Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2012.117.1
Dimensions: 4 ⅞ in X 4 ⅛ in X 1/8 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 10.16 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Seth Joseph
Embroidered uniform patch featuring a firefighter wearing bunker gear and hat with a number 10 on it. He is standing on top of (straddling) the Twin Towers and holding a fire hose in one hand and an ax in the other. A black plume of smoke and bright orange, red, and yellow flames are bursting behind the firefighter. At the top of the badge is embroidered in yellow with a black border: "Engine 10 Ladder," and toward the bottom of the patch is embroidered in white with a red border: "Ten House." The "e" in House extends to form a hose head spraying water, with FDNY embroidered in the water. The entire patch has a red-embroidered border.
Engine Company 10 and Ladder Company 10 are quartered together on Liberty Street, across the street from the World Trade Center. Considered the local firehouse of the World Trade Center, these units frequently responded to incidents and false alarms in the Twin Towers. As the firefighters pulled out of the garage on 9/11, the South Tower blocked their view of the fire raging on the upper floors of the North Tower.