FDNY firefighter dies after fall from roof in Queens

FDNY firefighter dies after fall from roof in Queens

FDNY firefighter dies after fall from roof in Queens

Officials say 42-year-old William Tolley was on the roof during routine operations when he fell.

"Everyone is in a state of shock, grief", the mayor said.

Tolley was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn in serious condition, but he later succumbed to his injuries, fire officials said. "To his family we say, we stand with you, not only today, but the days ahead and for years to come", de Blasio said.

The fire broke out on the second floor of an apartment located at 1615 Putnam Ave in Ridgewood around 2:30 p.m.

Nigro said it's common practice for firefighters to head to the roof to open doors and ventilate a burning building to save people above the fire.

Visibly emotional, Commissioner Nigro said Tolley leaves behind a wife and an 8-year-old daughter.

The cause of the fall is under investigation, Nigro said.

NYPD commissioner James O'Neil tweeted thoughts and prayers for the fallen firefighter.

The fire was under control by about 3 p.m., but a number of streets in the area were still closed hours later and there was a heavy FDNY presence at the scene.

The dead FDNY member "fell off the roof and died for nothing", the source told the Daily News.

"I seen the fireman go up the ladder, go in the white thing - the bucket - and then the ladder shakes. A worker nearby got sick when he saw it". The last firefighter killed in the line of duty was Deputy Chief Michael Fahy, who died in an explosion at a marijuana grow house in the Bronx on September 27, 2016.

Earlier on Thursday, Fahy's name was added to the Department Line of Duty Memorial Wall at the FDNY's headquarters.

Recommended News

  • Philippines checks report of 'harassment' near China-controlled reef

    Military officials were cautious about commenting on the report until they could verify it. "What we heard is harassment only". It also ruled that China violated the UNCLOS when it built artificial islands within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.

    Facebook launches augmented reality Camera Effects Platform

    Users will be able to view a Space from their smartphone, and have their video call shown inside the virtual reality environment. The app also has a virtual selfie stick to take pictures of your VR moments and share them on your timeline.

    Pence says United States stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem

    Either way, China is not just a mere observer or umpire at this lethal ping-pong match between the USA and North Korea. The new forum for trade talks was launched by Trump and Abe during the Japanese leader's visit to the U.S.in February.
  • Mid Transfer Window in IPL

    This move is hailed as a major boost to the IPL and will add value to the tournament helping the franchise model evolve. The transfer of a particular player will only take place if there is a demand from another franchise for the player.

    Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations' as United States reviews policy

    He had said in January 2016, after the deal was implemented, that " Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear bomb". That could mean Trump is looking for other ways to pressure Iran . "So we'll see what happens".
    Killing of three white men in California city racially motivated

    Killing of three white men in California city racially motivated

    Friends say Randalls had just started his new job as a customer-service representative and was doing a ride-along Tuesday. Muhammad told detectives that he is Muslim but hadn't been to mosque in 20 years and prays to numerous gods, Dyer said.
  • Top 10 Movies at the Box office during the weekend 8-10 September

    Top 10 Movies at the Box office during the weekend 8-10 September

    Did you know online casino software providers also offer blockbuster casino games? You can visit Canada casino online for reviews. The animation has been at the box office for three weeks and managed to generate a domestic total gross of $15.8 million.

    Foundry Partners LLC Boosts Position in Janus Capital Group Inc (JNS)

    The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 19th. -Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 3.7%. Zacks Investment Research cut Janus Capital Group from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Friday, January 27th.

    Micro Machines World Series Gets Its First Gameplay Trailer

    Besides the new Battle Mode, the standard race and elimination modes also make their return of course. The trailer also showcased a couple of different game modes.
  • Turkey's election board says unstamped ballots are valid

    An unofficial tally carried by the country's state-run news agency gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp a narrow win. The preliminary results showed that "yes" votes stood at 51.41 percent with all ballots counted. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias).

    Thousands march in Venezuela against government

    With its momentum renewed, the opposition is now pushing for Maduro's removal and the release of scores of political prisoners. Demonstrators clash with riot police during the "mother of all protests" in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 19.

    Trump's 'armada' still far from Nth Korea

    White House officials said on Tuesday they were relying on guidance from the Defense Department. It has scrapped a planned port visit in Australia as a result of sailing north.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.