FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh hosts Women’s History Event at Department Headq

    On March 23, 2024, FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh hosted a Women’s History Event, focused on preparing female candidates for a career with the Department.

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    On March 13, 2024, Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh presides at FDNY Probationary Firefighter Graduation Ceremony.

FDNY, City officials push to improve lithium-ion battery safety with new measure

    On February 29, 2024, FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh joined the Department of Transportation and other agencies to help unveil a new pilot program testing the City's first outdoor, public e-battery charging site. The pilot program rolled out a day after the City Council approved two bills that give FDNY more enforcement powers.

FDNY warns that lithium-ion batteries are now a leading cause of fires and fire

    On February 2, 2024, Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh and FDNY officials discussed concerns around lithium-ion batteries at a City Hall public safety briefing.


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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.

Laura Kavanagh
Fire Commissioner

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