FDNY Chaplain Monsignor John Delendick

    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.

Emergency Medical Technician Frederick D. Whiteside

    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.

Public safety event

    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.

Public Information Briefing: FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh provides an update

    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.

FDNY shares new public service announcement on uncertified lithium-ion batteries

    Uncertified lithium-ion batteries are illegal in New York City. They have NOT been rigorously tested to meet national safety standards. In New York City, all battery powered micro mobility devices must be certified by an accredited testing laboratory in compliance with national safety standards


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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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