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NYPD wins 3rd annual “Battle of the Badges” volleyball game against FDNY

NY: FDNY – NYPD Battle of the Badges

Feb. 27, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Bragging rights and a trophy were up for grabs at the third annual “Battle of the Badges” between the NYPD and FDNY volleyball teams at Maspeth High School in Elmhurst on Saturday, Feb. 24. Tickets to the friendly championship game between New York’s finest and bravest were $10, and…
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Firefighter injured battling 2-alarm house fire in Forest Hills early Wednesday morning: FDNY

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Feb. 21, 2024 By Bill Parry and Lloyd Mitchell The FDNY battled a fast-moving two-alarm house fire in Forest Hills early Wednesday morning that injured one firefighter. The blaze broke out in a two-story private home at 114 Walnut St., a block north of Forest Park at 2:34 a.m. Arriving units found heavy fire conditions throughout the basement, first and second floors. Firefighters were hampered by an SUV parked illegally in front of a fire hydrant at the location. The FDNY transmitted a second alarm, bringing 25 units and 106 firefighters and EMS personnel to the scene. Nearby residents said…
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Forest Hills e-scooter shop temporarily closed after being found to be manufacturing illegal ‘Frankenstein’ lithium-ion batteries: FDNY


Feb. 8, 2024 By Bill Parry

FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh was in Forest Hills Thursday morning to announce that an e-scooter shop on Queens Boulevard had been temporarily shut down after being found to be not just selling illegal lithium-ion batteries but manufacturing them as well in a storefront directly above a subway station.

Melted swings at Kew Gardens Hills playground replaced after alleged arson


Nov. 13, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Toddler swings at Queens Valley Playground near P.S. 164 in Kew Gardens Hills were set on fire early on Saturday, Nov. 11, in an alleged act of vandalism, according to authorities. Images of the aftermath shared on X by @ViralNewsNYC showed the damage to six toddler swings that were…
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Construction worker trapped in foundation collapse at Forest Hills home: FDNY

Construction worker rescued

Oct. 27, 2023 By Lloyd Mitchell and Bill Parry The FDNY rescued a construction worker who became trapped in a foundation collapse at a home near Forest Hills Stadium on Friday morning. The FDNY responded to a call of a person trapped at 9:01 a.m. on Oct. 27 at a residence at 99 Tennis Place in Forest Hills and were on the scene four minutes later where they discovered a construction worker trapped in debris up to his head. The corner foundation of the three-story home under construction suddenly gave way, trapping the man, according to the FDNY. A second…
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Woman dead, 1-year-old baby injured in Forest Hills apartment fire: NYPD

Aug. 19, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb A woman died and four others — including a 1-year-old child — were injured as a result of an apartment fire in Forest Hills late Friday night, according to authorities. FDNY and NYPD personnel responded to a call regarding the fire at 71-11 Austin St., at 71st Avenue and…
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City reopens beaches along the Rockaways after thorough search for sharks

Aug. 9, 2023 By Bill Parry The city’s Parks Department reopened the beaches along the 10-mile stretch of the Rockaways Wednesday morning after a thorough search of the shoreline determined it was safe to allow swimmers back into the water. The FDNY and NYPD used drone technology to ensure the shoreline was clear after an…
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