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« Reply #2175 on: November 19, 2017, 03:53:37 PM »
   Nothing beats E89/L39 which were both organized at 1799-1st Avenue on Feb 1, 1909 then disbanded Jan. 1, 1916 with E89 getting reorganized as E91-2 and L39 moving up to the Bronx replacing Combination Engine Co. 69 on E. 233rd St.  ;)

Marine 8 had new quarters at the foot of 52nd street in 1962 and was disbanded in 1970 after only 8 years.

     
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« Reply #2176 on: November 19, 2017, 04:07:45 PM »
Ladder 23 was only in their own house for 20 years (1898-1918). Is this is a record for the least amount of time in a permanent quarters? Also, a lot of companies were only combined in the 40's and 50's. I wonder what the reason was for moving the truck.

Engine 49 on Welfare Island had a new firehouse built in 1949 and then was disbanded 9 years later in 1958.

I believe this was the new firehouse:

     


Old Engine 49 firehouse in background:

     

A new firehouse was built on Roosevelt Island in 1981, after 49 was disbanded, potentially for 260, and was never assigned a regular engine or ladder.
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« Reply #2177 on: November 19, 2017, 07:28:06 PM »
Engine 218 was in their original quarters on Siegel Street for only ten years.

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« Reply #2178 on: November 20, 2017, 10:24:04 AM »
Mack, in no way am I doubting your facts or wisdom, but, are you sure 49 used that second house on Welfare Island? I thought is was being built for them when they were disbanded and that only the Mask Service Unit used it.

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« Reply #2179 on: November 20, 2017, 11:51:56 AM »
I was wondering how the Department determines new firehouse locations. Example what was behind the decision to construct two houses (53/43 & 35/14) on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan approximately 22 blocks apart or build a new house on St. John's Place in Brooklyn (234/123) 11 blocks from an existing house (280/132).

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« Reply #2180 on: November 20, 2017, 09:08:23 PM »
Mack, in no way am I doubting your facts or wisdom, but, are you sure 49 used that second house on Welfare Island? I thought is was being built for them when they were disbanded and that only the Mask Service Unit used it.

Manhattan - No - I am not sure that Engine 49 actually used the second Welfare Island firehouse in the picture.  You are probably right.  I used the date listed in Mike Boucher's history for a move into a new Welfare Island firehouse in 1949.  Engine 49's first firehouse was listed as built in 1882.  Engine 49 was disbanded in 1958 before this picture was taken.  Welfare Island became home of FDNY's Fire Academy in 1962.


1960s Originally Blackwell's Island (renamed Welfare Island, then renamed Roosevelt Island) firehouse built 1882 (pictures taken FDNY Fire Academy):

     


1960s Welfare Island FDNY Fire Academy:

     https://www.flickr.com/photos/fdnyhome/sets/72157629548038400/


1970 Welfare Island FDNY Mask Service Unit:

     


Current Roosevelt Island FDNY SOC firehouse:
 
     

     



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« Reply #2182 on: November 21, 2017, 08:24:54 PM »
Collyer's Mansion Condition Origin

     

Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and Langley Wakeman Collyer (October 3, 1885 – c. March 9, 1947), known as the Collyer brothers, were two brothers from Harlem who became infamous for their bizarre natures and compulsive hoarding. For decades, the two lived in seclusion in their Harlem brownstone at 2078 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 128th Street) where they obsessively collected books, furniture, musical instruments, and myriad other items, with booby traps set up in corridors and doorways to ensnare intruders. In March 1947, both were found dead in their home surrounded by over 140 tons of collected items that they had amassed over several decades. Since the 1960s, the site of the former Collyer house has been a pocket park, named for the brothers.       - from  http://harlemworldmag.com/56456-2/

     


Video of NYPD entering Collyer Brothers Harlem home:

     


Collyer Brothers history:

     

     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collyer_brothers

 
     
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« Reply #2183 on: November 25, 2017, 12:31:43 AM »
Engine 58/Ladder 26  Firehouse 1367 5th Avenue  Harlem, Manhattan  3rd Division, 12th Battalion  "The Fire Factory"

     Engine 58 organized 81 W 115th Street                             1893
     Engine 58 moved 52 E 114 Street at Ladder 26                  1948
     Engine 58 new firehouse 1365 5th Avenue w/Ladder 26      1961

     Ladder 26 organized 52 E 114th Street w/Water Tower 4    1904
     Ladder 26 new firehouse 1365 5th Avenue w/Engine 58      1961
                                 
