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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #75 on: February 06, 2018, 09:49:09 AM »
A long time ago, I had a cousin who worked many years in E 214 and transferred to E 315 where he worked until he retired.

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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 #76 on: February 06, 2018, 09:37:47 PM »
Question:  What FDNY ladder company "walked like an Egyptian" in 1986?


     

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2018, 09:44:44 PM »
Ladder 25!

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2018, 10:05:22 PM »
Question:  What FDNY ladder company "walked like an Egyptian" in 1986?


     

You got it, Reverend  -  Ladder 25.   






"Walk Like an Egyptian"  -  The Bangles  - #1 US Billboard 1987

     

     Ladder 25 members at 1:46 in video
     

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


Song facts:

Songwriter Liam Sternberg wrote this. He got the idea when he was on a ferry boat, and saw people struggling to keep their balance. The way they held out their arms and jerked around made it look like they were doing Egyptian movements, and if the boat moved suddenly, they would all topple over.
This was the biggest hit for the Bangles, but they considered it one of their least favorite songs, as their rock pedigree was compromised by a goofy song they had nothing to do with composing. Most Bangles songs were written by at least one member of the group, with the notable exception of "Manic Monday," which was written by Prince.
All members except drummer Debbi Peterson sang a verse. Peterson was originally supposed to sing the whole thing, but producer David Kahne had each member audition the lyrics to determine who would sing what verse.
This was offered to Toni Basil, but she turned it down. The Bangles needed one more song to complete their album, so they took it.
The difficult recording process caused a lot of tension within the band. These tensions would eventually break them up.
In the US, this was the #1 song of 1987 according to Billboard's year end chart.
The video for this song made the band superstars, as it aired in heavy rotation on MTV. The Bangles became darlings of the network, but early on they weren't sold on the medium. Here are some quotes from 1985 where they kvetch:
Debbi Peterson: "When you listen to a record you can imagine what they look like and what they were doing when they recorded, but when you see the video it ruins it for you."

Susanna Hoffs: "I wish they could be more like movies, I wish they could somehow fulfill you, bring you through an experience."  -  http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=595
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2018, 10:15:32 PM »
NYC EMS (pre-FDNY) members unit also "walked like an Egyptian" later in video:


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« Reply #80 on: February 07, 2018, 11:04:19 AM »
A couple of members of Engine 8 had a cameo in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun."

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #81 on: February 07, 2018, 12:31:34 PM »
A couple of members of Engine 8 had a cameo in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun."

Engine 8 - "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"  1983

     

     

     

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     3.51 into video


Engine 8:

     

     

     

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #82 on: February 09, 2018, 11:21:59 PM »
Engine 8/Ladder 2/Battalion 8 Firehouse  165 E 51st Street  Midtown East, Manhattan  3rd Division, 8th Battalion “Midtown Highrise”

     Engine 8 organized 128 E 50th Street former firehouse Relief Hose 51                         1865
     Engine 8 new firehouse 165 E 51st Street                                                                  1869
     Engine 8 moved 126 E 50th Street at Ladder 2                                                           1944
     Engine 8 returned 165 E 51st Street w/Ladder 2                                                        1945
     Engine 8 moved 157 E 67th Street at Engine 39                                                         1957
     Engine 8 moved 213 E 50th Street w/Ladder 2                                                           1960
     Engine 8 new firehouse 165 E 51st Street w/ Ladder 2                                                1961
     Engine 8 moved 157 E 67th Street at Engine 39                                                         2006
     Engine 8 returned 165 E 51 Street w/Ladder 2                                                           2006
 
     Ladder 2 organized 126 E 50th St former firehouse Liberty Hook and Ladder 16           1865
     Ladder 2 moved 129 E 52nd Street                                                                          1912
     Ladder 2 moved 165 E 51st Street at Engine 8                                                          1912
     Ladder 2 moved 159 E 67th Street former firehouse Ladder 16                                   1912
     Ladder 2 new firehouse 126 E 50th Street                                                                 1913
     Ladder 2 moved 165 E 51st Street w/ Engine 8                                                         1945
     Ladder 2 moved 238 E 40th Street at Engine 21                                                        1957
     Ladder 2 moved 213 E 50th Street at Engine 8                                                          1960
     Ladder 2 new firehouse 165 E 51st Street w/Engine 8                                                1961
     Ladder 2 moved 238 E 40th Street at Engine 21                                                        2005
     Ladder 2 returned 165 E 51st Street w/Engine 8                                                        2006

     Ladder 2-2 organized 126 E 50th Street at Ladder 2                                                  1913
     Ladder 2-2 disbanded                                                                                             1939

