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The New York City Fire Museum's Throwback FDNY podcast is here to help present the extraordinary history and unique heritage of the fire department in the five boroughs. Each episode, we’ll turn a spotlight on three specific years and share a story from each that we hope brings the Fire Department’s past to life, a must for FDNY history buffs of all ages! This initiative is brought to you with help from the FDNY and the FDNY Foundation.

Throwback FDNY New York City Fire Museum

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

The New York City Fire Museum's Throwback FDNY podcast is here to help present the extraordinary history and unique heritage of the fire department in the five boroughs. Each episode, we’ll turn a spotlight on three specific years and share a story from each that we hope brings the Fire Department’s past to life, a must for FDNY history buffs of all ages! This initiative is brought to you with help from the FDNY and the FDNY Foundation.

    Throwback FDNY to 1882 when Miss Ida Small is saved in a dramatic rescue, to the 1958 launch of the first fireboat named for a woman, and to 1980, when Christine Godek becomes the first female Deputy Commissioner of the FDNY.

    Throwback FDNY to 1882 when Miss Ida Small is saved in a dramatic rescue, to the 1958 launch of the first fireboat named for a woman, and to 1980, when Christine Godek becomes the first female Deputy Commissioner of the FDNY.

    Throwback FDNY to 1882 when Miss Ida Small is saved in a dramatic rescue, to the 1958 launch of the first fireboat named for a woman, and to 1980, when Christine Godek becomes the first female Deputy Commissioner of the FDNY. 

    • 17 min
    Throwback FDNY to the 1863 New York Draft Riots, beginning in 1898, African-Americans blaze new trails in the Department, and, Augustus Beekman becomes the first Black firefighter to attain the rank of Assistant Chief

    Throwback FDNY to the 1863 New York Draft Riots, beginning in 1898, African-Americans blaze new trails in the Department, and, Augustus Beekman becomes the first Black firefighter to attain the rank of Assistant Chief

    In this episode of Throwback FDNY… In 1863, the Colored Orphan’s Asylum is burned during the Civil War Riots in New York. Beginning in 1898, African-Americans blaze new trails in the Department. And, in 1966, Augustus Beekman becomes the first Black firefighter to attain the rank of Assistant Chief. 

    • 18 min
    Throwback FDNY to 1898, the Greater City of New York is consolidated. In 1907, the FDNY Marine Division is formed. And in 1938, Doctor Ernest Stillman is sworn in as an honorary Medical Officer.

    Throwback FDNY to 1898, the Greater City of New York is consolidated. In 1907, the FDNY Marine Division is formed. And in 1938, Doctor Ernest Stillman is sworn in as an honorary Medical Officer.

    In this episode of Throwback FDNY… in 1898, the Greater City of New York is consolidated. In 1907, the FDNY Marine Division is formed. And in 1938, Doctor Ernest Stillman is sworn in as an honorary Medical Officer. 

    • 16 min
    Throwback FDNY to 1870, the FDNY unveils its Museum, in 1910, Rhinelander Waldo becomes Fire Commissioner, and in 1911, a devastating fire destroys Dreamland Park in Coney Island.

    Throwback FDNY to 1870, the FDNY unveils its Museum, in 1910, Rhinelander Waldo becomes Fire Commissioner, and in 1911, a devastating fire destroys Dreamland Park in Coney Island.

    In this episode of Throwback FDNY…in 1870, the FDNY unveils its Museum. In 1910, Rhinelander Waldo becomes Fire Commissioner. And in 1911, a devastating fire destroys Dreamland Park in Coney Island.

    • 18 min
    Throwback FDNY to 1868 when a fire engine explodes at a fire on the Bowery, 1883, as the School of Instruction is opened, and in 1991, William Feehan becomes, “The Chief.”

    Throwback FDNY to 1868 when a fire engine explodes at a fire on the Bowery, 1883, as the School of Instruction is opened, and in 1991, William Feehan becomes, “The Chief.”

    In this episode of Throwback FDNY… in1868 a fire engine explodes at a fire on the Bowery. In 1883, the School of Instruction is opened. And in 1991, William Feehan becomes, “The Chief.”

    • 17 min
    Throwback FDNY to 1924 when the FDNY is presented with its official flag; In 1927, a spectacular fire at the Sherry Netherland Hotel lights up the night sky; And in 1942, Sidney Klein becomes a New York City firefighter.

    Throwback FDNY to 1924 when the FDNY is presented with its official flag; In 1927, a spectacular fire at the Sherry Netherland Hotel lights up the night sky; And in 1942, Sidney Klein becomes a New York City firefighter.

    In this episode of Throwback FDNY…in 1924, the FDNY is presented with its official flag. In 1927, a spectacular fire at the Sherry Netherland Hotel lights up the night sky. And in 1942, Sidney Klein becomes a New York City firefighter.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Ckress409 ,

Amazing!

Great bite size episodes full of history!

shugerrr ,

NYCFM❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

5 stars love this program

LGD24 ,

Great show

You should do a show about the sapper unit the FDNY had

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