     Ladder 26-2 organized 52 E 114th Street w/Ladder 26        1904
     Ladder 26-2 disbanded                                                     1946
     Ladder 26-2 reorganized 52 E 114th Street at Ladder 26     1957
     Ladder 26-2 disbanded                                                     1959
     Ladder 26-2 reorganized 367 5th Avenue at Ladder 26       1968
     Ladder 26-2 disbanded                                                     1974
     Ladder 26 new firehouse 1365 5th Avenue w/Engine 58      1961

     Water Tower 4 organized 52 E 114 Street w/Ladder 26        1904
     Water Tower 4 disbanded                                                 1957

     Battalion 16 located at 52 E 114th Street at Ladder 26   1936- 1940


Engine 58 81 W 115th Street:

     

     

     


Engine 58 former firehouse 81 W 115th Street:
   
     

     

     


Ladder 26 former firehouse 52 E 114th Street:

     

     


Engine 58/Ladder 26 firehouse 1365 5th Avenue:

     

     

     

     

     


Engine 58:

     

     

     

     
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     


Ladder 26:

     

     

        

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


Engine 58/Ladder 26:

     

     


Engine 58/Ladder 26:

     

     

     

     

     


Engine 58 medals:

     EDWARD F. MC HAHON DEC. 18, 1933 HUGH BONNER

     FF PHILIP POLITO OFF DUTY APR. 25, 1936 DEPARTMENT

     FF LEON ICHIPKIN JAN. 9, 1952 SCOTT

     FF WALTER  FOURNESS APR. 27, 1959 THIRD ALARM

     FF HUGH M. MC GLOIN APR. 14, 1962 STIEFEL

         

     LT JEFFERY W. LEVER FEB. 11, 1991 MARTIN

         



Ladder 26 medals:

     FF JAMES T. DANIELS MAY 30, 1914 HUGH BONNER

         

     FF JAMES T. DANIELS JAN. 26, 1915 JAMES GORDON BENNETT

          Forced to make a lightening calculation in order to safe life, FF Daniels succeeded in performing a remarkable rescue at this fire; the young man rescued was standing on the window sill of the 4th floor when a sudden sweep of the fire compelled him to jump before th eladder could be placed in position. FF Daniels, who was standing on the top of the ladder, succeeded by an effort of great strength and dexterity, in getting the young man safely on the ladder. He caught the full weight of Windman's body. Had it not been for his remarkable strength, he would have been thrown from his position.

     FF MAURICE M. HARTNETT SEP. 4, 1932 TREVOR-WARREN

          Rescued two girls at 53 East 104th Street after they had become unconscious from smoke.

     FF GEORGE  J. GRAU APR. 14, 1933 PRENTICE

         Rescued 6-member family from occupied multiple dwelling with heavy fire on arrival, floors one to floor 5.  FF Grau followed, by LT John J Metz also Ladder 26, entering burning 5th floor apartment.  FF Grau and Lt Metz found 2 children and 4 adults and removed them from the apartment by aerial ladder.

     LT JOHN J. METZ APR.14, 1933  DEPARTMENT 

          Rescued 6-member family from occupied multiple dwelling with FF Grau.

     FF CHARLES A. HICKEY MAR. 4, 1936 DELEHANTY

     FF GEORGE  T. J. SCOTT 1940 LA GUARDIA

         

     FF GEORGE J. STREBEL APR. 21,1941 SCOTT

         

     FF ANTHONY L. RICCARDI SEP. 14, 1946 JAMES GORDON BENNETT

         

     FF ANTHONY L. RICCARDI SEP. 14, 1946 HARRY M. ARCHER

     FF THOMAS HUNT SEP. 19, 1953 JOHNSTON

     FF MARTIN VAN OUTRYVE OCT. 7, 1954 LA GUARDIA

     WILLIAM H. SMITH, JR. NOV. 19, 1959 BROOKMAN

     CAPT JOHN S. REGAN, 1962 LOWENSTEIN

     FF FRANK MONTERA, JR. MAR. 12, 1961 BRUMMER

         

     FF ROBERT F. JOHNSON FF. LAD. 26 JAN. 6, 1963 FDR
         
         

     FF WILLIAM M. REGAN FF. LAD. 26 OCT. 4, 1963 CRIMMINS

     LT JOSEPH D. DOWD, JR. LT. NOV. 18, 1965 KENNY

         

     FF THEODORE N. DURANT FF. NOV. 18, 1965 SCOTT

         
 
