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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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Among the volunteer fire companies that protected New Yorkers in the first half of the 19th century was the North River Engine Company. Like the rest of the city’s volunteer force, the “laddies” at 173 Franklin Street were replaced in 1865. The devastating fire that destroyed Barnum’s Museum that year along with pressure on the State Assembly by reformers…
A decorated Navy SEAL is no longer “too old” to join the FDNY’s Bravest. On Veterans Day eve, Gov. Cuomo is poised to sign a bill to extend the window for active military members to qualify as NYC firefighter candidates by one year. “We intend to sign this legislation in the coming days,” Cuomo spokesman…