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Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, February 13

'Do you know who the first Black woman firefighter in New York City was? Her name is Molly Williams. There is not a lot known of her other than she was born enslaved, and belonged to the family of Benjamin Aymar, a very wealthy businessman. Benjamin was also a volunteer firefighter. He was a part of the city's earliest firefighting group of men.

Benjamin always brought Molly with him to the firehouse; ... (Full Story & Photos)

Celebrating Black History Month- Inventor of the Fire Pole

Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, February 04

'Until 1878, spiral staircases or sliding chutes were common in fire houses, but not particularly fast in getting the firefighters down to the apparatus. Fire houses were also equipped with spiral staircases so horses would not try to climb the stairs into the living quarters.

Captain David B. Kenyon of Chicago's all-black Engine Company No. 21 worked in a three-story fire station. The ground floor ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, January 31

With a winter storm prediction in the next couple of days, we ask our residents to help keep fire hydrants clear and accessible.
Please take the time to shovel out any hydrant that is near your property this will save your Firefighters precious time in an emergency when seconds count. ... (Full Story & Photos)

There have already been 239 Fire Deaths Nationwide in 2021

Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, January 28

Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, January 18

Let us celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by honoring his legacy and living up to his dream.... (Full Story & Photos)


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