HEAT ALERT

Extreme heat blankets the region; heat advisory, air quality alert issued for the Hudson Valley

Bronx firehouse celebrates century of service

Ladder 31 celebrated 100 years of dedicated and valued service to residents of the Bronx. Retired and active firefighters took part in the milestone ceremony. As they reminisced about the past, the firefighters

News 12 Staff

Sep 15, 2007, 5:36 PM

Updated 6,122 days ago

Share:

Ladder 31 celebrated 100 years of dedicated and valued service to residents of the Bronx.
Retired and active firefighters took part in the milestone ceremony. As they reminisced about the past, the firefighters explain how the south Bronx went through a period of unrest.
Just 30 years ago, the FDNY considered it to be the ?war years? as the area became poor and dangerous. ?Landlords burnt down most of their properties because they said the property was valueless and because the neighborhood was supposedly going,? said one retiree.
Now firefighters of Ladder 31 say it is much different. They say it is still the best house to work in. Firefighters say although they are doing more emergencies than fires now, they have always prided themselves on providing great service to the Bronx.
Awards were dedicated to firefighters lost on Sept. 11, as well as in the 1920s. They say the camaraderie is always present. Ladder 31 members say once a firefighter, you are always welcome in any firehouse.


More from News 12
2:12
HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory and air quality alert in effect as temperature to feel around 100

HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory and air quality alert in effect as temperature to feel around 100

0:34
Investigators searching for cause of Wednesday afternoon fire in Yonkers home

Investigators searching for cause of Wednesday afternoon fire in Yonkers home

1:42
Mount Vernon celebrates Juneteenth

Mount Vernon celebrates Juneteenth

1:40
Beating the heat: How residents are keeping cool

Beating the heat: How residents are keeping cool

1:45
Middletown woman’s family alleges mother of 7 died from withdrawal mismanagement at Orange County Jail

Middletown woman’s family alleges mother of 7 died from withdrawal mismanagement at Orange County Jail

0:42
Police report shows private school bus driver found at fault in Spring Valley accident that killed a 6-year-old girl

Police report shows private school bus driver found at fault in Spring Valley accident that killed a 6-year-old girl

1:33
Stony Point takes steps to help kids cool off with early opening of Splash Pad

Stony Point takes steps to help kids cool off with early opening of Splash Pad

1:50
Middletown celebrates end of slavery in midst of stretch of intense heat

Middletown celebrates end of slavery in midst of stretch of intense heat

0:52
Caseworker attacked in Peekskill dies

Caseworker attacked in Peekskill dies

2:46
‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

1:07
DOT seeks input on I-84 freight parking locations

DOT seeks input on I-84 freight parking locations

0:28
Poughkeepsie Common Council unanimously opts into rent stabilization

Poughkeepsie Common Council unanimously opts into rent stabilization

2:35
Westchester County opens pools and beaches early as intense heat grips region

Westchester County opens pools and beaches early as intense heat grips region

0:55
Headlines: Woman stabbed in Newburgh, Peekskill homicide, driver injured as power lines fall on car

Headlines: Woman stabbed in Newburgh, Peekskill homicide, driver injured as power lines fall on car

0:53
Heat prompts graduation move for Orange-Ulster BOCES students

Heat prompts graduation move for Orange-Ulster BOCES students

0:20
Kingston road closure for new lane markings

Kingston road closure for new lane markings

0:28
Voters in 3 districts approve school budgets after earlier rejections

Voters in 3 districts approve school budgets after earlier rejections

0:46
Bedford police officers honored for saving family from house fire

Bedford police officers honored for saving family from house fire

0:48
Westchester County takes steps to protect domestic violence survivors

Westchester County takes steps to protect domestic violence survivors

2:06
Tara Rosenblum discusses exclusive News 12 investigation 'When Home Hurts'

Tara Rosenblum discusses exclusive News 12 investigation 'When Home Hurts'