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NYC Distributing 100,000 Free Smoke AlarmsMost fatal fires occur in homes, and "in two-thirds of those fires, there are no working smoke alarms present," said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.
Interview: FDNY Lieutenant Talks Fire Safety During Colder MonthsLt. Anthony Mancuso of the FDNY's Fire Safety Education Unit stopped by the CBS2 studios to talk fire safety.
Seen At 11: Off-Campus Student Housing Horror StoriesFlooded basements, moldy walls, broken appliances, and bug infestations -- all conditions that have also been found in off-campus housing.
Exclusive: NYC Correction Union President Blames Mayor For Prison Fire Safety HazardsA dire warning has been issued from the head of the city correction union -- fix the jails, Mr. Mayor, or people will die.
Exclusive: Bombshell Report Outlines Significant Fire Safety Hazards At NYC PrisonsThe report shows dozens of violations that include lack of fire exits and smoke alarms and major sprinkler problems. And the plans to fix all this could extend an eye-popping 11 years.
FDNY Lieutenant: Don't Take Fire Safety For Granted At HomeFDNY Lt. Anthony Mancuso, head of the Fire Education Safety Unit, discussed some important tips and reminders.
Suffolk Officials: Think Safety Before Frying Turkeys This ThanksgivingRobert Sutton, president of the Suffolk County Fire Safety Educators Association, said cooks should always follow the directions that come with turkey fryers and to use them in a safe, open area.
Poll Finds Lack Of Fire Safety Devices In N.J. HomesA new poll finds too many New Jersey homes lack critical fire safety devices.
City Councilman Proposes New Safety Idea In Wake Of Deadly High-Rise FireCity Councilman Corey Johnson said the measure would require buildings taller than six stories to have emergency public-address systems so first responders and building managers can communicate better with residents.
Council Member Says Proposed Fire Safety Legislation Could Save LivesThe proposal comes in the wake of a three-alarm blaze in Hell's Kitchen that took the life of Daniel McClung and critically injured his husband.
During A High-Rise Fire Conventional Wisdom May Not ApplyFire officials said that unless your building has a sprinkler system the stairway will act as a chimney, a vertical funnel for smoke.
In Wake Of Recent Tragedies, FDNY Reminds New Yorkers To Focus On Fire SafetyFive people have been killed in house fires this week, according to the FDNY. All of those victims could have gotten out alive.
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