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Title: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 12, 2012, 01:34:38 PM
Many NYC firehouses and berths served as quarters for FDNY, Brooklyn FD, Long Island City FD, fire patrols, police, airport, federal, military, commercial and volunteer departments and companies.  The original sheds which housed the first fire companies formed to protect NYC in the late 1700s and early 1800s are gone.  But many of the original firehouses built by the volunteer departments, FDNY, Brooklyn and LIC in the mid and late 1800s still exist - some operate as active firehouses, some serve community, business or housing purposes.  Current FDNY firehouses include historic and new state-of-the-art fire stations.  This thread is dedicated to the firehouses, their companies, their apparatus, their histories and the firefighters who served in them.

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Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on February 12, 2012, 01:40:17 PM
Engine 10-Ladder 15 - former firehouse - 73 Water Street  (1931-1962)

Dedication 1931:
(http://s2.postimage.org/j35c6budh/E_10_Dedication_1931.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/j35c6budh/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/i2cq079ph/Engine_10_Ladder_15.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i2cq079ph/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/fec26zn1x/engine_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fec26zn1x/)
Engine 10

(http://s14.postimage.org/gzsfnfe7x/l15_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gzsfnfe7x/)
Ladder 15

(http://s8.postimage.org/tpt36f5wh/E_10_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tpt36f5wh/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/aofu9c82v/E_10_R.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/aofu9c82v/)
Modernized quarters

(http://s12.postimage.org/76a4lzv61/E_10_today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/76a4lzv61/)
Water St today


(http://s24.postimg.org/6p4zdux41/L_15.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6p4zdux41/)

Engine 10/L 10 web page:
http://www.fdnytenhouse.com/ (http://www.fdnytenhouse.com/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on February 12, 2012, 02:54:06 PM
Directly behind 10 & 15's quarters is the 1st Precinct building which I believe still stands and is the NYPD museum. Did anyone notice the chain across the apparatus doors on the fire house? I wonder what that was for?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: johnd248 on February 12, 2012, 03:27:02 PM
Chain was to keep out buffs.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on February 12, 2012, 03:36:28 PM
Engine 86 (Marine)/Marine 2/Marine 3/Marine 1 -  Pier 53 - Ft of Bloomfield St Hudson River - Former quarters/berth
  (Engine 86 (Marine) 1933-1959/Marine 2 1959-1991/Marine 3 1961/Marine 1/1992-2008)   
(http://s13.postimage.org/xzidzj44z/marine1_quarters1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xzidzj44z/)
1940s
(http://s18.postimage.org/f38m8v6cl/marine1_quarters3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/f38m8v6cl/)
(http://s17.postimage.org/iqsglrahn/Marine_1.jpg)
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Fireboat McKean
(http://s15.postimage.org/fzv8p3wzr/Piere_53_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fzv8p3wzr/)
(http://s13.postimage.org/7eq0lqqwj/Pier_53_today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7eq0lqqwj/)
(http://s7.postimage.org/scieesp6v/101411a2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/scieesp6v/)
Today
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2011/101411a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2011/101411a.shtml)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: 68jk09 on February 12, 2012, 08:22:38 PM
Many FHs had the chain ...if you look at the sides of some doors you can see marks where it was fastened about waist high.........i had worked a few tours in Marine 2 when i was a LT......the whole bldg creaked & rocked....it was like a bldg on the water in the Orient. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on February 12, 2012, 08:35:21 PM
Engine 245, Engine 245-2, Engine 326, Ladder 161, Bn 43  2929 W 8th St  Coney Island - former firehouse - (E 245 1904-1968/E 245-2 1904-1939/Eng 326 1939-1952/Ladder 161 1927-1968/Bn 43 1906-1968) - original Brooklyn Fire Department firehouse

2929 West 8th Street former firehouse:
(http://s7.postimage.org/lgkfe032f/Engine_245_0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lgkfe032f/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/6l11xk82j/E_245.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6l11xk82j/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/sea495k51/engine245.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sea495k51/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/u4ryaig9x/E245_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u4ryaig9x/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/mp8b53mgt/E_245.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mp8b53mgt/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/56en06pyd/Eng_245.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/56en06pyd/)


