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FDNY assigns first, all-women engine company

The firefighters were temporarily assigned to Engine 503 to provide support during the United Nations General Assembly.

Firefighters Martha Brekke, from left, Sarinya Srisakul, Regina

Firefighters Martha Brekke, from left, Sarinya Srisakul, Regina Wilson, Vanessa Schoening, Eniola Brown and Lt. Tracy Lewis made FDNY history on Wednesday. Photo Credit: FDNY

The FDNY made New York City history this week with its first, all-women engine company, the department announced on Thursday.

The women — Lt. Tracy Lewis and firefighters Martha Brekke, Eniola Brown, Vanessa Schoening, Sarinya Srisakul and Regina Wilson — were assigned to Engine 503, which is on 51st Street on Manhattan's East Side, according to FDNY officials.

The engine company was temporarily assigned as part of the FDNY Attack Group, which was dedicated to President Donald Trump's detail during the United Nations General Assembly, a department spokeswoman said.

Engine 503 was active from 6 p.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. on Thursday. "Thankfully, no emergencies surfaced," the spokeswoman added.


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