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7 Children Die In Brooklyn Fire As Mother Pleads For Help

AP | MICHAEL BALSAMO | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven siblings from an Orthodox Jewish family were killed early Saturday when a fire tore through their Brooklyn home after they had...

New York Fire Department To Swear In First Lesbian Chaplain

The New York Times | Tatiana Schlossberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Religion

Maybe it is her short, spiky hair, or the cigarettes, which she gives to the men repairing the wiring in her Brooklyn apartment. Maybe it is because s...

1 Dead, 14 Injured In Brooklyn Fire

AP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and 14 others were injured in a fire that raced through an apartment building in Brooklyn. Po...

Trapped Firefighter Dies Battling Blaze In Brooklyn

AP | MICHAEL R. SISAK and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 09.05.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-rise blaze that killed a fire lieutenant started in a pinched electrical cord in a cluttered apartment, fire officials said S...

5-Alarm Blaze Injures Dozens On Staten Island

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people including two young children who were tossed ...

9/11 Museum Briefly Evacuated

AP | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors at the National September 11 Memorial Museum last week were startled when a false alarm caused officials to briefly evacuat...

WATCH: Cops & Firefighters Brawl At Charity Hockey Game

Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports

They may be "New York's Finest" and "New York's Bravest," but they won't be competing for "New York's Classiest" after what happened on Sunday, when p...

The Drowned and the Saved

Spencer Wolff | Posted 11.04.2013 | New York
Spencer Wolff

My experience as a lifeguard tells me that someone could have saved that young man that day. Only, it wasn't me.

WATCH: Firefighter Totally Shocks His Girlfriend

Posted 05.10.2013 | Weddings

This New York firefighter's girlfriend had no idea what her boyfriend was up to when she participated in a mock rescue. Bride-to-be Giuliana went t...

How Firefighters May Be Putting NYers in Danger

The New York Observer | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York

The Fire Department's promotional exams may be the most challenging civil service tests in the city. The guys who take them certainly think so. "The f...

Failing to Plan Is Planning to Fail

Joe Merante | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
Joe Merante

Developers in and outside of government are beginning to contribute to prevention and recovery efforts. Code for America Austin released, a web app to help homeowners manage their risk of wildfire.

PHOTOS: The Hot Hunks Of The FDNY

Posted 08.15.2012 | New York

Just when you thought it couldn't get any hotter this summer, the FDNY has added fire to the flames with the release of their official 2013 Calendar o...

LOOK: Sexy Firefighters Pose For Medical Center

Posted 05.02.2012 | New York

New York's bravest are turning up the heat with the 2013 Firefighters of New York calendar featuring some of the sexiest, six-packed firefighter fella...

Wanted: Woman Ignites 15 Trash Can Fires In Midtown

Posted 03.20.2012 | New York

Police are searching for a woman who reportedly set at least 15 trash cans on fire in Midtown on Monday. The unidentified woman is believed to be i...

Trymaine Lee

The Fight To Diversify The New York Fire Department Continues | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices

The Fire Department of New York, one of the largest firefighting forces in the entire world, has struggled to recruit, hire and retain firefighters of...

NYC Fire Department Hires First Transgender Firefighter

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The New York Fire Department has hired its first transgender employee. Brooke, a third generation firefighter (her father is still active with FDNY...

30,000 Runners Follow the Steps of a 9/11 Hero at Tunnel to Towers Race

Emily Faherty | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

Back on that clear September day in 2001, Stephen Siller ran all the way through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, straight to the South Tower. The Tunnel To Towers 5K race retraces his heroic footsteps.

Lynne Peeples

For 9/11 Cancer Sufferers, The Struggle For Help Continues | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

Mike Burke was enjoying a round of golf with fellow firefighters when two hijacked planes struck the twin towers ten years ago. "We immediately le...

Ode to Firefighters

Robert Slayton | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Robert Slayton

When the world was crumbling -- literally -- they didn't ask anything, just shouldered heavy gear and walked into the towers to do their jobs. Hundreds didn't walk out, ever.

FDNY in Black and White

Dan Collins | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

New York has the least diverse fire department of any major U.S. city, and what we learned in a recent court hearing is that blacks and Hispanics who don't take the FDNY test on the assumption that the system is gamed for white guys are absolutely right.

Fire Truck Lowered Into 9/11 Display

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 09.19.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A fire truck that rushed to the aid of victims on 9/11 returned to the World Trade Center site Wednesday as it was lowered like a hug...

Spider-Man And Thor Team Up With NYPD, FDNY

AP | Posted 06.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- They are icons in every sense of the word: world-renowned, adored and admired. Spider-Man and the NYPD. Thor and the FDNY....

Fire Truck Crash Leaves One Dead, Two Seriously Hurt

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A van carrying special-needs adults and a fire engine collided Wednesday, killing one person in the van and injuring several others, ...

FDNY's Black Firefighter Problem

Village Voice | Steven Thrasher | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

How would you perform in a test of logic and reading comprehension, even if the terms used in the questions made no sense to you?...

Patrick Murray, City Firefighter, Convicted Of Running Huge Pot Farm | By John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A jury convicted a city firefighter Wednesday of running a massive marijuana farm in the basement of a house in Queens owned by a fellow Bravest. "I'...