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