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Offline 1261Truckie

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Busiest Truck Company
« on: May 28, 2010, 12:59:37 PM »
On another website, it was stated that Engine 94 set a record for most runs by an engine company with approximately 1300 runs one month.

I was wondering if anyone knew which truck company set a similar record for most runs by a truck for one month.

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« on: May 28, 2010, 12:59:37 PM »

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Re: Busiest Truck Company
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 05:57:30 PM »
"1261" Somebody said that title belongs to Tower Ladder 58 in the Bronx.

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Re: Busiest Truck Company
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 09:07:21 PM »
 Best ever for me was 911 runs one April around 71     L-103, E.NY sect. of bklyn
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Re: Busiest Truck Company
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 09:00:04 AM »
Best ever for me was 911 runs one April around 71     L-103, E.NY sect. of bklyn

  I know that I reported "58 Truck', BUT, I do remember following the runs of the busiest companies VERY Closely over the years, and L-103 seems to me now was ALWAYS at the TOP. So that said, I have to guess that "Ghetto Gladiator" makes a very good point. Same thing for the Engine Cos. Eng 290 (with L 103) was always at the top too.

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2010, 09:12:24 AM »
103 was always up there but Sq, 4 used to touch 10,000 and had plenty of work.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2010, 07:13:02 PM »
Hello everybody...I stated the info that ENG*94 held the record for runs in ONE month which was topping  1300...they only did this one month.....another question was then asked ...."did anybody know what TRUCK had the highest amount in ONE month"......someone asked if it was LAD*58 with a question mark.....I dont think it was LAD* 58 but I do not have any info on who it may have been. 

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Re: Busiest Truck Company
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2010, 07:36:03 PM »
Welcome aboard 68jk09, hope you will share some of your great war years stories & photos.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2010, 03:21:34 PM by mikeindabronx »

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 08:01:53 PM »
On this site it has the runs and workers listed from 1975 to present.
http://www.fdnewyork.com/rnwindex.asp

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2010, 08:43:09 PM »
Was it true that if a company reached that magic number of so and so runs they would be sent to a slower district, like in the span of a tour? I remember reading that some captains especially those busy brooklyn companies, Ladder 103 and 120 for example, would make sure they always had a few less than that magic number of runs. Maybe Ghetto Gladiator you can verify that for me.

Thanks a lot.

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2010, 10:22:44 PM »
Big A... The boss would always get a consensus,  Many guys.  myself included,  would have side jobs and family stuff and a few hours in bunk city wouldn't hurt facing 27 runs and 2 jobs.  It was 5 hours fire duty or 30 runs,  if memory serves me right,  Then we could inter- change.
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2010, 10:28:30 PM »
Big A again,   I also remember inter- changing at midnight but don't recall the criteria.
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2010, 11:15:05 PM »
68jk09,

As you can see I've also asked the question over here. Maybe we'll find out. Opinion seems to lean towards 120 or 103.

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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2010, 11:23:02 PM »
Not to take any thing away from 120, they used to take a mark for a 9-2 as a worker 'cause they made a search so the stats were a little off as for runs, they were up there.  Wonderful bunch of guys to have coming in behind you.
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2010, 09:22:03 AM »
Thanks to "Patrickfd" for posting those runs. He's a good guy, and anybody that knows him will attest to that. (Ain't that right Pat). I think he grew up in the neighborhood of 231/120 years ago.
  I agree with "Mikeindabronx" welcoming aboard "68jk09" and I also hope you share some stories. And let me say this, you have people on this site that saw you guys in action in those very busy years. I think I can speak for many on here. We respect and admire you for what you did. And as I see it, it really doesn't matter if you were on 58 Truck, 103 Truck, or 120 Truck during those days. They all broke records and they still carry over to this day. Many of us on this site were there too, but with a scanner and a camera. "mikeindabronx" site (www.fdnysbravest.com ), and some others shows that. Many of us here have told what we saw in those days. It's time for "The Greatest Generation" of Firefighters to stand up and "Take a Bow" for what you guys did. 
   

 

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