New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

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A firefighter stands among the destruction after the 23rd Street fire in Manhattan, which took the lives of 12 FDNY firefighters on Oct. 17, 1966. View more photos from the fire here: http://bit.ly/11ETT9t

A firefighter stands among the destruction after the 23rd Street fire in Manhattan, which took the lives of 12 FDNY firefighters on Oct. 17, 1966. View more photos from the fire here: http://bit.ly/11ETT9t

Firefighters responding to a 3-alarm fire in Queens. Photo taken in 2010.

Firefighters responding to a 3-alarm fire in Queens. Photo taken in 2010.

Firefighter Regina Wilson sings the National Anthem at FDNY Memorial Day. The ceremony honored the four active members who died in the last year.

Firefighter Regina Wilson sings the National Anthem at FDNY Memorial Day. The ceremony honored the four active members who died in the last year.

The FDNY Marine Corps Association transported a piece of World Trade Center steel to Virginia on Oct. 4, to use for a memorial at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The steel was dedicated on Oct. 5, in a special memorial honoring the 17 FDNY U.S. Marines who died on Sept. 11, 2001. In this photo, a steelworker installs it into the Memorial.

The FDNY Marine Corps Association transported a piece of World Trade Center steel to Virginia on Oct. 4, to use for a memorial at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The steel was dedicated on Oct. 5, in a special memorial honoring the 17 FDNY U.S. Marines who died on Sept. 11, 2001. In this photo, a steelworker installs it into the Memorial.

“For safety is not a gadget, but a state of mind.”

– Eleanor Everet

FDNY firefighters battle a 3-alarm fire at 1155 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, on Oct. 3, 1969.

FDNY firefighters battle a 3-alarm fire at 1155 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, on Oct. 3, 1969.

FDNY firefighters conduct controlled burn experiments on Governor’s Island to test new, wind-driven firefighting techniques, 2008.

FDNY firefighters conduct controlled burn experiments on Governor’s Island to test new, wind-driven firefighting techniques, 2008.

A firefighter during a drill at Manhattan College in 2011.

A firefighter during a drill at Manhattan College in 2011.

FDNY firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire on St. Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan, in 2004.

FDNY firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire on St. Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan, in 2004.

The Tribute in Light remembering all 9/11 victims.

The Tribute in Light remembering all 9/11 victims.

FDNY members doing rescue and recovery work in the days following Sept. 11, 2001.

FDNY members doing rescue and recovery work in the days following Sept. 11, 2001.