Current quarters (1971)
(http://s14.postimage.org/sptldepq5/Engine_24_XX.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sptldepq5/)

Engine 245:
(http://s13.postimage.org/q1pwegblf/Eng245_n.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q1pwegblf/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/6fzgeb48h/E_245_1946.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6fzgeb48h/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/p8ijn7art/E_245_app_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p8ijn7art/)

Engine 245/Ladder 166 responding:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfpVFGoyzBE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfpVFGoyzBE)

Engine 245/Ladder 166 building alarm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEOLC_Rkayk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEOLC_Rkayk)

Coney Island history:

1940s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LHjy8eZLVc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LHjy8eZLVc)

1952:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9I31TcyacY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9I31TcyacY)


Coney Island fire history:

Engine 245 history:  http://www.nyfd.com/history/engine_245_1.html (http://www.nyfd.com/history/engine_245_1.html)

         "ENGINE 245 AND CONEY ISLAND TOGETHER FOR 100 HUNDRED YEARS   By Mike Boucher S.I. CO


Coney Island is known for more than its' amusement parks, fine hotels, beaches, and hot dogs. During the turn of the century over 250,000 postcards would be mailed to every corner of the globe on any given weekend during the summer season. Because of these postcards, the area became a magnet for people. The area was densely packed with poorly built shanties, with narrow walkways between them. With the high density, cramped condition, Coney Island also attracted the seedier side of life with gambling, saloons and the ladies of the night. This all lead to what Coney Island is also famous for, conflagration on a grand scale.
Coney Island was first settled in the late 1600's by the Dutch. The name "Coney" comes from the Dutch word "Konijn" meaning wild rabbits. As early as 1824, Coney Island was a summer play area for the rich and famous visiting from New York City and Brooklyn. The growth of the area remained the same until the Civil War. After the War, five railroads were built from different parts of Brooklyn and Coney Island began to grow into a resort area and the most densely populated area in Brooklyn. This tightly and poorly built up area would contribute to some of the worst fires to visit New York City.
Coney Island was located in the town of Gravesend, which was annexed, along with the towns of New Utrecht, Flatbush, and Flatlands by the City of Brooklyn on May 3, 1894. This new land more than doubled the size of Brooklyn. When annexed, the fire protection would be provided by the volunteers in the area until the City's paid force could be expanded into the newly annexed area. All of the expenses to operate the volunteers would be paid for by the City of Brooklyn.
Fire protection on Coney Island was organized in late 1886 with two companies. Atlantic Hose 1, and Hook & Ladder 1 which were placed in service in a two story firehouse at 2919 W. 8th Street. Later in 1892, a second hose company was placed in service at Sheepshead Bay Road and W. 1st Street. In 1893, two different fires struck Coney Island with each burning a large section of the island.
The first fire was fought on the evening of January 6, 1893. The fire started in a drug store on the corner of Surf Avenue and W. 8th Street on a snowy, wind swept night. It burnt a bathing pavilion, the West End Hotel a well-known resort hotel, six stores, a 300 foot observation tower and many smaller building before it ran out of fuel. The fire was fought in a gale wind that blew the fire towards the ocean. The lost was set at $250,000.00. The West End Hotel was a two story wood frame building that measured 200 feet by 200 feet. In it was a bowling alley and billiard rooms in the basement, restaurants and saloons on the first floor and forty sleeping rooms upstairs.
