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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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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« 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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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« 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: