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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 ...

A Plan to Reduce Emergency Vehicle Response Times and Increase Safety for Cyclists (PHOTOS)

Harris Silver | Posted 03.09.2014 | New York
Harris Silver

Fire trucks and ambulances responding to emergencies have a higher priority legally and morally than people who choose to drive into Manhattan instead of taking public transit.

The GSA Junket and the Dedication of the FDNY: Contrasting Images of Public Service

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.09.2012 | New York
Steven Cohen

In sharp contrast to the nonsense at the GSA, I had the pleasure of attending a graduation ceremony last week at the New York City Fire Department's Officer Management Institute.

Don't Make Our Finest Fight City Hall for Their Lives

Bill de Blasio | Posted 04.23.2012 | New York
Bill de Blasio

You would think that the City would be doing everything possible to protect the health of police officers like Alonzo Harris, after all they have done for us. But you would be wrong.

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.

A 9/11 Remembrance: One Extraordinary Life Out of Many

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 11.11.2011 | New York
Brian Levin, J.D.

The full story of 9/11 is not about hijacked airliners, intelligence failures, fanatic murderers or conspiracy theorists. Its about lives well lived that were cut painfully short and the endurance of the human spirit.

Chicago Bikers Launch 9/11 Memorial Ride To Ground Zero

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago firefighter Tom Maloney rushed to Ground Zero to aid the New York Fire Department's efforts on September 11, 2001. A year later, Maloney, who ...

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.

Matt Sledge

WATCH: Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, But New York's Security Worries Live On

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

At the news of Osama bin Laden's death a crowd of joyful New Yorkers gathered for a spontaneous celebration just outside the World Trade Center constr...

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....

Tunnel Bob Fights To Re-Open Atlantic Tunnel Tours

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More than 30 years ago, Bob Diamond found an abandoned 19th-century subway tunnel that ran along Atlantic Avenue, between Court and Hicks Streets, in ...

Meet The Men In The 2011 NYC Firefighter Calendar Tomorrow Night

refinery29.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Tomorrow night, warm up right with NYC's sexiest firefighters at a reception for the unveiling of the 2011 New York City Firefighters Calendar, "Gold ...

Apparent Healthcare Plan for 9/11 First Responders

Mike Spicer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Spicer

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Scary Scary Scary New York City

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patrick Sauer

I can't see them, but I know they're everywhere. A WPIX headline screamed bed bugs have reached an "epidemic scale!" And that was based on a survey of pest control companies.

Trivializing the Attack on the World Trade Center

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

New Yorkers don't need people from Alaska and political opportunists like Lazio telling us where and how to develop our city. We also do not need sensitivity lessons about the hurt and horror of 9/11.

Who Knows If Airline Pilot With Embellished Background Is Flying Armed?

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

Flight deck officers, I'm told, are not supposed to identify themselves as authorized to carry a firearm onto airplanes. But what does that really mean?

ALPA and Airline Pilot Caught in a Whopper

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

What reads like fiction in the newspaper is actually painfully true. The article profiling American Eagle pilot Timothy Martins in this month's issue of Air Line Pilot magazine by contrast, is not.

Pictures of Unnecessary Events

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

If our political leaders and our government had taken warnings seriously and had their hair on fire sufficiently to stand up all agencies on high alert, the 9/11 airplane highjackers could have been stopped.

We The Fallen of 9/11

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Herrington

One must question at this point, on this day of the year especially, whether the power of the U.S. government, diplomatic and military, has been used in the best way to honor our own fallen of 9/11

Union: City Forced Firefighters To Bathe Elephant, Close Firehouse

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A firefighters union says a New York City engine company had to close its firehouse for 30 minutes to bathe a circus elephant on city orde...

Five-Alarm Hotties: Vote On Your Favorite NY Firefighter (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The annual New York Firefighter "Hunks" Calendar is out featuring some of the city's finest. Below is a slideshow of a few of the men wearing some of...

Pension Tension: Paterson Veto Shocks Police, Firefighter Unions

New York Post | BRENDAN SCOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Gov. Paterson dropped a bombshell on two powerful unions when he unexpectedly vetoed a routine measure that for nearly 30 years had allowed city cops...