Mayor Eric Adams and Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh today announced the death of FDNY Chaplain Monsignor John Delendick, a 28-year veteran of the Department who succumbed to World Trade Center related cancer on November 23, 2023.
Mayor Eric Adams and Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh today announced the line of duty death of Emergency Medical Technician Frederick D. Whiteside. Whiteside, a 22-year FDNY veteran, experienced a cardiac arrest while working at a New York City 911 Dispatch Center in the Bronx.
Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh hosted the U.S. Fire Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission and others at the Department’s Fire Academy to launch a national campaign aimed at educating people about the dangers of lithium-ion batteries.
On November 13, 2023, Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh held a Public Information Briefing providing an update on a fatal 3-alarm fire at Brooklyn Box 0920.
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