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.
The FDNY has sent a team to help with snow removal in western New York where snow Thursday brought the Buffalo area’s three-day total to an epic 7 feet or more.
The rescue operation this past Wednesday high up on One World Trade Center was just the latest example of complex tasks undertaken by the specially-trained members of the FDNY.
Investigators are looking into the collapse of a World Trade Center scaffold that left two window washers dangling 68 stories above the street.
Just after 4 a.m., police said a 33-year-old woman driving a Kia sedan entered the FDR at East 34th Street and began traveling south in the northbound lanes.