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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire -Third Alarm
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2012, 01:16:50 PM »

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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2012, 07:44:44 PM »
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What's the old Mack lettered FDNY Ladder 80?

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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2012, 07:49:21 PM »
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What's the old Mack lettered FDNY Ladder 80?
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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2012, 07:50:34 PM »
Hi all new to the sitebut have been following it for a long time. I was working for the brush last night and I know for a fact the 168 was there cause we were assigned as the third due engine and teamed up with 158 and the 22 to protect a bunch of homes we r normally assigned tgired due into that area behind 166 engine

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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2012, 08:48:32 PM »
I would think E 154, E 166 and E 158 as initial engines.  Oceanic H & L volunteer engine and brush unit.  L 86 and L 83.  BC 22.

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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2012, 09:06:23 PM »
Even the National Park Service managed to get their E93 to the fire.

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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2012, 09:41:07 PM »
We are third due to visey paper and where the box came in was for travis and wild and that's the entrance for the dump and think of the hike that is for158

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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2012, 11:55:19 PM »
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Looks like the original FDNY Units were . . .
E-154/BFU-4, E-166, E-168
TL-86/BFU-2, L-83
BC-22

And on the 10-75
Sq-1
E-163
TL-85Fast
BC-23
R-5
E-159/SAT-5 
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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2012, 08:59:54 AM »
Definitely, without a doubt, positively no E158 on the 1st alarm unless there were many more boxes out at the time.

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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2012, 10:51:34 AM »
Sorry to cause strong feelings with my typo -  E 158 instead of E 168.   E 158 can stay on Harbor Rd and protect  Mariners Harbor.


This makes me remember the time when we moved to SI when I was a kid.  E 154 was in Tompkinsville, E 166 and E 168 did not exist.  Also E 165 was not formed.  A lot of areas of SI  were long runs for companies like E 163/L 83, E 164/L 84, E 159/L 81.  E 164/L 84 were the 1st or 2nd due companies from Tottenville to Arthur Kill/Richmond Ave (old Al Deppes) area and all of Eltingville.  Companies could have runs or 6 or 7 miles if they were not in quarters.  Not much traffic back then but no highways,  branches hanging over roads (guys were in open cabs, back steps or hanging on the running boards), a lot of unpaved roads, missing street signs and a million pot holes.  The water supply system was also undersized for a growing population and failed during major brush fires.

Also, no VN bridge until early 1960s.  Bklyn and Manhattan units had to take the ferries to relocate.
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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2012, 12:05:44 PM »
The First alarm assignment for box 3159   Victory Blvd & Shelley Ave is, IF ALL IN QTRS

154-166-168-158     86-83   87F

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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2012, 12:18:14 PM »
It seems Staten Island was the bad stepchild of NY and FDNY. Aggrevate some brass and you get to go to SI, am I right?
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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2012, 12:29:58 PM »
It seems Staten Island was the bad stepchild of NY and FDNY. Aggrevate some brass and you get to go to SI, am I right?

My dad told me about a FF who was in a midtown Manhattan company back in the late 40's or early 50's. This FF apparently pissed off some brass who had him transferred to S.I. The FF lived in the north Bronx, had no car, and used public transportation, which, since there was no VZ bridge required the use of the ferry and then additional public transportation on the S.I. side. Guys didn't do "24's" back then so this guy spent his life travelling. After about 6 months the FF bought a house in S.I. That solved his problems, so he thought. Whomever he had "irritated" found out about his move and had him transferred to the north Bronx. One could only imagine what caused this dislike by the brass for this guy.

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Re: 3/8/2012 Staten Island Box 3159 - Brush Fire - Fourth Alarm
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2012, 12:52:58 PM »
Must have been better off on the job than in someone's chief's wife's bed!! Just saying!! I grew up in Boston. live in Chicago, that was/is an pain in the ass of a commute.
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