The second fire of 1893 was on June 17th and was smaller but, took out a business block and the life of a fireman. The fire started in Frishman Bakery at 2:15 in the morning. A large pot of fat was spilled, setting fire to the woodwork. The fire spread along Surf Avenue between West 11th and 12th Street, burning out eleven buildings. The loss was set at $43,300.00 with very little of it being insured. Fireman John Madden, along with several other firemen were on the roof of the bakery when an explosion inside of the building, weakened the roof. Everybody ran to the edge of the roof for safety. Fireman Madden tripped and fell to the roof just has the roof collapsed. His body was recovered after the fire was put out. By dawn, the burned out basements were being filled in with sand and new construction began before the embers were cool. Most of the buildings would be ready for business in a weeks time.
After the second fire the political leaders of Coney Island ordered a new steam power fire engine that would replaced the hand power machines.The steam fire engine was ordered and arrivied late in 1893, Atlantic Engine 1 was placed in service and kept with the other machines on W. 8th Street.
On December 9, 1895, the Coney Island fire companies along with Gravesend Neck and Sheepshead Bay departments were replaced by paid companies. Engine 44 (244) & Ladder 16, Engine 45 (245), Engine 46 (246) & Ladder 17, and Engine 54 (254) of the Brooklyn Fire Department were placed in three volunteer houses. Engine 44 and Ladder 16 were located in a new house on W. 15th Street. All of these companies were under the command of District Chief 13 (now Battalion 43), located with Engine 45.
The first fire fought by Brooklyn's Engine 45 was on October 27, 1896. The Coney Island Elephant was built in 1876 and was the first of the famous attractions to burn. The elephant was seven stories high and over 100 feet long. Built of yellow pine and tin, it burnt to the ground in thirty minutes. The first floor had a restaurant and saloon, while the upper floors were used as a hotel. On the top was a howdad (the seat to ride the elephant), which was used as an observation deck, came crashing down in flames soon after the fire started. Also destroyed was Shaw's Toboggan Sled ride, which surrounded the elephant. The total lost was placed at $26,000.00. The elephant was seen in every photograph of Coney Island used in books during the "Gay 90's." It was never a moneymaker for the owners and it was sold several time in its short history. The elephant was located at Surf Avenue and about W. 5th Street. This location would have a repeat performance several years later.
On January 1, 1898, the Cities of New York with the Bronx, Brookyln, Long Island, parts of Queens County and Staten Island merged into the Greater City of New York. The Brooklyn Fire Department became part of the FDNY on January 28, 1898 with the companies being renumber on October 1, 1899.
Not a busy fire area in the beginning, Engine 145 responded to only thirty five runs in 1899 with only eleven working fires. One of these fires that year was fought on May 26th, the burning of nine blocks along the beach, from Jones Walk to Steeplechase Walk up to Bowery Street. This fire started around 2:40 in the morning after a watch man tried to put out a small fire. The fire spread from the original building before the first alarm was sent to the fire department. Engines 144, 145, Engine 144's ladder truck and Battalion 13 (now 43) arrived to find the end of Henderson Walk a roaring inferno. Because of the narrowness of Henderson Walk, the hoses had to stretched from the closest hydrant at Surf Avenue down to the fire, some 1500 feet away. Due to the poor construction and the closeness of the buildings the fire spread quickly to adjoining buildings. Once the fire was out a total of twenty six hotels were destroyed, along with 165 bath houses and many smaller buildings occupied by families. No insurance company would insure any of the buildings south of Bowery Street and the loss was estimated at $300,000.00. The four alarm fire was fought by ten engines, five ladder trucks and a fireboat.

The next "Big One" was on November 1, 1903. This fire was started over a woman and destroyed fourteen blocks. Three men were fighting with the owner of the Albatross Hotel over a woman, and they started a fire in the laundry room of the hotel. The fire started at Steeplechase Walk and Bowery Street, then extended to Surf Avenue over to Jones Walk down to the beach, back to Steeplechase Walk. A total of 264 buildings were destroyed for a lost of $1,200,000.00, and 500 were left homeless. A nine year girl was killed by the fire and thirty persons were injured. The three men were arrested for starting the fire. The four alarm fire and four special calls brought a total of sixteen engines and three ladder trucks to the location.
On July 29, 1907, fire visited Tilyou Steeplechase Park without paying admission. Built in 1897, by George C. Tilyou, Steeplechase Park was the first of the well known amusement parks to open. The park was famous for the mechanical horse ride known as the Steeplechase. Other rides were the rolling drums that people tried to walk through, the Spinning Floor ride and through out the park were grates with air jets that blew air up as people walked over them. At the entrance was the wide smiling face of a clown, now used by Engine 245, Ladder 161, and Battalion 43 for their patch.
This fire was started under the stairs of the pavilion, probably by a discarded cigar. The night watch man found the fire around 3:45 in the morning and turned in the alarm. He pulled the master box for the Park but, did not turn the handle inside. The fire burned for twenty seven minutes before the alarm was finally turned in. The fire spread quickly to adjoining buildings. By Coney Island standards this fire was small, only seventy four building were burnt in a four block area, along with Steeplechase Park. Fireman Gottfried Messerli, of Engine 245 was hit in the head by a falling beam. He died on August 2nd has result of the injuries. The four alarm fire was under control in two hours and was fought by twelve engines and four ladder companies. Steeplechase Park would be rebuilt and it was closed in the 1960's.
Less than a year later, July 9, 1908, the Pabst Loop Hotel, the Vanderveer Hotel and the Culver depot of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit would be victims of the "Red Devil". The name of Pabst Loop Hotel came from the fact the hotel was curved and the BRT tracks looped around the building to change direction back to Brooklyn. The loss for these three building was set at $200,000.00. Located across the street from Dreamland, on Surf Avenue and W. 5th Street, the firemen had visions of the Island burning again. The new high pressure water system was ordered turn on and several hose lines, hooked to the hydrants were soon operating. The fire was held to these three buildings. The new high pressure system saved the Island from burning. With the new water system the big fires of the past appear to be a distant memory.
Dreamland open its doors in 1904 and cost $3.5 million to build. It was located on Surf Avenue between W. 10th and W. 5th Streets to the ocean. A 400 foot long iron pier stretched from the park out over the ocean. The park was laid out with wide walkways and sites, like the Canals of Venice, the waterfalls of Pompeii, and the Tower of Seville. Attractions included the Leap Frog Railway, the Fighting Flame Show, Chariot races and the Hellgate, a cross between the water rides of today and the Tunnel of Love ride. Dreamland also had one of the first "wild animal" park, though be it in cages. On the morning of opening day, May 27, 1911, Dreamland would change forever.
The fire started around 2 A.M., from an explosion of some light bulbs that were near a pail of tar in the Hellgate that was being repaired. Built of pine, paper mache and freshly painted for the new season, the fire spread very quickly. The high pressure water system was down for repairs. Instead of water pressure being 150 pounds, it was meager 25 pounds. The Tower of Seville, was 80 feet tall and could be seen over ten miles out to sea when the lights were turned on at night, burnt in thirty minutes. The fire spread through out the park trapping the wild animals. Some of the animals had escaped and were driven mad by the flames, were fighting each other before being consumed by the flames. One lion escaped into the streets with its' mane on fire, frightening everybody, including the firemen. The police cornered the frighten lion and pumped him with bullets to no avail. The lion charged the policemen and was hit in the head by an ax, that one of the policemen had borrowed. All of the animals were destroyed in the fire. The fire also spread to the 400 foot long iron pier used by excursion boats from Manhattan. It also had several restaurants and fishing areas on it. Nobody thought of notifying these people of the fire, trapping several fishermen and restaurant workers. They were rescued by a police boat.
