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« Reply #1110 on: May 29, 2019, 11:50:25 PM »
Ladder 102 (continued)


Ladder 102 FDNY spelling champion - 1937:

     

     


Ladder 102 members - approximately 1960:

     

          From left to right the members in the L-102 picture are:

          Bn 34 chief's aide Bill Blenck, Herbie O'Brien, Connie Metzger, Jerry Lambert, Ed Nowack, Lt. Frank Florio, Jim Coward, And Bn 34 BC Felix Kiffer. This picture was taken around 1960. These men were identified by retired DC Thomas Cotter who was the captain of L-102 in 1960. He also supplied the following information:

               Herbie O'Brien transfered to L-102 from L-119; was promoted to Lt. in 1968 and spent 20 years in that rank in E-35 in Harlem before retiring.

               Connie Metzger was originally assigned to L-1 before transfering to L-102. He retired from L-102 in the late 1980's.

               Jerry Lambert spent his entire carreer in L-102, retiring around 1985.

               Lt. Frank Florio was promoted to Captain shortly after this picture was taken and was assigned to L-111.

               BC Felix Kiffer was the Captain of E-214 before being promoted to chief.

               Jim Coward received a Class 1 award for rescuing a man from the top floor rear of a brownstone. With 2 other firefighters holding down Jim's legs onto the roof he hung down backwards over the edge of the roof and lifted the victim out of the top floor window and up to the roof.

               Tom Cotter joined the Dept in 1946. He was a FF in L-105 & L-111, Lt. in L-108, Capt of L-102 from 1955 to 1962, BC in Safety for 8 years and Bn 9 for 3 years, DC in D-11 & retired from D-10 with 30 years in the Job.

                    - Researched by the Captain of Ladder 103, Jack Mooney
 
                    - From https://nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_102.html


Ladder 102 - Outstanding Apparatus - Welfare Island - 1961:

     
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« Reply #1111 on: May 29, 2019, 11:54:33 PM »
Ladder 102 (continued)


Ladder 102 jobs:

     1904 rescue:

         

     1909 rescue:

         

     1922 3rd alarm Williamsburg:

         

         

     1960 Box 75-694:

         

     1961 Box 75-688:

         

     1961 Box 75-658:

         

     1967 Box 75-694:

         


     1975 Box 75-690:

         

     1976 Box 75-677:

         

     1970s:

         

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« Reply #1112 on: May 29, 2019, 11:56:40 PM »
Ladder 102 (continued)


Ladder 102/Battalion 34 medals:

     JOSEPH P. HUGHES FF. LAD. 102 MAY 8, 1938 1939 MC ELLIGOTT

         

     EDWARD C. BRANDI FF. LAD. 102 APR. 30, 1939 1940 LA GUARDIA

     HALFDAN P. HENRIKSEN LT. LAD. 102 AUG. 29, 1950 1951 COMMERCE

         

     EDWARD A. KNAPP FF. LAD. 102 AUG. 29, 1950 1951 KENNY

         

     JAMES I. COWARD FF. LAD. 102 APR. 20, 1954 1955 KENNY

         

          Jim Coward received a Class 1 award for rescuing a man from the top floor rear of a brownstone. With 2 other firefighters holding down Jim's legs onto the roof he hung down backwards over the edge of the roof and lifted the victim out of the top floor window and up to the roof.

     JAMES A. MESSBAUER FF. LAD. 102 APR. 8, 1955 1956 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

     JAMES I. COWARD FF. LAD. 102 JUN. 4, 1968 1969 PULASKI

     STEVEN C. DE ROSA FF. LAD. 102 DEC. 31, 1971 1972 JAMES GORDON BENNETT

         

          Ny Times  "31 Firemen in City Are Given Medals for Heroism" By Max H. Seigel June 8, 1972

          The Fire Department's highest award, given previously to Lieutenant Hamilton, went this year to Fireman First Grade Stephen C. DeRosa of Ladder Company 102. Mr. DeRosa received the James Gordon Bennett Medal for heroism in a fire that swept through a four‐story apartment house at 103 Sanford Street, Brooklyn, last New Year's Eve.

          Flames were sweeping the rear three rooms of a railroad flat on the first floor and access through a door or the fire escape was blocked. Fireman DeRosa climbed an aerial ladder and entered through a window. He had to crawl along the floor through heavy smoke and intense heat in his search for the occupants. He brought out a man and a three‐year‐old child, both unconscious. He received second‐degree burns of his thighs.

