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Response To Fatal Queens Fire Under Investigation

Monday, April 21, 2014

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Officials are investigating why ambulances were not immediately dispatched to a deadly fire in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Saturday night. Two 4-year-old siblings were killed and three other people were injured in the blaze.

Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano told reporters Monday that when firefighters arrive on the scene, they usually ...

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Civilian Fire Deaths Hit Record Low

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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It was a record-breaking year for New York City’s Bravest, with the fewest number of fire deaths and the fastest emergency response times. There were 58 fire deaths 2012 — a drop of four compared to the previous record of 62 set in 2010.

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Brooklyn Has the Most FDNY Companies Facing the Ax

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Bloomberg Administration on Wednesday released the names of 20 fire companies the mayor is considering closing to help close the city's budget gap. The document given to the City Council lists eight closings in Brooklyn, four in Queens, three each in the Bronx and Manhattan and two in Staten Island.

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FDNY Budget Tango: Council Asks 'Where's the List?'

Monday, May 16, 2011

On Monday, New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano told a City Council panel that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to cut 20 fire companies would negatively impact every Council district.

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FDNY Cuts Prove a Major City Council Flash Point

Monday, May 16, 2011

New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano told a City Council panel Monday that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to cut 20 fire companies will negatively impact every single council district. He blamed both federal and state cut backs.

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