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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by 68jk09 on Today at 02:44:29 AM »
The Firebrands were one of the few Rigs that allowed for the FF s to get off on either side of the Rig depending on "conditions" on arrival...the motor was in between the OFF & Chauf &  the back part of the partially open crew cab had a bench seat open from side to side ... FFs back then usually rode the back step but in known times of unrest going to certain Boxes riding up front was a better choice.
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Apparatus / Re: Companies Awaiting New Arrivals
« Last post by FDNYSTATENISLAND on Today at 12:57:46 AM »
Ladder 25 received their new rig today.
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by mack on August 21, 2017, 11:00:24 PM »
In regard to reply # 1875 above the art referred to is in fact lightning bolts left over from when this was 216s Rig ...they were part of their "Shazam" superhero logo when they had the Rig new. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(DC_Comics)#/media/File:Captainmarvel.JPG
   Yes, E216 had that 1960 WLF (#5932) until 1968. E331's first rig was a 1946 WLF w/booster tank (#2209) that was originally assigned to E158. Ladder 173's 1955 FWD 75ft. stick was shop #381 that was originally assigned to L121 until they got their first metal aerial, a 1960 Mack/Maxim 85ft. (#440) in 1960 then was reassigned to L137 until 1968 when L137 got L120's 1963 Seagrave 100ft. (#474). That means L173 had another rig between 1962 & 1966.  I checked listings of 1937-41 Seagraves and 1940 Ahrens-Foxes so I'll bet it was a 1936 or 1938 FWD 85ft..

1960 WLF FireBrand - Engine 331 - formerly Engine 216:

     

     


1955 FWD 75 ft aerial w/ civil disturbance protection - Ladder 173:

     


   - Thanks Chief, Gman.
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General Discussion / Re: Congratulations Signal73
« Last post by CFDMarshal on August 21, 2017, 09:47:46 PM »
Congratulations Brad! I wish you many happy years together! Pray she loves the fire service!
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by guitarman314 on August 21, 2017, 08:38:37 PM »
In regard to reply # 1875 above the art referred to is in fact lightning bolts left over from when this was 216s Rig ...they were part of their "Shazam" superhero logo when they had the Rig new. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(DC_Comics)#/media/File:Captainmarvel.JPG
   Yes, E216 had that 1960 WLF (#5932) until 1968. E331's first rig was a 1946 WLF w/booster tank (#2209) that was originally assigned to E158. Ladder 173's 1955 FWD 75ft. stick was shop #381 that was originally assigned to L121 until they got their first metal aerial, a 1960 Mack/Maxim 85ft. (#440) in 1960 then was reassigned to L137 until 1968 when L137 got L120's 1963 Seagrave 100ft. (#474). That means L173 had another rig between 1966 & 1968.  I checked listings of 1937-41 Seagraves and 1940 Ahrens-Foxes so I'll bet it was a 1936 or 1938 FWD 85ft..   
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Manhattan / Re: 8/21/2017 Manhattan All Hands Collapse Box 1316
« Last post by THEMAJESTIRIUM1 on August 21, 2017, 08:19:45 PM »


( BOX 1316 - MANHATTAN )  -  FDNY ON SCENE OPERATING A 10-75 ALL HANDS COLLAPSE BOX, WITH A MAJOR TECHNICAL RESPONSE, ON LEXINGTON AVENUE ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE AREA OF MANHATTAN IN NEW YORK CITY.
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General Discussion / Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Last post by 68jk09 on August 21, 2017, 08:08:42 PM »
^^^^^^^^^^ see above..  ARRANGEMENTS : www.donohue-cecere.com/tributes/Joseph-McKeon .... this may very well be WTC related ...Joe drove me back to the 46 early in the morning of 9-12 & we worked side by side many times throughout the recovery.


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