Mayor Eric Adams and Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh announce the death of EMS Lieutenant Alison Russo-Elling
Mayor Eric Adams and Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh today announced the death of FDNY Emergency Medical Service Lieutenant Alison Russo-Elling, a 25-year-veteran of the FDNY who was stabbed and killed Thursday afternoon while on-duty at EMS Station 49 in…
Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh appoints Kwame Cooper as Department’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh has announced the appointment of Dr Kwame Cooper as FDNY’s new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO). Dr Cooper, who will serve as a member of the Commissioner’s executive leadership team and will hold the…
Alexander’s brush with 911 Firefighters
The bravery and courage of the 343 New York City Firemen and Women who lost their lives in the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers 911 attacks have been immortalised in a unique new exhibition by Newcastle and Glasgow based artist…
Mayor Adams and Acting Commissioner Kavanagh announce the death of Firefighter Timothy Klein
Mayor Eric Adams and Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh today announced the death of Firefighter Timothy Klein, 31, a six-year veteran of the Department. On Sunday, 24 April, Firefighter Klein was trapped under a ceiling collapse and critically injured while…
Mayor Adams and Acting Commissioner Kavanagh Announce the death of Firefighter Jesse Gerhard
New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh today announced the death of Firefighter Jesse Gerhard, 33, a seven-year veteran of the Department. On Wednesday, 16 February Firefighter Gerhard suffered a medical episode while on-duty in…
Bronx apartment fire and Grenfell: Fire Brigades Union offers to coordinate with US on safety 
The Fire Brigades Union has written to US counterparts to offer to work together on building safety campaigning in light of the Bronx apartment fire and the Grenfell Tower disaster. The deadly fire, which took place on 9 of January,…
After decades of service to New Yorkers, fire commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announces retirement
Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro has announced his retirement from the FDNY, effective on 16 February 2022. Commissioner Nigro is the fourth longest serving Fire Commissioner in FDNY history, and one of only six individuals…
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announces the death of Lieutenant Joseph Maiello
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today announced the death of Lieutenant Joseph Maiello. Lt Maiello, 53, a 22-year veteran of the Department, was discovered unconscious and pronounced dead while on-duty at his firehouse, Engine Company 163 and Ladder Company 83,…
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announces the death of Assistant Chief Alvin Suriel from World Trade Center-related cancer
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro has announced the death of Assistant Chief of EMS Alvin Suriel, a 32-year veteran of Emergency Medical Service, who succumbed to World Trade Center-related cancer on December 7, 2021. Chief Suriel, who was 52-years-old, is…
FDNY adds 25 names to Memorial Wall for deaths related to World Trade Center illnesses
The FDNY added the names of 25 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall at an outdoor ceremony held…
Fire Marshals arrest suspect for setting fire at 18th Avenue Feast of Santa Rosalia
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced today that Fire Marshals have arrested Adnan Ali Hussein, 28, for allegedly using an ignitable liquid to set fire to a ticket booth during the 18th Avenue Feast of Santa Rosalia in Brooklyn on 24 August 2021. ‘Arson is not only a serious crime but…
Fire Marshals arrest suspect for setting multiple fires in Manhattan
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced today that Fire Marshals have arrested Caleb Ganzer, 35, for allegedly setting fire to outdoor dining structures and rubbish in Manhattan in January, June and July of this year. ‘Every act of arson has…
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro appoints Thomas J. Richardson as Chief of Department and John J. Hodgens as Chief of Fire Operations
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today appointed Thomas J. Richardson as Chief of Department, the highest-ranking uniformed position in the FDNY, and John J. Hodgens as Chief of Fire Operations. Tom Richardson has served our city with valour for four…
Fire Marshals make arrest for series of arson fires in Manhattan
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced today that Fire Marshals have arrested Patrick Glynn, 49, for an arson and vandalism spree on 2 June 2021 that damaged numerous commercial and residential properties in Manhattan. ‘Arson is extremely reckless and shows…
FDNY celebrates EMS Week 2021 by unveiling Covid-19-themed poster
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro has unveiled FDNY’s poster for National EMS Week at FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn – in celebration of national EMS Week. Sunday, 16 May 2021 marked the start of EMS Week 2021, an…
Mayor De Blasio and Fire Commissioner Nigro preside at Medal Day Ceremony
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro oversaw the FDNY Medal Day Ceremony on Wednesday, 14 April at 11am at Pier 17 – South Street Seaport in Manhattan. At the ceremony, awards were presented to FDNY Firefighters,…
FDNY Fire Commissioner Nigro announces 5% decrease in fire deaths for 2020
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today announced the city had 63 civilian fire deaths in 2020, 5% fewer than in 2019, when 66 people lost their lives in fires. This marks the 15th consecutive year there have been fewer than…
New York Apartment Fire Claims 12 Lives

A fire in an apartment block in the Bronx borough of New York has left 12 people dead and four others critically injured. More than 160 Firefighters responded to the fire which New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio described…

MetalCraft Marine – Congratulations to FDNY on the completion of their new FireStorm 70

FDNY has had a long history of serving the needs of their community dating back to 1648. It wasn’t until 1865 that the modern-day Fire Department was first established. The professional force was needed to better provide protection to the…

FDNY Selects Intergraph’s Public Safety Solutions for Dispatching, Mobile and Analytics

The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) has selected Intergraph® to update its incident response technologies. Intergraph’s Computer-Aided Dispatch solution, I/CAD, and Mobile for Public Safety (MPS) will provide the foundation for dispatch and emergency operations for fire and emergency…

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