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A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) engine is seen outside a firehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 19, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

FDNY Outreach Leads To More Recruiting Among Minorities

Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says nearly 17,000 people applied to take the test and 15 percent were black — compared with only 8 percent for the last test, in 2007. The overall number of minority applicants stayed steady at 40 percent.

08/10/2011

Nassau County Liquor Store Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Heavily Damages Uniondale Liquor Store

The Fire Department told CBS 2HD the blaze began as a trash fire outside the building before spreading inside.

07/05/2011

Lashanda Armstrong (credit: CBS 2)

Newburgh Minivan Mom’s Facebook Posting: ‘Forgive Me Please’

The suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove it into the Hudson River cryptically announced her intention, seeking forgiveness in a Facebook message just before the fatal plunge.

04/14/2011

L-R Laianna and Lance Pierre Armstrong were killed when their mother Lashandra Armstrong drove her minivan into the Hudson River (credit: AP Photo/Youn and Unique Christian Child Care Center)

Newburgh Police: 10-Year-Old Escaped Drowning In Minivan By Slipping Out Window

Police said she let a fourth child, a 10-year-old boy, out of the minivan before driving it off the dock. The child told firefighters his mother had killed herself and his brothers and sister.

04/13/2011

Rye Fire Truck

Fire Departments Seeking Volunteers Across The State

Fire departments are opening their doors this weekend across the state to recruit more volunteers.

04/09/2011

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100th Anniversary Of Deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Approaches

The Greenwich Village fire in 1911 caused the deaths of 146 garment workers, most of whom were immigrant women.

03/19/2011

Westport Fire Crews At Car Crash (credit: Westport FD)

Car Crashes Into Building In Westport

EMTs treated the driver of a Chevy Camarro Z-28 who said her gas pedal got stuck, causing the car to accelerate and crash.

03/11/2011

Isaac Feliciano (credit: CBS 2)

Amputee Firefighter Working To Inspire The Disabled

Isaac Feliciano fought to become a firefighter. It was his dream, ever since firemen saved his family when he was four-years-old, but a childhood infection cost him his leg from the knee down.

03/01/2011

Two children jumped from a fourth floor window to escape a raging fire at East 228th Street at White Plains Road in the Bronx. (Photo: CBS 2)

Kids Jump From 4th Floor Window To Escape Bronx Blaze

Bystanders with cell phones were able to capture flames bursting through the fourth floor windows of the burning apartment house, where two children jumped out of a window.

02/11/2011

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Report: FDNY To Replace Defective Gloves

Six firefighters using the fire-retardant gloves suffered hand burns.

02/04/2011

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Trenton Delays Pending Layoff Of 61 Firefighters

Dozens of firefighters in New Jersey’s capital city will keep their jobs for at least a few more weeks. Trenton officials say the layoffs of 61 firefighters that was slated to occur Jan. 5 has been pushed back a month.

12/31/2010

A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) engine is seen outside a firehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 19, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

City Councilman Wants NYC Firefighter Age Limit Raised

The 2007 recruitment exam for the New York City Fire Department is considered to be discriminatory according to the ruling of a federal judge.

12/21/2010

FDNY crash tax

Local Lawmakers Line Up Against FDNY ‘Crash Tax’

The FDNY’s so-called “crash tax” has some new opponents. A couple of state and local lawmakers are stepping in to try to stop a plan to charge drivers for accidents.

12/11/2010

FDNY crash tax

FDNY: You Caused The Accident? You’re Paying A Fine

Lawmakers are pumping the brakes on the Fire Department of New York’s plan to charge drivers who cause accidents.

12/11/2010

Generic Ambulance File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYC To Charge Private Hospitals For 9-1-1 Ambulances

Some medical professionals said they worry the fees will prompt some private hospitals to stop providing ambulance service.

12/09/2010

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