glens Falls Emergency Squad members.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Returning from a refueling job, city firefighters responded to a call on 6th Street on Tuesday and their quick action is being credited with saving a building.
Hudson Fire Department firefighters were on their way back from fueling their ladder truck when they spotted smoke issuing from a three-story building on 64 North 6th St. at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
When firefighters went inside the building, they saw heavy smoke on the third floor and in the attic. No flames were visible through the smoke, but, using an infrared camera, firefighters were able to discover flames in the eaves of the north side of the building.
The blaze was contained to a 10-foot-by-10-foot area and extinguished in 10 minutes, firefighters said.
Two people who were upstairs in apartments when the fire broke out were able to evacuate the building safely and without injury, Fire Chief Anthony DeMarco Jr. said.
No injuries were reported to firefighters or the building’s occupants.
Hudson Valley 360