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The fire maze. Rappelling from the fifth floor. Scaling the 70 foot tall building with a hook ladder. The mysterious stranger drivers see standing atop the tower late at night.
Randy speaks of the fire department with love and pride. His eyes beam. When he shakes my hand, he calls me “Brother.” He can name each fire station by number and location. He has stories about Major, the Dalmatian who once lived at station no. 9, at West 24th and Perry Streets.