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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

Veteran FDNY firefighter Jimmy Martinez is need serious need of a marrow donor. (Credit: CBS 2)

Veteran FDNY Firefighter Is In Serious Need Of A Marrow Donor

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.

06/08/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out at the TGI Friday's Fire on Fifth Avenue in Midtown on Friday, June 6. (Credit: alansfaulkner)

Frightening Fire At TGI Friday’s Causes Panic On 5th Avenue

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.

06/07/2014

Penn Station Evacuation

All Clear At Penn Station After Evacuation Due To Suspicious Package

Police and firefighters were reporting to Penn Station Thursday evening, for reports of a suspicious package.

06/05/2014

More than 30 people have been injured in an overnight fire on Staten Island on June 5, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Kids Tossed From Window To Escape Staten Island Blaze That Injured 34

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.

06/05/2014

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

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

FDNY Honors Dozens For Service, Bravery

Nearly four dozen firefighters, FDNY medical workers and officers were honored with medals from the department Wednesday.

06/04/2014

Four women were among the graduates of the latest FDNY class of firefighters on Tuesday, June 3. (Credit: CBS 2)

4 Women Proud To Be Among Latest Graduating Class Of FDNY Firefighters

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.

06/03/2014

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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

Emergency workers remove a dead body from the wreckage after a Metro-North commuter train derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Multiple injuries and at least 4 deaths were reported after the seven car train left the tracks as it was heading to Grand Central Terminal along the Hudson River line.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

911 Dispatchers Mistook Deadly Metro-North Derailment For Fire, Records Say

New evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.

05/22/2014

Five people were injured during a fire at the St. Joseph Hill Academy convent in October 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

911 Recordings Reveal Confusion Among Dispatchers During Fire At S.I. Convent

911 recordings released Wednesday show confusion and disorganization at a dispatch center being notified about a fire at a Staten Island convent.

05/21/2014

FDNY employees pose with a man whom EMTs treated. (credit: CBS 2)

FDNY Reunites EMTs With Patients They Saved

The Fire Department held its 20th annual Second Chance Brunch, reuniting EMTs with some of the people they saved.

05/21/2014

An 87-year-old woman was killed when a fire broke out inside of her Lower East Side apartment. (Credit: CBS 2)

Woman, 87, Killed In Lower East Side Apartment Fire

Police say an 87-year-old woman is dead after an apartment fire on the Lower East Side.

05/17/2014

Firefighters respond to a chemical spill at Percy Sutton Educational Complex on May 16, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

High School In Harlem Evacuated After Chemical Spill

Nitric acid was spilled in the first floor hallway of the Bread and Roses High School at Edgecombe Avenue & West 136th Street, the Department of Education said.

05/16/2014

Daniel Nigro serving as chief of department for the FDNY on Sept. 16, 2001. (Credit: HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Names Daniel Nigro As New FDNY Commissioner

A FDNY veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Daniel Nigro was named chief of department after the Sept. 11 attacks.

05/09/2014

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