Politics and Policy

437: Laura Kavanagh

New York City’s fire commissioner leads a force that responds to medical emergencies, plane crashes, building collapses, hazardous materials, even people trapped in elevators. They also fight fires. “If it’s not the police department, if it’s not a crime, everything else is the fire department.” Produced with the Municipal Archives. Music: Rashad Brown. 

Person: her grandmother
Place: the library
Thing: this sealed note
Randy’s Thing: a city bus

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