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Engine Company 324

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1939 Worlds Fair relic converted into a fire house

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Borough : Queens
Neighborhood : Corona
Institution, Emergency Response

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Joann Jacobs

I was assigned there out of Firefighter School. In 1982, I was the first African-American woman to graduate from the fire academy. I was also the first African-American and second woman to be promoted to Fire Marshal. I was also in the first class of 11 women. The building was constructed in 1939 as a showcase fire house for the Flushing Worlds Fair. It has not changed externally since then.

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