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Utica Fire Chief Russel Brooks to Hold Annual 9/11 Memorial Service

This year will mark the 15th anniversary of one of the worst terror attacks on American soil. On September 11th, 2001 two planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan, one flew into The Pentagon in Washington D.C., and one crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Too many American lives were lost, but none will ever be forgotten. That is why Chief Russel Brooks of The Utica Fire Department will once again hold an annual memorial service to remember those who perished on that fateful day.

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Fire Truck ‘Spectacular’ Fun at New Hartford Shopping Center

Emergency service personnel from all over the Mohawk Valley will be participating at Thursday's Fire Truck Spectacular. This giant event will be fun for the entire family!

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Driver Refuses To Pull Over For Utica Fire Department On Way To Accident

This person must not know about New York's 'move over law.' The video shows the Utica Fire Department trying to get to a motor vehicle accident...

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Man Killed In House Fire On Dudley Avenue In Utica

An elderly man was killed in an early morning house fire on Dudley Avenue in Utica.

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Utica Fire Department Proving Again Why They’re The Best [Video]

 

The Utica Fire Department can never receive accolades for battling blazes and doing good in our community. The other night their firefighting was captured on video. 

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Photo Credit: James Piccola, New York State Department of Transportation, used with permission by Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
Photo Credit: James Piccola, New York State Department of Transportation, used with permission by Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
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Runaway Train Car Crashes into Union Station in Utica, Crashes Into Car [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]

07/21/2015  10:08pm  Utica Police have released the following statement regarding today's "runaway train:"

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Matt Hubbell Loses Wallet: Utica Fire Department Comes to the Rescue

One of my worst nightmares came true over the weekend. I was walking down Genesee Street, on my way back from McDonald's, and somehow my wallet managed to fall out of my pocket. 

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Utica Firefighters Battle Blaze on Bleeker Street [VIDEO]

Utica firefighters braved the sub-zero cold last Thursday to fight a fire at 763-65 Bleeker Street. It's impressive to watch Central New York's finest subdue the flames. They also successfully rescued eight residents and one very thankful cat.

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‘Separation Of Church And State’ Isn’t What You Might Think It Is

The entire nation has been watching recently while the city of Utica has blown up in argument over a Christmas sign displayed at one of our local fire stations. While observing the resulting firestorm, two basic schools of thought have emerged

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How Do You Feel About The Utica Fire Station Christmas Sign?

During the Holiday season last year, this obviously Christian sign went up at Utica's Fire Station #4 on the corner of Shepherd Pl and Sunset Ave and months later, fire chief Brooks got a letter from an attorney

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It’s ‘National Fire Prevention Week’, Time To Check Your Smoke Detectors

This is "National Fire Prevention Week", a time when we should take note of things we can do in our homes to keep us safe from fire and it's effects. I remember when I was a kid at Miller School in Utica, it was always exciting when that big red fire engine, the Utica Firemen and of course "Sparky The Fire Dog" came to our school during this week (and we got to go outside and get out of class).

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Utica Fire Department Joins Instagram

The photo sharing social network Instagram has a new user - the Utica Fire Department.

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