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NTSB Calls for National Safety Standards for Limousines

New York City Strong news - ​WASHINGTON (Oct. 2, 2019) – The National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday called for new national requirements for seating and seat belt systems on limousines, citing evidence gathered in investigations of accidents in New York, Illinois and New NTSB’s Safety Recommendation Report recommended that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration require…
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NATIONAL GATEWAY – Superstorm Sandy Coast Guard cuts ribbon on state-of-the-art facility at Station Sandy Hook

NEW YORK – Capt. Tim Heitsch, commander, Coast Guard Base Boston, and Mrs. Linda Papp observe damage to Station Sandy Hook housing, , Nov. 9, 2012. Papp met with members from Station Sandy Hook and toured the unit and housing, which sustained damage from Hurricane Sandy. Coast Guard photo by…
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Extensive Plan to Install Security Bollards

New York, NY: January 2, 2018. Approximately 1,500 new permanent bollards integrated into the City’s streetscape will address security threats, promote pedestrian flow, and maintain safe and open public spaces . Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City’s Security Infrastructure Working Group today announced plans to bring permanent perimeter barriers, or bollards, to high-profile sites…
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City of New York Receives Resiliency Grant

1/16/2016: The City of New York will receive $176,000,000 in NDRC funding to support the development of the Lower Manhattan Project and Connect Project which will construct a coastal protection system that will enhance the connection between neighborhoods, add green spaces and seating areas, and retail areas, and protect public housing…
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9/11 Health Bill Passes Congress

Washington, DC: The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act passed Congress. Amends the Public Health Service Act to extend the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Fund indefinitely and index appropriations to the medical care component of the consumer price index for urban consumers. Makes funding available for:…
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9/11 responders gather at Ground Zero, mark passage of Zadroga bill

New York, NY: via Newsday - It was a day of bittersweet gratitude Saturday for first responders who worked with labor leaders and elected officials in a 14-year battle to pass the $ billion Zadroga bill, which gives permanent health care coverage to firefighters, police, residents and workers who lived…
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Ulster Holsters Licensed Handguns, Owners Encouraged to Carry

Ulster County, America, NEW YORK  – The Ulster County Sheriff encourages all licensed handgun owners in Ulster County to carry their pistols. “In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a…
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Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on the Safety and Security of the Homeland, and How Congress Can Help

Washington, DC: November 23, 2015 by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson, Department of Homeland Security. Yesterday, Sunday, I was in New York City to observe first-hand the NYPD's active shooter exercise in the City’s subway system. That exercise, planned weeks ago, was partially funded by the Department of Homeland Security, and it…
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NYPD to Hunt for Drones During Pope Francis’ Visit in Fall

Part of the plan to keep Pope Francis safe during his New York City visit is to create a safety net so tight that hundreds of thousands of rush-hour commuters might need divine intervention to get home. Counter-sniper teams, frozen zones for cars and pedestrians and radiation detectors are expected.…
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Emergency Management to Enhance Monitoring Operations This Independence Day

NY: The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Office of Emergency Management to enhance monitoring of celebrations and events on Saturday, July 4 in light of the recent terror warning issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security. The Governor additionally urged New Yorkers…
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