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50th ANNIVERSARY OF 332/175.
« on: February 24, 2020, 03:06:58 AM »
HAPPY 50th & CONTINUED REST IN PEACE TO THOSE FROM BOTH UNITS WHO HAVE PASSED TO A HIGHER LEVEL ........ Both Units were organized 2-21-70 ....332 in the former Qtrs of 225 at 653 Liberty Ave bet Ashford & Clevland Sts. www.google.com/maps/place/653+Liberty+Ave,+Brooklyn,+NY+11207/@40.676127,-73.885428,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c25db39b71a235:0x8db6fa986bfe8144!8m2!3d40.676127!4d-73.8854281?hl=en-US ..... & 175 in the former Qtrs of 107 at 77 New Jersey Ave bet Jamaica Ave & Fulton St (photo before the Firestorm) ......  https://postimg.cc/DJDdyMBG  ... (& after the Firestorm with most of the block burned down ... it had also been used a Fire Marshal's Base for awhile after 1985 )   https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&channel=mac_bm&source=hp&ei=gIdTXtL5Jae5gge-jayQDw&q=77+New+Jersey+Ave%2C+Brooklyn%2C+NY&oq=77+NEW+JERSEY+AVE+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.38l3j0i22i30l2j38l2.2787.9556..11408...0.0..0.80.1128.18......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i131j0j0i13i30..26%3A58.333333333333336.Tmp2BGsSJwA... on the same day 225 & 107 moved into new Qtrs at 799 Lincoln Ave at Linden Blvd with the then BN*29....after the 29 was disbanded BN*39 moved to Lincoln Ave from 236 www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/2888686760/in/photostream/ .....in 1985 332 & 175 moved in together in the present Qtrs at 165 Bradford St bet Liberty & Atlantic Aves. ...the Bradford St FH at different times also housed the Chief Of Rescue Services (the forerunner of SOC) & the Rescue Services Tool Van......then next Safety BN*2.....then next RAC*2.....the FH has 3 bays on the right & the HW & E&T offices in the middle on the apparatus floor plus an additional separate bay on the extreme left (silver door on the left in the video below) which is a drive thru with the front door on Bradford St & the rear door from the large rear parking lot which exits on Miller Ave...the entire FH plot goes block to block ... the addional bay was originally planned to house an additional Preventive Maintenance Crew to service Rigs however the planners did not take into account the fact that a Rig when placed on a lift could not be raised sufficiently due to the cieling height so PM never took place there ...it was used for awhile by the Tank Truck Inspection Unit .... when the Lincoln Ave FH was planned it was placed there to add Units that could respond South of Linden Blvd into the new Spring Creek area & the new side of Howard Beach both which had sprung up in the early '60s however nobody foresaw the Fire devastation that would sweep East New York starting in the mid '60s so after this was realized it was decided to make new Units in the area being 332/175 .... the plan was considered a temporary measure at the time but still today they are very busy Units that would leave a big hole if disbanded ... as i have stated in another post i never understood why The Job did not make new numbers (like 332/175) for the Lincoln Ave FH & leave the previous Units numbers as they were....maybe it had to do with identification submitted in the budget back when plans for Lincoln Ave were approved ? .......... Bradford St certainly was great place that i was honored to work in for awhile as an assigned LT. in 332 & alongside 175......again Best Wishes BROTHERS...... (in the video note the previous FH signs from each old Qtrs hanging from the apparatus floor ceiling above each rig)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=LbKbO4u1Od4&feature=emb_logo
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50th ANNIVERSARY OF 332/175.
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