2016 EMS Week Competition at FDNY
    On Thursday, May 19, 2016, FDNY held the 16th annual FDNY EMS Health Fair and Competition outside of FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. EMTs and Paramedics from across the city tested their life-saving skills using real-life scenarios with mock patients. FDNY life safety mascot Siren, the FDNY Fire Safety Education team, and the FDNY Mobile CPR Unit were also on hand, teaching attendees to be ‪#‎FDNYSmart.
Stories from the 22nd Annual FDNY Second Chance Ceremony
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    On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in celebration of National EMS Week 2016, FDNY will held the 22nd annual Second Chance Ceremony at the FDNY Training Academy on Randall’s Island. This special event reunited thirteen patients, who have survived cardiac arrest, with the Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, FDNY EMS Officers, Firefighters, bystanders and other first responders who helped save their lives.

Second Annual FDNY Open House 2016
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    On Saturday, May 14th, more than 200 FDNY Houses and EMS Stations opened their doors to the public in all 5 boroughs.
Firefighter Erik M. Wiener of Ladder 111 Reunited for the First Time with Childr
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    On Thursday May 12, Firefighter Erik Wiener was reunited with Arif Wedderburn, a young man he rescued from a fire in Brooklyn twenty years earlier.  The special reunion, which included Mr. Wedderburn’s family, was held at the quarters of Engine Company 214 and Ladder Company 111 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

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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