Fire Commissioner: Natural Gas Ruled Out As Cause Of Brooklyn BlastFire marshals have eliminated natural gas as the cause of an explosion and fire that killed two people in Brooklyn, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Thursday.
FDNY Begins Diversity TrainingThe latest available numbers show the FDNY is 76 percent white and more than 90 percent male.
Investigators Look For New Possible Causes In Brooklyn Building ExplosionFDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro says fire marshals are checking for accelerants in Saturday's Borough Park blast.
Surveillance Video Captures Borough Park Home ExplosionAnother woman was killed and several people were injured after the blast blew off the entire front of the three-story Borough Park building.
De Blasio: Someone May Have 'Inappropriately' Tapped Gas Line Before East Village ExplosionTwenty-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.
FDNY Commissioner Blames February Ambulance Response Time Increase On Snow, IceAmbulance response time to life-threatening situations increased last month in New York City to an average of 11 minutes and seven seconds.
FDNY: 7 Children Killed In Brooklyn House Fire Caused By Malfunctioning Hot PlateThe 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.
Authorities Investigating Cause Of Fast-Moving Fire In QueensThe four-alarm blaze broke out around 8:10 p.m. Wednesday on 90th Street near 91st Avenue in Woodhaven and quickly spread.
Mayor De Blasio On Hand For Swearing-In Of 320 New FDNY FirefightersThe new firefighters went through 18 weeks of training in fire suppression, medical responses, hazardous material handling and other subjects.
FDNY Responds To Record Number Of Calls In 2014The 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.
FDNY Commissioner Vows To Boost Hiring Of Female FirefightersOn 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.
Thanksgiving Breakfast Honors Families Of Fallen First RespondersThe families of New York-area first responders killed in the line of duty were honored at a Thanksgiving breakfast.