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September 30, 2011

Progress Report on the New WTC

The September 11, 2001, World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attack claimed the lives of 2753 people, including 343 FDNY members and caused the complete collapse of three buildings (Towers 1 and 2, along with 7 WTC). Irreparable damage occurred to a number of buildings that later […]
September 30, 2011

The Marine Division Powers Forward

To fully understand the evolution of FDNY Marine Operations, one must look at a snapshot of the past, present and future challenges faced within the New York City Port community. History has shown that great cities were built on accessible harbors, to easily move goods to […]
September 30, 2011

Meeting the Increasing Demands for 911 Pre-Hospital Care Services

In the past 10 years, the landscape of the first responders’ environment has changed dramatically within New York City. After 9/11, the FDNY leadership recognized that broad organizational change was necessary for the Department to adapt its response operations to unpredictable all-hazards threats. The Bureau of […]
September 30, 2011

History of Strategic Planning at FDNY

Throughout its illustrious 146-year history, the FDNY has been known for excellence in protecting lives and property.  The Department sets the highest standards for emergency response, training, fire prevention and pre-hospital care. While the Department has had no peer in the field of urban emergency response, […]
September 30, 2011

Revisiting the Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness

Ten years after the dramatic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the images and memories are still real. Many FDNY members can recall exactly what they were doing that fateful day, who they were with and what they were thinking as two planes crashed into the […]
September 30, 2011

Training — More Essential Than Ever

One truism came to the forefront in the wake of 9/11–The FDNY no longer is just a fire department. In addition to merging with EMS in 1996, FDNY now is the first line of defense against terrorism, as well as natural disasters. As part of FDNY’s […]
September 30, 2011

FDNY Stands Prepared and Ready to Meet Any Challenge

Is the FDNY prepared to handle a large-scale incident, such as a terrorist attack or a natural disaster? I would argue that today, the FDNY is better trained, better equipped and more capable than ever. Since September 11, 2001, this Department has exhibited resilience, dedication, commitment […]
September 30, 2011

FDNY Command — 10 Years Later

The tragic losses on September 11, 2001, included several top leaders in the Department, such as First Deputy Commissioner William M. Feehan, Chief of Department Peter J. Ganci, Jr., and Assistant Chiefs Donald J. Burns and Gerard A. Barbara. The gap created by losing so much […]