FDNY reunites cardiac arrest patients and their rescuers at 28th-annual Second C

    In honor of National EMS Week, the FDNY held its 28th-annual Second Chance Ceremony on Thursday, May 23, 2024, reuniting eight cardiac arrest patients with the first responders and bystanders who helped save their lives.  

Empire State Building lights tower to kick off EMS Week 2024

    Illuminated in yellow, white and blue with the signature heartbeat effect, the Empire State Building, in partnership with the FDNY, lit up the New York City skyline Sunday, May 19, 2024, to kick off National EMS Week 2024.

FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh unveils 2024 EMS Week poster

    In an annual tradition, Department officials unveiled the 2024 EMS Week poster on May 16, 2024, inside the Commissioner Robert O. Lowery Auditorium at FDNY headquarters in Brooklyn.

Commissioner Kavanagh  celebrates passage of lithium-ion battery regulation

    FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh is celebrating the successful Congressional passage of lithium-ion battery regulation, achieved through collaborative advocacy efforts with local, state, and federal partners.

FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh kicks off firefighter recruitment campaign

    Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh and other FDNY officials kicked off a new firefighter recruitment campaign on May 14, 2024, at FDNY Headquarters.


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