By the time the fire was out a total of fourteen acres from W. 5th Street to W. 12th Street, were burnt and destroyed. The only thing to save Coney Island from completely being wiped out was the shift in the wind. It changed direction, blowing the fire toward the ocean and away from the buildings. The fire went to a fifth alarm and two Borough Calls, (a 3rd alarm assignment in another Borough that responded to this fire). As beautiful as Dreamland was it was never a profitable operation and was never rebuilt. The loss was estimated between $3,000,000.00 and $5,000,000.00. The land was turned over to the City and made into a park. Today, the New York Aquarium sits on the famous Dreamland site.
It would be twenty one years before the next big one would strike the Island. This "Big One" was not in the amusement area but, mostly a residential area that has not been visited by fire. Before the day was over, Wednesday, July 13, 1932, five blocks, would be wiped out. The fire was started by four boys doing their civic duty of cleaning up rubbish under the Boardwalk at W. 22nd Street. With no place to put the rubbish, they decided to burnt it. The rubbish was tinder dry and a forty mile an hour wind was blowing off of the water. The first alarm was transmitted from the box at Neptune Avenue and W. 21 Street, three block away at 3:14 P.M.. A minor fire and probably not visible, it was made a false alarm. The next alarm received was at 3:26 P.M., bring Engines 318, 244, 245, Ladders 166, 161, and Battalion 43 to the fire's location. The companies attack the fire that had spread to several concession stands by the time first company had arrived. Due to the high winds, the flames were jumping at will and setting buildings on fire behind the fire lines. The fire burned from W. 21st Street to W. 24th Street, along the Boardwalk, to Surf Avenue and to Railroad Avenue between W. 22nd and 23rd Streets.
A total of 178 building were destroyed. These included; seventy five, one story, eighteen, two story buildings, fifty six, three story buildings, four, four story buildings, one, six story apartment building, housing over 200 families, twenty four bath houses, and over 100 automobiles. The fire took a fifth alarm response pus two Borough calls and the recall of the off going shift at 6 P.M. to stay in the firehouses until the fire was under control at 12:32, the next morning. A total of forty three engines, twelve ladders, two rescues, one search light, two fireboats, one ambulance and two gasoline fuel trucks responded along with sixty men without apparatus. The fire left over 1000 homeless and over $5,000,000.00 in property damage. The one good thing coming out of this fire was that $400,000.00 would be used for a new high pressure water system.
The next great fire of Coney Island was at Luna Park on August 12, 1944. The Park opened in 1903 and cost $600,000.00 to build. The park contained 38 acres and was located on the north side of Surf Avenue between W. 8th & 12th Streets to Neptune Avenue. One of the main attractions when the park opened was the Trip to the Moon ride. In a dark room people would board spaceships and travel to the moon and outer space. The Park was decked out with over 1,000,000 light bulbs on every building. In the beginning a large crowd at Luna Park would be around 80,000 to 90,000 per day. The first year 4,800.000 people visited Luna Park, making it one of the most profitable of the amusement parks. By the time of the fire a good crowd would be under 20,000 per day.
The fire started in the washroom of the "Dragon Gorge" a roller-coaster that was made of wood and measured 60 feet high, 100 feet deep and, 90 feet wide in the front. As with all the other fires in the area, employees try to put out the blaze before calling the fire department. The delay in sending in the alarm by several minutes help to spread the blaze. Within 25 minutes of the first alarm at 3:45 P.M., five alarms were transmitted, bring twenty six engines and eight ladder companies to the fire. The high pressure system was boosted up to 175 pounds of pressure. After the fifth alarm a simultaneous call (a fifth alarm assignment) for Brooklyn Box 1227 (8th Ave. & Union St.) was transmitted for a total of sixty two companies operating. During the height of the blaze, the 125 foot Coca Cola tower came crashing down missing several companies operating near the tower. Due to the flying embers, many places were in grave danger of burning also. On of these, was the Brooklyn Borough Gas Company gas tanks. Unfortunately several blocks away, twenty old wooden BMT railroad cars started to burn. This went to four alarms just to get enough equipment and men to handle this fire. The Park fire was under control after 5:00 P.M.. A total of twenty eight rides were destroyed, about half of Luna Park. Thirty five people were injured, and the lost was placed at $500,000.00.
The last of the big fires was on May 12, 1947. The fire started in rubbish behind 1228 Surf Avenue. This fire burnt through a dozen or so building between Surf Avenue to Bowery Street, and Henderson Walk to W. 12th Street. This area has been wiped out by fire on at least three other times. The fire was a fifth alarm assignment and injured forty five people, mostly firemen. Today, this area is just west of the Astroland amusement park.
Over the last one hundred years, there has been hundreds of other fires. The above stories are the biggest to visit Coney Island. Some of the other fires include, Steeplechase, again in 1939, Cox Baths, in the fall of 1939, Mardi Gras in 1940, and the Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few."


