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If these walls could talk- there are many buildings that have been around since before the paid Fire Department of the City of New York was organized that are still being used today. Then, there are some, no longer firehouses but still hold it's history inside the 4 walls. 1 building in particular at 155 Mercer Street, still shows signs of what it
The Bronx fire that killed one person and injured two others was deemed arson, FDNY officials announced Sunday. The blaze broke out Saturday around 1:30 p.m., on the second floor of the five-story building at 2216 Adams Place in Tremont. Firefighters rushed to the scene and removed three people from the same apartment, including a 50-year
oda Fallen FDNY hero Christopher Raguso — killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq during a stint with the Air National Guard — often sought refuge from the haunting memories of his service aboard his boat. Now, the family he left behind can try to do the same. Fresh off a major overhaul — provided free of charge by a fellow volunteer firefig
The Blizzard of 1888 The great blizzard of 1888, which began March 12th, 1888, created a condition which made it almost impossible for the department to respond to fire alarms & resulted in such an incongruous situation as a 3rd alarm fire raging through 2 5 story buildings on West 42nd Street with only 3 pieces of apparatus on the scene. 21 in
At 3:14pm on Saint Patrick's Day in 1899, the Signal Station at 5th Avenue & 46th Street was received & transmitted by the Manhattan Fire Alarm Office. Firemen, some still in their dress uniforms from the parade, made heroic rescues.  Within 2 minutes, Engine 65, the 1st due company was stretching in to the 5th Avenue entrance of the W
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