Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

East Harlem Pastor Hospitalized After Firefighters Find Bible In Blast Rubble

The pastor of the church destroyed in the East Harlem explosion was so overwhelmed by the discovery of the church’s original bible that he was taken to the hospital.


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

FDNY Welcomes 285 New Firefighters

Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week presided over a graduation ceremony for 285 probationary FDNY firefighters.


New York City swears in in its first class of probationary firefighters since 2008. (credit: Twitter/FDNY)

NYC Swears In Most Diverse Class Of Probationary Firefighters In FDNY History

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano swore in and congratulated the 318 “probies” at a ceremony at the FDNY Fire Academy on Tuesday.