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ENG 24 / L 5 “THE BIG DOOR”

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ENG 24 /L 5 “THE BIG DOOR”

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ENG 24 /L 5 “THE BIG DOOR”

Introducing February’s “FDNY FIREHOUSE OF THE MONTH”

FDNY ENGINE 24 LADDER 5 BATTALION 2 – Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NY

“THE BIG DOOR”

Join us we celebrate each month, one of FDNY’s many firehouses/stations that house NYC’s Bravest.

Firehouse: Engine 24 (Red Rover) /Ladder 5 (Phoenix) /Battalion 2
Nickname: The Big Door
Location: 227 6th Ave (Avenue of America’s) 
Did you know:
  • Respond time  to Greenwich Village, Soho, Meatpacking district
  • A poem was written about Ladder 5 called the great figure by William Carlos Williams.
  • Later a painting inspired by that poem was made by Charles Demuth called I saw the figure 5 in gold.
  • Bill the Butcher (gangs of New York) was the captain of Red Rovers which later became Engine 24.
  • Engine 24 Ladder 5 and Battalion 2 suffered three tragedies since the early 1990’s:

—- Watts street fire 

—- 9/11

—- Dueschbank Fire  

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