     Battalion 8 organized 160 E 33rd Street “Alone”                                                        1869
     Battalion 8 moved 217 E 28th Street at Ladder 7                                                      1877
     Battalion 8 moved 160 E 33rd Street “Alone”                                                            1900
     Battalion 8 moved 248 W 48th Street former firehouse Battalion 9                             1903
     Battalion 8 moved 160 E 33rd Street “Alone”                                                            1904
     Battalion 8 moved 126 E 50th Street at Ladder 2                                                      1909
     Battalion 8 moved 129 E 52nd Street  w/Ladder 2                                                     1912
     Battalion 8 new firehouse w/Ladder 16 126 E 50th Street w/Ladder 16                       1912
     Battalion 8 moved 165 E 51st Street w/Engine 8                                                      1945
     Battalion 8 moved 33 W 43rd Street at Engine 65                                                    1957
     Battalion 8 moved 213 E 50th Street w/Engine 8                                                     1960
     Battalion 8 new firehouse 165 E 51st Street w/Engine 8                                           1961
     Battalion 8 moved 157 E 67th Street at Engine 39                                                   2005
     Battalion 8 returned 165 E 51st Street w/Engine 8                                                   2006

     Assistant Chief of Department                                                                                1961


Pre-FDNY volunteer companies:

     Engine 8 organized in Relief Hose No 51 former firehouse in 1865:

          "Relief Hose No 51 - Foreman, Stephen L. McCoy. Located 106 East Fiftieth street; performs duty in the first and second districts. House in ordinary condition; have applied for a new house; petition granted; carriage in good condition; built in 18Î4, by Charles E. Hartsborn; present number of men, 23; 700 feet of hose, in bad condition, and 300 feet good ; hose tender, in good condition.”  -  from Hose Companies of New York City 41-61 1865 Valentine's Manual of the City of New York 1865

     Ladder 2 organized in Liberty Hook and Ladder 16 former firehouse in 1865:

         



Engine 8 original roster – 1865:
 
     Foreman John Van Tassell; Asst Foreman William Frost; Engineer Hiram S. Williams; Stoker George Jarvis; Driver Albert Homer; Fireman John Pye; Fireman John H. Grooves; Fireman Thomas Harrison; Fireman Charles H. Smith; Fireman John I. Egan; Fireman George W. Bell   

Ladder 2 original roster - 1865:

     Foreman Andrew J. Brady; Asst Foreman John Rourke; Driver Ernest Keyser; Fireman Henry Holdsworth; Fireman Edward Story; Fireman Robert Amos; Fireman Roger B. Hamblett; Fireman Edward S. Smith; Fireman Minthorne B. Tompkins; Fireman Thomas Hutchingson; Fireman Samuel Hunt; Fireman Philip Ramee



Engine 8 - 165 E 51st Street firehouse - built 1852:

     


Ladder 2 - 126 E 50th Street firehouse - built 1861:

     


Engine 8 - 165 E 51st Street firehouse - built 1869:

     

     Engine 8 located next to NYPD 17th Precinct


Ladder 2 - 126 E 50th Street firehouse - built 1913:

     

     

     


Engine 8/Ladder 2 - 165 E 51st Street firehouse - built 1961:

     

     

     

     

     

     
 
     

   
Engine 8:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


Ladder 2:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


Engine 8/Ladder 2:

     

     

     

     


Battalion 8:

     


Engine 8/Ladder 2/Battalion 8:

     

     

     

     


Engine 8/Ladder 2/Battalion 8 members:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


Engine 8/Ladder 2 FDNY Medals:

     JAMES LEVINS FF. LAD. 2 OCT. 9, 1880 JAMES GORDON BENNETT

          FF Levins responded to a fire with Ladder 2 on October 9, 1880, at 99 Park Avenue.  FF Levins climbed to the roof and jumped 12 feet to rescue an unconscious woman, Bridget Murray, who was trapped on the top floor. 

     JAMES MONAGHAN FF. LAD. 2 JAN. 2, 1900 TREVOR-WARREN

     THOMAS F. FREEL CAPT. ENG. 8 1901 STEPHENSON

     WILLIAM B SYTHES FF. LAD. 2 APR. 17, 1908 STRONG

     JOHN B. HOWE BATT. CHIEF BAT. 8 MAY 10, 1908 DEPARTMENT

         

          “On May 10, 1908, he responded to a fire at 214 East 65th St. While companies were attacking the fire, two men became visible through the smoke trapped at a fourth-floor window. A ladder was quickly raised, but proved too short. Seeing one of the men climb out and dangle from the windowsill, Howe sprang into action. He dashed to the top rung of a ladder, grabbed the man by the legs and lifted him above his head, then lowered him down to firemen on the ladder below him. Still on the topmost rung, he repeated this feat of strength and balance with the second man. For his actions Howe was awarded a department medal.” – Firehouse 
           http://www.firehouse.com/article/11213191/rekindles-hall-of-flame

