Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Fire Incident Reports

 

Print SubmitRegisterRSSWhat's This

FDNY firefighter rescues colleague at blaze

Department: FDNY - [N/A, New York]


Firefighter Anthony Romano of Ladder 142 was credited for saving the life of a fellow firefighter from a second-alarm fire on February 26 in Richmond Hill, Queens. Members of Ladder 143 were also credited for saving a civilian in the same fire.

At 3:17 a.m. firefighters were called to investigate a smoke condition on 114th Street. Upon arrival they discovered a fire at 87-13 114th Street, a three-story 25x50 frame home.

Members of Ladder 143 began their search and were able to locate and rescue a 75-year old man through a first floor window.

As Firefighter Robert Glover, Jr., of Ladder 143 continued his search on the second floor, a flashover traveled up the steps and trapped him in the rear of the building with Collier’s Mansion-like conditions.

Firefighter Romano then climbed a portable ladder to a rear window on the second floor, located Firefighter Glover and the pair rolled out the window just as the room lit up.

They hit a small roof overhang above a door and before they fell approximately 10 feet to the ground.

Firefighter Romano suffered bumps and bruises. He was treated and released from Jamaica Hospital.

Firefighter Grover was admitted to Cornell Medical Center with burns to his hands, neck and ears.







 Most Popular

All Popular Articles


Today's Top Stories

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Line-Of-Duty Deaths

Richard Marchman - 07/09/2014 - [Boulder County, Colorado] Daniel Groover - 07/09/2014 - [Houston, Texas] Robert Glenn Webster Sr. - 05/06/2014 - [Glencoe, Kentucky]

Submit information on fallen firefighters in your area.

Line of Duty Deaths

FireRescue1 Exclusive

Full Story...
How to solar power a fire truck or ambulance
Solar-capturing technology has made it easier to keep fire truck and ambulances fully charged without leaving them running, and saves money.
Full Story
Past Exclusives

Featured Columnist

Dennis Rubin Dennis Rubin
Tip of the Spear
All Columnists