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« Reply #1575 on: March 27, 2016, 04:45:24 AM »
The third Bay on Duane St was the command post for the WTC Rescue and Recovery
Then the 3rd bay & upstairs became MANH Boro Command.

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« Reply #1576 on: March 27, 2016, 04:47:54 AM »
gman .....again as usual excellent information .

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« Reply #1577 on: November 19, 2016, 06:41:57 PM »
Saturday, November 19, 2016
NY 1
Relocation of Firehouse in Woodhaven During Renovations Causes Concerns for Residents
By Ruschell Boone
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 07:52 PM EST   
      
A century-old city firehouse is finally being renovated after years of disrepair, but not everyone is happy about what it will take to get the work done. NY1's Ruschell Boone filed the following report.

Having an old firehouse just a few doors from their homes has been a source of comfort for many who live on or near 87th Street. Some say it has been a lifesaver.

"I get asthma, and there is times I have to call them, and instead of the truck, they run down the block," said one resident.

"I had a fire. I live on 85th Street. And it was just so great having someone that close," said another.

But that's about to change. The firehouse is set to undergo an extensive 18-month renovation, which will force Engine Company 293 to relocate to a firehouse at 101st street and Jamaica Avenue. The new location is about a half mile away, and that has some residents worried.

"These little houses here that used to be two families, you now have four and five families living here, and for that reason alone, you really need something quite close," said one resident..

Responding to the concerns, the Fire Department says that during the renovation, the neighborhood will be covered by other fire companies in addition to Engine Company 293, a redundancy that should reduce the impact of the closure.

The local councilman, Eric Ulrich, is also trying to calm fears about the move and rumors that this is a permanent closure.

"The fire department has assured me that the response times will not be severely impacted, but that also the fire engine company will be returning back to the firehouse when construction is completed," Ulrich said.

The city tried to close Engine Company 293 several years ago, but residents fought the plan and won. This time around, it's the structure that needs saving.

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« Reply #1578 on: November 19, 2016, 07:19:10 PM »
E 293s quarters was recently being worked on with the front and side of there quarters with scaffolding in front and side of quarters.   

Chief is there actually a date set for the move ?    Why l ask is that the quarters of E 285 & TL 142 were due to start upon completion of E 286 & TL 135s quarters. ... E 285 was going to E 331 and TL 142 was going to E 293...Once this construction was completed then E 293 was going to E 294 & H&L 143s quarters. ....Thanks Boss

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« Reply #1579 on: November 20, 2016, 02:02:13 AM »
That's what i was wondering as far as FH renovation's recently  planned as you said 142 was supposed to go to 293 &  285 to 331 ? but now it seem's another scenario is in place .
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #1581 on: December 01, 2016, 07:40:14 PM »
Engine 48's old firehouse on Webster Avenue in 1936 and 1941.

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« Reply #1582 on: December 01, 2016, 08:10:33 PM »
Engine 48 former firehouse collapse - 1990s.

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« Reply #1583 on: March 19, 2017, 08:05:43 PM »
SOME OLD & NEW PROPOSED FH HISTORY....Back before 173 was organized & before 107 moved from New Jersey Ave to Lincoln Ave 143 was 2nd Due all the the way South on Crossbay Blvd to the North Channel Bridge & the side streets along the way ..... back before the "new" side of Howard Beach (West of Crossbay Blvd was built up there in the mid '60s there were several old factories & large mostly abandoned farm houses there.. some accessed only by dirt roads....143 in Winter had some long cold runs down Crossbay w/a wooden Aerial back in the late '50s / early '60s responding from Jamaica Ave & 101 St down to 165 Ave......also 107 when still on New Jersey Ave in the same era responded 2nd due from New Jersey & Jamaica Aves all the way down to the Belt Parkway before 103-2 was organized (except in the '60s during 1800 to 2400 hr nightly periods when either LAD*15 or mostly LAD*10 was relocated as LAD*193 a Second Section of 103.....also not necessarily to do w/long Runs but also for a period ENG*10 would be relocated nightly to ENG*225 in the old Qtrs on Liberty Ave & Ashford St as a Second Section of 225 (before 332 was organized there).....when the FH on Lincoln Ave & Linden Blvd was being planned it had been decided to move 107 & 225 there to provide more coverage to the built up "new" side of Howard Beach West of Crossbay Blvd as well as the newly built Starret City but what happened in the interim was that the Fire Storm began to sweep East NY York so the Job decided to in addition to manning the Lincoln Av FH w.225/107 & originally BN*29 (who had been the 2nd Section of BN*39 at 236 later only 1 BN remained called the 39).....Members from 225 & 107 were given the option of staying in their old FH's or moving to the new FH .....if i remember only half of 107 moved to Lincoln Av & the other half stayed as 175 but all of 225 went to Lincoln Ave & 332 was Organized w/all new Members on Liberty Ave.... i never really understood why they did not keep the Company Numbers the same in the old FHs & making the numbers 332/175 on Lincoln Ave ? possibly because of the numbers used in the budget proposals ?.....also at one point 2 other new FHs were planned for the ENY/B'Ville but never were built one for 225/236/BN*39 on Liberty between both old FHs & another was for 231/232/120/BN*44 on the North side of Atlantic Ave by the LIRR ENY Station kind of opposite Sheffield Ave.....also at the same time a new FH for 218 & 237 together (i forget exactly where) i dont know why they were never built this info on these supposed new FHs was published in a WNYF "What's New" section in the late '60s? (so it is not just an imaginary rumor).


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« Reply #1584 on: March 19, 2017, 08:22:09 PM »
there were many other double engine proposals: 204 and 226; 215 and 238,22 and 44 actually built with that plan but not enacted; eng 5 and ladd 3 nver built; 41 and 71 never realized; maybe others too....

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« Reply #1585 on: March 19, 2017, 08:31:26 PM »
True there were other's.... but the ones i mentioned were documented in WNYF....one above that you mentioned was actually built 215..238..106 & BN*36 except before completion 215 was disbanded but their Numbers were in place on the outside of New FH & of course BN*36 did move to the new house but was disbanded not long after.

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« Reply #1586 on: March 19, 2017, 10:17:45 PM »
mine were documented in the CITY RECORD at the library on Chambers ST

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« Reply #1587 on: March 19, 2017, 10:31:53 PM »
There were plans for Engines 233 and 252 and a new truck with the 17 Division. The drawing was at the academy for several years.

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« Reply #1588 on: March 19, 2017, 10:35:18 PM »
The firehouse for E5 & L3 was supposed to be built at  Ave. A and E.11St.
There was another I remember for E228 & L114 supposed to be built between 2nd Ave. and 4th Ave.,40th St. to 44th St.  That never happened.
L114 was built on 4th Ave. between 51 St. and 52nd St. with E201 and the 40Batt.

most of the other ones are mentioned already.

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« Reply #1589 on: March 20, 2017, 01:29:07 AM »
I remember when I worked in the neighborhood, passing by just before E71/L55 firehouse opened, I saw that it was lettered for E41/E71/L55.

 

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