New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

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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.

“Firemen never die, they just burn forever in the hearts of the people whose lives they saved.”

– Susan Diane Murphee

An FDNY fire boat on the Hudson River just before the Macy’s fireworks began on July 4, 2013. Have a happy and safe holiday!

An FDNY fire boat on the Hudson River just before the Macy’s fireworks began on July 4, 2013. Have a happy and safe holiday!

Lightning strikes the Freedom Tower during a sunset storm on July 2, 2014. Photo by Spencer Scott Nelson.

Lightning strikes the Freedom Tower during a sunset storm on July 2, 2014. Photo by Spencer Scott Nelson.

FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, firefighters and EMS members rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on July 1 to promote fire safety education ahead of Independence Day. (Photo courtesy of the NYSE)

FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, firefighters and EMS members rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on July 1 to promote fire safety education ahead of Independence Day. (Photo courtesy of the NYSE)

FDNY graduated 10 paramedics and 85 EMTs on June 30.

FDNY graduated 10 paramedics and 85 EMTs on June 30.

FDNY responding to a 2-alarm fire at Nevins and Baltic streets in Brooklyn. Photo taken June 27, 1968.

FDNY responding to a 2-alarm fire at Nevins and Baltic streets in Brooklyn. Photo taken June 27, 1968.