FDNY Engine 16/Ladder 7
Engine 16 and Ladder 7 were both organized in 1865, the former on East 25th Street and the latter on East 28th. Since 1968, the two have resided together in a double firehouse on East 29th. One of the firemen, James, took on the job with a desire to help others and loves the constant change of pace. Serving since 1990, James also takes to heart the tragedy that occurred on 9/11. “We lost a lot of great men that day,” he explained, pointing to an inspiring memorial dedicated to the brave souls. The triumph of these several sacrificial men is certainly not forgotten.