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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #315 on: July 18, 2018, 09:26:48 PM »
Engine 27 History from NYC Fire Wire: https://nycfirewire.net/entry/engine27


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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 #316 on: July 18, 2018, 09:55:23 PM »
I think BN25 was in with E91 not  E58

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #317 on: July 18, 2018, 10:21:56 PM »
I think BN25 was in with E91 not  E58


turk132 - you are right - Bn 25 was located from 1969 through 1989 at Engine 91 but it looks like it was initially re-organized at Engine 58 in July 1969 for a short period of time and then relocated to Engine 91 a few months later in December 1969.

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #318 on: July 18, 2018, 10:54:43 PM »
Engine 27 History from NYC Fire Wire: https://nycfirewire.net/entry/engine27


Picture of FDNY Engine 27 steamer pumping water into building next to a NY Fire Patrol steamer pumping water out of the building.

     

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #319 on: July 19, 2018, 09:10:49 PM »
Engine 231/Ladder 120/Battalion 44  firehouse  107 Watkins Street  Brownsville, Brooklyn   Division 15, Battalion 44  "The Tradition Continues"

     Engine 31 BFD organized 1772 Pitkin Ave                                     1892
     Engine 31 BFD became Engine 31 FDNY                                       1898
     Engine 31 became Engine 131                                                     1899
     Engine 131 new firehouse 107 Watkins St w/Bn 34                       1905     
     Engine 131 became Engine 231                                                   1913
     Engine 231 moved to 423 Ralph Ave at Engine 227                       1995
     Engine 231 moved to 107 Watkins St w/Ladder 120/Bn 44             1996

     Ladder 70 organized 107 Watkins St at Engine 131                       1905
     Ladder 70 became Ladder 120                                                     1913
     Ladder 120 moved to 855 Howard St at Engine 283                      1995
     Ladder 120 moved to 107 Watkins St w/E 231/Bn44                     1996

     Battalion 34 organized 107 Watkins St at Engine 131                    1905
     Battalion 34 became Battalion 44                                                 1913
     Battalion 44 moved to 855 Howard St at Engine 283                      1995
     Battalion 44 moved to 107 Watkins St w/E 231/L 120                    1996
   
     Squad 4 organized 107 Watkins St at Engine 231                          1955
     Squad 4 moved to 214 Bristol Street at Engine 283                        1956

     Battalion 44-2 organized 107 Watkins St at Engine 231                  1965
     Battalion 44-2 became Battalion 58                                               1969
     Battalion 58 moved to 5105 Snyder Ave at Engine 310                    1971
     Battalion 58 moved to 1361 Rockaway parkway at Engine 257         1995
     
     Engine 232 organized at 107 Watkins St at Engine 231                    1966
     Engine 232 moved to 266 Rockaway Ave "Tinhouse" w/TCU 732       1971

                           
107 Watkins Street - early 1900's:

   


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Watkins Street looking towards Pitkin - 1940's:

     
   
     


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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #320 on: July 19, 2018, 09:19:35 PM »
Engine 231 Medals:

     EDWARD W. STIEHLER FF. ENG. 231 JAN. 30, 1922 1923 KENNY

         

         On January. 30th, 1922 – FF Steihler was hung by his ankles by his comrades “pendulum style” from a cornice of a 3 story building at 251 Christopher Ave. to effect the rescue of 5 people who were not within reach of ladders, had no fire escape, and were ready to jump if not for his quick actions.

     EDWARD F. GROSS LT. ENG. 231 AUG. 22, 1924 1925 CRIMMINS

          On August 22nd, 1924 Lt. Edward F. Gross rescued a young girl at 2:43AM at 319 Osbourne Street. He carried the girl out via portable ladder without a hoseline in place.

     BENJAMIN LEVY CAPT. ENG. 231 1936 1937 STEPHENSON

         

          The Stephenson Medal was awarded to Captain Levy in 1936 for having maintained the best disciplined and most highly efficient company in the Department. Captain Levy would command E231 for an astonishing 27 years!

     EMANUEL FRIED LT. ENG. 231 DEC. 11, 1946 1947 FDR

          Awarded for his participation in the removal of a woman from the ruins of a fire and a building collapse at 489 W 184th Street at 11:59PM on December 11, 1946.

