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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...

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.

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'...

FDNY 'City Of The Brave' 2011 Calendar Released | By Nicole Lyn Pesce and Gina Salamone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City firefighters are used to putting out fires, not starting them. A dozen of the FDNY's brawniest will flaunt their smoking bodies in the ...

Firefighters Run Cross-Country In Remembrance Of 9/11

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

From The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Members of the FDNY are among firefighters planning to run from Los Angeles to New York in remembrance of the...

FDNY Rescues 600-Pound Man From Apartment | By Sam Levin and Michael J. Feeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A crowd watched firefighters rescue an obese man who fell in his Manhattan apartment building and couldn't get up yesterday, officials and witnesses s...

FDNY Budget Crisis: Threat Of 1,000 Layoffs, Closing Of 62 Companies | By Jonathan Lemire | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The FDNY is bracing for doomsday. The department will be forced to close a staggering 62 fire companies and lay off more than 1,000 firefighters if t...

Making New York's Fire Department Look Like New York

Sheryl McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sheryl McCarthy

A bill now before the City Council is another sign of the continuing challenge New York City faces to increase the number of blacks and Hispanics in its fire department.

James Ryan, 9/11 Firefighter, Denied Line-Of-Duty Funeral By FDNY | By Michael J. Feeney and Katie Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Fellow firefighters said Long Island firefighter and 9/11 hero James Ryan deserved a line of duty funeral with all the bells, whistles and family bene...

FDNY Responding Faster Than Ever Before | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP/ 1010 WINS) -- The FDNY is responding to fires faster than ever, and there have been fewer deaths this year than ever before....

Deutsche Bank Fire Memorial Service Boycotted By Bloomberg, FDNY, Media

Village Voice | Wayne Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mike Bloomberg boycotted the second memorial service yesterday for the two firefighters, Joseph Graffagnino and Robert Beddia, who died at the Deutsch...