     FF SAMUEL  J. MITCHELL, JR. 13, 1966 FDR

     FF JOHN J. MASSARO NOV. 15, 1967 BROOKMAN

           

     FF THOMAS R. FRENCH MAY 10, 1967 TREVOR-WARREN

         

     FF THEODORE N. DURANT DEC. 25, 1968 KRIDEL

         

     FF ROBERT F. LOVE JUL. 12, 1969 TREVOR-WARREN

         

     FF ROBERT F. LOVE MAR. 6, 1971 DELEHANTY

         

     FF WILLIAM G. NAGLE, 1971 BROOKMAN

         

     FF JOHN T. FAUSNER MAR. 11, 1972 KRIDEL

     CAPT JOHN S. O'REGAN MAY 7, 1973 BRUMMER

         

     FF MICHAEL M. PENCHINA JAN. 10, 1977 DELEHANTY

     FF CRAIG H. SHELLEY FEB. 19, 1977 TREVOR-WARREN

     LT THOMAS M. KENNEDY MAY 19, 1979 UFOA

         

     FF PATRICK J. BROWN MAR. 7, 1980 CINELLI

         

         

     FF JOHN J. FANNING JUN. 29, 1981 BROOKMAN

         

     FF KENNETH G. SCHWILLE DEC. 19, 1981 DOUGHERTY

         

     FF CRUZ A. FERNANDEZ MAR. 3, 1982 FIRE MARSHALS

     FF JOSEPH V. DONOVAN FEB. 6, 1983 JOHNSTON

         

     FF CHARLES E. ZUBA SEP. 11, 1983 MC ELLIGOTT

         

     FF WILLIAM P. STEWART APR. 4, 1983 PRENTICE

         

     FF DAVID L. GETTENS NOV. 18, 1984 HISPANIC

     LT JOHN J. MANNING APR. 23, 1984 CONRAN

     LT JOHN K. CORCORAN JUN. 1, 1988 AMERICAN LEGION

          BC Corcoran died Jan 11, 2013 from WTC recovery illness 

         

     FF ROBERT C. WING, JR. AUG. 7, 1989 POLICE HONOR

     CAPT JOSEPH F. CURRY JUL. 31, 1989 HISPANIC

     LT ROBERT A. SCHILLINGER SEP. 4, 1992 HUGH BONNER

     FF JONATHAN C. MURATH FEB. 13, 1993 CRIMMINS

     FF THOMAS E. BROWN 26 MAR. 17, 1994 COLUMBIA

     LADDER 26 2006 ELASSER
 
          Lt. Richard M. Muratore FF Brendan D Delaney FF Kevin B Egan FF. James F McNamara FF. Robert E Lopez, Jr. FF Michael A Callahan

     FF BRIAN C.LAVALLE FEB. 13, 2016 CRIMMINS

         


Engine 58 LODDs:

     FF CHARLES J. JOHNSON, OCT. 13, 1918

     FF THOMAS D. HASSETT, FEB 13, 1922

           

     LT ROBERT NAGEL SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

         

          https://www.firehero.org/fallen-firefighter/robert-b-nagel/
         
          http://bravestmemorial.net/html/members_individual/nagel_robert/nagel_legacy_article.html


Ladder 26 LODDs:

     FF JACOB BASSMAN  November 29, 1947

         

         

     FF HOWARD E. WYNN November 29, 1947

         

         

         

         

     FF WALTER W. CHADWICK March 26, 1950

          He died as a result of injuries sustained while operating at a fire the previous day.

     FF RICHARD C. THERKORN October 29, 1952


     RIP. Never forget.


Harlem:

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« Reply #2184 on: November 25, 2017, 08:11:25 AM »
 One of the very first firehouses that I hung around as a buff, along with my brother, was Engine 58/Ladder 26. That was when Ladder 26 was the ALF tiller. We just sat in our car listening to the scanner. When something came in nearby we chased it. All very busy companies like:
  E53/L43
  E37/L40
  E36 (RIP)
  E35/L14 (Lad 14 becoming one of the first tower ladders)
  E91 (later to get a second section E91-2)
  E59/L30

 Ladder 26 also received a second section Ladder 26-2

 The reason we decided to make that our buff area is because listening to the FDNY on the scanner at the time, 58/26 was very busy. Plus not really knowing the streets well around the city, these streets were numbered and followed a regular pattern. Except for the few avenues, with few exceptions, even they followed a pattern.

 That was right after our riding with Rescue 2 when fire activity was really starting to pick up.