      EDWARD V. WETZEL LT. ENG. 231 NOV. 4, 1965 1966 STIEFEL

         

          On November 4th, 1965 Lt. Wetzel had a confirmed report of children trapped at 712 Stone Ave at 7:20PM. He crawled on his belly under the flames and past the fire to the rear bedroom where he found two children. Shielding them with his own body, he crawled once again past the fire and handed their limp bodies to his awaiting men. The children would survive the harrowing ordeal thanks to Lt. Wetzel’s quick instincts which were done without a mask and before a hoseline was in place.

     JOSEPH A. CONIGLIO CAPT. ENG. 231 MAY 14, 1989 1990 CONNELL

         

          On May 14th1989 ,E 231, under the command of Capt Coniglio, responded to a project fire at 251 Osbourne Street. The job would turn out to be a long stretch to the 5th floor as the Captain entered the apartment well before a hoseline was in place. He was informed that 3 people were trapped in the rearmost bedroom. He quickly made the last room where he physically pulled a woman back in who was on the edge ready to jump. As he awaited water, he would share his air with the three occupants thereby preventing them from further panic and sure certain death.


Ladder 120 Medals:

     JAMES J. MOONEY CAPT. LAD. 120    1917 STEPHENSON

          Captain James F. Mooney in was awarded the Stephenson Medal for having the best disciplined company in 1916.

     FRANCIS P. J. DONLON FF. LAD. 120 DEC. 21, 1929 1930 DEPARTMENT

          Four days before Christmas, Firemen Francis P. J. Donlon and Charles T. Leary, Jr. rescued a mother and her four children from 445 Watkins Street

     CHARLES T. LEARY, JR. FF. LAD. 120 DEC. 21, 1929 1930 DEPARTMENT

          FF Charles T. Leary rescued a mother and her four children from 445 Watkins Street

     AUGUSTUS KETTLER FF. LAD. 120 AUG. 7, 1929 1930 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

         

          On August 7, 1929 Fireman Augustus Kettler received the Brooklyn Citizen Medal for rescuing a couple from a fire at 136 Thatford Avenue

     HENRY ROHRBACH LT. LAD. 120 AUG. 7, 1929 1930 DEPARTMENT

         

          On August 7, 1929, Lieutenant Henry Rohrbach received a Department Medal for rescuing a couple from a fire at 136 Thatford Avenue

     FRANK R. MAGAN FF. LAD. 120 MAR. 17, 1930 1931 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

         

          St. Patrick's Day 1930, Fireman Frank H. Magan rescued a father and his two children from 277 Watkins Street.

     CHARLES H. SMITH FF. LAD. 120 NOV. 3, 1933 1934 TREVOR-WARREN

          On November 3, 1934 two members of Ladder 120 rescued two people at 361 Bristol Street. The Emily Trevor-Mary B. Warren Medal was awarded to Fireman Charles H. Smith.

     ROLAND G. CHURBUCK FF. LAD. 120 NOV. 3, 1933 1934 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

          Roland G. Churbuck rescued two people at 361 Bristol Street.

    VICTOR F. ROSSI FF. LAD. 120 OCT. 21, 1950 1951 JAMES GORDON BENNETT

         

          Fireman Victor F. Rossi on October 21, 1950 rescued two women from 162 Glenmore Avenue. Fireman Rossi earned the James Gordon Bennett Medal, the oldest medal awarded for bravery each year.

     VICTOR F. ROSSI FF. LAD. 120 OCT. 31, 1952 1953 HUGH BONNER

         

          On October 31, 1952 Fireman Rossi earned the Hugh Bonner Medal for capturing a culprit who was trying to steal the 44th Battalion’s car from in front of quarters

     VICTOR F. ROSSI FF. LAD. 120 OCT. 21, 1950 1954 HARRY M. ARCHER

         

          Fireman Victor F. Rossi on October 21, 1950 rescued two women from 162 Glenmore Avenue. Fireman Rossi earned the James Gordon Bennett Medal. It was also the best rescue in a three year period and he earned the Doctor Harry M. Archer Medal in 1954. This medal is given only to a James Gordon Bennett Medal winner once every three years.

