Happy Birthday NYFD

Submitted by ub on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:49

For over a century and a half, New York City’s bravest have been a source of great pride – and for good reason. Time and again, and during our city’s most difficult moments, the FDNY has answered the call of duty with valor and unwavering commitment.

The logo serves as a symbol of pride for the many sacrifices firefighters have made to protect countless New York City residents, who have found themselves in harm’s way.

While the origins of the FDNY go back to the early 1600s and the city’s first firehouse was constructed in 1736, it wasn’t until in 1865 that the FDNY was established as a paid, professional organization. Since then, over 1,150 members of FDNY have lost their lives serving the people of New York, according to the FDNY.

To mark the occasion, and to pay tribute to the men and women who have served, the department is carrying out a series of events throughout the year. US Congressional delegation introduced this resolution: