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FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« on: December 06, 2011, 05:02:54 PM »
FDNY   Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles


I have not been able to get a good list of Chief cars.   Chief cars donít get the attention of engines and ladders.

Let us create our own listing utilizing the knowledge and expertise of the members of this forum.

So I am proposing the following:
 
(1)   Reply with any information that you have on Chief cars, including year, make and model

(2)   Try to post a picture with an internet link of as many of the vehicles as possible

We should be able to gather a good amount of information e.g.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/code4north/4882616080/


I will start it off with these pictures:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothywildey/3795640505/in/photostream

This needs year, make and model


AND


http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothywildey/3798653226/in/photostream

This is probably a mid to late 70ís Pontiac.     1976 Pontiac Le Mans


AND


http://doyleimages.smugmug.com/FDNY/FDNY-Apparatus/13009157_qNxjFm#1191518418_ydLmf

1978/1980 Chevrolet Suburban
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FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 06:11:02 PM »

This public domain movie, made in 1927is a film of FDNY Chief John Kenlon in his Chief's Car responding to a fire. Present day emergency warning sounds have been added to give it a little life.


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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 06:20:07 PM »
Back in the late 60's early 70,s I'm not sure of the makes or models, but I do remember several of the Batt. cars as being either Ford or Dodge 4-door station wagons.  Besides the cases with the Scott air packs, inhalator/Resuscitator , turnout gear for the chief and aide and a first aid kit.
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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 07:31:25 PM »
Good topic for research.  In this photo (#213), what is probably a battalion chief's car is at the far right . . . definitely a Ford, seems like 1939 or so:

http://billnoonanfirefotos.smugmug.com/Other/more-old-vintage-NYFD-rigs/19272709_L6kc4j#1504704873_kNttCHm

and a late 30's or early 40's Plymouth:

http://billnoonanfirefotos.smugmug.com/Historicphotos/NYC-rigs/18527886_r74bck#1446876206_wfLnMHC-A-LB

Found both in the Photography section of this site, with links to Bill Noonan's site.

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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 09:58:30 PM »
The Pontiac is a 1976 Lemans. The NYPD had a large order for Pontiacs that same year. The suburban looks like a 1978/1980 suburban.

From what i have gathered there was atleast 3 or 4 orders in the 80s


GMC's were brought in 81/82
http://emtbravo.net/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-18279-1250645881.jpg

Chevy's were brought in 83/84
http://emtbravo.net/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-18279-1250645815.jpg

and GMC's were brought sometime after the department switched to red with white roofs
http://lh4.ggpht.com/-6XAs-mreBOY/SfiNB0yccgI/AAAAAAAACQQ/cuR4qjvKKk4/s720/Car%25252061.jpg

There were a 4 orders brought in the 90s

The Chevys were brought in 1991
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0315.jpg

GMC's were brought in 1994 and 1997
1994
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0360.jpg

1997
http://s1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/?action=view&current=scan0357.jpg

Chevy's were purchased in 1999
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0356.jpg


In addtion to this there were also a few sedans

Diplomats and Gran Furys were brought in the 80s
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/6053/div5.jpg
http://policecarwebsite.atspace.tv/fdcarsuv/car/cars3.html (second row second column)

During the 90s there were caprices and crown vics

1993 caprice
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23956649@N07/2490801421/

1993/4 Crown Vic
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0296.jpg


in the 2000s era there were impalas and crown vics

2001/2002 Crown Vic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39772828@N03/3871424714/sizes/o/in/photostream/

2006/2007 Impala
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22214040@N08/3492742312/

If your also doing EMS conditions/captains vehicles there were 2 additional types of vehicles purchased if you want i can give you some info on them

I hope this helps
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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2011, 11:26:01 PM »
Does anyone remember what i believe was a 1959 Mercury Station Wagon that was "Car 1"....Fire Comm Cavanaugh ?.... i think there may have been a picture in a WNYF.

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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2011, 12:29:45 AM »
When I was the aide to the aide in B 41 in the late 60s, we had a fairly plain, red Ford station wagon.

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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2011, 01:15:29 AM »
Does anyone remember what i believe was a 1959 Mercury Station Wagon that was "Car 1"....Fire Comm Cavanaugh ?.... i think there may have been a picture in a WNYF.
  Cavanaugh needed a nice ride since he was the most photographed commisioner ever. ;D ;)

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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2011, 02:44:47 AM »
Does anyone remember what i believe was a 1959 Mercury Station Wagon that was "Car 1"....Fire Comm Cavanaugh ?.... i think there may have been a picture in a WNYF.
  Cavanaugh needed a nice ride since he was the most photographed commisioner ever. ;D ;)
........g man you are correct about that....he loved to be in photos ...he persecuted the famous Buff & Fire photographer Paul Thayer because Paul (who rode w/ LAD*26 & later LAD*28 ) would only take pictures of Fires not Cavanaugh....he had Pauls darkroom in the basement of 28 demolished & forbid WNYF from publishing his excellent fire photos anymore...if you look at some older WNYFs you  will see photos credited to "Olaf Trygverson"....these were Pauls after the ban...translation of the name was something like "to triumph over the dumb".....Paul was a great guy ..He was a NYC Bus driver.


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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2011, 01:43:39 PM »
The Pontiac is a 1976 Lemans. The NYPD had a large order for Pontiacs that same year. The suburban looks like a 1978/1980 suburban.

From what i have gathered there was atleast 3 or 4 orders in the 80s


GMC's were brought in 81/82
http://emtbravo.net/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-18279-1250645881.jpg

Chevy's were brought in 83/84
http://emtbravo.net/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-18279-1250645815.jpg

and GMC's were brought sometime after the department switched to red with white roofs
http://lh4.ggpht.com/-6XAs-mreBOY/SfiNB0yccgI/AAAAAAAACQQ/cuR4qjvKKk4/s720/Car%25252061.jpg

There were a 4 orders brought in the 90s

The Chevys were brought in 1991
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0315.jpg

GMC's were brought in 1994 and 1997
1994
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0360.jpg

1997
http://s1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/?action=view&current=scan0357.jpg

Chevy's were purchased in 1999
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0356.jpg


In addtion to this there were also a few sedans

Diplomats and Gran Furys were brought in the 80s
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/6053/div5.jpg
http://policecarwebsite.atspace.tv/fdcarsuv/car/cars3.html (second row second column)

During the 90s there were caprices and crown vics

1993 caprice
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23956649@N07/2490801421/

1993/4 Crown Vic
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0296.jpg


in the 2000s era there were impalas and crown vics

2001/2002 Crown Vic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39772828@N03/3871424714/sizes/o/in/photostream/

2006/2007 Impala
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22214040@N08/3492742312/

If your also doing EMS conditions/captains vehicles there were 2 additional types of vehicles purchased if you want i can give you some info on them

I hope this helps

Great job Merc

 

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