Sam Marquez is a retired firefighter, who joined Melrose's Engine 41 in the early 70's and served for over 20 years, most notably through the "Bronx is Burning" era.
Sam Marquez recounts his first hand experience of being a firefighter throughout the 70s/80s in The Bronx.
Portrait of Sam Marquez outside Bronx Documentary Center
Photos of 80's era Engine 41 firefighters on display at Engine 41.
Award presented to Sam Marquez by the Community for Immaculate Conception People for Change
Sam Marquez standing outside Engine 41
Stickball game on 117th St. in Spanish Harlem.
A portrait of 20-something Sam, newly minted US Marine.
Firefighter gear and memorabilia at Engine 41
Sam Marquez at '1984 NYC Marathon