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An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

City Councilman Proposes New Safety Idea In Wake Of Deadly High-Rise Fire

City 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.

01/13/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Keith Lowry /NYCFireWire)

Council Member Says Proposed Fire Safety Legislation Could Save Lives

The 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.

01/12/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Keith Lowry /NYCFireWire)

During A High-Rise Fire Conventional Wisdom May Not Apply

Fire officials said that unless your building has a sprinkler system the stairway will act as a chimney, a vertical funnel for smoke.

01/06/2014

A makeshift memorial to the 3 children killed in a Friday night fire in the Bronx. (Credit CBS 2)

In Wake Of Recent Tragedies, FDNY Reminds New Yorkers To Focus On Fire Safety

Five people have been killed in house fires this week, according to the FDNY. All of those victims could have gotten out alive.

11/01/2013

Makeshift memorial for Marist College fire victims (credit: CBS 2)

Law Named For Marist Victim Requires New York Colleges To Disclose Fire Safety Information

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law last week, saying it goes beyond the current requirement for colleges to publish fire safety information in annual reports to the federal government.

07/28/2013

Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano presents C.J. Cooke with his official badge after swearing him in as a junior firefighter. (credit: NYC.gov)

Staten Island Boy, 3, Earns Junior Firefighter Title

Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said it’s amazing that Christopher Cooke had the presence to do what he did at such a young age.

01/19/2011

Christmas In The 5 Boroughs

Pretty Christmas Decorations Still Pose Fire Hazards

Christmas trees and other holiday decorations may be pretty to look at, but they also pose a major fire hazard, officials say.

12/12/2010