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…

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…

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 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…

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