New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

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FDNY members operating at a 3-alarm fire at 4 E. 20th St., Manhattan, on Aug. 8, 1969.

FDNY members operating at a 3-alarm fire at 4 E. 20th St., Manhattan, on Aug. 8, 1969.

FDNY members at a Brooklyn fire on Feb. 22, 2013.

FDNY members at a Brooklyn fire on Feb. 22, 2013.

FDNY members respond to a 2-alarm fire at 645 Second Avenue, Manhattan, on Aug. 1, 2014.

FDNY members respond to a 2-alarm fire at 645 Second Avenue, Manhattan, on Aug. 1, 2014.

Anthony Dominguez, 10, was sworn in as an honorary firefighter on July 31 as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The boy first visited FDNY Headquarters and then went to Engine 15/Ladder 18 (in photo), where he trained with the firefighters.

Anthony Dominguez, 10, was sworn in as an honorary firefighter on July 31 as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The boy first visited FDNY Headquarters and then went to Engine 15/Ladder 18 (in photo), where he trained with the firefighters.

“Like timidity, bravery is also contagious.”

– Munshi Premchand

FDNY Firefighters responding to a 4-alarm fire at 7 Elliot Place, the Bronx, on July 25, 1968.

FDNY Firefighters responding to a 4-alarm fire at 7 Elliot Place, the Bronx, on July 25, 1968.

The FDNY promoted 55 Fire captains, 50 lieutenants and one marine pilot on July 24.

The FDNY promoted 55 Fire captains, 50 lieutenants and one marine pilot on July 24.

FDNY firefighters on the scene of a fire in Queens, May 2013.

FDNY firefighters on the scene of a fire in Queens, May 2013.

FDNY firefighters work at Broome Street and Bowery Avenue on July 18, 1919.

FDNY firefighters work at Broome Street and Bowery Avenue on July 18, 1919.

FDNY members joined Wounded Warriors for the 10th annual Soldier Ride on July 17, riding from Manhattan to Brooklyn to support military veterans.

FDNY members joined Wounded Warriors for the 10th annual Soldier Ride on July 17, riding from Manhattan to Brooklyn to support military veterans.

Probationary Firefighters are sworn in at the FDNY Fire Academy on July 14, commencing their 18 weeks of intense training.

Probationary Firefighters are sworn in at the FDNY Fire Academy on July 14, commencing their 18 weeks of intense training.