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Costly Lessons: What We've Learned From Firefighter Deaths
Out of 9/11 Tragedy Came Change for FDNY
This Building Killed 1 Firefighter but May Save Dozens
When Fire Wins: Causes of FDNY Deaths
Firefighter Decisions Hold Lives—Including Their Own—In Balance
Deadly Fires, 9-11 And Beyond: A Reading List
Firefighters' Heart Risks Get New Attention
The New 911: Emergency Calling Changes
Diversity and the Department: The FDNY Recruitment Battle
New Phase of Building Code Changes Looms
Fire Inspections: Closed Doors Aren't the Only Barrier
Ten years after September 11th, City Limits revisits the day's very costly lessons and what the New York City Fire Department has learned them. This investigation was supported generously by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the George Polk grants for investigative reporting administered by Long Island University.
It likely won't be until the period of public mourning is over that we'll learn what caused the demise of Lt. Gordon Ambelas.
Civilians appear to have been the victims of today's tragedy in Harlem. But building collapses also pose a grave threat to firefighters and other responders.
In the department's first line-of-duty death in more than two years, the FDNY lost a 17-year veteran to what appeared to be a heart attack at the scene of a warehouse fire in Brooklyn.
The number of on-duty deaths dropped by 7 percent nationwide. New York City closed out another year without a fatality during an operation, despite responding to 23,000 blazes.
With FDNY a key partner, federal scientists have been experimenting with better ways to fight wind-driven fires. Watch what happens in this test when a window in a burning room fails.
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After months reporting a story on the FDNY, all it took was three steps into a smoky room for this reporter to realize how much he didn't know.
The fatal fire investigation report on the death of Lieutenant Robert J. Ryan, Jr. of Engine 155 at 39 Van Buren Street, Staten Island.
The fatal fire investigation report on the death of Lieutenant John H. Martinson of Engine 249 at 1700 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn.