| Oct 3, 2010
| 7:29 PM
Thousands of people turned out in New Dorp, Staten Island, Sunday for the borough's twentieth annual Columbus Day Parade. FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, a Staten Island resident, served as grand marshal.
Residents and visitors lined New Dorp Lane,...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 5:02 PM
In many cases trucks won't even flip on their lights and sirens, and they may not be in any rush to get to the call.
"It's safety for firefighters, it's safety for the public," said FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, who wants to cut down on crashes...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 3:23 AM
A Queens car fire is now being investigated as a possible homicide after a body was found in the backseat.
The NYPD and FDNY responded to a call just after 4 a.m. Saturday of a vehicle fire at the corner of Jamaica Ave. And 130th St., and after putting...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 4:20 AM
A fire official says snow and high winds delayed efforts by about 200 firefighters to bring a fierce blaze at a six-story apartment building in Queens under control.
The Fire Department of New York spokesman says crews had difficulty setting up equipment...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 5:21 AM
A 9/11 hero pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing more than $1.3 million in business taxes from the government.
Former firefighter Thomas Casatelli, who is the principal business owner of the popular Bay Ridge bar The Black Kettle, admitted to...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 6:46 PM
New Yorkers angry over the city's botched storm response have been demanding that somebody be held accountable, and Wednesday night the City did just that. John Peruggia, FDNY's chief of Emergency Medical Service Command, has been relieved of duty....
| Jan 25, 2011
| 7:00 AM
A three-alarm house fire broke out early Tuesday morning in the Bronx, seriously injuring one person.
The fire began at 1:36 a.m. at a two-story frame house located at 1995 Arthur Avenue in Tremont, according to officials from the FDNY.
The blaze was...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 8:59 AM
The city's "luckiest dog" died and his owner was injured when a fire broke out on their house boat docked at Chelsea Piers early Friday morning, fire officials say.
The fire began just before 3 a.m. at Pier 59, located at 62 N. River near the Chelsea...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 2:38 PM
A black FDNY electrician says he found a noose in front of his locker last week -- shortly after he and four other minority workers filed racial discrimination complaints with the fire department and the state.
Gregory Seabrook, who has worked for the...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 6:02 AM
A chemical tanker truck veered off a highway ramp and into a steep wooded area in the Bronx early Tuesday morning, leaking its contents near a residental area and prompting haz-mat crews to respond.
The crash occurred when a tanker truck carrying...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 1:12 PM
A fatal fire that broke out inside a Brooklyn apartment last weekend was sparked by a voodoo ceremony involving candles, fire officials announced Friday.
According to FDNY Fire Marshals, an open door and delays in calling police helped the blaze escalate...