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Videography / INSIDE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE
« Last post by XPFD3 on August 22, 2017, 04:10:48 PM »
I came across a three part series INSIDE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE on you tube.  Each episode is about 45 minutes.  I found it to be an interesting look at the operation of the LFB.  Had to be done quite recently because there is a lot of Grenfell Tower coverage. 
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Bronx / Re: 8/22/2017 Bronx All Hands Box 3385
« Last post by EdMc on August 22, 2017, 03:54:31 PM »
Interesting for this building, and I've seen it at other buildings in da Bronx, there are three separate addresses for the three separate entrances (2619, 2623 and 2625) in the one building.  2623 is the middle door straight in the court yard.  Also I believe this to be a 5 story.
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by guitarman314 on August 22, 2017, 02:42:03 PM »
Mand Library research shows the following regarding L173 apparatus (including 1966-1968):

L173 was organized on 12/2/66 with their first apparatus, a 1955 FWD 75 foot wooden tillered aerial with FDNY registration # 381, that was originally assigned to L121 on 5/20/55, then re-assigned to L137 on 4/12/60 and finally to L173 on 12/2/66. It was replaced at L173 on 3/23/72 by a 1968 ALF 100 foot metal tillered aerial with FDNY registration # 490, originally assigned to L28. That was actually the very last FDNY aerial with a three digit registration number. The next four FDNY ladder trucks were given the then new registration number series starting with AL6901, to designate a 1969 ALF ladder truck of 1969 (A for ALF, L for ladder and the four numbers to designate the year (1969) and the order in the series - these were 1969 100 foot tillers to L48, L38, L108 and L38 in this order (AL6901, AL6902, AL6903 and AL6905). AL6904 was a 1969 ALF 100 foot rearmount ladder originally assigned to TCU (Tactical Control Unit) 732. The only other 1969 ladder truck was SL6906, a 1969 Seagrave 100 foot rearmount assigned to L27-2 (the second section of L27). There were also four 1969 75 foot tower ladders. These were Macks with a Baker hoist and Eaton booms assigned to L119, L44, L14, and L105 with FDNY registration numbers MT6901, MT6902, MT6903, and MT6904 in that order. The M indicated a Mack with the T being a tower ladder.
  Thanks, so then that means L137 had to have had another rig between 12/2/66 and 1968 when they got L120's 1963 Seagrave #474. ???
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by mack on August 22, 2017, 01:02:06 PM »
If you were sitting in the "old man's seat" behind the cab, directly in front of you was a compartment which stretched the with of the rig and companies kept the "Scott-Paks" in the black cases within that compartment. I think the shovel may have been in there also.

1959 Ward LaFrance FireBrand ad with 7 FF cab design:

     
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Bronx / 8/22/2017 Bronx All Hands Box 3385
« Last post by firephish on August 22, 2017, 12:58:55 PM »
Address: 2623 Sedgwick Avenue - off West Kingsbridge Road

Fire on the 1st floor of a 6 story 100x150 MD.

1253 - E-81 - 10-75 the box.

TL-33 FAST

1303 - Div. 7 - All Hands - Fire on the 1st floor. 2 L/S, 1 L/O, primaries are complete and negative, trucks opening up.

1311 - Div. 7 - We have (2) 10-45 code 4's.

1318 - Div. 7 - PWH  - Duration 28 minutes.

Maybe:
E-81, 43, 79, 75
L-46, 59, 33F
B-27, 19
S-61
R-3
D-7
RAC-3
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Brooklyn / Re: 8/22/2017 Brooklyn All Hands - Under Control Box 0209
« Last post by mikeindabronx on August 22, 2017, 12:12:39 PM »
Should be box 0219.


The Box was 0209 (Broadway & Bedford)
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Manhattan / Re: 8/22/2017 Manhattan All Hands Box 0668
« Last post by firephish on August 22, 2017, 12:09:30 PM »
Thanks!
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by HCO on August 22, 2017, 11:59:49 AM »
Mand Library research shows the following regarding L173 apparatus (including 1966-1968):

L173 was organized on 12/2/66 with their first apparatus, a 1955 FWD 75 foot wooden tillered aerial with FDNY registration # 381, that was originally assigned to L121 on 5/20/55, then re-assigned to L137 on 4/12/60 and finally to L173 on 12/2/66. It was replaced at L173 on 3/23/72 by a 1968 ALF 100 foot metal tillered aerial with FDNY registration # 490, originally assigned to L28. That was actually the very last FDNY aerial with a three digit registration number. The next four FDNY ladder trucks were given the then new registration number series starting with AL6901, to designate a 1969 ALF ladder truck of 1969 (A for ALF, L for ladder and the four numbers to designate the year (1969) and the order in the series - these were 1969 100 foot tillers to L48, L38, L108 and L38 in this order (AL6901, AL6902, AL6903 and AL6905). AL6904 was a 1969 ALF 100 foot rearmount ladder originally assigned to TCU (Tactical Control Unit) 732. The only other 1969 ladder truck was SL6906, a 1969 Seagrave 100 foot rearmount assigned to L27-2 (the second section of L27). There were also four 1969 75 foot tower ladders. These were Macks with a Baker hoist and Eaton booms assigned to L119, L44, L14, and L105 with FDNY registration numbers MT6901, MT6902, MT6903, and MT6904 in that order. The M indicated a Mack with the T being a tower ladder.
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