My Father’s House
A Daughter's Story. A Department's Tradition. A Chance Meeting
FDNY Pro Films proudly presents our first feature on one of the many stories of the lasting impact of the 23rd Street Fire, the deadliest day for the Department prior to September 11, 2001. On October 17, 1966, 12 of New York’s Bravest died when the floor they were standing on collapsed into the basement of the Wonder Drugstore while they were operating at 6 East 23rd Street. This film tells the story of Lieutenant Joseph Priore’s daughter Christine who was only 6 months old at the time of his death and how a chance encounter later in life brought her to her father’s firehouse in Manhattan.The film is narrated by news anchor and longtime friend to the FDNY and FDNY Foundation, Rosanna Scotto.
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Run time: 16 minutes