New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

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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 bronze statue of Firefighter Stephen Siller at the FDNY Fire Academy, honoring him and the other 342 members lost on 9/11. [More about the statue: http://on.nyc.gov/1paTqRh]

A bronze statue of Firefighter Stephen Siller at the FDNY Fire Academy, honoring him and the other 342 members lost on 9/11. [More about the statue: http://on.nyc.gov/1paTqRh]

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.

FDNY members working at the World Trade Center site in the days following the terror attacks in 2001.

FDNY members working at the World Trade Center site in the days following the terror attacks in 2001.

World Trade Center Memorial Wall at FDNY Headquarters, which lists the names of the FDNY members who have died due to 9/11-related illnesses. Thirteen names were added on Sept. 4, added to the 76 already dedicated on the plaque.

World Trade Center Memorial Wall at FDNY Headquarters, which lists the names of the FDNY members who have died due to 9/11-related illnesses. Thirteen names were added on Sept. 4, added to the 76 already dedicated on the plaque.

At FDNY Engine 10/Ladder 10, across the street from the World Trade Center site, in the days following Sept. 11, 2001. This was one of the many memorials that arose after the tragedy that killed 343 FDNY members.

At FDNY Engine 10/Ladder 10, across the street from the World Trade Center site, in the days following Sept. 11, 2001. This was one of the many memorials that arose after the tragedy that killed 343 FDNY members.

The FDNY christened a state-of-the-art Shipboard Simulator at the Fire Academy on Aug. 26. The four-story, 132 foot-long simulator, includes multiple training locations which recreate conditions firefighters would encounter aboard a vessel, including engine room fires (pictured), galley fires, oil tanker emergencies and fires on the ship’s deck.

The FDNY christened a state-of-the-art Shipboard Simulator at the Fire Academy on Aug. 26. The four-story, 132 foot-long simulator, includes multiple training locations which recreate conditions firefighters would encounter aboard a vessel, including engine room fires (pictured), galley fires, oil tanker emergencies and fires on the ship’s deck.

FDNY members responding to a barge explosion at a fuel loading dock on Staten Island, Feb. 21, 2003.

FDNY members responding to a barge explosion at a fuel loading dock on Staten Island, Feb. 21, 2003.