1911 Dreamland fire: 
(http://s27.postimg.org/r1nr0e0xb/Coney_Island_Fire.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r1nr0e0xb/)

http://www.westland.net/coneyisland/articles/dreamlandfire.htm (http://www.westland.net/coneyisland/articles/dreamlandfire.htm)

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/guest-restore-historic-roar-coney-island-recovered-1911-dreamland-fire-article-1.129112 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/guest-restore-historic-roar-coney-island-recovered-1911-dreamland-fire-article-1.129112)


1925: http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/ny/fires/coneyis-fire-apr1925.htm (http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/ny/fires/coneyis-fire-apr1925.htm)

1932:  178 residential buildings destroyed - started Boardwalk and W 22nd street

1944 Luna Park: destroyed Luna Park amusement area along boardwalk:
(http://s29.postimg.org/dvi25psxv/nnnnnnnnn.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dvi25psxv/)

1947: 12 buildings destroyed on Surf Avenue

Engine 245 LODDs:

FF Gottfried Messerli - July 29, 1907 - Steeplechase Park fire - FF Messerli hit in the head by a falling beam. He died on August 2nd has result of the injuries.  RIP.

     (https://s11.postimg.org/ogo9zkb1b/E_245_LODD_Masserli.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ogo9zkb1b/)


Captain Charles Furey - February 14, 1930  - "A veteran with thirty-nine years of service in the Department, died from suffocation while fighting a small blaze in an unoccupied candy stand at West 10th Street and the Boardwalk, Coney Island. Captain Furey, who was in command of Engine 245, collapsed in the midst of the smoke and was pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital. The blaze was started in a pile of rubbish. The veteran fireman was promoted to Captain 29 years prior to his death and was Captain of Engine 245 since 1910. He was sixty-one, married and left behind seven children with two sons who were patrolmen in Brooklyn. (From "The Last Alarm" by Boucher, Urbanowicz & Melahn, 2007)" RIP

Never forget.
 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on February 12, 2012, 09:26:54 PM
Engine 245 original firehouse - 2919 W 8th St  Coney Island  (1895-1904)  Brooklyn Fire Dept Engine 45  - former volunteer firehouse
(http://s16.postimage.org/hxbjcmpr5/Original_245.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hxbjcmpr5/)
Original volunteer quarters are left of former BFD firehouse built in 1904.

Atlantic Hose 1, and Atlantic Hook & Ladder 1 were established in 1886 in the two story firehouse at 2919 W. 8th Street.

(http://s23.postimg.org/urg94ubgn/Coney_Island_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/urg94ubgn/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/t65187dt3/Coney_Island_vol.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/t65187dt3/)
Title: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 15, 2012, 08:31:17 PM
Combintion Engine Company 52/Eng 52/Ladder 52 - original firehouse  4550 Riverdale Avenue   Riverdale, Bronx

     CEC 52 organized 4550 Riverdale Avenue in former volunteer firehouse  1884
     CEC 52 became Engine 52                                                                   1928
     Engine 52 new firehouse at 4550 Riverdale Avenue w/Ladder 52            1939

     Ladder 52 organized 4550 Riverdale Avenue                                         1928
     Ladder 52 new firehouse 4550 Riverdale Avenue w/Engine 52                1939

Note - original firehouse at 4550 Riverdale Avenue quarters of volunteer company Neptune Engine 3

4550 Riverdale Avenue:
(http://s7.postimage.org/w97oaiy07/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/w97oaiy07/)(http://s13.postimage.org/lc8f0wuxf/riverdale_246_st.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lc8f0wuxf/)


Former firehouse and current firehouse built 1939:
(http://s17.postimg.org/mlgpes5ob/E_52.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mlgpes5ob/)

Engine 52's 1929 FWD hose wagon/Ladder 52's 75 ft Walters aerial
(http://s29.postimg.org/s7s2jsccz/E_52_fh_1929_FWD_Hose_Wagon_and_75_ft_Walters_ae.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s7s2jsccz/)

Current quarters 4550 Riverdale Avenue:
(http://s18.postimage.org/5ya4zq4lh/E_52.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5ya4zq4lh/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/ps1mtaz1f/52_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ps1mtaz1f/)
 
Engine 52:
(http://s22.postimg.org/ah12jjotp/E_52.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ah12jjotp/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/t6pu8trmf/E_52_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/t6pu8trmf/)

Ladder 52:
(http://s22.postimg.org/ucx1z35v1/L_52.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ucx1z35v1/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/tkkdgxgjp/L_52_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tkkdgxgjp/)

Engine 52/Ladder 52 responding:
(http://s28.postimg.org/ahf9qnwop/E_52_L_52.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ahf9qnwop/)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPu6b_jTSYM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPu6b_jTSYM)


Riverdale: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverdale,_Bronx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverdale,_Bronx)


(http://s1.postimg.org/nb33xcnpn/88_big.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nb33xcnpn/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on February 15, 2012, 08:49:34 PM
Defender Hook & Ladder 7 firehouse 1721 Victory Blvd  Castleton Corners, Staten Island

