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FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano (credit: Getty Images)

Outgoing Commissioner Sal Cassano Reflects On 45 Years With FDNY

The outgoing FDNY boss’ last official event, a promotions ceremony, will be held Thursday. He is being replaced by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pick to lead the department, retired FDNY Chief Daniel Nigro.

06/05/2014

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FDNY Honors Dozens For Service, Bravery

Nearly four dozen firefighters, FDNY medical workers and officers were honored with medals from the department Wednesday.

06/04/2014

Daniel Nigro serving as chief of department for the FDNY on Sept. 16, 2001. (Credit: HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Names Daniel Nigro As New FDNY Commissioner

A FDNY veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Daniel Nigro was named chief of department after the Sept. 11 attacks.

05/09/2014

A makeshift memorial at the scene of a fire that killed two 4-year-old siblings in Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio: Ambulance Delay In Queens Fire That Killed Kids ‘Not Acceptable’

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he expects a quick resolution to the internal investigation into the fire, which broke out Saturday just before midnight at a home in Far Rockaway.

04/22/2014

FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio: FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano In ‘Interim Role’

The mayor made the comments at a news conference in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Cassano is a holdover from the Bloomberg administration.

04/21/2014

City officials announce expanded heroin antidote program on Staten Island, April 17, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

NYPD Expands Use Of Anti-Overdose Drug On Staten Island To Fight Heroin Problem

Police officers assigned to the 120 Precinct have already saved the lives of three overdose victims by using naloxone this year, officials announced Thursday.

04/17/2014

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$98 Million Settlement Reached In FDNY Discrimination Case

A black firefighters’ group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applicants will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million.

03/18/2014

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

Autopsy Results Released For Victims In East Harlem Blast As Investigators Begin Tests At Site

The medical examiner said the seven victims died from either blunt trauma or smoke inhalation and classified their deaths as accidents. Results were still pending on the eighth victim.

03/17/2014

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

NTSB: Abnormal Concentration Of Natural Gas Found Near East Harlem Blast Scene

Con Edison crews discovered an alarming natural gas concentration near the scene of the deadly East Harlem building explosion this week, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday.

03/14/2014

iremen watch as work crews remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

8 Confirmed Dead In East Harlem Gas Explosion; Active Scene Remains

Eight people are now confirmed dead in the blast that also injured more than 60 others. Others are still believed to be missing.

03/13/2014

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Spring Forward For Daylight Saving Time This Weekend

Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, but make sure to turn the clock ahead before heading to bed Saturday night to avoid getting up late.

03/07/2014

FDNY graduation ceremony on Dec. 5, 2013. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

‘Most Diverse’ Class In FDNY History Graduates

The class of 242 probationary firefighters is 62 percent minority, including 24 percent black and 36 percent Hispanic.

12/05/2013

FDNY Special Operations Chief William Seelig and FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano on Randall's Island unveiling new hurricane response equipment, Oct. 30, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

New FDNY Preparedness Equipment To Make A ‘Big Difference’ In Next Big Storm

“This is part of our after action review. We acted very quickly to get these vehicles so that we would have it in time for this hurricane season,” said fire commissioner Sal Cassano.

10/30/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

FDNY Launches Fire Safety Campaign In Areas Devastated By Sandy

Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.

10/21/2013

FDNY's new recruits take oath, July 29, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

‘Most Diverse Class Ever’ Of New FDNY Firefighters Sworn In

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano swore in 318 new probationary firefighters. The class has eight women and more than 66 percent of the class are minorities, officials said.

07/29/2013

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