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Three Buildings Collapse and 25 Injured in Suspected Gas Blast

Friday, March 27, 2015

Evidence suggests a gas explosion on Thursday caused a massive fire that destroyed three buildings in the East Village.

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WNYC News

At Least 12 Injured in 'Gas-Related' Explosion and Fire on 2nd Avenue

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Firefighters expected to be on site all night at the scene of an explosion and fire that tore through 4 buildings on 2nd Avenue near East 7th Street. 

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WNYC News

De Blasio to Bolster EMS Funding to Drive Down Response Times

Sunday, February 08, 2015

The budget the mayor is to unveil Monday includes an additional $70 million to increase staffing, in hopes of shaving precious seconds off ambulance response times.

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WNYC News

Waterfront Fire in Williamsburg Still Smolders

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A seven-alarm blaze that erupted at a waterfront warehouse in Brooklyn on Saturday is being monitored by rotating crews of firefighters. 

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WNYC News

NYC Fire Department Doctor Spends Christmas Fighting Ebola

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dr. Dario Gonzalez is using emergency medical skills from the FDNY on the ground in Liberia.

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News

City Council Urges FDNY to Hire More Women

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
The New York City Council questioned the FDNY in a hearing Wednesday about physical tests that female firefighters claim unduly burden women. 

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WNYC News

Window Washers Rescued from Dangling Scaffold at WTC

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The fire department said the workers were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal.

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News

3 Firefighters Die from 9/11-Related Illnesses in 1 Day

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Howard Bischoff, Robert Leaver, and Daniel Heglund were among the hundreds of first responders who worked at Ground Zero immediately following the attacks. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fighting Fires, 13 Years After 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2014

343 firefighters died on 9/11. On this anniversary, we hear how the FDNY was changed forever — and your memories of firefighters we lost.

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WNYC News

Fire Commissioner Orders Academy Cleanup After More MRSA Cases

Friday, August 29, 2014

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The move comes after more probationary firefighters may have been infected by the drug-resistant infection called MRSA.

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WNYC News

Harlem Blaze Deemed Suspicious

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Authorities say one person has died in a blaze that ravaged an apartment building in northern Manhattan. Twelve people suffered minor injuries, including 10 firefighters.

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WNYC News

Emergency Workers in Chokehold Case Suspended

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

At crime scenes, competing priorities between the NYPD who are focused on security and EMTs who must administer medical care can bump up against each other. Most agree that it's the police who call the shots, especially since they carry the weapons.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Announces New Fire Commissioner

Friday, May 09, 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Daniel Nigro to lead the nation's largest fire department.

De Blasio announced the appointment Friday at a ceremony at the city's fire academy.

Nigro helped rebuild the fire department after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The attacks killed 343 members of the ...

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WNYC News

Queens Emergency Dispatchers to be Suspended After Delays

Friday, April 25, 2014

The city confirms that there were delays in dispatching EMS to a blaze that killed two four year olds last weekend.

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WNYC News

City Agrees to $98 Million Settlement, Ending FDNY Discrimination Suit

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bloomberg had fought a judge's ruling declaring previous FDNY entrance exams discriminatory; but de Blasio agreed with the judge.

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WNYC News

City Promises Housing for All People Displaced by East Harlem Explosion

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hundreds of people remain displaced following this week's explosion in East Harlem, but the city is working to help.

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Transportation Nation

Human Error Blamed For 911 Delay in SUV Slay of 4-Year Old

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A damning report released by the city's investigative arm blames 911 personnel -- not a computer glitch -- for a four-minute delay in dispatching an ambulance to a traffic crash scene earlier this year.

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Schoolbook

It's OK to Open that Fire Hydrant... But Just a Little Bit

Friday, August 02, 2013

In a hot summer day, for those far from the beach, or a lake, there is always the fire hydrant. But open hydrants waste water and make it hard for firefighters to do their jobs. That's why the city is trying to get more people to take advantage of a safer alternative that allows them to open hydrants just a little.

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WNYC News

12 Injured in Partial Building Collapse in Chinatown

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Twelve people are injured, three seriously, after an explosion inside a five-story building in Chinatown caused it to partially collapse Thursday afternoon, officials said.

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WNYC News

Human Error to Blame for Ambulance Delay in Child's Death: FDNY

Friday, June 07, 2013

New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano says human error is behind a delay in getting an ambulance to the scene of a car accident that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side earlier this week.

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