Firefighter Dana Hannon

137 Hannon fbEngine 26 is the oldest active fire house in NYC, located at 220 W. 37th. Established in 1865, it took over Valley Forge Engine 46 when the state abolished volunteer fire departments with the creation of the Metropolitan Fire Department, controlled by the governor. The FDNY came into being in 1870, ending state control.
 Engine 26 lost three men on 9/11. The second was Dana Hannon, 29. He waited seven years between his FDNY exam and being called up to serve, working as a firefighter in Bridgeport, CT, before the call came through. As long as it wasn’t opening day of duck hunting season, he was always there to help.

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