FDNY Supports Annual Daily News City Harvest Food Drive

    On October 26, 2016, the FDNY supported the annual Daily News City Harvest Food Drive. 

FDNY and U.S. Coast Guard Honor 9/11 Fallen Firefighter Jeff Palazzo
    On October 21, 2016, Chief of Department James E. Leonard joined the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Reserve in Staten Island to dedicate the “Jeff Palazzo Hall Memorial” - a new building at USCG Station New York, in honor of Jeff Palazzo, a fallen Firefighter of Rescue 5 and USCG member.
FDNY Honors 50th Anniversary of 23rd Street Fire
    October 17, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the 23rd Street Fire – which claimed the lives of 12 New York City Firefighters in 1966.
Watch: FDNY Documentary of the 23rd Street Fire and Collapse
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    Watch brief documentary produced by the Fire Department of the City of New York in the aftermath of, what was then, the deadliest day in FDNY history. 12 FDNY Firefighters were killed in the line of duty on October 17, 1966.
Honoring the Past, Preparing for the Future
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    To honor the legacy of bravery, heroism and service to others exhibited by the 12 FDNY Firefighters killed in the line of duty at the 23rd Street fire, the FDNY Foundation is proud to announce the creation of the 23rd Street Fire Legacy Fund, to support the ongoing FDNY Campaign for Training and Education.

Commissioner's Message

As the 33rd Fire Commissioner of the great New York City Fire Department, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website.

Every day the members of our Department bravely protect life and property in the world’s greatest city.

Our Department not only responds to emergencies, we help prevent them by getting out into the community and promoting our many educational programs.


Daniel A. Nigro
Fire Commissioner


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