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Bobby Halton's Blog – January 2009 Archive (3)

A training MUST The FDNY High-rise Symposium

I wanted to take a minute to make sure that everyone in the community especially my brothers and sisters in the New York city area, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey all were aware that the FDNY high-rise symposium is going to be taking place on March 19th and 20th at the FDNY training facility on Randall's Island. This symposium is a must attend for anyone within 200 miles… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

FDNY rescues 154 from air crash in the Hudson

A US Airways airliner reported to be an Airbus 380 today carrying the hundred and 148 passengers and six crew hit a flock of birds and apparently lost both engines according to early reports. The pilots were able to land the plane in the Hudson River. Eyewitness reports from New Yorkers sitting in office buildings along the Hudson described the plane slowly descending into the Hudson River. Nearby ferrys and other watercraft quickly came to the planes assistance with life jackets and help. The… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 15, 2009 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

Capt. Gary Stephens firefighter dies in the line of duty Elizabeth New Jersey January 2, 2009

In the early-morning hours today January 2nd 2009 57-year-old Elizabeth (N.J.) Firefighter Gary Stephens was killed in the line of duty while backing up an apparatus which was laying a supply line at a working structure fire. Capt. Gary Stephens suffered severe trauma when the apparatus he was backing ran over him this morning around 2 AM. We do not have sufficient information at this time to report on what exactly occurred to cause Capt. Stephens to fall beneath the rig. However we felt… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 2, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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