Daniel Nigro

FDNY personnel work to extinguish a fire as a building burns after an explosion on Second Avenue in the East Village on March 26, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Someone May Have ‘Inappropriately’ Tapped Gas Line Before East Village Explosion

Twenty-two people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. Six members of the FDNY were hurt in the operation.

11 hours ago

An FDNY ambulance. (Credit CBS 2)

FDNY Commissioner Blames February Ambulance Response Time Increase On Snow, Ice

Ambulance response time to life-threatening situations increased last month in New York City to an average of 11 minutes and seven seconds.

03/24/2015

Seven children were killed in a fire in Midwood, Brooklyn on March 21, 2015. (Credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

FDNY: 7 Children Killed In Brooklyn House Fire Caused By Malfunctioning Hot Plate

The dead are children ranging in age from 5 to 15 years old, and they are believed to be family members, New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said.

03/21/2015

The scene of a fire that tore through seven homes in Woodhaven, Queens. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Authorities Investigating Cause Of Fast-Moving Fire In Queens

The four-alarm blaze broke out around 8:10 p.m. Wednesday on 90th Street near 91st Avenue in Woodhaven and quickly spread.

03/19/2015

FDNY patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio On Hand For Swearing-In Of 320 New FDNY Firefighters

The new firefighters went through 18 weeks of training in fire suppression, medical responses, hazardous material handling and other subjects.

12/29/2014

FDNY truck (file/credit: Getty Images)

FDNY Responds To Record Number Of Calls In 2014

The spike in calls was driven by more people reporting possible gas leaks in the wake of March’s building explosion in East Harlem, Fire Commissioner Nigro said.

12/16/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) stands with the newly appointed Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro during a ceremony at the FDNY Academy on May 9, 2014, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

FDNY Commissioner Vows To Boost Hiring Of Female Firefighters

On the steps of City Hall just before a New York City Council hearing on the issue, Elizabeth Holtzman, former congresswoman and Brooklyn district attorney, said the department has made little progress over the past few decades.

12/10/2014

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife, Judith, speak Nov. 27, 2014, at a breakfast honoring the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Thanksgiving Breakfast Honors Families Of Fallen First Responders

The families of New York-area first responders killed in the line of duty were honored at a Thanksgiving breakfast.

11/27/2014

Window washer Juan Lopez (CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Window Washer Talks About Experience In 1 WTC Scaffold Mishap

Investigators are looking into the collapse of a World Trade Center scaffold that left two window washers dangling 68 stories above the street.

11/13/2014

Three retired firefighters -- (l-r) Firefighter Daniel Heglund, Lt. Robert Leaver, Firefighter Howard Bischoff -- all died Monday as a result of illnesses from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (Credit: FDNY)

3 Retired Firefighters Die On Same Day From 9/11-Related Illnesses; Union Leaders Seek Renewal Of Zadroga Act

Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund all died Monday.

09/25/2014

FDNY Lt. Gordon Ambelas (Credit: CBS 2)

ME: Smoke Inhalation, Burns Caused Death Of FDNY Firefighter In Brooklyn Blaze

A spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office said Monday the manner of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas’ death still is under investigation.

07/07/2014

FDNY Lt. Gordon Ambelas (Credit: CBS 2)

Firefighters Mourn Death Of Gordon Ambelas, Killed In Brooklyn Blaze

Lt. Gordon Ambelas died after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said.

07/06/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) stands with the newly appointed Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro during a ceremony at the FDNY Academy on May 9, 2014, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

Daniel Nigro Sworn In As New FDNY Commissioner

He pledged to diversify what he called the “greatest fire department in the world.”

06/09/2014

FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano (credit: Getty Images)

Outgoing Commissioner Sal Cassano Reflects On 45 Years With FDNY

The outgoing FDNY boss’ last official event, a promotions ceremony, will be held Thursday. He is being replaced by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pick to lead the department, retired FDNY Chief Daniel Nigro.

06/05/2014

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Elected Officials, Others Call For Change To NYC’s 911 System

Accusations of major delays in the city’s 911 emergency response system was the subject of a rally and two City Council hearings on Friday.

05/30/2014

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