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September 19, 1738: For the first time, the Common Council appoints thirty “Strong, Able, Discreet, Honest and Sober” volunteers to be the ‘Firemen of the City of New York.“

Robert L. Bracklow, Hook and Ladder Co. No. 10 [with 3 horses, 6 firemen and dog], 1891. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society PR 008, # 69059