New York City Fire Department News

Sparc Fire Protection Provides Fire Alarm Systems To Enhance Fire Safety At The New York Hilton Midtown Building

The New York Hilton Midtown is a bustling forty-six story high-rise hotel in Midtown Manhattan.  Sparc has undertaken multiple fire alarm system design projects within the building, including retail tenant fits-outs, modifications to public assembly spaces, and multi-floor, fast-paced guestroom renovation projects.  Fire alarm system Sparc prepared fire alarm system design documents that were filed with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).  Sparc also provided constructio...

Sparc Helps Multiple Tenants In NYC’s The West Tower Obtain Their FDNY Fire Alarm System Letters Of Approval

The West Tower (Alexandria Center) is a fifteen story office building with technological and medical based tenants, constructed in 2015, in New York City, USA. FDNY fire alarm system LoA Since its construction, Sparc (Sparc Fire Protection Engineering, LLC) has assisted multiple tenants in the West Tower building in obtaining their FDNY fire alarm system Letters of Approval (LoA), which also allowed for the issuance of their Temporary Certificate of Occupancy or permanent Certificate of Occupa...

Baystone Government Finance Announces COVID-19 Relief Funding For City Of New York Fire Department

Baystone Government Finance announced its completion of $3.35 million financing for the City of New York. Assistant Vice President Christina Ummel said the funds will be used to pay for 19 ambulances pressed into service at the height of the City's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "The FDNY had an urgent need for additional vehicles that could be used to transport patients from their homes to medical facilities or between facilities throughout the city," said Ummel. "The 19 vehicles purchased...

NFPA Announces Series Of Awards For Fire And Life Safety Achievements At The 2019 Conference And Expo

At the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Conference & Expo in San Antonio on Sunday, the association presented a series of awards that recognize outstanding achievements in fire and life safety. Harry C. Bigglestone Award The Harry C. Bigglestone Award is given annually to a paper appearing in Fire Technology that best represents excellence in the communication of fire protection concepts. This award honors the memory of Harry C. Bigglestone, who served as a trustee of th...

2019 Ray Downey Courage And Valor Award Recipient Is Lieutenant Bradford T. Clark

The Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award commemorates the life and career achievements of Deputy Chief Ray Downey, who lost his life while commanding rescue operations at the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. Deputy Chief Downey was chief of rescue operations and a 39-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York. He was the most highly decorated firefighter in the history of FDNY. Deputy Chief Downey commanded rescue operations at many difficult and complex disasters, inclu...

Palermo Fire Department Takes Home Iveco Magirus Best Firefighting Team Of The Year Award

The runner-up was Botosani Fire Department (Romania), while Mooskirchen Fire Department (Austria) celebrated third place Firefighting teams from many countries have been competing for the title of “Best Firefighting Team of the Year” in recent weeks. The winners have now been announced. Palermo Fire Department (Italy) was presented with the title at a gala ceremony in Ulm Conference Center by IVECO MAGIRUS Brandschutztechnik GmbH and was able to take the prestigi...

New Mobile Training Vehicle Unveiled By FDNY

The new FDNY vehicle apparatus allows members to train on a number of fire protection skills The apparatus allows members to train on a number of different skills, such as forcible entry, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and personal safety system (PSS).  The FDNY unveiled a state-of-the-art Mobile Training Vehicle (MTV-1) on Nov. 8, which was funded by the Staten Island Borough President's office. "This is a great new tool," Fire Commissioner Salvatore Ca...

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