The call volume began to rise between 7:30 and 8 a.m. and peaked between 10 and 11 a.m.
In Stroke Of Luck, Firefighters Practicing Water Rescue In Central Park Save Man Who Fell Through Ice
FDNY firefighters practicing water rescues in Central Park Saturday afternoon put their skills to the test after a man spotted in the middle of the lake fell through and disappeared into the water.
FDNY officials on Friday said nearly a dozen EMS workers looked at 911 emergency records tied to Joan Rivers’ death last year, and a few had no legitimate reason to do so.
Firefighters were sent to Penn Station late Wednesday afternoon, after smoke filled an electrical room.
Hundreds of department boats, trucks and ambulances throughout New York City now have a blue line honoring the police force.
The new firefighters went through 18 weeks of training in fire suppression, medical responses, hazardous material handling and other subjects.
The 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.
On 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.
American Airlines Flight 67 from Barcelona had about 200 passengers on board when it safely landed around noon.
A section of a car dealership’s mezzanine caved in Friday, killing a construction worker trapped by the rubble as three others scrambled to safety, authorities said.
A firefighter raced into the second floor of a blazing Brooklyn home to save a small child trapped in a bedroom.
The building at 139th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard broke out in flames at around 9:15 a.m.
About 250 members of the FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority participated in a simulated evacuation of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.
More than 150 firefighters responded to the blaze on Hemlock Street in the Cypress Hills neighborhood of the borough and police said the fire was under control as of 4:30 p.m.
The Fire Department says it will conduct an emergency drill at the Sept. 11 Museum in lower Manhattan.