     ROBERT J. BABSTOCK FF. LAD. 102 DEC. 18, 1972 1973 KANE

         

     JULIAN R. TAVALARO FF. LAD. 102 MAR. 2, 1975 1976 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

         

     THOMAS J. REICHEL FF. LAD. 102 APR. 4, 1976 1977 CONRAN

         

     JOHN W. BOYLE FF. LAD. 102 DEC. 21, 1978 1979 HOLY NAME

     GERALD A. BARBARA LT. LAD. 102 AUG. 16, 1980 1981 PULASKI

         

          LODD September 11, 2001 World Trade Center

               

               https://www.silive.com/september-11/2010/09/gerard_barbara_53_fdny_chief_w.html

     DENNIS A. CROSS LT. LAD. 102 OCT. 11, 1981 1982 KANE

         

               LODD September 11, 2001 World Trade Center

               

               http://www.legacy.com/sept11/ncenterprise-info/story.aspx?personid=96899

     WILLIAM A. MUDRY FF. LAD. 102 FEB. 26, 1982 1983 PRENTICE

         

     JOHN F. DOUGHERTY LT. LAD. 102 MAY 25, 1983 1984 UFOA

         

     THOMAS J. MARX FF. LAD. 102 MAY 25, 1983 1984 HISPANIC

         

     JOHN T. MOONEY FF. LAD. 102 DEC. 5, 1983 1984 HOLY NAME

         

     GEORGE S. BELNAVIS FF. LAD. 102 JUN. 14, 1985 1986 COMPANY OFFICERS

         

     KEVIN P. MC NALLY LT. BAT. 34 L-102  JUN. 14, 1985 1986 PIPES & DRUMS

         

     PETER HASSLER FF. LAD. 102 MAY 26, 1987 1988 GOLDMAN

         

          Brooklyn Box 693 251 Hart Street 0021 Hrs - Aerial ladder rescue of 2 year old child           

     JOSEPH H. DIRKS LT. LAD. 102 FEB. 27, 1989 1990 MC ELLIGOTT

         

     PATRICK J. BRADY FF. LAD. 102 JUL. 13, 1994 1995 LAUFER

         

     STEVEN CALZOLANO FF. LAD. 102 JUN. 2, 1995 1996 BRUMMER

         

     JOSEPH V. ADOLPHINI FF. LAD. 102 OCT. 29, 2012 2013 DOUGHERTY

         

         

         

     RICHARD J. MARSHALL BAT. CHIEF BAT. 34 OCT. 13, 1917 1918 STRONG

         

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« Reply #1113 on: May 29, 2019, 11:58:45 PM »
Ladder 102 (continued)


Ladder 102 LODDs:

     FIREFIGHTER HUGH FOX LADDER 102 NOVEMBER 23, 1896

         

         

     FIREFIGHTER BENJAMIN H. FAY LADDER 102 November 2, 1918

          US Army  106th Infantry  27th Division  World War I  France 

          Died from disease

         

         

         

         

     FIREFIGHTER WILLIAM F. SELLINGER LADDER 102 SEPTEMBER 18, 1921

          While climbing the stairs in the quarters of Ladder 102, Fireman William F. Sellinger fell backwards fracturing his skull. He died two days later in Kings County Hospital. He was a member of Ladder 102 for the past two and one half years and was a veteran of World War I. He was survived by his parents, three brothers and two sisters. (From "The Last Alarm")

         

         


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« Reply #1114 on: May 29, 2019, 11:59:36 PM »
Ladder 102 (continued)


Bedford-Stuyvesant:

     

     

     Bedford-Stuyvesant - This hybrid name comes from the time when the town of Bedford merged with Stuyvesant Heights. Stuyvesant Heights was named for Peter Stuyvesant, the last governor of the Dutch-controlled New Netherlands colony before it was given to British rule in 1664

     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford–Stuyvesant,_Brooklyn

     https://www.brownstonedetectives.com/the-day-bed-stuy-was-born/








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« Reply #1115 on: May 30, 2019, 12:27:25 AM »
Recent Bed-Stuy Fires -


3-5-18 Brooklyn 3rd Alarm Box 883:

     


June 2018 2nd Alarm:

     


February 2019 5th Alarm Box 779:

     
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« Reply #1116 on: May 30, 2019, 05:56:29 PM »
     District Engineer 4 BFD organized 160 Carlton Avenue at Engine 10 BFD                    1869
     District Engineer 4 BFD moved 159 Taffee Place at Engine 9 BFD                               1895
     District Engineer 4 BFD moved 894 Bedford Avenue at Ladder 2 BFD                         1896
     District Engineer 4 BFD became Battalion 4 FDNY                                                    1898
     Battalion 4 became Battalion 24                                                                             1898
     Battalion 24 disbanded (became Battalion 34)                                                         1906