     Defender H&L 7 organized at 1721 Victory Blvd           1899
     Defender H&L 7 disbanded                                         1932   

Notes:  - Victory Blvd originally called Richmond Turnpike.
           - Nearest engine or hose company was 2 1/2 miles away
           - H&L company also purchased hose cart
           - Operated as ladder and hose company using hydrant pressure until engine arrived
           - Disbanded when FDNY Engine 163 and Ladder 83 were organized in 1932 in Westerleigh

Members in front of firehouse 1721 Victory Blvd:
(http://s22.postimg.org/ro9c3x5dp/Defender_H_L.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ro9c3x5dp/)

1721 Victory Blvd firehouse:
(http://s4.postimg.org/gnqzq2s0p/Unknown_SI_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gnqzq2s0p/)

Firehouse in 1916:
(http://s15.postimage.org/yg5hf0nav/Castleton_Corners_1916.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yg5hf0nav/)

Today - bank parking lot:
(http://s9.postimage.org/esfsca0uj/Bank_Parking_Lot.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/esfsca0uj/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on February 15, 2012, 09:10:49 PM
Engine 87 (Marine) firehouse - Park Avenue and East 135th Street  Harlem, Manhattan

     Engine 87 (M) organized foot of E 132 St and Harlem River     1908
     Engine 87 (M) moved to foot of E 135th St and Harlem River  1922
     Engine 87 (M) moved to foot of Grand St and East River         1952
     Engine 87 (M) disbanded                                                     1955

1935:
(http://s9.postimage.org/3rttyqnd7/Park_Ave.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3rttyqnd7/)

Fireboat James Duane Engine 87 (M) Fireboat Duane in service 1908-1959:
(http://s21.postimg.org/pwzff88df/James_Duane_1908_1959.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pwzff88df/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/8q97z800d/Duane.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8q97z800d/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/tfzop0h01/Duane_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tfzop0h01/)

Engine 87 (M) Fireboat Duane crew:
(http://s22.postimg.org/8cvbfpfrh/Duane_Crew.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8cvbfpfrh/)

Engine 87 (M) Fireboat Duane - retiring Captain Gorman ceremony:
(http://s23.postimg.org/ojw52gwhj/Duane_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ojw52gwhj/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/tehuf35px/Duane_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tehuf35px/)


(http://s8.postimg.org/rk465quc1/Duane_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rk465quc1/)


Site today:

(http://s14.postimage.org/omi2sny7x/Today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/omi2sny7x/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: guitarman314 on February 15, 2012, 09:29:25 PM
Unknown company firehouse - Park Avenue and East 135th Street - Library of Congress picture

1935:
(http://s9.postimage.org/3rttyqnd7/Park_Ave.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3rttyqnd7/)
  That was Engine 87 fireboat firehouse at 135th St. & Harlem River under N.Y. Central R.R. drawbridge before the East River Drive was constructed
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on February 15, 2012, 09:40:00 PM
Engine 57 (Marine) Castle Garden berth (Eng 57 1981-1895)

Castle Garden - originally a fort built during War of 1812 at tip of Manhattan to protect city; became immigation center for NYC from 1820-1892 (11 million immigrants entered city here); replaced by Ellis Island as NYC immigrantion center.  http://www.castlegarden.org/ (http://www.castlegarden.org/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/440ystofn/Castle_Island_Fire_Boat.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/440ystofn/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/jocxx3ny5/Castle_Island_Fire_boat.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jocxx3ny5/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/rzef3cvwh/Castle_Garden_Berth.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rzef3cvwh/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/727kxdrtn/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/727kxdrtn/)

Berth for The New Yorker: "THE NEW YORKER was constructed by Julius Jonson, New York, from plans by Charles H. Haswell. With a pumping capacity of 13,000 gpm, she was for many years the most powerful of fireboats. She was the first New York fireboat with a shore station and its house at the Battery became a land­mark as famous as the boat itself. When THE NEW YORKER was ready, Engine Co. 57 was organized and the boat placed in service on February 1, 1891. News articles of the day gave much space to descriptions of the boat and its architecturally distinctive sta­tion near Castle Garden. " - Marine 1 site
The New Yorker:
(http://s17.postimage.org/rzcja5nob/history_photo4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rzcja5nob/)

