One day after Quinn blasted the 911 response time, she met with FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano and Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway.
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.
Ariel Russo’s family blames her death on a bungled 911 call saying it delayed getting an ambulance to the scene.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t understand why people just don’t think before they tweet.
The firehouses have “distinctive architecture” and have been in continuous use for more than a century, according to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.
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.
The city had 58 fire deaths in 2012. That’s four fewer than the previous record low of 62 set in 2010.
Is it a lighter meant for adult use or a toy meant for a child to play with? Sometimes it’s hard to tell.
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.
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.
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.