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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #315 on: March 01, 2018, 01:50:04 AM »
If you worked in certain late '60s early '70s FDNY FHs  you tried to avoid bringing a late model car to park at the FH during your work hours.....many had a Ghetto Cruiser just for that purpose.... when i was on Siegel St in 108 mine was a high mileage '64 Dodge Coronet Wagon which had an Automatic Transmission controlled by a push button selector on the dash alongside the steering wheel ....the Forward gears as well as Reverse were pushbuttons & to place it in Park there was a slide switch lever (sort of like the old heater adjusting levers) underneath the buttons.....it had Power Steering that was effortless as well as a smooth overall ride....i once lent it to a friend to do some moving & afterward he related how it was an even smoother car to drive than his late model Caddy.


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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #315 on: March 01, 2018, 01:50:04 AM »

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« Reply #316 on: March 02, 2018, 12:21:39 AM »
If you worked in certain late '60s early '70s FDNY FHs  you tried to avoid bringing a late model car to park at the FH during your work hours.....many had a Ghetto Cruiser just for that purpose.... when i was on Siegel St in 108 mine was a high mileage '64 Dodge Coronet Wagon which had an Automatic Transmission controlled by a push button selector on the dash alongside the steering wheel ....the Forward gears as well as Reverse were pushbuttons & to place it in Park there was a slide switch lever (sort of like the old heater adjusting levers) underneath the buttons.....it had Power Steering that was effortless as well as a smooth overall ride....i once lent it to a friend to do some moving & afterward he related how it was an even smoother car to drive than his late model Caddy.


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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #317 on: April 26, 2018, 05:14:42 PM »
Not only a 1968 Ford Country Sedan (can't read which BN), but also a MOBIL station . . . that gave PLAID stamps! Who remembers them?

BTW it's an FDNY photo from a 2nd alarm at 137-19 Northern Blvd. in Queens (Box 4420) on 4/26/69.

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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #318 on: May 20, 2018, 02:13:40 PM »
1947 Brooklyn 3rd Alarm:

     

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« Reply #319 on: May 20, 2018, 04:46:59 PM »
1947 Brooklyn 3rd Alarm:

     

Must have been somebody important, to rate a Lincoln chief's car.
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« Reply #320 on: May 20, 2018, 05:02:33 PM »
1947 Brooklyn 3rd Alarm:

     

Must have been somebody important, to rate a Lincoln chief's car.

Ray - You are right.  Plate is FDNY 1.  Commissioner Frank J. Quale

     

     


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« Reply #322 on: May 20, 2018, 06:41:32 PM »
^^^^^^^^   http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-103/issue-12/features/shakeup-in-new-york-fire-officials.html

"Frank J. Quayle, Jr. was born on May 18, 1892 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Frank J. Quayle, Sr. was a Captain in the FDNY having joined in 1888. From early in his career, Frank Jr. was very active politically, particularly in his home borough of Brooklyn. A lawyer by training, he represented the district at the Democratic National Conventions of 1932 and 1936. He was elected Sheriff of Kings County in 1934 and was named Postmaster of Brooklyn in 1940. In 1939 he launched an unsuccessful campaign for Brooklyn Borough President.

During the First World War, Mr. Quayle served as a Lieutenant in France with the 52nd Field Artillery and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

Mayor William O'Dwyer appointed Frank Quayle to the post of Fire Commissioner on January 1, 1946. Immediately upon taking office, he abolished the 24-hour workday and won the gratitude of the Uniformed Firemen's Association. He oversaw the post-war boom of New York and the expansion of the fire department during that time.

Perhaps one of the most notable actions taken by Commissioner Quayle was to oversee the creation of the position of Chief of Staff and Operations in December 1946. When he was appointed, the office of Chief of Department was vacant. The Mayor had a strong personal friendship with Deputy Chief Frank Murphy and wanted Chief Murphy to have command of the Uniformed Force. Legislative and political wrangling ensued and Chief Murphy gained the position. When Commissioner Monaghan was appointed after Commissioner Quayle resigned, he abolished the position within one month of taking office.

Commissioner Quayle retired on December 1, 1950."

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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #323 on: May 20, 2018, 09:06:22 PM »
Great pictures Mack, and very interesting story.

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« Reply #324 on: May 20, 2018, 09:34:14 PM »
 
  "MOBIL station . . . that gave PLAID stamps! Who remembers them?"  - raybrag

 Great Stuff !   8)
 I think about half of my childhood wardrobe & school supplies were Thanks to Plaid Stamps from 'The A&P', [Flatbush & 'P'],
  & S&H Greenstamps from King Kullen on Tilden Ave.  (anyone ... ?) Dad worked out of NY Teleco. on Tilden 21 Yr.s,
   Rest In Peace. Every Payday (Thurs.) we all meet Dad @ Duggan's Tavern & Mom, (Rest In Peace), dragged him off to King Kullen.   ;)

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Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Reply #325 on: October 02, 2018, 09:33:20 PM »
Found this in another group:  Chief of the Fire Patrol, 1948 Buick (Gary Urbanowicz photo):

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