REPORT: Insider says FDNY brawl ‘one of the most severe beatings seen on tape’

BY ANNETA GRIFFEE / AUGUST 18, 2018 /

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A savage brawl between two warring groups of FDNY firefighters at a Bronx firehouse has sparked multiple investigations and shocked even hardened department brass, The Post has learned.

More than a dozen members pummeled three rivals with punches and kicks to the head during the melee, sources said.

“It was one of the most severe beatings they’ve seen on tape,” an FDNY insider said, recalling the reaction by brass who viewed video of the bloody fisticuffs.

“They can’t believe one of the guys wasn’t killed.”

The article goes on to state the following:

The tape shows Adam Soler, 35, of Engine 68, being held down by two firefighters from Rescue Co. 3 and repeatedly kicked by a third, said sources who were told about the video.

“Someone grabbed his head and started pounding it into the pavement,” one said.

One firefighter accidentally kicked a curb. He is seen grimacing and holding his foot, which may have been broken, a source said.

Soler suffered a concussion and has been on medical leave since the June 6 fracas.

Capt. Michael Nigro of Engine 68 became so upset watching a clip of his firefighters being beaten he ordered staffers to briefly pause it.

“He went outside to compose himself before coming back in to watch the rest of it,” an insider said.

Yet two months after the June 6 melee, no one has been arrested or fired.

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2 Comments

  1. Molly B. August 18th, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Only in NY!!! FD and PD’s there have lots of ‘generational’ employees. Lots of long memories and traditions and very territorial!!!
    What sparked this?? Why the secrecy in why it happened?? And why make it public if there’s no prosecutions??????
    Only in NY…..

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  2. Jackie Cooper August 19th, 2018 at 9:02 am

    This is the tip of the iceberg. The NyFD needs an outsider investigating this. It has become tribal and dangerous!

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