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History and Heritage
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History of Fire Service
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History of Fire Service
Trace the history of fire service in New York City.
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Origin of the Maltese Cross
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Origin of the Maltese Cross
The icon that is often synonomous with fire departments worldwide, including the FDNY is known as the Maltese Cross. It's origin dates back hundreds of years, and it is a badge of honor and courage.
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History of Manhattan Fire Companies
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History of Manhattan Fire Companies
The George F. Mand Library Digital Photo Archive compiles a thorough history of FDNY Manhattan Companies.
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EMS History
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EMS History
Did you know that on March 17, 1996, the New York City Fire Department became not only the primary provider of pre-hospital emergency care in the five boroughs, but the largest fire department-based EMS in the country.
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