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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #1260 on: October 15, 2019, 02:56:47 PM »
Division 2 was initially established in Lower Manhattan in 1869, moving to Mid Town in 1897.  It was moved to the Lower East Side/East Village in 1906, swapping areas with Division 1.  With the closure of five Lower Manhattan engine companies and Battalion 2, Division 2 was disbanded in 1948.  It was reorganized in 1951 when Battalion 2 was re-established but Division 2 was again disbanded in 1956 to become Division 6 when Battalion 3 moved to the Bronx.  Interestingly, Battalion 3 retained their numerical identity in the move but Division 2 became Division 6 in the Bronx.  Division 2 was re-established briefly from 1995 to 1997 in Midtown Manhattan.

Division 2   Organized       77 Canal St, Manhattan        1869   former volunteer station
Division 2   Relocated       165 W 29th St, Manhattan    1897   with Engine 1
Division 2   Relocated       115 W 33rd St, Manhattan    1902   with Ladder 24
Division 2   Renumbered   as Division 3                        1906   
Division 2   Reorganized   185 Lafayette St, Manhattan  1906   former station Division 1
Division 2   Relocated       155 Mercer St, Manhattan      1914   with Ladder 20
Division 2   Relocated       363 Broome St, Manhattan    1917   with Engine 55
Division 2   Relocated       243 Lafayette St, Manhattan  1917   with Engine 20
Division 2   Relocated       22 E 12th St, Manhattan       1930   with Engine 72
Division 2   Disbanded                                                1948   
Division 2   Reorganized    22 E 12th St, Manhattan      1951   with Engine 72
Division 2   Disbanded      to reorganize Division 6        1956   
Division 2   Reorganized   205 W 77th St, Manhattan    1995   with Ladder 25
Division 2   Disbanded                                                1995   
Division 2   Reorganized   205 W 77th St, Manhattan    1995   with Ladder 25
Division 2   Renumbered   as Division 3                        1997   
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #1261 on: October 15, 2019, 03:11:35 PM »
Division 2 was initially established in Lower Manhattan in 1869, moving to Mid Town in 1897.  It was moved to the Lower East Side/East Village in 1906, swapping areas with Division 1.  With the closure of five Lower Manhattan engine companies and Battalion 2, Division 2 was disbanded in 1948.  It was reorganized in 1951 when Battalion 2 was re-established but Division 2 was again disbanded in 1956 to become Division 6 when Battalion 3 moved to the Bronx.  Interestingly, Battalion 3 retained their numerical identity in the move but Division 2 became Division 6 in the Bronx.  Division 2 was re-established briefly from 1995 to 1997 in Midtown Manhattan.

Division 2   Organized       77 Canal St, Manhattan        1869   former volunteer station
Division 2   Relocated       165 W 29th St, Manhattan    1897   with Engine 1
Division 2   Relocated       115 W 33rd St, Manhattan    1902   with Ladder 24
Division 2   Renumbered   as Division 3                        1906   
Division 2   Reorganized   185 Lafayette St, Manhattan  1906   former station Division 1
Division 2   Relocated       155 Mercer St, Manhattan      1914   with Ladder 20
Division 2   Relocated       363 Broome St, Manhattan    1917   with Engine 55
Division 2   Relocated       243 Lafayette St, Manhattan  1917   with Engine 20
Division 2   Relocated       22 E 12th St, Manhattan       1930   with Engine 72
Division 2   Disbanded                                                1948   
Division 2   Reorganized    22 E 12th St, Manhattan      1951   with Engine 72
Division 2   Disbanded      to reorganize Division 6        1956   
Division 2   Reorganized   205 W 77th St, Manhattan    1995   with Ladder 25
Division 2   Disbanded                                                1995   
Division 2   Reorganized   205 W 77th St, Manhattan    1995   with Ladder 25
Division 2   Renumbered   as Division 3                        1997

Battalions assigned to Division 2

  Battalion 1     1869 - 1897
  Battalion 2     1869 - 1897
  Battalion 4     1869 - 1897
  Battalion 3     1907 - 1948, 1951 - 1956
  Battalion 5     1897 - 1948, 1951 - 1956
  Battalion 6     1897 - 1948, 1951 - 1956
  Battalion 7     1897 - 1906
  Battalion 8     1897 - 1906, 1995 - 1997
  Battalion 9     1995 - 1997
  Battalion 10   1995 - 1997
  Battalion 11   1995 - 1997
  Battalion 12   1995 - 1997
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #1262 on: November 10, 2019, 11:45:19 PM »
Battalion 59 was organized at two separate times to share workload with busy battalions in Queens

Battalion 59   Organized      111-36 Merrick Blvd, Queens           1970   at Engine 275, split of Battalion 50, 54
Battalion 59   Disbanded                                                         1975   

Battalion 59   Reorganized   78-11 67th Rd, Queens                  1984   at Engine 319, split of Battalion 46, 28
Battalion 59   Disbanded                                                         1989   

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #1263 on: November 10, 2019, 11:52:02 PM »
Battalion 59 was organized at two separate times to share workload with busy battalions in Queens

Battalion 59   Organized      111-36 Merrick Blvd, Queens           1970   at Engine 275, split of Battalion 50, 54
Battalion 59   Disbanded                                                         1975   

Battalion 59   Reorganized   78-11 67th Rd, Queens                  1984   at Engine 319, split of Battalion 46, 28
Battalion 59   Disbanded                                                         1989

Companies in Battalion 59

1970 - 1975   Battalion 59   E275   E302   E303                             L126   L155      
1984 - 1989   Battalion 59   E286   E291   E294   E305   E319         L135   L140   L143   L151

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #1264 on: November 11, 2019, 12:22:51 AM »
^^^ When BN*59 was disbanded while at 275 BN*51 was moved from 294/143 to 308 to be closer to the former BN*59 area which was closer to BN*50 & BN*54 to aid them .....in 1984 when 326/160 were opened in the new FH on Springfield Blvd & 64 Ave the 53 was moved there from 306 to pick up some of BN*54s boxes.....also in 1984 when BN*59 was re organized again at 319 the intent was to give relief to the workload of BN*46 & BN*28 however the location at 319 in between the 46 & the 28 only made them available in the slower response areas of both BNs & did little to help with the workload of either BN.....some studies have been done on BN response areas but it seems the conclusion ( & i agree) that just placing a new BN in an area or shifting 1 or 2 BNs around does not really help overall....even relocating all the QNs BNs is not the answer as there are interboro responses with BKLYN which would not be addressed...unless most every BN in BK & QNs were to be relocated to centrally located FHs there will never be equality not only in Response Areas but also not in Administrative areas.....there are several BNs & Administrative Company's that perform Building Inspection duties in their Administrative areas that are actually in their 3rd Alarm Response areas (taking them way out of the picture for a Run on the opposite end of their 1st Alarm Response Area.....126 was one that i worked in)....a glaring example is BN*51 Quartered w/308 on Lefferts Blvd bet 107 & 109 Aves & is the Administrative Chief for the large shopping Mall complex Metro Mall / Rentar Plaza on Metropolitan Ave just West of 69 St (next to christ the King HS) because it is in their LAD*135s Administrative area.....BN*51 would almost never respond even on a Multiple to a Fire at that location but has to go there for Inspections & from there might have to respond to 1st due Box at JFK Airport.....the Admin areas have been studied just as the Response areas but in the end you really would have to move every BN & that probably would never happen....placing a few newly organized BNs strategically would work but that probably will never happen either $$$. 
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