By Veronica Bruno
In celebration of its 150th birthday, the New York City Fire Department opened the doors to firehouses throughout the city earlier this month, including at Station 74 on the Upper West Side.
More than 200 firehouses and EMS stations throughout the boroughs were open to the public and firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs were on hand to talk about safety, conduct demonstrations, and offer tours of the engines, ladders, and ambulances. EMS volunteers distributed free combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms and instructed visitors on how to install them.
“For a century and a half, FDNY members have risked their lives bravely protecting life and property in our city – an enduring commitment steeped in pride and tradition,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.