     JOHN F. FINNEGAN LT. LAD. 120 JUN. 4, 1958 1959 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

         

          Lieutenant John F. Finnegan rescued a little girl from her burning apartment at 99 Belmont Street on June 4, 1958

     CURT A. LANDGREBE LT. LAD. 120 DEC. 5, 1963 1964 DOUGHERTY

         

          Lieutenant Curt A. Landgrebe rescued an eight year old boy from his burning apartment at 29 Hinsdale Street on December 5, 1963.

     CURT A. LANDGREBE LT. LAD. 120 MAY 10, 1965 1966 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

         

          On May 10, 1965, Lieutenant Curt A. Landgrebe rescued a woman from 426 Snediker Avenue.

     DANIEL J. TRACY FF. LAD. 120 MAR. 25, 1965 1966 THOMPSON

         

          Fireman Daniel J. Tracy earned three medals in three years. The first medal, the Commissioner Edward Thompson Medal was awarded on March 25, 1965 for rescuing five children from an apartment fire at 593 Howard Avenue.

     EUGENE P. TIMMONS LT. LAD. 120 NOV. 4, 1965 1966 KANE

         

          For his heroic work at 712 Stone Avenue on November 4, 1965, Lieutenant Eugene P. Timmons received the Vincent J. Kane Medal for rescuing a small boy from a burning apartment.

     DANIEL J. TRACY FF. LAD. 120 APR. 23, 1966 1967 BRUMMER

         

          FF Tracy rescued two people from 273 Amboy Street on April 23, 1966.

     DANIEL J. TRACY FF. LAD. 120 JUL. 21, 1967 1968 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

         

          FF Tracy rescued a child from 1586 St. Marks Avenue on July 21, 1967 at extreme personal risk.

     JOHN J. CONNOLLY  FF. LAD. 120 JUN. 22, 1968 1969 EMERALD

         


          On June 22, 1968 Fireman John J. Connolly rescued a mother and her two children from 358 Hinsdale Street. The Emerald Society Medal was awarded Fireman Connolly for this rescue.

     RUDOLPH A. GRECO FF. LAD. 120 APR. 3, 1970 1971 MC ELLIGOTT

         

          On April 3, 1970 FF Rudy Greco rescued an elderly man from the 3rd floor at 1961 Bergen Street. For his actions he was awarded John J. McElligott Medal

     THOMAS J. CHERRY FF. LAD. 120 SEP. 22, 1972 1973 BROOKMAN

         

          Fireman Thomas J. Cherry rescued a child from a burning window sill at 705 Saratoga Avenue on September 22, 1972. He swung pendulum fashion across an eight foot gap between the adjoining fire escape and window to rescue the child.

     LOUIS MONTELEONE FF. LAD. 120 JAN. 15, 1978 1979 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

         

          Fireman Louis Monteleone for rescuing three unconscious people from a burning apartment at 298 Sumpter Street on January 15, 1978.

     ROBERT L. SCHERIFF FF. LAD. 120 OFF-DUTY DEC. 22, 1979 1980 AMERICAN LEGION

         

          On December 22, 1979 Fireman Robert L. Scheriff, off duty, rescued three people from a four car accident on the Interboro Parkway. In true Hollywood tradition the cars exploded in a fireball just as Scheriff pulled the last person from the wreck. He received the American Legion Fire Department Post No. 930 Mark M Wohlfeld Memorial Medal for this rescue.

     MICHAEL P. HARRINGTON FF. LAD. 120 JUL. 25, 1980 1981 CONRAN

         

          Firefighter Michael P. Harrington made a rope rescue from a seventh floor window at 375 Blake Avenue on July 25, 1980.

     KEVIN D. HEANEY FF. LAD. 120 SEP. 4, 1982 1983 JOHNSTON

         

          Firefighter Kevin D. Heaney rescued a resident and fellow firefighter from a burning fire apartment on September 4, 1982 at 1912 Bergen Street. He received the Albert S. Johnston Medal for his daring rescue.

     PAUL J. MC FADDEN FF. LAD. 120 JUN. 24, 1983 1984 KENNY

         

          Firefighter Paul J. McFadden rescued five people from 354 Chauncy Street on June 24, 1983.

     DENNIS FARRELL FF. LAD. 120 MAR. 18, 1988 1989 MARTIN

          Firefighter Dennis Farrell received the Chief Joseph R. Martin Medal for rescuing a three year old boy from his crib in the fire apartment on March 18, 1988.

