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Fire commissioner Sal Cassano, Police commissioner Ray Kelly, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg - New York, NY - Dec 28, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Most Violent Crimes Down, Sex Crimes Up In NYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is closing out 2011 by touting how safe the Big Apple is, announcing near record safety levels were maintained in this year.


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

FDNY: Check Your Smoke Detectors When You Set Your Clocks Back

Last year, New York City recorded the fewest fire deaths in the history of record keeping by the FDNY and commissioner Sal Cassano believes education is the reason.


Racers line up at the starting line of the Tunnel to Towers run, Sunday Sept. 25, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Thousands Honor Fallen Firefighter In Tunnel To Towers Run

Thousands of runners retraced the steps of hero firefighter Stephen Siller during the annual Tunnel to Towers Run Sunday morning.


Mayor Bloomberg welcomes first responders to National September 11th Memorial & Museum on September 20, 2011 (credit: Spencer T Tucker)

Wreath Laid For First Responders At 9/11 Memorial

City officials gathered at the 9/11 memorial to recognize first responders who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.


FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano at a minority recruitment drive in Harlem - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

FDNY Looks To Attract Minorities As Exam Deadline Looms

New York City fire commissioner Sal Cassano took his campaign to 125th Street in Manhattan two days ahead of the recruitment deadline.


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B&C Morning Show: NYC Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano Reflects On 9/11

The fire commissioner of New York City spends some time talking with Boomer and Craig about that horrible day that will forever live in infamy – September 11, 2001.


NYC police officer with radio (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Renews Push For Advanced Network For Emergency Communications

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is hoping the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will compel Congress to finally act on a bill devoting open radio spectrum to the nation’s first responders.


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Underground Flushing Street Fire Forces Evacuation Of 7 Buildings

Firefighters went to each of the 7 evacuated buildings to make sure things were safe. Everyone has since been allowed to return to their homes.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during the unveiling of the city's budget in the Blue Room of City Hall May 6, 2011 in New York City. (credit:Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)

Bloomberg’s Budget Could Close 20 Fire Companies

In addition to cutting more than 6,000 teaching jobs from New York City’s public schools, Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed $67 billion spending plan could force 20 fire companies to close.


The cover of the 2012 Calendar of Heroes (credit: FDNY)

FDNY Releases 2012 Calendar Of Heroes

The FDNY is turning up the heat with the release of its 2012 Calendar of Heroes.


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100th Anniversary Of Deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Approaches

The Greenwich Village fire in 1911 caused the deaths of 146 garment workers, most of whom were immigrant women.


A five-alarm fire raged for hours in Flatbush, Brooklyn as hundreds of firefighters tried to keep it under control. (Photo: CBS 2)

FDNY Strongly Contesting UFA Prez’s Claims On Flatbush Blaze

The fire union is blaming staff cuts for a delayed response to a tragic Flatbush fire. But the FDNY said Monday a dispatch problem also helped delay getting water on the blaze for critical minutes.


Fire and police officials called on New Yorkers to participate in the World Police And Fire Games (Photo/Juliet Papa)

New Yorkers Sign Up For World Police And Fire Games

New York City is hosting the event where police and firefighters from 70 countries will team up to compete in 69 sporting events that will take place one week before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.


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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.


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FDNY: You Caused The Accident? You’re Paying A Fine

Lawmakers are pumping the brakes on the Fire Department of New York’s plan to charge drivers who cause accidents.