City Council Urges FDNY to Hire More Women

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The New York City Council questioned the FDNY in a hearing Wednesday about physical tests that female firefighters claim unduly burden women. 



Firefighters Suing Homeowners For Injuries

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The law used to hold that firefighters assumed a risk when battling fires, but they're now suing homeowners—sometimes for settlements up to $450,000.



StoryCorps 381: It's A Calling

Monday, July 07, 2014

Dekalb Walcott III talks to his dad, retired Chicago Fire Chief Dekalb Walcott Jr., about following in his line of work.



In Pictures: Firefighters Converge to Remember Fallen Brothers

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Firefighters from around the city and the world came out for the annual ceremony at the Firemen's Memorial on Riverside Drive. Participants read aloud the names of all the firefighters killed on 9/11 and sang Amazing Grace. 



Brooklyn Firefighters Compete for "Best BBQ" Title

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Brooklyn firefighters gathered at Fairway Market in Red Hook Wednesday to compete in the third annual Fairway Firefighters Food Face-Off. Four teams of firefighters from various Brooklyn firehouses competed to win the coveted title of best barbecue — the winning recipe is below.


The Takeaway

Coping with Tragedy in Yarnell, Arizona

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

With the tragedy of the lost lives of 19 firemen in Yarnell, Arizona still fresh, many are wondering what they can do to help the community. Today, we're joined by Matt Moomaw, a former hotshot fireman from Colorado who now works as a therapist and is currently in the Yarnell community to offer support. Also on the program is Liz Kinney, Associate of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. As the process of healing a community begins, Kinney and Moomaw examine the job of the hotshots and the next steps for Yarnell.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Life Inside A Forest Fire Fight

Monday, July 01, 2013

Nineteen elite forest firefighters died yesterday battling the Yarnell Hill blaze in Central Arizona. Dick Mangan, retired from the U.S. Forest Service as the Fire Program Leader at the Missoula Technology Development Center at Missoula, discusses what life is like on the front lines of a forest fire. Plus: We take calls from local firefighters to share their thoughts on the day's news.

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From Ashes to Answers: A New Monument Honors Arson Dogs

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A 450-pound bronze sculpture was unveiled on Wednesday at New York City’s Fire Museum on Spring Street. “From Ashes to Answers,” which depicts a firefighter and his dog, was the inspiration of Jerry Means, a former fireman and arson investigation agent in Colorado.