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Tracey Lewis at FDNY promotion ceremony on Sept. 17, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Tracy Lewis Becomes 2nd Black Female To Be Promoted To Lieutenant In FDNY History

Tracy Lewis was promoted during a ceremony Wednesday. “I worked very hard for this,” Lewis said. “I studied very hard for this.”

09/17/2014

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Union: FDNY To Promote 2nd Black Woman In Its History To Lieutenant

The union representing female firefighters says Tracy Lewis will be promoted Wednesday.

09/16/2014

At least one person got sick after inhaling a strange odor in Willowbrook Park on Staten Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Hazmat Team Examines Staten Island Park After Reports Of Sickening Odor

Crews arrived shortly before 1 p.m. after receiving reports that something in a stream along the hiking trail was making people and their pets sick.

09/15/2014

A remembrance ceremony is held at the Firemen's Memorial at 100th Street and Riverside Drive on Sept. 11, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC Firefighters Mark 9/11 Anniversary At Firemen’s Monument

The names of 343 firefighters were read and, in the FDNY tradition, a bell rung after each.

09/11/2014

The Squad 288/Hazmat 1 firehouse in Maspeth lost 18 members on 9/11. (credit: CBS 2)

Sons Of Firefighter Killed On 9/11 Follow In Father’s Footsteps

Two sons have carried on the tradition set by their father, a firefighter who was killed in the terrorist attacks.

09/10/2014

The FDNY's memorial wall is dedicated to firefighters who died of 9/11-related illnesses. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

13 Names Added To FDNY Memorial Wall

Small plaques inscribed with the names of 13 FDNY employees who died of illnesses directly related to the search for survivors in the rubble at the World Trade Center after Sept. 11 were added to a memorial wall.

09/04/2014

Firefighters train at the FDNY training academy on May 9, 2014.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Fire Academy Takes Steps To Curb MRSA Outbreak

The FDNY is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA.

08/29/2014

Charlie the pomeranian puppy (Blue Pearl Vet)

Puppy Struck By Garbage Truck While Riding On Bike In Queens Heads Home

Charlie the puppy is one lucky dog.

08/26/2014

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FDNY Gets Ship Firefighting Simulator

New York City now has a simulator that reproduces the unique conditions that can arise while fighting fires aboard ships.

08/26/2014

Black Powder Prompts Hazmat Response On Manhattan’s West Side

The incident took place at around 10:15 a.m. at 10th Avenue and 16th Street, officials said.

08/21/2014

(credit: Tunnel to Towers/Facebook)

The Tunnel To Towers 5K Run Guide

The 13th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28. The event is brings people around the world come together to run in the footsteps of a hero, celebrate the lives of those who died on 9/11 and join forces to do good.

08/21/2014

Fire Department personnel hoist an injured worker from the 2nd Avenue subway tunnel on Aug. 20, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Pipe Falls On 2nd Avenue Subway Worker 100 Feet Below Ground

The worker was about 100 feet below ground between two tunnels when a pipe fell on his leg, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

08/20/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in a building at 136th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Monday, Aug. 18. (Credit: CBS 2)

Fire Safety Experts Warn That Bad Habits At Home Could End In Tragedy

The FDNY says the fire that took the life of a 15-year-old girl in Hamilton Heights on Monday was caused by a common household mistake, an overloaded power strip.

08/19/2014

Damage from a fire at an apartment on Saint Mark's Place on Aug. 14, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Women In Serious Condition After Being Pulled From Apartment Fire

The FDNY said the flames broke out around 7 a.m., trapping the women inside.

08/17/2014

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Several NYC Probationary Firefighters Contract MRSA

A number of probationary New York City firefighters are on medical leave after contracting a drug-resistant staph infection commonly known as MRSA, officials said.

08/13/2014

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