     MICHAEL T. KELLY FF. LAD. 120 MAY 29, 1992 1993 THOMPSON

         

          Firefighter Michael T. Kelly with only nine months on the job rescued a nine year old boy from his burning apartment at 1965 Bergen Street on May 29, 1992. He received the Commissioner Edward Thompson Medal for this extraordinary rescue.

     MICHAEL P. CUMMINGS FF LAD. 120 JUL. 30, 2000 2001 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

         

          On July 30, 2000 two members of Ladder 120 rescued a family of five from a thirteenth floor apartment at 315 Lavonia Avenue. Fireman Michael P. Cummings received the Brooklyn Citizen Medal. Trapped in the bedroom of the fire apartment FF Cummings gave up his mask to the barely conscious children until the fire was knocked down in the living room and kitchen.

     DENNIS GORDON LT. LAD 120 JUL. 30, 2000 2001 BONNER

         

          On July 30, 2000 two members of Ladder 120 rescued a family of five from a thirteenth floor apartment at 315 Lavonia Avenue. Lieutenant Dennis Gordon received the Hugh Bonner Medal. Trapped in the bedroom of the fire apartment Lt Gordon gave up his mask to the barely conscious children until the fire was knocked down in the living room and kitchen.

     LAWRENCE E. TOMPKINS LT. LAD. 120 MAY 5, 2005 2006 JOHNSON

         

          Lt. Lawrence E. Tompkins was awarded the Albert S. Johnston Medal for the successful rescue of a senior citizen who happened to also be an amputee from a fire on the second floor at 393 Powell Street.

     GLEN J. MERKITCH FF. LAD. 120 DEC. 11, 2006 2007 CRIMMONS

         

          FF Glen J. Merkitch rescued a civilian on the floor above at a 2nd floor job at 2132A Fulton Street/Rockaway Ave. He found Theodore Dinkins wedged between a bed and the wall and proceeded to drag him to the front of the building to the window where L120′s bucket was in position to carry the occupant to the street. For his actions, FF Merkitch was awarded the Thomas E. Crimmons Medal

     LARRY D. SCHNEDKENBURGER, FF. LAD. 120 MAR. 20, 2006 2007 PULASKI

         

          FF Larry D. Schneckenburger was awarded the Pulaski Association Medal in 2007 for his quick thinking actions in front of quarters on March 20th, 2006. FF Schneckenburger witnessed a gunfight at the same time children were being dismissed from the adjacent school and immediately put himself in harm’s way. He ushered many kids to safety while a total of 17 shots were fired and one teacher was struck twice in the leg

     JOHN P. DREW FF LAD. 120 DEC 7, 2005 2006 MARTIN

         

          FF John P. Drew was awarded the Chief Joseph B. Martin Medal in 2007 for his actions at a fire at 348 Chester Street on December 27th, 2005. As any FF from Watkins St can attest, a box at the "Marcus Garvey" buildings presents many unique challenges and variations. FF Drew rescued Mary Patterson (a relative of former heavyweight boxer Floyd Patterson) from the top floor

     PETER E. CARROLL FF LAD. 120 AUG. 5, 2011 2012 JOHNSON

         

          FF Peter E. Carroll made a daring rescue of a 40 year old woman on the floor above of a lightweight construction duplex apartment at 340 Marion Street on August 25, 2011. (which occurred as signal 10-70 was transmitted for water delivery problems).

     MICHAEL P. RICHARDSON FF LAD. 120  OCT. 7, 2012 2013 COLUMBIA SOCIETY

         

          FF Michael P. Richardson was awarded the 2013 Columbia Society Medal for operating above the fire in deteriorating conditions and rescuing a 55 year old man who was unconscious in his bed at Box 1636 which was transmitted for a heavy fire in the store of a 2 story brick adjacent to E 283 quarters on the night of October 7, 2012.

     CHRISTOPHER G. EYSSER CAPT. LAD. 120 JUL. 6, 2013 2014 JOHNSON

         

          Captain Christopher G. Eysser rescued  2 unconscious children in the rear bedroom at a 3 story LRFPMD at 373 Blake Ave on July 6, 2013.

