The New York City Fire Department or (NYFD) has the responsibility of protecting the citizens and property of New York City's five boroughs from fires and fire hazards, providing emergency medical services, technical rescue as well as providing primary response to biological, chemical, and radioactive hazards.


Prior to the Chimeran Invasion, a firefighter named Brian Riley had died from severe burns. In his will, he left his Fire Axe to his son Tom Riley, who would eventually transfer to Engine 174.

Resistance: Burning SkiesEdit

On August 14, 1951, Engine 174 was sent to a nearby power station after hearing a report of a fire. After falling through a faulty floorboard, Tom was separated from the rest of his team. After discovering some dead bodies, Tom sees how fireman Larson is grabbed by an unknown figure. Tom then follows Larson, only to discover a strange creature. The creature manages to kill Larson before Tom can stop it. After being contacted by Smitty, another fireman, Tom makes his way to the other side of the station. Tom and Smitty eventually escape the power station, only to discover an all-out invasion in full effect.

List of known membersEdit

  • Brian Riley (died from severe burns)
  • Larson (member of Engine 174, killed by a Longleg)
  • Smitty (member of Engine 174)
  • Tom Riley (member of Engine 174)