Saving the world one fire at a time

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An emergency call was made from Brooklyn Thursday night at 2 am. Firemen rushed to the scene in 7 fire trucks total, only to find no fire in sight.

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The 19th Street Station houses Engine Co. 3, also known as Ladder Co. 12 or the 7th Batallion of Manhattan.

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Firefighter Matt Powell, 33, says the fire trucks go out on emergency calls at least 15 times a day on average. "More calls are made after 6 pm," says Powell, as a result of more people being in their homes towards the end of the day. Yearly, Powell says "anywhere between 3,000 and 5,000 trucks go out on emergency phone calls."

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