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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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Patches for Evan

November 30, 2018

Philly Fire Engine 33 is helping the 10-year-old remember his father & honor his legacy with a unique collection effort. These Christmas ornaments are precious indeed, but nowhere near as irreplaceable as the face that they frame.“It’s been weird not having him around,” said Evan Potter. Evan’s father, Michael, died suddenly in January of 2016.…

FDNY Marine Division inspect engine fire on board a ship

October 9, 2018

From the US Coast Guard: NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard and Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Special Operations Command firefighters and Rescue Paramedics conducted a joint safety examination of a disabled 479-foot asphalt tanker Monday afternoon after a fire broke out in its engine room while underway in the Atlantic…

Firefighter siblings to be promoted the same day

September 14, 2018

They’re going up the FDNY ladder together. Two bravest brothers from the Rockaways will both be promoted on Friday, less than a week after they marked the passing of a third sibling — a twin to one of them — who died on 9/11. FDNY Lt. Sean Heeran will be bumped up to captain and…

Retired Batt Chief celebrates his 100th birthday

September 14, 2018

One day after the FDNY mourned the loss of its fallen brothers during the 9/11 attacks, members had a reason to celebrate. One of their own, former FDNY Chief John Nasta, celebrated his 100th birthday on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Sofia Restaurant in Bay Ridge, surrounded by family, friends and members of the FDNY. The…

Deputy Chief Ray Downey’s son leads FDNY on 17th anniversary of dad’s WTC death

September 12, 2018

FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Downey is only doing what his hero father did before him.As fellow family members of FDNY Deputy Chief Ray Downey mourned his loss Tuesday on the anniversary of 9/11, the younger Downey led a task force to North Carolina in advance of Hurricane Florence.“It’s a somber day, but we have to…