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Offline Battalion4

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Talk about a busy year!!
« on: March 15, 2008, 11:05:04 AM »
The winter of 1976, the worst in 75 yrs. The FDNY defiantly earned a paycheck that year!
Oct. - Bronx Social Club fire kills 25.,
Nov.- 3 - four alarm fires. One in the Bronx and 2 in Manhattan.
Dec. - A 4th alarm & A 5th alarm in Manhattan simultaneously.
         Brooklyn had A 3rd alarm that killed 12. Two 4th alarms and a 5th
         alarm.
         Staten Island had their own 4 alarm blaze.
Jan.(77)-  A seven alarm "Boro Call" in Manhattan, the Stanley Soap Factory.

What a year these men had. Using old wore out trucks ,wearing hip boots long coats and leather helmets, these guys had there work cut out for them , but they got the job done!  I'm not up on the FDNY's recent runs but I'll bet they haven't had a year like this in a LONG while.  8 firefighters died that year, but only 1 during this rash of fires.  I love the history of the FDNY, just thought this was kinda interesting.

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Talk about a busy year!!
« on: March 15, 2008, 11:05:04 AM »

firekid52a

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Re: Talk about a busy year!!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 11:09:48 AM »
WELL YESTERDAY 9/14 FDNY HAD MULTIPE 2ND ALARMS IN MANHATTEN AND BROOKLYN 1 OF THE FIRES WAS IN A SCHOOL UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND THE OTHER THAT REACHED 3RD ALARM WAS IN A 4 STRY CHRUCH AND SPREAD TO THE RECTORY.

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Re: Talk about a busy year!!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008, 12:29:35 PM »
What we had last night was a mere drop in the bucket of what we used to do. A third alarm, 4 all hands and a couple of 2+2's was a slow night 30 years ago. However, it was nice to see something close to that level of activity again.
Frank Raffa
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BCO - RIP
2/22/1923 - 6/3/2008