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January 2010 - Archive
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Astronaut Gives Flag Flown in Space to the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum


Astronaut Gives Flag Flown in Space to the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum
NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino donated an American flag that was carried on the Shuttle Atlantis to the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on Jan. 28 on behalf of all those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
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77 New EMTs Join the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service


77 New EMTs Join the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service
It was standing room only at the FDNY Academy on Jan. 27, as 77 new EMTs joined the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service.
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Mayor Bloomberg Honors Members of the USAR Team


Mayor Bloomberg Honors Members of the USAR Team
Mayor Michael Bloomberg recognized the members of the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team, New York Task Force 1, at City Hall on Jan. 26, commending them for their hard work in Haiti.
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Urban Search and Rescue Team Rings Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange


Urban Search and Rescue Team Rings Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange
Members of the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team, New York Task Force 1, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 26.
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FDNY Bone Marrow Donors Honored


FDNY Bone Marrow Donors Honored
Two FDNY members got the opportunity to meet their bone marrow recipients during the emotional Honor Roll of Life ceremony at FDNY Headquarters. Ten others, who donated life-saving bone marrow and stem cells in 2009, were added to the Honor Roll plaque during the sixth annual ceremony with the New York Blood Center (NYBC).
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Members of the FDNY’s USAR Team Return from Haiti


Members of the FDNY’s USAR Team Return from Haiti
Members of the FDNY’s USAR team, part of New York Task Force 1 arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport on Jan. 23, after spending more than a week in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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Update: FDNY and NYPD Members of NY Task Force 1 Rescue Two Children in Haiti


Update: FDNY and NYPD Members of NY Task Force 1 Rescue Two Children in Haiti
Members of USAR NY Task Force 1 rescued two children from a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 19.
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FDNY Helps Launch ABC 7’s Annual Operation 7 Save-A-Life Campaign


FDNY Helps Launch ABC 7’s Annual Operation 7 Save-A-Life Campaign
The FDNY joined ABC 7, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Kidde, New Jersey Fire Department, Fireman’s Association of the State of New York, Toyota and Home Depot to launch the Operation 7 Save-A-Life campaign on Jan. 20 at the ESPN Zone in Manhattan.
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EMTs Rescue Five from Carbon Monoxide-Filled Residence in Queens


EMTs Rescue Five from Carbon Monoxide-Filled Residence in Queens
Members of the EMS Command responded to a call for a sick female on Jan. 19 and ended up saving the lives of five people when they discovered the family’s home had high levels of carbon monoxide (CO).
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FDNY Search and Rescue Team in Haiti


FDNY Search and Rescue Team in Haiti
The FDNY’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team, as part of NY Task Force 1, helped rescue five people, who were buried under rubble in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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FDNY Fire Marshals Arrest Two on Charges of Arson


FDNY Fire Marshals Arrest Two on Charges of Arson
FDNY fire marshals arrested two men on charges of arson in connection with the fifth-alarm fire in the Bronx on Dec. 21.
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FDNY’s Urban Search and Rescue Team Deploys for Relief Efforts in Haiti


FDNY’s Urban Search and Rescue Team Deploys for Relief Efforts in Haiti
Forty-two members of the FDNY’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team were deployed to Haiti on Jan. 14, to assist with the relief efforts following the magnitude 7 earthquake that occurred on Jan. 12.
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Donations for Victims of the Earthquake in Haiti


Donations for Victims of the Earthquake in Haiti
All FDNY employees wishing to assist the relief efforts in Haiti are encouraged call 311 to learn how they can help. You will be directed to reputable organizations, like the American Red Cross, that will assist you in helping those who need it most.
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FDNY Annual Report on CDA Inspections


FDNY Annual Report on CDA Inspections
Over the past two years, the New York City Fire Department has made great improvements in the inspection, monitoring and oversight of buildings under construction, demolition or abatement (CDA) in order to maintain the utmost safety at these sites. A report outlining each of these improvements recently was submitted to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
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Edward Kilduff Sworn in as Chief of Department


Salvatore Cassano Sworn in as Department’s 32nd Fire Commissioner
Edward Kilduff was sworn in as the Department’s 34th Chief of Department - the agency’s highest ranking uniform position - on Jan. 13, during a ceremony at FDNY Headquarters.
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Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano Appoints Edward S. Kilduff Chief of Department


Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano Appoints Edward S. Kilduff Chief of Department
Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano today announced the appointment of Edward S. Kilduff as the FDNY’s Chief of Department - the highest-ranking uniformed position in the agency. Chief Kilduff, a 32-year veteran who has served as Brooklyn Borough Commander since August of 2004, will become the 34th Chief of Department in the agency’s 145-year history. His appointment is effective today. He succeeds Commissioner Cassano, who served as Chief of Department for nearly four years prior to being named Fire Commissioner.
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Salvatore Cassano Sworn in as Department’s 32nd Fire Commissioner


Salvatore Cassano Sworn in as Department’s 32nd Fire Commissioner
Salvatore Cassano was sworn in as the Department’s 32nd Fire Commissioner by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Jan. 11..
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NYC Recorded Fewest Fire Deaths in More Than 90 Years for 2009


NYC Recorded Fewest Fire Deaths in More Than 90 Years for 2009
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano on Jan. 11 announced that 2009 was a banner year for New York City, as the FDNY recorded the fewest fire deaths in more than 90 years.
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FDNY Emergency Medical Service Promotes Eight


FDNY Emergency Medical Service Promotes Eight
In his first official event as Fire Commissioner, Salvatore Cassano presided over a promotions ceremony for eight members of the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service, including two chiefs and six lieutenants.
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New York City Fire Department's 2007 Annual Report


New York City Fire Department’s 2008-2009 Annual Report
The Annual Report details service and program highlights for 2008-2009.
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FDNY Partners with NYC Service and NY Sports Clubs to Launch FDNY CPR to GO Program


FDNY Partners with NYC Service and NY Sports Clubs to Launch FDNY CPR to GO Program
The FDNY partnered with NYC Service and New York Sports Clubs on Jan. 6 to launch FDNY CPR to Go, a program that offers free CPR classes at gym locations throughout the five boroughs.
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Firefighters Apprehend Alleged Perp in Manhattan


Firefighters Apprehend Alleged Perp in Manhattan
Firefighters Brian Madison and James Welch from Ladder 7 saved the day for a man in Manhattan on Jan. 3, when they apprehended a man who allegedly broke into his car and stole his GPS Navigation System.
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