     MICHAEL MEYER FF. LAD. 120 DEC. 14, 2016 2017 TREVOR/WARREN

         

          On December 14th 2016 FF Meyer had the most coveted position in the FDNY, Ladder 120- Irons. Ladder 120 responded to Box 77-1675 only a few blocks from quarters and the company effected the rescue of seven 10-45s from the top floor apartment of a project building. FF Meyer acted decisively under extreme stress and fire conditions.

     MICHAEL THOMPSON CAPT. LAD. 120 DEC. 14, 2016 2017 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

         
         
          Capt. Mike Thomson received the 2017 FDNY Brooklyn Citizens award for actions at Box 77-1675 at address 260 Stone Ave. Captain Thomson reacted decisively and showed steadfast leadership under extreme conditions. Captain Thomson acted selflessly and under the greatest traditions of Watkins Street and the FDNY.

     BRIAN CROSS FF. LAD. 120 DEC. 14, 2016 2017 HOLY NAME SOCIETY

         

          FF Brian Cross was pivotal in saving the lives of multiple people in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn at Box 77-1675 at address 260 Stone Ave. Using his body as a shield he carried A young boy past the flames to the stairwell where he handed him off and turned back for others. In all seven victims, one of whom ultimately expired, were rescued at this fire.


Battalion 44 Medals:

     THOMAS YASVIN, JR. FF. BAT. 44 FEB. 6, 1949 1950 PRENTICE

         

          Firefighter Thomas Yasvin, Battalion 44 Aide, rescued a woman from a burning 4th floor tenement apartment upon arrival and carried her to safety.

     FRANK T. TUTTLEMONDO BAT. CHIEF BAT. 44 AUG. 13, 1980 1981 CRIMMINS - POSTHUMOUS

         

          Chief Frank Tuttlemondo sacrificed his own life to shelter firefighters from Engine 227 in collapsing building at Box 1672, 124 Osborn Street on August 13, 1980.


LODDs:

     FIREFIGHTER MORTIMER A. ROBERTS ENGINE 231 February 6, 1901

          FF Roberts was 34 and had a wife and 5 children.  FF Roberts' widow was awarded $10000 due to negligence of construction workers who left debris in street without warnings.  Engine 231 responded over dirt piles left in road and FF Roberts was thrown from apparatus. 
 
         
     
     FIREFIGHTER HENRY J. KAISER ENGINE 231 April 6, 1912

         

          Four firemen from Engine 131 (now Engine 231) were working on a second floor fire escape when they were hit by a backdraft. The four fell in a heap on the ground and three of the four sprang up and went back to work. The fourth was Fireman Henry J. Kaiser of Engine 131, who lay white and inert. He failed to respond when first aid was given. He was placed in an ambulance unconscious and taken to the Bradford Street Hospital where he died three days later. He was only thirty years old, a member of the Department for two years and was married with two small children. The fire was in a four-story factory at Livonia and William Avenues and was one of the fieriest to visit the Brownsville section of Brooklyn for many years. The fire ate the core out of the brick factory and was valued at $60,000.

     FIREFIGHTER FREDERICK V. ERB ENGINE 231 July 23, 1934

         

          Answering a false alarm at 8:30 in the morning, Fireman Frederick Erb, was killed when the car of Battalion Chief Herbert Downward collided with a taxicab on East New York Avenue and Rockaway Parkway. Erb, who was thirty-nine years old and lived at 104-19 107th Street, Richmond Hill, Queens, struck his head against a curbstone when he was pitched from behind the steering wheel. His skull was fractured. He was attached to Engine 231 and was detailed to drive the Chief.

     BATTALION CHIEF EUGENE G. DOWD BATTALION 44 January 27, 1955

         

          On May 4, 1949 Battalion Chief Eugene G. Dowd operated at a fire on Pitkin and Saratoga Avenues [on May 4, 1949]. He wrote in his own Fire Report that he was not feeling well after the fire. He went on Medical Leave and later returned to light duty until his retirement on a three-quarters disability pension on March 1, 1954. Chief Dowd died on January 27, 1955 of a heart attack. On February 9, 1956 the Board of Trustees of the Fire Department Pension Fund determined his death to have been in the line of duty. Chief Dowd joined the Department on November 1, 1928 and was assigned to Engine 224. He served in Engine 227 as a Fireman and in Engines 240 and 231 as a Lieutenant. He was appointed Captain on August 23, 1943 and assigned to Engine 214 where he served until June 17, 1948. He was promoted to Battalion Chief on June 16, 1948 and assigned to the 44th Battalion. Chief Dowd was fifty-four years old at the time of his death

