Complete coverage on

New York City Fire Department

Latest Stories

Two injured in NYC crane collapseupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 21:42:00

Two people were injured, one critically, after a crane collapsed at a construction site in New York City Tuesday evening, according to a spokesperson for the Fire Department of New York.

Judges orders millions paid in NYC firefighter bias caseupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 16:20:00

A U.S. district judge ordered New York City to pay $128 million in to firefighters who allege the city used an entrance exam that deliberately sought to keep African-Americans and Latino Americans off the force. The judge also ordered the FDNY to hire 293 black and Latino applicants.

Medal of Honor recipient declines city's offer to file late application for FDNYupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 07:19:00

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the 23-year-old Marine who received the Medal of Honor earlier this month, wants to join another well-known outfit celebrated for bravery in the face of danger, the New York City Fire Department. Unfortunately, he missed the deadline to sign up, so he has to wait four more years.

SI.com: Michael Rosenberg: Flap over Mets' hats a window into how sports mark 9/11 tragedyupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 15:18:00

Bud Selig could feed the homeless and find a way to get hammered for it. He could fly medical supplies to a third-world country and environmental groups would rip him for taking a private plane. Selig has some of the worst p.r. instincts of anybody in sports, so it is not surprising that, faced with a six-inch putt on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, he kicked the ball.

SI.com: Joe Lemire: Mets keeping 9/11 memory alive by reaching out beyond the fieldupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 13:08:00

NEW YORK -- An American flag covered most of the outfield.

Terror in the Dustupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 15:08:00

Dr.Sanjay Gupta reports on a startling new study that suggests a link between the 9/11 dust and cancer in firefighters.

Firefighters responding to 9/11 at increased cancer riskupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 15:08:00

Firefighters exposed to toxic dust and fumes clogging the air after the World Trade Center towers collapsed 10 years ago are more likely to develop cancer, according to a new study.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: For FDNY football team, disbanding after 9/11 was never an optionupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 14:35:00

Because his beloved Cowboys have come to town, Steve Orr and his girlfriend, Amber Glispie, will be in Section 129 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, September 11, to watch Tony Romo and Co. battle the Jets. But it will not be a normal football Sunday for Orr, a retired fireman who coaches the defensive backs for the New York City Fire Department football team.

SI.com: Sarah Kwak: Corey Perry honors FDNY with 9/11 visitupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 12:45:00

Like most people, winger Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks can still recall the morning of September 11, 2001. A high school junior at Saunders Secondary School in London, Ont., at the time, he remembers walking through the halls that morning and looking into a classroom only to see the unbelievable images coming from downtown Manhattan.

People.com: Rescue Me's Denis Leary: Ending the Show Was 'Very Emotional'updated: Thu Sep 08 2011 15:10:00

The star says the firefighters on set kept him from crying as they wrapped the show

'Rescue Me's' Denis Leary: Ending the show was 'emotional'updated: Thu Sep 08 2011 10:19:00

Nothing like a room full of tough guys to help keep your emotions in check.

Fire truck lowered into 9/11 Memorial in honor of its lost crewupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 19:17:00

Twelve firefighters from Ladder Company 3 who lost their lives trying to save people at the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, were honored Wednesday in a ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

FBI given piece of Pentagon wall hit during 9/11 terror attackupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 19:30:00

A chunk of a Pentagon wall smashed by a plane hijacked by 9/11 terrorists was presented to the FBI's Washington field office Wednesday in recognition of its assistance.

3 killed in New York building fireupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 08:33:00

Three people were killed in an early morning building fire in the Bronx, authorities in New York said Monday.

Voodoo sex ceremony starts fatal fire, officials sayupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 17:39:00

Candles used in voodoo sex ceremony caused a fatal five alarm fire after they tipped over and ignited bed sheets in a Brooklyn, New York, apartment, authorities said Friday.

Brooklyn Fire Department employee finds noose at workupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 18:49:00

An African-American electrician discovered a noose in front of his work locker after filing a racial discrimination complaint against the New York Fire Department, the man's attorneys said Monday.

NYC snow workers accused of slowdownupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 07:20:00

CNN's David Ariosto reports on allegations of cleanup sabotage in connection to the New York holiday blizzard.

New York City's EMS chief replaced over storm responseupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 05:54:00

The New York City fire commissioner on Wednesday replaced the man who led the Emergency Medical Service for six years following sharp criticism of the department for its response to a blizzard that blanketed the city after Christmas.

Fire under Harlem bridge halts trainsupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 20:39:00

The FDNY confirms a fire is burning under a Metro-North railroad bridge in East Harlem.

Storm tears through NYC, one death linked and thousands without powerupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 22:25:00

A fast-moving storm ripped through New York City Thursday afternoon, with strong winds and torrential rain toppling trees and leaving more than 25,000 customers without power.

Two brush fires burn at New York national parkupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 19:03:00

A pair of brush fires broke out within two hours of each other Wednesday afternoon on New York's Staten Island, closing part of a national park.

Details emerge about fatal Staten Island house fireupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 11:57:00

A boy a New York tabloid tabbed a "suicidal teenage pyromaniac" was actually a murder victim, a spokeswoman for the New York City Medical Examiner's office said Thursday.

Mother, four children die in house fireupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 09:50:00

An early morning house fire killed a mother and four children Thursday, the New York Fire Department said.

New York City EMT arrested on multiple sexual assault chargesupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 13:13:00

A New York City Fire Department emergency medical technician has been arrested and charged with armed sexual assaults, including sodomizing an 11-year-old in an elevator, police said.

Years later, 9/11 rescue workers still show decreased lung functionupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 17:25:00

When the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, they produced a dense cloud of smoke and vaporized concrete and drywall.

Overnight ride with EMSupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 15:03:00

CNN photojournalist Jonathan O'Beirne takes us on a midnight ride along with the FDNY's EMS team in Manhattan.

Judge rules FDNY exams discriminated against minoritiesupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 22:50:00

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the New York City Fire Department used recruitment exams that discriminated against African-American and Hispanic applicants.

Four-story building collapses in Brooklynupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 11:38:00

A four-story residential building collapsed Sunday in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, and at least four people suffered minor injuries, according to the New York City Fire Department.

4-story building collapsesupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 11:38:00

A four-story residential building collapsed Sunday in the Fort Green neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Fixing disaster communicationsupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 09:26:00

Researchers work to improve the communications devices that emergency workers rely on in disasters.

New communications tools help emergency respondersupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 09:26:00

It is a problem that scientists and engineers have been grappling with since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: How can emergency responders' communication tools be improved?

Gulf states brace as Gustav loomsupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 22:57:00

Officials in some Gulf Coast states spent the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Friday gearing up for what could be the biggest threat to the region since Katrina hit in 2005.

New Orleans ready for Gustav?updated: Fri Aug 29 2008 22:57:00

CNN's Sean Callebs takes a look at how New Orleans might respond to another monster hurricane.

Adult, child leap to deaths from burning buildingupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 04:08:00

A 45-year-old man and a 5-year-old boy leapt to their deaths Tuesday after a fire swept through an apartment building, authorities said.

FDNY anti-terror plans spark fears of witch huntsupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 13:36:00

Plans for New York firefighters to share anti-terrorism information with Homeland Security officials have drawn criticism from Islamic Americans and even some firefighters who fear the program may violate constitutional protections.

Fire officials: 24 injured in Harlem apartment blastupdated: Sun Oct 07 2007 13:52:00

Twenty-four people, including eight children, were injured in an apparent gas explosion at a Harlem apartment building, the New York Fire Department said.

Two New York firefighters killed in massive blaze updated: Sun Aug 19 2007 07:31:00

Two firefighters were killed Saturday while battling a blaze at a building just south of New York's ground zero, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, calling it "another cruel blow" to the city.

Air OK, but asbestos in debris from N.Y. steam pipe blastupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 05:28:00

The air was declared clean, but the carcinogen asbestos was found in dust and debris hurled into midtown Manhattan by a steam pipe explosion the day before, New York City announced Thursday.

Larry King: Firehouse visit brought me close to tearsupdated: Fri Sep 15 2006 08:07:00

For years I've been telling people firefighters are my favorite professionals to interview. They're an interesting breed of cat. They run into burning buildings as we run out of them.

New 9/11 emergency calls to be releasedupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 09:00:00

New York City will release on Wednesday newly discovered recordings of emergency calls made on September 11, 2001, the city's law department said.

New York building collapse injures 15updated: Mon Jul 10 2006 09:31:00

A New York City building erupted in flames and collapsed after an explosion Monday, and investigators are looking into whether the blast may have resulted from a suicide attempt, a fire official told CNN.

Letters tell 9/11 families of 911 callsupdated: Sun Mar 26 2006 06:58:00

The mayor's office is sending letters this weekend to the families of 24 victims of the 9/11 attacks, informing them of unreleased recordings of 911 calls made by their loved ones.

Man catches baby thrown from third-floor windowupdated: Thu Dec 15 2005 09:16:00

New York Housing Authority supervisor Felix Vasquez admitted Thursday he was scared when a frightened mother threw her three-week-old son from a burning third-floor Bronx apartment -- right into his arms.

Court prevents release of most September 11 emergency callsupdated: Thu Mar 24 2005 14:01:00

The emergency phone calls made by people trapped inside the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, need not be released to the public, a New York court ruled Thursday.

FDNY band remembers whirlwind year after 9/11updated: Fri Sep 10 2004 19:27:00

When 343 New York firefighters died September 11, 2001, the department's pipe band wanted each one to have the traditional farewell.

Trains collide in New York's Penn Stationupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 08:54:00

An Amtrak train slammed into a Long Island Rail Road commuter train parked at New York's Penn Station during Monday rush hour, causing minor injuries to 130 people, the New York Fire Department said.

Fortune: Book Reviewupdated: Mon Feb 23 2004 00:01:00

Those who can have a superhero job, like fireman or Army Ranger, do. And those who can't? Well, they read leadership books by those who do.

Snowboarder hurt in Letterman stuntupdated: Wed Feb 04 2004 20:29:00

A professional snowboarder was injured Thursday after falling 25 feet while performing a stunt outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan where the "Late Show with David Letterman" is taped.

Fortune: Stay-At-Home Stocks Americans have cut back on spending. But that doesn't mean they're not buying at all. Here are three stocks updated: Mon Nov 12 2001 00:01:00

With anthrax at the post office, terrorists in the skies, and cryptic warnings to steer clear of malls, it's no wonder the average American is finding the pleasures of home more appealing these day...

We recommend