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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #165 on: April 04, 2018, 03:08:36 PM »
April 4, 1968 - Engine 234 - 1472 Bergen Street - FDNY Command Post

     - Following death of Dr King (note "5-5-5-5" at housewatch under clock) FDNY command post established at Engine 234 for increased fire activity

 







"New York experienced spasms of looting and arson in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
The perpetrators smashed windows and stole goods from several grocery, liquor and clothing stores in the early morning hours of April 5.

Times Square also saw an outburst of violence, and minor looting hit Columbus Circle.  In all, some 120 people were arrested in the mayhem. But there was no large-scale riot, no bloody confrontations with police, no raging infernos devouring whole blocks."

     - NY Daily News 


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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 #166 on: April 04, 2018, 05:22:16 PM »
Regarding the above post, those of us who were around 50 years ago, knew there would be trouble. And it happened in many cities across America.

I also would like to mention here, although he didn't say it, I believe the top photo in the above reply is "macks" father.

His father also played a large part in writing and setting up the procedures for companies assigned to various firehouses throughout the city during periods of civil unrest. Companies to respond together as Tactical Control Teams. I don't recall it's title but I believe it was "All Units Circular 138" (?), which contained many pages. 

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« Reply #167 on: April 04, 2018, 07:13:31 PM »
It is All Units Circular that outlines the Emergency Command Procedures for civil unrest & or other large gatherings...it is still used today.....each team consisted of a BC...a LAD...two ENGs & PD.....the team responds together & for larger Fires more teams respond,

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« Reply #168 on: April 04, 2018, 07:17:22 PM »
In the third photo down in the background you can see the old racks on the wall that held extra lengths of Hose in a FH that did not have a hose tower......these racks in 234s old qtrs remained on the wall until we (R*2) moved there in 1985.

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #169 on: April 05, 2018, 05:54:54 PM »
More photos from Eng. 234 during that week








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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #170 on: April 14, 2018, 12:42:22 AM »
Ladder 24:

     

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« Reply #171 on: May 06, 2018, 12:04:25 PM »
Engine 29/Ladder 10/Battalion1 firehouse 193 Fulton Street 1866-1911:

     


Ladder 10/Battalion 1 firehouse 193 Fulton Street 1912-1968:

     

     

     

     

     

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« Reply #172 on: May 06, 2018, 01:20:42 PM »
Note in the first photo, 10 Truck seems to be hanging draperies on quarters for some celebration.  They are using what in some departments was called a "Bangor Ladder" equipped with tormentor poles to help in raising and stabilizing the ladder.  They usually came in lengths of 40, 45 feet or maybe greater and were made of aluminum in later years.  Does anyone know if FDNY still carries these, or if not how long ago we stopped?

Attached is a pic of a Boston fire with such a ladder beside the man removing a civilian.

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« Reply #173 on: May 06, 2018, 01:47:18 PM »
Note in the first photo, 10 Truck seems to be hanging draperies on quarters for some celebration.  They are using what in some departments was called a "Bangor Ladder" equipped with tormentor poles to help in raising and stabilizing the ladder.  They usually came in lengths of 40, 45 feet or maybe greater and were made of aluminum in later years.  Does anyone know if FDNY still carries these, or if not how long ago we stopped?

Attached is a pic of a Boston fire with such a ladder beside the man removing a civilian.

San Francisco Fire Department still uses wooden ladders and tormentor poles.


     

     


SFFD shops builds their own wooden ladders:

     http://sf-fire.org/wooden-ladders

     

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #174 on: May 06, 2018, 01:53:10 PM »
SFFD wooden ladder drill - 65 foot wooden ladder:

     

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #175 on: May 06, 2018, 03:26:31 PM »
Engine 24 firehouse 78 Morton Street 1865-1975

     

     

     

     

     

     


Note:  pre-FDNY original quarters of volunteer "Howard" Engine 34

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« Reply #176 on: May 06, 2018, 04:49:34 PM »
Adjacent to 10 truck's old quarters you will notice a "Nedicks." The best orange drink and hot dog in a grilled buttered roll. And I think it was only a quarter. ;D

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #177 on: May 06, 2018, 05:12:57 PM »
Adjacent to 10 truck's old quarters you will notice a "Nedicks." The best orange drink and hot dog in a grilled buttered roll. And I think it was only a quarter. ;D

Best orange drink ever.  And they were all over.





They were even at Macys:

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #178 on: May 07, 2018, 11:51:17 AM »
As I recall, the "grilled buttered roll" was a thick slice of white bread folded around the hot dog.

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« Reply #179 on: May 07, 2018, 06:26:36 PM »
Probably was but it tasted great. Besides, "grilled buttered roll" sounded more elegant when dining at The Orange Room.

 

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