Salvatore Cassano

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

Retired FDNY Officer Daniel Nigro To Be Named New Commissioner

Retired fire officer Daniel Nigro helped rebuild the FDNY after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and he will now be taking over as the new commissioner of the department.


Griselde Camacho, left, and Carmen Tanco were killed in the March 12 East Harlem explosion. (credit: Handouts)

Church Congregations Grieve In Wake Of East Harlem Explosion

A church hit by the loss of two members in an explosion that destroyed two New York City apartment buildings remembered the women in services Sunday with tears mixing in with the sounds of gospel, as members of a church that was demolished in the collapse joined another nearby house of worship for its service.


FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano (credit: Getty Images)

FDNY Welcomes 319 New Firefighters

A new class of probationary firefighters are on their way to joining the ranks of the New York Fire Department.


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.


Ariel Russo (Handout)

Funeral Held For Upper West Side Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4

Services for the child were held Sunday evening at the Leo F. Kearns funeral home in Queens. A vigil was held for the little girl Saturday night in front of her apartment building.


FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano (Wikimedia Commons)

FDNY Commissioner’s Son Resigns Over Offensive Tweets

“I know my actions have hurt and disappointed many people, especially my family. I would like to move forward, learn from my mistakes and continue to grow as a person with the support of my family, friends and loved ones,” Joe Cassano said.


The remains of the Breezy Point neighborhood following a fire that broke out during Sunday as seen from Chopper 880 - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

FDNY: Sea Water Flooding Electrical Units Caused Breezy Point Inferno The Day Sandy Hit

The massive Breezy Point blaze broke out around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 29, right as Sandy and the ensuing storm surge made their impacts felt in New York City.


A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) engine is seen outside a firehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 19, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

FDNY Outreach Leads To More Recruiting Among Minorities

Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says nearly 17,000 people applied to take the test and 15 percent were black — compared with only 8 percent for the last test, in 2007. The overall number of minority applicants stayed steady at 40 percent.


New York City Fire Department Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

FDNY Commissioner To Testify On Minority Hiring

Brooklyn federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis reportedly ordered Commissioner Salvatore Cassano to testify next week.


John Downing, Brian Fahey and Harry Ford were remembered on June18, 2011 - the 10-year anniversary of a Long Island City fire that claimed their lives. (Credit: CBS 2)

Families, Friends Remember Victims 10 Years After Fatal Father’s Day Fire

The City marked a grim anniversary on Saturday, 10 years after an explosion rocked a burning hardware store in Long Island City, killing three firefighters.


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

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.


Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

FDNY To Honor Members Who Died With WTC Illnesses

A memorial plaque at the Fire Department’s headquarters will honor firefighters and EMS workers who’ve died of illnesses after working at ground zero.