The New York City Fire Department will now have a much greater role in responding to reports of possible gas leaks, according to an order made by Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to East Harlem explosion.
The fire also left six firefighters and a city environmental protection worker with minor injuries. There has been no word on what sparked the flames.
He pledged to diversify what he called the “greatest fire department in the world.”
Martinez is a 24-year veteran of the FDNY. He was with Engine 157 at ground zero during the September 11, attacks, and spent months working rescue and recovery after losing 6 of colleagues.
A fire at a TGI Friday’s restaurant near Rockefeller Center was under control on Saturday morning, but not before causing panic on 5th Avenue.
Police and firefighters were reporting to Penn Station Thursday evening, for reports of a suspicious package.
Two young children were tossed out a window from a burning building into the arms of neighbors below after a fire broke out Thursday on Staten Island, injuring more than 30 people.
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.
Nearly four dozen firefighters, FDNY medical workers and officers were honored with medals from the department Wednesday.
Almost half of the graduates in the latest FDNY class are people of color, and four are women. The class comprises the greatest number of female graduates the department has ever had at one time.
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.
New evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.
911 recordings released Wednesday show confusion and disorganization at a dispatch center being notified about a fire at a Staten Island convent.
The Fire Department held its 20th annual Second Chance Brunch, reuniting EMTs with some of the people they saved.
Police say an 87-year-old woman is dead after an apartment fire on the Lower East Side.