Study Calls into Question Whether the Yonkers Fire Department has Large Enough
Fire Crews Responding to Existing and Proposed High-Rise Buildings
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Public officials in the City of
Yonkers should take a fresh look at the Yonkers Fire Department’s fire fighting
capabilities in light of a new federal government study by the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – an arm of the U.S. Department of
Commerce – that documents the effects of fire crew size on lives saved and
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– March 14, 2013 – The
Yonkers Fire Department today issued warnings to City businesses regarding
possible unauthorized fire extinguisher inspection visits to their businesses.
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Firefighters Needed to Extinguish Blaze
two-alarm blaze in the deep woods off of Odell Avenue in the northwest section
of Yonkers erupted before 9 pm Monday night, February 25th,
requiring over 50 Yonkers Firefighters to gain control of the flames. The
vacant two-story stone and wood frame building, believed to be over 100 years
old, was completely engulfed upon the firefighters ’ arrival.
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YONKERS, NY -- February 18, 2013 -- Yonkers Firefighters are battling a
four-alarm blaze in the southwest section of the city, which has late this
afternoon been the catalyst for engaging mutual aid assistance from the Village
of Eastchester, and the Cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and White Plains.
The City of Yonkers (CoY) was having to bring in off-duty personnel to pick up
spare Yonkers Fire Trucks to cover the Firehouses that would have been
unattended since all the Fire Fighters were engaged in fighting the ravenous
fire that caused 10 families to lose their homes in the cold temperature of the
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YONKERS, NY -- February 13, 2013 -- Yonkers City Hall will be hiring a class of entry-level
Firefighters this Friday, February 15, 2013.
A ceremonial swearing-in event is said to take place at the Yonkers Riverfront
Library and officiated by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and followed thereafter by what is known as the "official" swearing in process to be conducted by Acting Yonkers City Clerk Vincent Spano.
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Mayor Spano swears in Yonkers Fire Commissioner Robert Sweeney. Photo by and courtesy of City of Yonkers.
YONKERS, NY -- August 31, 2012 -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today
swore in Robert Sweeney as the City’s new Fire Commissioner. Sweeney joins the
Yonkers Fire Department (YFD) after spending 33 years with the New York City
Fire Department (FDNY), most recently serving as the department’s Chief of
Operations, managing the department’s day-to-day operations.
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YONKERS, NY – August 1, 2012 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano (pictured) today announced Robert Sweeney as his nominee for the City’s new Fire Commissioner. Sweeney joins the Yonkers Fire Department (YFD) after spending 33 years with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), most recently serving as the department’s Chief of Operations, managing the department’s day-to-day operations.
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YONKERS, NY -- National Fire Prevention Week 2011 will be observed from October 9-15. This year’s theme is Protect Your Family from Fire, and according to Yonkers Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention and Investigation John Flynn, the 2011 campaign is all about keeping ourselves, our families, and our communities safer from fire.
The week also commemorates the Great Chicago Fire which occurred on Oct. 9, 1871, according to Chief Flynn. During the fire more than 17,000 buildings burned, more than 250 people died, and 100,000 people were left homeless.
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Yonkers, NY, August 9, 2010 -- Fire protection services are now fully restored citywide, Mayor Phil Amicone announced today. Two fire companies that were eliminated during citywide budget cuts in July have been brought back, and with them 10 firefighters who were laid off have been rehired.
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