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Borough Park Firehouse Marks 100 Years of Service

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Engine Company 282 and Ladder Company 148 marked its 100th year of service to the Borough Park community on Thursday.

Current members sat alongside retired firefighters at the event.

Officials said the dedication of the FDNY remains the same, even though the neighborhood has changed with time.

"There's no nobler calling than to risk your life to save another," said Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano. "Not now, not 100 years ago and not 100 years from today. No nobler calling."

"This building is a focal point for the community," said Captain Michael Doda of FDNY Ladder 148. "We're here to honor those people that we've lost in the past, and we're here to honor the current members and all the work that they do."

"It's a great job. We're helping out the community, whether it's a fire or an EMS run," said Captain Bill Lilley of FDNY Engine 282. "Hopefully, we'll be here for many years to come."

Officials said the firehouse has grown as diverse as the community through the years, even boasting a female firefighter among its ranks.

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