     FIREFIGHTER ROBERT A. MEILL LADDER 120  July 1, 1961

         

          FF Meill, a 3rd grade FF died on July 1st, 1961 when, as he was operating, the roof collapsed during a 4 alarm fire at 196 Junius Street. FF Meill was survived by his wife, Eleanor.

     BATTALION CHIEF FRANK T. TUTTLEMONDO BATTALION 44 August 13, 1980

         

          BC Tuttlemondo died while operating at 124 Osbourne Street during a fire in a 3 story vacant which he correctly assumed had squatters inside at 4:30AM. The Chief heroically would use his own body to shield a fellow FF during a collapse which would in fact save the members’ life. He was survived by his wife Jenny and 2 kids, Thomas and Katherine.


Brownsville:

     

     http://forgotten-ny.com/2005/06/brownsville-and-east-new-york-brooklyn/

     http://www.oldnycphotos.com/brownsville.html

     http://lightbox.time.com/2012/01/31/brownsville-brooklyn/#1



     

     



     Note - respects to Engine 231/Ladder 120/Battalion 44 excellent website - http://watkinsst.com/ - visit for additional information
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #321 on: July 19, 2018, 10:31:30 PM »
Brownsville 2nd alarm - 1988:

     

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« Reply #322 on: July 20, 2018, 12:16:21 AM »
Engine 203 - 1912 Mack high pressure hose wagon:

     

     

High pressure engine companies were established in Manhattan and Brooklyn to use the new high pressure water pumping systems.  The plan was to take lines off high pressure hydrants without the use of steamers.  High pressure companies initially were viewed as successful holding greater alarms at lower alarm assignments and eliminating the requirement of multiple section engine companies.  The limitations, however, were that high pressure companies without steamers could not respond outside their limited high pressure pumping system response area and relocations into high pressure areas was also limited.  High pressure engine companies were phased out but the high pressure pumping systems remained in operation in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn into the 1970s.

 

Which other companies were the original high pressure engine companies in the early 1900's?
Of the original twenty, here are some of them.
Engines 20, 20-2, 27, 27-2, 30-2, 30-3, 72, 72-2, and 203 and possibly Engine 32?
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #323 on: July 20, 2018, 08:38:23 AM »
 I try to follow this "Firehouse - 2nd section", as well as the original "FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies". A tremendous amount of history here.

 I must say, that Brooklyn Watkins St, Eng 231, Lad 120, Batt 44, has quite a record. I know they've ALWAYS been one of the busiest Firehouses in NYC, ever since I first started my interest in the FDNY about "FIVE DECADES Ago".

 But after reading of so many medal winners, the guys that have worked there, or currently work there, certainly have an OUTSTANDING HISTORY and something to be very proud of.

 Every firehouse in NYC has had their medal winners and quite honestly, I think there's a lot of us on the outside that would have loved to been a part of any one. There's so many guys out there that really enjoy being a part of the action.
 But for whatever reason, things worked out in a different way.   

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« Reply #324 on: July 20, 2018, 03:16:58 PM »
Willy D picture of TL 120:

     


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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #325 on: July 20, 2018, 10:48:10 PM »
Willy D picture of TL 120:

     

 Click on the photo and look close. Notice the horns of a bull at the top of the windshield. Set up to give the appearance of a "charging bull".

 I thought that was GREAT.

 P.S., - "Weren't those mack tower ladders GREAT too". And this one sure proved itself.

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #326 on: July 20, 2018, 11:35:51 PM »
Engine 231/Ladder 120/Battalion 44 107 Watkins Street:



















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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #327 on: July 20, 2018, 11:37:55 PM »
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #328 on: July 21, 2018, 12:40:23 AM »
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #329 on: July 21, 2018, 12:48:07 AM »
1949 Divisions and Battalions:

     


1965 Divisions and Battalions:

     


1971 Divisions and Battalions:

     

 

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