     District Engineer 14 BFD organized 1772 Pitkin Avenue former volunteer firehouse      1897
     District Engineer 14 BFD became Battalion 14 FDNY                                                  1898
     Battalion 14 became Battalion 34                                                                            1898
     Battalion 34 new firehouse 107 Pitkin Avenue w/Engine 131                                      1905
     Battalion 34 became Battalion 44                                                                            1906     
     Battalion 34 reorganized 894 Bedford Avenue at Ladder 52                                       1906
     Battalion 34 moved to 159 Taaffe Place at Engine 209                                               1946
     Battalion 34 moved to 894 Bedford Avenue at Ladder 102                                         1950
     Battalion 34 moved to new firehouse w/Engine 209 and Ladder 102                           1966
     Battalion 34 disbanded                                                                                           1989

     Notes:
          - April 15, 1906 the 34th Battalion became the 44th Battalion at 107 Watkins Street Engine 131
          - April 15, 1906 the 24th Battalion became the 34th Battalion at 894 Bedford Avenue Ladder 52   

Brooklyn Fire Department
1869 - 1872   District Engineer 4   E9   E10                                               L2                  
1872 - 1876   District Engineer 4   E9   E10   E14                                       L2                  
1876 - 1877   District Engineer 4   E9   E10   E14   E17                               L2                  
1877 - 1880   District Engineer 4   E9   E10   E14   E17   E18                      L2                  
1880 - 1883   District Engineer 4   E9   E10   E14   E17   E18   E19              L2   
1883 - 1885   District Engineer 4   E9   E10   E14   E17   E18                      L2                  
1885 - 1889   District Engineer 4   E9   E10                                               L2   L5               
1889 - 1892   District Engineer 4   E9   E10   E19   E30                               L2   L5   
1892 - 1895   District Engineer 4   E9   E10   E30                                       L2   
1895 - 1897   District Engineer 4   E9   E10   E30                                       L2                         WT1         
1897 - 1898   District Engineer 4   E9   E10   E30   E51                               L2                                  
   
Renumbered as FDNY Battalion 24

1898 - 1900   Battalion 24   E9      E10     E30     E51                                    L2   
1900 - 1901   Battalion 24   E109   E110   E130   E151                                  L52   
1901 - 1906   Battalion 24   E109   E110   E130   E151                                  L52   L69
         
Renumbered as Battalion 34   
                                             
1906 - 1907   Battalion 34   E109   E110   E151                                              L52   L69            
1907 - 1909   Battalion 34   E109   E110   E151   E151-2                                 L52   L69            
1909 - 1913   Battalion 34   E109   E117   E151   E151-2                                 L52   L69            
1913 - 1915   Battalion 34   E209   E217   E251   E251-2                                 L102   L119            
1915 - 1918   Battalion 34   E209   E210   E217   E251   E251-2                       L102   L119            
1918 - 1925   Battalion 34   E209   E210   E217   E230   E251                          L102   L119            
1925 - 1930   Battalion 34   E209   E210   E217   E230   E251                          L102   L119                R2   
1930 - 1937   Battalion 34   E209   E210   E217   E230   E251                          L102   L119            
1937 - 1941   Battalion 34   E209   E210   E217   E230   (E251)                        L102   L119            
1941 - 1948   Battalion 34   E209   E210   E211   E217   E230   E251                L102   L119            
1948 - 1951   Battalion 34   E209   E210   E211   E217   E230                          L102   L119      WT6   R2   
1951 - 1955   Battalion 34   E209   E210   E211   E230   E235                          L102   L119      WT6   R2   
1955 - 1957   Battalion 34   E209   E210   E211   E230   E235                          L102   L119      WT6   R2   S3
1957 - 1965   Battalion 34   E209   E210   E211   E230   E235                          L102   L119                R2   S3
1965 - 1968   Battalion 34   E209   E211   E217   E230   E235                          L102   L119                       S3   
1968 - 1969   Battalion 34   E209   E211   E217   E217-2   E230   E235            L102   L119                       S3   

Split with new Battalion 57

1969 - 1972   Battalion 34   E209   E211   E230                                              L102   L119      TCU731     S3   
1972 - 1975   Battalion 34   E209   E211   E230                                              L102   L119                      S3   
1975 - 1976   Battalion 34   E209   E211   E221                                              L102   L104   L119   U1     S3   
1976 - 1979   Battalion 34   E209   E211   E221                                              L102   L104   L119   U1      
1979 - 1989   Battalion 34   E209   E211   E221                                              L102   L104   L119               
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« Reply #1117 on: June 02, 2019, 11:37:39 AM »
Engine 274 firehouse 41-20 Murray Street, Flushing, Queens  Division 14, Battalion 52 "Orient Express" "Murray Hill Hose Company"

