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New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Quinn Calls For More Ambulances After 30-Minute Wait For Response

One day after Quinn blasted the 911 response time, she met with FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano and Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway.

07/17/2013

An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

City Council Holds Hearings On 911 System Glitches, Response Times

Emergency dispatchers, firefighters and EMS workers say the city’s new $2 billion modernization of its 911 system, which includes using new technology and a new backup call center, is unreliable.

06/21/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

Family Of UWS Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4, Suing City Over 911 Response Time

Ariel Russo’s family blames her death on a bungled 911 call saying it delayed getting an ambulance to the scene.

06/12/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

FDNY Commish: Human Error Delayed Response To Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old

“Somebody made a mistake that was handling that call and we’re looking into it, we’ll find out what happened,” Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano said Friday.

06/07/2013

A home that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy is viewed along the beach in Bell Harbor, Queens on April 29, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FDNY Lieutenant Receives Department’s Highest Honor For Heroics During Sandy

Lt. Thomas Woods was off-duty when he rescued 25 people from a rising storm surge and rapidly moving fire in Belle Harbor the night Superstorm Sandy hit the city.

06/05/2013

A woman logs on to Twitter - File / Photo: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

NYPD Issues Internal Order On Social Media Use

An internal order made public on Thursday advises members of the nation’s largest police department to “demonstrate professionalism” when using Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

03/28/2013

EMS Lieutenant Timothy Dluhos (credit: Personal Photo via CBS 2)

Vulcan Society Wants FDNY EMT Fired Following Series Of ‘Racist’ Tweets

Leaders of the Vulcan Society, a fraternal organization of black firefighters, are now calling for the ouster of EMS Lt. Timothy Dluhos after the New York Post exposed his questionable Twitter messages.

03/25/2013

Mayor Bloomberg uses a smartphone to take a picture of his daughter at a Knicks game. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Plays Social Media Guru, Says Media Mogul Murdoch ‘Should Stop Twittering’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t understand why people just don’t think before they tweet.

03/25/2013

Engine Co. 228 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn was designated a landmark (credit: Google Maps)

Five Working NYC Firehouses Designated As Landmarks

The firehouses have “distinctive architecture” and have been in continuous use for more than a century, according to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.

02/12/2013

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.

01/15/2013

FILE -- Firefighters battle a six-alarm fire in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Officials: 2012 Had Fewest Civilian Fire Deaths In NYC History

The city had 58 fire deaths in 2012. That’s four fewer than the previous record low of 62 set in 2010.

01/02/2013

Toy Lighter (credit: Stan Brooks / 1010 WINS)

NYC Fire Commissioner Pushes Ban On Toy Lighters

Is it a lighter meant for adult use or a toy meant for a child to play with? Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

12/12/2012

FDNY Lt. Rich Nappi, of Farmingdale, New York died Monday after battling a blaze at a Bushwick warehouse. (credit: CBS 2 | Inset: Facebook)

Firefighter Rich Nappi Dies, 8 Others Hurt Battling Warehouse Blaze In Bushwick

One firefighter remained in critical condition and four others were listed in serious condition Monday night. A total of eight firefighters were hurt battling the fire, officials said.

04/16/2012

Smoke Detector (file / credit: Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Tragic Stamford Fire Looms Over Spring Forward Weekend

The Christmas day fire that killed three children and two of their grandparents in Stamford looms over this year’s ‘spring forward’ reminder to change smoke detector batteries.

03/09/2012

John McFarland (credit: FNY)

Funeral Today For NYC EMS Asst. Chief Who Died Of Tumor Linked To WTC

Retired EMS assistant chief John McFarland was revered within the FDNY, and today he is being laid to rest after dying from a brain tumor linked to his service after the attacks of 9/11.

02/10/2012

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