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“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a firefighter The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the firefighter has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

-Chief Edward F. Croker FDNY circa 1910

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A search of famous firefighting quotes will turn up Edward F Croker at the top. Croker sure had his way words for the fire service, but who was he?  Edward Franklin Croker was appointed to the FDNY on June 22nd, 1884. He was only 21 years of age. Just shy of 50 days on the job, Croker was promoted to Assistant Foreman (Lieutenant), and again,
Thursday Morning 16-Jun 2016. Just shy of 7am, Manhattan CO received numerous calls for a store fire at 2085 Lexington Ave.  E-35/ TL-14 / Bn-12 1st due E-59/ L-30 2nd due E-58 3rd due 06:55 10-75 by the 12 Battalion, followed by the All Hands on arrival, heavy fire venting from the 1st floor taxpayer in a 7 story non-fireproof 75x50. E-91, Sq
Following the attacks on 9/11/01, like many families, the Stack family held out hope that one day the remains of Lawrence Stack would show up. Anything would do, something with DNA that they can say good bye to. 14 years with nothing and the door has yet to be closed, so the family made the ultimate decision they would attempt to locate something f
Sunday June 12th 2016, phone alarm in to the Brooklyn CO for a brush fire. 2 Engines & Marine 3 were initially assigned to determine the exact location. Eng.309 reported seeing a large cloud in the area of Plumb Beach off the Belt Pkwy & Flatbush Ave. When the location & size were determined, Eng.309 requested the full assignment to be
In the wee hours of the morning on Thursday June 9th, 2016, a 19 year old London tourist couldn't sleep, so he left his place of stay in Jersey City with the intention of heading to the City that never sleeps. He made his way to the Newport Yacht Club & Marina, where he walked out onto a floating dock, but the dock broke free, sending him into
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