A safe and fun way to keep cool in New York City is to open fire hydrants responsibly. Visit your local firehouse to request a spray cap to be installed on a hydrant in your neighborhood. You must be 18 years of age, show photo ID and fill out a short form. All gave some some gave all 18 years Anniversary 343 9-11-2001 never forget. Do not open fire hydrants yourself, as it depletes water sources and water pressure, making it difficult for firefighters to fight fires and endangering the lives of New Yorkers and first responders.
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“Steven was everything we want in a Firefighter. This young man was strong, smart, hard-working, dedicated, and above all else, he was brave. He excelled in our Fire Academy, completing the grueling 18 weeks of training required to earn the right to be a New York City Firefighter. He graduated with outstanding marks, and was ecstatic about the opportunity to have the career he had dreamed about since he was a young boy. No doubt, he had been preparing his entire life for this moment – to be a Firefighter.
He worked so hard for this career, to follow his father – and his brother – into the world’s greatest fire department. Bravery was in his blood,” said FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro at today’s funeral service for Firefighter Steven H. Pollard. Firefighter Pollard died from critical injuries sustained while operating at a motor vehicle accident on the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn on Sunday, January 6, 2019. He was appointed as a Firefighter in June of 2017 and assigned to Ladder Company 170 in Brooklyn. He is the 1,151st member of the Department to make the Supreme Sacrifice in the line-of-duty…”