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Jan. 3, 1937: Rookie firefighters doing calisthenics. The year began with a new three-platoon system of firefighting, and recruits were required to fill out the ranks. A few days before, on New Year's Eve, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia issued a few admonishments: "Liquor and fire do not mix," he said.
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Photo: Jan. 3, 1937, rookie New York City firefighters doing calisthenics http://t.co/RRhKaYVq6O

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