For the past 10 years, Joseph Natale Schneiderman has visited 55 firehouses in the grand City of New York. He is a "Buff", or someone who visited firehouses in their spare time (it also meant once that someone rode with them if they so chose ). So, come with him, on his 5-borough journey to these 55 firehouses, as you learn about the history of the firehouses and fire engines, firefighters, and his personal experiences. You'll also see plenty of non-firefighting related things to do, like restaurants and other points of interest in the area of his visits
From "Fire Under the Bridge" (Engine 205/Ladder 118, Brooklyn) to "The Cuckoo's Nest" (Engine 89/Ladder 50, The Bronx), to the "Corona Tigers" (Engine 289/Ladder 138, Queens) to the "Pride of Midtown" (Engine 54/Ladder 4/Battalion 9, Manhattan), and finally to the "Splendor in the Grass" (Engine 154, Staten Island), it's a 5 alarm journey that no buff, firefighter, or New York City fan will want to miss So grab a Metrocard (you're takin' subways), an FDNY shirt, and a camera, and get out here and buff
Joseph Schneiderman, despite being from and living in Bloomfield, Connecticut, is a total New Yorker at heart, as his beloved mother and father are from the Bronx and Brooklyn respectively. He has been to 190 firehouses total, mainly in the Northeastern United States. He plans to become a firefighter in New York.