From the NY Daily News:
Engine 234 in Crown Heights is currently the only majority black FDNY company in the city — a record no firehouse has come close to reaching since the 1970s, the Daily News has learned.
The fast-paced engine company is staffed by four officers, all of whom are black, FDNY records show.
The highest-ranking officer, Capt. Paul Washington, was part of a landmark discrimination lawsuit filed by black firefighters — known as the Vulcans — that paved the way for change.
“The diversity on the job is increasing — and I wouldn’t expect it to go down,” Capt. Washington said outside Engine 234.
A recent picture captured a snapshot of the exceptional company — still a rarity in FDNY, which, at 76% white, remains the least diverse city agency.