FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano

FDNY memorial wall (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

FDNY Honors 12 More Firefighters Who Died Of 9/11 Illnesses

Their names were added to a memorial wall at FDNY headquarters in downtown Brooklyn on Friday.


An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

Outrage Becoming The Norm When It Comes To New York City’s New 911 System

Documents obtained by CBS 2 show delays in calls coming to EMS ranging from minutes to hours. One delay was two and a half hours and another was five hours.


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Paramedics, EMTs Charge EMS Head With Reckless Decision Making During Sandy

New York City medics say their safety was jeopardized during Superstorm Sandy and the head of Emergency Medical Services has got to go


A depiction of the second floor at the Bensonhurst apartment released by the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. (credit: Brooklyn DA/Handout)

Landlords Indicted In Brooklyn Fire That Killed 5 People In 2010

The indictment charges that the tenants could not escape the fire on Jan. 30, 2010 because the owners had set up illegal partitions that blocked their way out of the building in Bensonhurst.


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

Times Are Changing: Record Number Of Women Register To Take FDNY Exam

Right now, 3,481 women have registered to take the FDNY exam, a record number that Commissioner Sal Cassano attributes to strong recruiting efforts. There were only 1,400 female applicants in 2006.


Mayor Bloomberg and the FDNY

Bloomberg Relents, Releases List Of Fire Houses Facing Ax

Michael Bloomberg has apparently caved-in to threats of legal action by the City Council. On Wednesday, the mayor released the list of the 20 fire companies that could be closed.


FDNY crash tax

Local Lawmakers Line Up Against FDNY ‘Crash Tax’

The FDNY’s so-called “crash tax” has some new opponents. A couple of state and local lawmakers are stepping in to try to stop a plan to charge drivers for accidents.