2021: Manhattan Voted FDNY Engine 69/Ladder 28/Battalion 16 Best Firehouse!
FDNY Engine 69/Ladder 28/Battalion 16
248 W 143rd St
The firefighters of FDNY Engine 69/Ladder 28/Battalion 16 have been fighting fires and saving lives for decades. The station was reportedly given the nickname “Harlem Hilton” during the gas crisis of the 1970s, when several firefighters opted to sleep there instead of commuting home to save gas. A reminder of just how dangerous a job they have can be seen on the memorial that hangs at a building where Gerard Frisby of Ladder Company 28, along with Lawrence Fitzpatrick of Rescue Company 3, “made the ultimate sacrifice” on June 27, 1980, when they were tragically killed as they fought a raging fire. Despite the dangers they face every day, the station’s firefighters are always ready to respond at a moment’s notice to any emergency!
2020: Manhattan Voted FDNY Rescue 1 Best Firehouse!
FDNY Rescue 1
530 W 43rd St
The FDNY is one of the most important institutions in our city. They’re always ready to lend their helping hand and protect us from the irreversible damages that uncontrolled fires may cause. The FDNY Rescue 1 team, in particular, stands out for keeping their community out of harm’s way. No matter what, their firemen are always willing to risk their lives for the good of others — and we can’t help but thank them every day for their service.