“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
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, Squad 41, L-26 FAST, Bn-16, Div.3, Rescue 3, Rac 1 assigned.
06:58 E-37 / L-40 special called above the All Hands.
07:26 Fire placed Probably will hold by the 3rd Division.
07:32 L-28 special called.
07:44. Fire placed Under Control by the 3rd Division.