Firefighters discover an abandoned vehicle burning in a playground late at night.
Date unknown, 1999-2000.

A three-alarm blaze burns through the roof of a Brooklyn chemical storage warehouse.
July 10, 2004.

A garage fire is fought from the ground...

...and the roof.
Date unknown, 2000.

Three-alarmer in a commercial building on Richmond Street, in the East New York section of Brooklyn.
June 29, 1998.

Members of Engine 224 and Ladder 105 operate on the roof of a building at Pacific and Hoyt Streets.
February 9, 2000.

Flames erupt through the cornice of a building at Lexington Avenue and 85th Street, Manhattan.
January 5, 2002.

A condominium complex under construction in Edgewater, New Jersey caught fire. The flames jumped the street and set several private residences ablaze.
August 30, 2000.

Two buildings are a total loss at three-alarm blaze on Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn.
Date unknown, 2000.

A hoseline is braced on the trunk of a parked car during two-alarm fire in Brooklyn.
Date unknown, early 2001.

After the roof of the fire building collapses, firefighters operate streams from an adjacent building.
November 1, 2002.

A fire in a large warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard resulted in a four-alarm response.
February 24, 2005.

Embers rain down as a firefighter from Squad Co. 1 pulls a ceiling at a fire on Wyckoff Street, Brooklyn.
February 26, 2000.

Ladder 105's bucket is lost in the smoke at three-alarm fire in a warehouse under renovation.
November 15, 2004.

Two firefighters are silhouetted against the morning sky at four-alarmer on Front Street, Brooklyn.
February 18, 2004.

Meanwhile, Ladder 146 continues to douse the building with water from the "exposure 3" side.
February 18, 2004.

Engine 224 operates a line at a tractor-trailer that caught fire on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway near Atlantic Avenue.
March 23, 2005.

Engine 226 directs its line at the rafters of a vacant building where a fire on the roof occurred.
July 31, 2002.

The Bethlehem Lutheran Church on 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, experienced a two-alarm fire that was contained to one corner of the building.
August 10, 1998.
This image, as published by the Bay Ridge Paper, won an Honorable Mention in the 1998 contest sponsored by the Independent Free Papers of America.

Deputy Chief Phil Burns ensures the safe return of a rare violin to its owner who fled an early-morning apartment fire on Court Street.
Date unknown, 2000.

A bit frightened and waterlogged, a cat is carried to safety by Firefighter Dan Newman of Ladder 131.
November 9, 1997.

Five years later, Firefigher Paul Calabrese, also of Ladder 131, rescues a kitten from a fire in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
June 22, 2002.

Firefighter provides escort during funeral for Firefighter Raymond M. Nakovics of Engine 39, who died in the line of duty.
May 2, 1998.

The family of Captain Scott LaPiedra outside of St. Peter's Church, Staten Island, during funeral. Captain LaPiedra died on July 4, 1998, a month after sustaining severe burns at a five-alarm fire in Brooklyn.
July 9, 1998.

"Chow's on!" Firefighter Dave Sandvik, Ladder 110, helps himself to one of many plates prepared for that night's dinner.
Date unknown, 2002.

Lieutenant Kevin Nerney, Engine 207.
Date unknown, 2000.

Captain Abe Spector, Engine 207, takes a puff on a cigarette early one morning after working a night shift.
Date unknown, 2000.

The fireboat Kevin Kane sprays red, white, and blue streams of water in the East River with the backdrop of heavy fog.
March 4, 2000.

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