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The NYC Fire Museum does NOT hold any FDNY personnel records. As a family member, you can obtain a firefighter’s service record from the FDNY Personnel Records. Before contacting us, please contact FDNY Human Resources at Mark.Hicks@fdny.nyc.gov.
After receiving information from the FDNY, you may send an email to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will see if we have any information that might be useful to you. Please have the relative’s name, years of service, and company number ready, or send a copy of the personnel record received from headquarters.
Asbury, Herbert. Ye Olde Fire Laddies. New York, 1930.
Hashagen, Paul. One Hundred Years of Valor: Rescue Company 1. M.T. Publishing, 2015
Scher, Steven. New York City Firefighting: 1901 – 2001. Arcadia Publishig, 2002
Urbanowicz, Gary. Badges of the Bravest: A Pictorial History of Fire Departments in the City of New York. Turner Publishing, 2002
You can check libraries and the internet for some of the following resources related to the history and operations of New York City’s fire department. This list is by no means complete, rather these are suggested sources for your research. We do not lend or copy any of these publications from our archives.