     JAMES SHERLOCK CAPT. LAD. 2 JAN. 6, 1916 CRIMMINS

     JAMES  J. WALSH FF. LAD. 2 APR. 9, 1920 CRIMMINS

     RICHARD RYNN FF. LAD. 2 NOV. 16, 1925 TREVOR-WARREN

     WILLIAM M. FEELY FF. LAD. 2 MAR. 13, 1934 CRIMMINS

     JOHN CORCORAN FF. LAD. 2 JAN. 24, 1936 HUGH BONNER

     JOHN COLGAN FF. LAD. 2 APR. 17, 1942 JAMES GORDON BENNETT

     WALTER J. MANN FF. LAD. 2 DEC. 21, 1945 TODD

     JAMES P. REILLY FF. LAD. 2 DEC. 21, 1945 PRENTICE

     JAMES P. POWDERLY FF. LAD. 2 FEB. 16, 1945 MC ELLIGOTT

         

     WILLIAM H. CARNEY FF. LAD. 2 JAN. 15, 1948 FDR

     BERNARD J. CANNON LT. ENG. 8 MAR. 6, 1949 MC ELLIGOTT

     ROBERT A. WEINER FF. LAD. 2 DEC. 25, 1951 KENNY

     CHARLES J. BOLL FF. LAD. 2 JAN. 9, 1953 BROOKMAN

          LODD May 20, 1959

     WALTER J. MANN FF. LAD. 2 APR. 8, 1954 DOUGHERTY

     CHARLES J. BOLL FF. LAD. 2 APR. 8, 1954 DELEHANTY

          LODD May 20, 1959

     GILBERT W. O'NEILL FF. LAD. 2 AUG. 29, 1955 JOHNSTON

     LAWRENCE J. SCHMEELK FF. LAD. 2 DEC. 13, 1955 DELEHANTY

     MALACHY COX FF. LAD. 2 AUG. 29, 1955 CONRAN

         

          “Malachy Cox, left, and Gilbert O’Neill rescued Eugenie Ward of Chicago from her burning room at the Madison Hotel on 58th Street. While the two men were making their dramatic rescue, Otto H. Knocenhauer, deputy fire chief in command of the Fire Department’s Third Division, was overcome by smoke in a vain attempt to reach Mrs. Ward’s locked room.” – “History by Hashegan”

     RONALD P. KERLEY FF. LAD. 2 JUL. 21, 1963 DELEHANTY
     
         

     FRED WEIS FF. LAD. 2 AUG. 29, 1963 PULASKI

         

     JOHN T. MC ELLIGOTT LT. ENG. 8 NOV. 10, 1966 MC ELLIGOTT

     ALBERT SOTO FF. LAD. 2 DEC. 4, 1970 KRIDEL

     DANIEL A. NASTRO LT. LAD. 2 DEC. 4, 1970 WAGNER

     MAX SIEGEL FF. LAD. 2 DEC. 4, 1970 KANE

     DENNIS J. ANDERSON FF. LAD. 2 AUG. 30, 1984 PULASKI
         
         

     RAYMOND J. HINE FF. LAD. 2 OCT. 29, 1984 PRENTICE

         

     JOSEPH C. CAVANAGH FF. LAD. 2 AUG. 8, 1995 COMPANY OFFICERS

     EUGENE W. MAGUIRE FF. LAD. 2 NOV. 14, 1995 PIPES & DRUMS

     WILLIAM J. KUHENS FF. LAD. 2 AUG. 8, 1995 DE FRANCO

     JOHN F. LOVETT FF. LAD. 2 E-21 OCT. 27, 1996 DE FRANCO

         


Engine 8/Ladder 2/Battalion 8 LODDs:

     FIREFIGHTER GEORGE BELL ENGINE 8 NOVEMBER 8, 1865

          He died as a result of inhaling gas fumes at a fire on October 29th.

     FIREFIGHTER HENRY C. MOUNT ENGINE 8 DECEMBER 9, 1879

          Died December 9, 1879 due to fatal injuries received in November at an 8th Avenue stables fire.  His family survived by collections made by fire department supporters.   

     FIREFIGHTER JOHN ENNIS ENGINE 8 AUGUST 30, 1885

     CAPTAIN JOHN J. GRADY LADDER 2 March 24, 1900

          CAPT John J. Grady - Ladder 2
          FF Peter F. Bowen - Engine 21
          FF William J. Smith - Engine 21

          While operating at a 3-alarm fire, they drowned when they were pitched into 8 feet of water in the cellar of the building when it collapsed. Several other F/Fs were injured when they fell into the water while trying to rescue the trapped men.