     Engine 174 organized Madison Avenue former volunteer firehouse                                  1908
     Engine 174 became Engine 274                                                                                   1913
     Engine 274 moved 335 Madison Avenue                                                                       1913
     Engine 274 firehouse moved 41-20 Murray Street                                                         1913
     Engine 274 moved 40-18 Union Street at Engine 273                                                    1938
     Engine 274 new firehouse 41-20 Murray Street                                                             1940

     Division 16 organized 41-20 Murray Street at Engine 274                                              1965
     Division 16 disbanded                                                                                                 1975

     Battalion 52 organized 135-16 38th Avenue w/Engine 172                                             1908
     Battalion 52 moved 14-09 149th Street at Engine 295                                                   1927
     Battalion 52 new firehouse 135-16 38th Avenue w/Engine 272                                       1928
     Battalion 52 moved 40-18 Union Street at Engine 273                                                   1974
     Battalion 52 moved 41-20 Murray Street at Engine 274                                                  1976

     Hazardous Material Technician Unit Queens organized 41-20 Murray Street at Engine 274  2004


Pre-FDNY:

     Volunteer Murray Hill Hose Company #4 was organized in 1894 as a company in the Flushing Fire Department.  It  was in the located on Madison Street (41st Avenue at 150th Street). Engine 174, FDNY, was organized on December 1, 1908 in the Madison Street firehouse. The firehouse was moved to 41-20 Murray Street in 1913.

     Murray Hill Hose Company 4 firehouse:

         

     Flushing Fire Department - 1908:

         


Engine 174 Madison Street firehouse - 1908:

     

     


Engine 274 Madison Street firehouse – 1920s:

     

     

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Engine 274 (continued)


Engine 274 41-20 Murray Street firehouse dedication 1939:

     

     


Engine 274 41-20 Murray Street firehouse:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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Engine 274 (continued)


Engine 274:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


Hazardous Material Unit 274:

     

     


Battalion 52:

     

     

     

     


Engine 274:

     

     
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« Reply #1120 on: June 02, 2019, 11:39:57 AM »
Engine 274 (continued)


Engine 274:

     

     

        



Hazardous Material Unit 274:

     

     

     


Battalion 52:

     

     

     

     

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« Reply #1121 on: June 02, 2019, 11:40:44 AM »
Engine 274 (continued)


Engine 274 firehouse robbed 1936:

     


Engine 274 medal:

     FRANCIS R. SHANAGAN LT. ENG. 274 APR. 18, 1995 1996 AMERICAN LEGION

         


Engine 274 LODD:

     FIREFIGHTER BERNARD J. REILLY ENGINE 274 February 25, 1928

               

          FF Reilly 20 year medal:

               


Battalion 52 LODD:

     FIREFIGHTER THOMAS F. MAHER BATTALION 52 September 3, 1956

         

         Thomas F. Maher was a Fireman assigned to Battalion 52 as the Aide to Chief Mullin. He transferred from the 49th Battalion on June 17, 1953. He entered the Department on November 24, 1930 and was assigned to Ladder 115. He died on September 3, 1956 and it was determined to be in the line of duty on March 14, 1957 by the Board of Trustees of the Fire Department Pension Fund.


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« Reply #1122 on: June 02, 2019, 11:41:16 AM »
Engine 274 (continued)


North Flushing (Murray Hill):

     


Flushing:

     On October 10, 1645, Flushing was established on the eastern bank of Flushing Creek under charter of the Dutch West India Company and was part of the New Netherland colony. The settlement was named after the city of Vlissingen, in the southwestern Netherlands, the main port of the company.

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« Reply #1123 on: June 02, 2019, 12:25:43 PM »
In the mid-60's when the 52 was still quartered with 272, the Battalion Chiefs were;
Joseph Weinhoffer
Louis Timmerman (Bn. Commander)
Thomas McEnery
XXX O'Hara    (Cannot remember his first name)

The short lived 16th Division, for it's duration, was quartered with 274 in the mid-60's.

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #1124 on: June 02, 2019, 12:50:04 PM »
In the mid-60's when the 52 was still quartered with 272, the Battalion Chiefs were;
Joseph Weinhoffer
Louis Timmerman (Bn. Commander)
Thomas McEnery
XXX O'Hara    (Cannot remember his first name)

The short lived 16th Division, for it's duration, was quartered with 274 in the mid-60's.

Thanks MM - made 16th Division addition.

 

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