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Saturday, September 26, 2009

New York's Bravest in Park Slope, Brooklyn

FDNY, Brooklyn
Photo by myself in Park Slope Brooklyn, around Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street.

The firetruck at Engine Company 239 was bathed in bright sunshine, Friday afternoon.

The firehouse above has been in existence since 1895 and was only recently renovated. You can see photos of the exteriors and interiors here.

Incidentally, this fire station had a woman captain, one of the few women in the organization. PBS made a movie about Captain Brenda Berkman and other women in the FDNY, called 'Taking the Heat'. You can read more about it here.

The FDNY lost 343 members on September 11, 2001.

Related posts: FDNY, Heigh-Ho and Riding High.

6 comments:

Sylvain said...

Cool !
Very nice blog.

Fredrik said...

Really nice observation!

WTakeuchi said...

Hi Kitty. Very cool picture. Those guys are really heroes.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Kitty, I love this, for some inexplicable reason it just seems so poignant to me.

elsiee said...

whenever I walk past a fire station I am overrun with the desire to run in and hug a fireman!!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this photo. And the dog in the sidebar caught my eye too. nice photos.