         

     FIREFIGHTER JOHN GEARY LADDER 2 February 21, 1901

          Killed in collision with streetcar when responding.

         

     BATTALION CHIEF WILLIAM J. DUFFY BATTALION 8 May 5, 1913

     FIREFIGHTER CHARLES B. FRANSSEN ENGINE 8 May 24, 1919

         

     FIREFIGHTER JOHN J. DONOHUE  LADDER 2 April 3, 1928

         

          Killed in collision with trolley returning from fire.

     LIEUTENANT CHRISTOPHER J. PLUNKETT ENGINE 8 September 3, 1938

         

          He died as a result of injuries sustained on August 31st, when he fell down an elevator shaft while working at a single-alarm fire.

     FIREFIGHTER JAMES P. REILLY LADDER 2 November 14, 1956

     FIREFIGHTER CHARLES J. BOLL LADDER 2 May 20, 1959

     FIREFIGHTER ROBERT PARRO ENGINE 8 September 11, 2001

         

          http://www.legacy.com/sept11/story.aspx?personid=151798

     FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL CLARKE LADDER 2 September 11, 2001

         

          http://www.silive.com/september-11/index.ssf/2010/09/michael_clarke_27_firefighter.html

     FIREFIGHTER GEORGE DIPASQUALE LADDER 2 September 11, 2001

         

         

         

          http://www.silive.com/september-11/index.ssf/2010/09/george_dipasquale_33_fireman_n.html

     FIREFIGHTER DENIS GERMAIN LADDER 2 September 11, 2001

         

         

          http://www.legacy.com/Sept11/Story.aspx?PersonID=146296&location=2
 
     FIREFIGHTER DANIEL HARLIN LADDER 2 September 11, 2001

         

         

         

          http://www.legacy.com/sept11/butlereagle/Story.aspx?PersonID=146352&location=2

     CAPTAIN FREDERICK ILL LADDER 2 September 11, 2001

         

         

         

          http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?pid=148866427

     FIREFIGHTER CARL MOLINARO LADDER 2 September 11, 2001

         

         

          http://www.silive.com/september-11/index.ssf/2010/09/carl_molinaro_32_firefighter_f.html

          http://www.legacy.com/sept11/story.aspx?personid=146369

     FIREFIGHTER DENNIS MULLIGAN LADDER 2 September 11, 2001
         
         

         

         

          http://www.legacy.com/sept11/story.aspx?personid=147174

     FIREFIGHTER THOMAS MCCANN BATTALION 8 September 11, 2001

         

         

          http://www.is125q.org/thomas-j-mccann-remembered.html

     BATTALION CHIEF THOMAS DEANGELIS BATTALION 8 September 11, 2001

         

         

         

          http://www.legacy.com/sept11/humble/story.aspx?personid=127872

          http://livingmemorial.voicesofseptember11.org/nytpog/37975


     


     RIP.  Never forget.



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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2018, 12:21:10 AM »
Engine 8/Ladder 2/Battalion 8 located next to NYPD 17th Precinct:

     

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« Reply #84 on: February 10, 2018, 04:26:25 AM »
This Rig was the Pride & Joy & meticulously worked on & maintained in showroom condition by a well known Chauffer back then who is also the Father of a frequent Poster on here... https://postimg.cc/image/b0ht7vc45/

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« Reply #85 on: February 10, 2018, 04:28:44 AM »
There was also a "quonset hut" type FH temporarily used for a period. 

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« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2018, 05:17:09 AM »
This Rig was the Pride & Joy & meticulously worked on & maintained in showroom condition by a well known Chauffer back then who is also the Father of a frequent Poster on here... https://postimg.cc/image/b0ht7vc45/
Possibly E.M.?

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« Reply #87 on: February 10, 2018, 09:44:38 AM »
When Engine 8/Ladder 2/Battalion 8 new firehouse went into service in 1961, the Assistant Chief of Department also was located at the new firehouse.  He had an office on the 2nd floor and his car was pafrked on the apparatus floor.

     

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« Reply #88 on: February 10, 2018, 09:55:50 AM »
Engine 8/Ladder 2 had apparatus blessed after moving into new quarters.  Engine 8 had a 1958 Mack 750 GPM pumper.  Ladder 2 had a 1960 American LaFrance 100 foot tiller.
 
     

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« Reply #89 on: February 10, 2018, 11:24:10 AM »
Great house with great companies of men.  I used to hang out there when I worked for First National City Bank (now Citibank) at 399 Park Avenue between 53rd and 54th.  A friend, Walter Wagner, transferred to L 2 from L 147 in Flatbush and I would visit him.

 

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