Author Topic: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005  (Read 6080 times)

Offline gjb114

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2019, 10:59:29 AM »
At approximately 9:15am today I saw E240 relieve E309 at the scene of the 5th alarm.

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2019, 10:59:29 AM »

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2019, 08:47:38 PM »
 Some reminisce re: 5th Alarm Box 3005
STA in STAjo stands for St. Thomas Aquinas, 1 block from 3005; @ Flatlands Ave, https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Little+Church+Of+St+Thomas+Aquinas/@40.6204881,-73.934596,3a,75y,262.54h,90.03t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNDy8BdxEH4Uwoa7y7ovX0w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c24357f281b1ab:0x67b6165e8384e22!8m2!3d40.620263!4d-73.9346825
 where I attended School & Mass for 8 Yrs. (K x. 7th Grade). I was kicked-off the Altar Boys for Smoking Cigarettes and hanging-out w/ Ne’er do-wells. I was invited to Leave that Fine Institution entirely for consistent misbehavior & poor attendance in the 7th Grade.
1972 Massive Bowling Alley Fire opp. Location (which I slept thru & missed entirely; I visited Scene the Next Day !)
http://www.oldnycphotos.com/flatlands52.html
I cannot locate any further info on this Job; hopefully there are some better I.net
Sleuths, and/or memories than I, to help (?)  Also: August 29, 2010 Brooklyn, NY 1 Block N. @ Flatlands Ave.
https://youtu.be/OuC_DhIkIiU?t=6

I was in Binghamton for that One, I believe Our Favorite SOC Chief may have been around then …? Back ‘In the day’…   The ‘Halftime’ was known as ‘Gallagher’s ‘ , where I & many of the ‘Ne’er do-wells’, several of whom are now Retired FDNY, hung-out. I, and the others, had my first Barroom Drink there. (I was Very Nearly 16 @ the time. 
https://www.google.com/maps/place/2118+Flatbush+Ave,+Brooklyn,+NY+11234/@40.6184092,-73.9323141,3a,75y,229.03h,93.56t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3_FrTFaHF3QYtuaxmCHCvw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c24359c81904bb:0xfd7043b1e09c4bc7!8m2!3d40.6181206!4d-73.9323541

 Pardon the Rant - I'll be 62 tomorrow   ;) 
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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2019, 05:41:34 PM »
Happy Birthday Stajo

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2019, 07:56:32 PM »

   
"E-330 w/ Sat. 3"

   Sat.3  @ 284/149 ? "E-284 & Sat. 3 Brooklyn (E-330 Back Up)" ( a move I Never Understood since Sat.5 is like 5 Min.s from the Vz. @ Eng.159)   I remember 'Back in the day' Sat.3 was @ 330/172; would come roaring down Ave. 'L' from Bay Pkwy. to get to Kings Hwy., Nostrand Ave., Flatbush Ave., Utica Ave, etc ... More Logical than 79 St. & 12 Ave.

Does this mean E.330 had to travel from 65 St. & Bay Pkwy to 79th & 12th to get the Satellite; to then bring it all the way over to Flatbush & Ave. P ?
No wonder they s/c Sat.6; 207 &'6' could have made it to Ave. P and back to Tillary St. in that time. 

 

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2019, 07:57:53 PM »
Happy Birthday Stajo

 Many Thanks !   8)

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2019, 10:24:28 AM »
This morning at 9:15am I saw E253 at the scene of the 5th alarm on Flatbush Ave. Over 2 weeks and FDNY still maintaining a presence.

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2019, 11:00:55 AM »
Satellite @ E284. From what I recall, Hdqtrs wanted the Division there & the it was fought internally & with the Community Boards help. In return, Hdqtrs. stuck them with the Satellite.
   So, who won that one?

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2019, 01:02:53 PM »
With the amount of people working in a Division office these days, and the addition of vehicles (the chief's car and at least the division messenger and passenger vans), I'd say Headquarters lost.
Having the Satellite adds one rig and no additional personnel.

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2019, 02:39:16 PM »

 Half of Brooklyn Lost; Sat.3 placed in Deep SW Corner of the Borough, Sat.5 like
 10 - 15 Min.s away across VZ. Bridge   ::)

 Thanks for the info, Men.

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2019, 03:40:35 PM »

 Half of Brooklyn Lost; Sat.3 placed in Deep SW Corner of the Borough, Sat.5 like
 10 - 15 Min.s away across VZ. Bridge   ::)

 Thanks for the info, Men.
According to the articles of the time (1965), the original three Satellites were positioned for city-wide response by placing them in close proximity to bridges and highways.
The addition of two Satellites in 1983 did not result in relocating the original three, nor did the implementation of the 6th Satellite in 1998.
Satellite 1 and Satellite 6 are are only a mile and a half apart on either end of the Manhattan Bridge.

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2019, 10:29:54 AM »
Division 12 was supposed  to go too Engine 284 in the middle 1990's. 284/149 and the residents of the block fought it and the Division went to 330 and the Satellite  went too 284. In those days the division only had the chief and the aide.  One light duty Lt worked 5 days a week as the administrator. Nothing like how the divisions are staffed today. 1995 the 12th division  was disbanded to reorganize  the 8th division in Staten Island.
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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2019, 10:51:33 AM »
I recall the 12 th Division in E242’s quarters.

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2019, 11:04:29 AM »
Just a question: why would 284/149 not want the Division quartered with them, so much so that they and the block fought it?

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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2019, 11:09:20 AM »
And before 242 they were in 250. Parking and noise
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Re: 4/17/19 Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2019, 11:20:40 AM »
I vaguely remember them being in 250’s qtrs.
I believe to, answer the other?, the companies didn’t want the Division there because it would, maybe, “upset the Applecart”. It was basically, a “camp” then & all along. Busier now & since Satellite went in.
 

 

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