 Basically a couple of very lucky young guys that were interested in the fire dept, who got to see the Major Leagues in action.

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« Reply #2185 on: November 25, 2017, 09:05:44 AM »
1951 "Fire in the City" - Engine 58/Ladder 26:

     

     - thanks Chief K.

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« Reply #2186 on: November 25, 2017, 10:01:20 AM »
Engine 58/Ladder 26 Runs and Workers:

1940:

     

1941:

     

1953:

     

1954:

     

1956:

     

1964:

     

1965:

     

1966:

     

1967:

     

1968:

   

1969:

     

1970:

     

1972:

     

1990:

     

2016:

     Engine 58 - 5,975 runs, 2,061 EMS, 3,009 emergencies, 905 fires, 67 all-hands

     Ladder 26 - 5,507 runs, 4,646 emergencies, 795 fires, 63 all-hands
 

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« Reply #2187 on: November 25, 2017, 12:08:12 PM »
One out of every 100 runs is to a fire.  No thanks.....but it's the job these days
I just want one more good fire

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« Reply #2188 on: November 27, 2017, 12:51:28 PM »
Does anyone have a picture of L-26's 1960 American LaFrance with the cab roof they built for themselves? I understand it was quite different from the plywood roofs the city put on the rigs.

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« Reply #2189 on: December 02, 2017, 12:35:17 AM »
Engine 297/Ladder 130  Firehouse  119-11 14th Road, College Point, Queens   14th Division, 52nd Battalion   "Pride of the Point"

     Hose 9 (FDNY) organized 14-11 114th Street former volunteer firehouse        1908
     Hose 9 became Engine 297                                                                         1918
     Engine 297 moved 18-18 125th Street at Engine 296                                    1922
     Engine 297 new firehouse w/Ladder 130 119-11 14th Road                           1931
     

     Ladder 80 organized 18-18 125th Street w/Hose 8                                        1908
     Ladder 80 became Ladder 130                                                                     1913
     Ladder 130 organized new firehouse 119-11 14th Road w/Engine 297             1931


Pre-FDNY College Point Fire Department:

     Between 1857 and 1908, College Point was protected by the volunteer College Point Fire Department.  There were 2 hose companies and one ladder volunteer companies.  Enterprise Hose 2's firehouse became the quarters of FDNY Hose 9, and later Engine 297.
     
     Enterprise Hose 2 organized 2nd Avenue near 6th Street                                   1863
     Enterprise Hose 2 new firehouse 14-11 114th Street                                    Date Unknown
     Enterprise Hose 2 disbanded                                                                           1908


Enterprise Hose 2:

     


Enterprise Hose 2 firehouse 14-11 114th Street:

     

     

     


Engine 297/Ladder 130 firehouse 119-11 14th Road:

      

     

     

     

     


FDNY Hose 9:

     


Ladder 80 (became Ladder 130) at 18-18 125th Street firehouse with Hose 8 (became Engine 296):

     


Engine 297:

     

     

     

     

     

     


Ladder 130:

     

     

     

     

     

     


Engine 297/Ladder 130:

     

     

     


Engine 297 Medals:

     FF GUY V. AVEZZANO, OFF DUTY DEC. 21, 1979 PRENTICE MEDAL

     LT JAMES E. REINHEIMER, FEB. 12, 1987 THOMPSON MEDAL


Engine 297/Ladder 130 LODDs:

     LT WILLIAM MUNDA, LADDER 130 January 22, 1952

          LT Munda died as a result of injuries sustained while operating at a single alarm fire on January 11th.

     FF TONY SHANDS, ENGINE 297 October 20, 1984

          FF Shands was struck by a drunk driver while rolling up a hose after putting out a blaze in an abandoned van.
         
         

          http://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/21/nyregion/firefighter-hit-and-killed-by-car-as-he-rolls-up-hose-after-blaze.html

     RIP.  Never forget.


College Point:

     History:

          College Point is named for St. Paul’s College, a seminary founded in 1835 by Rev. Augustus Muhlenberg. The college closed its doors around 1850, but the name stuck. The village was formerly called Lawrence’s Neck, Tew’s Neck, Flammersberg, Strattonsport and College Point. However, in 1867, when the village was incorporated, the residents chose College Point as the official name.

          Conrad Poppenhusen, a German-American businessman, manufactured hard rubber products in College Point and was responsible for much of its early development.  Poppenhusen organized the Enterprise Engine Company 2 in 1861.     

     Neighborhood:

         
         
          http://forgotten-ny.com/2006/05/college-point-queens/

   


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