“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

Manhattan 7-5 2085 Lexington Ave

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.

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