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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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3 rescues in 24 hours

October 27, 2016

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 was a significantly cold day when compared to others this October. Confined Space, Brooklyn, NY – Just before 1pm, Brooklyn CO transmitted box 3241 for the Coney Island Wastewater Treatement Plant at 2602 Knapp Street. A worker fell into a treatment tank. FDNY deployed divers into the contaminated tank and recovered…

To America, Love Russia

September 11, 2016

Have you heard of the Tear Drop Memorial, or the Tear of Grief? This is a 10 story scuplture given to the United States as an Official Gift of the Russian Government as a memorial to the victims of 9/11 attacks and the 93 WTC Bombing. Groundbreaking on this monument was done September 16th 2005…

Mysterious man in Red Bandana

September 8, 2016

You have heard many stories about the heroic acts on 9/11, but did you hear about the mysterious man in the red bandana? Welles Crowther was working as an American Equities trader on 9/11/01 at the World Trade Center. Truth be told, the 24 year old wasn’t looking forward to a desk job for the…

Statistics from 9/11

September 6, 2016

2,753 Lifes lost in NYC on September 11th 2001. 291 Bodies found intact Only 12 of the bodies found intact could be identified by sight. 21,906 Remains found 1,717 Families got no remains 3,051 Children who lost a parent 17 babies were subsequently born to women whose husbands died It took 100 days to extinguish…

Remembering Lt Carpluk Jr & FF Reilly

August 28, 2016

Sunday August 27th 2006, at 1230hrs, Bronx CO received a telephone alarm reporting a store fire at 1575 Walton Ave. Box 2797 was transmitted. Eng.42 transmitted the 10-75 at 1233hrs, heavy smoke venting from the front of a 99¢ Store, a 1 story class 3(non-fireproof) commercial 45×65. The store suffered severe damage 6 years ago…