Today:
(http://s11.postimage.org/pf7rc3q33/29castle2_650.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pf7rc3q33/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: guitarman314 on February 15, 2012, 09:48:48 PM
No deck guns, just large hoselines strapped down to keep from flying loose. ;)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on February 15, 2012, 10:09:01 PM
Engine 156/Brush Fire Unit 3 - Firehouses - 412 Broadway  West Brighton, Staten Island  8th Division, 21st Battalion

     Engine 206 organized 412 Broadway in former firehouse of Wyandotte H&L 1   1905
     Engine 206 moved to 1189 Castleton Avenue at Ladder 104                            1907
     Engine 206 moved to 543 Cary Ave                                                               1907
     Engine 206 moved to new firehouse 412 Broadway                                         1909
     Engine 206 became Engine 156                                                                     1913
     Engine 156 moved to 1189 Castleton Avenue at Ladder 79                              2005
     Engine 156 returned to 412 Broadway                                                           2006

     Brush Fire Unit 3 organized 412 Broadway at Engine 156                                1997
     Brush Fire Unit 3 moved to 124 Liberty St at Engine 10                                  2001
     Brush Fire Unit 3 returned to 412 Broadway at Engine 156                             2001
     Brush Fire Unit 3 moved to 1189 Castleton Ave at Ladder 79                          2005
     Brush Fire Unit 3 returned to 412 Broadway at Engine 156                             2006                         

     Wyandotte H&L 1 responded from 412 Broadway firehouse  1892-1905:
         
          (http://s7.postimage.org/3ssgy1jfr/E_156.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3ssgy1jfr/)
Volunteer company - Wyandotte H&L 1

543 Cary Ave Engine 206 (156) temporary firehouse 1907-1909:

     (http://s8.postimg.org/52jqcqo2p/BBBBB.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/52jqcqo2p/)
PJ Brown Carriage Company - used by E 206 (156) when original firehouse destroyed by fire

     - Note: Engine 206 (156), the new FDNY company, was battling a 3-alarm fire when their firehouse burned.  Cause of firehouse fire was suspected to be either an overheated stove or disgruntled former volunteer firemen

412 Broadway current firehouse:

     (http://s21.postimg.org/wgcm8xrgz/E_156_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wgcm8xrgz/)

     (http://s23.postimg.org/lyf7ri55j/E_156.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lyf7ri55j/)


Engine 156:

     (http://s15.postimg.org/jjbecuad3/E_156_x.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jjbecuad3/)

     (http://s24.postimg.org/6ru08xtip/E_156.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6ru08xtip/)

     (http://s15.postimg.org/bcnzzc9rr/E_156_aaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bcnzzc9rr/)

Brush Unit 3:
(http://s10.postimg.org/k44hifst1/E_156_BFU.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k44hifst1/)


Engine 156 LODDs:

     FIREFIGHTER JOHN B. DORAN ENGINE 156 June 25, 1914

          Died while responding to Box 383.  MPO Doran was driving Engine 156's new Nott engine when apparatus crashed due to malfunction at 1560 Castleton Avenue.  FF Doran was thrown form apparatus.

     FIREFIGHTER WILLIAM B. BROWN ENGINE 156 December 6, 1955

          Died from previous line of duty injuries sustained. 

     LIEUTENANT FRANK W. PECKERING ENGINE 156 April 3, 1963

          (https://s22.postimg.org/8j37mr8od/E_156_pickering.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8j37mr8od/)
 
     FIREFIGHTER WILLIAM J. HANLON ENGINE 156 December 30, 1963

          (https://s9.postimg.org/ueblj7b3f/E_156_lodd_han.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ueblj7b3f/)

     FIREFIGHTER JAMES J. MAINE ENGINE 156 April 10, 1969

          Died from heart attack.

     RIP.  Never forget.


West Brighton, SI neighborhood:  originally called "Factoryville" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_New_Brighton,_Staten_Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_New_Brighton,_Staten_Island)


(http://s23.postimg.org/sb0ske65j/E_156_patch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sb0ske65j/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: guitarman314 on February 15, 2012, 11:13:39 PM
This firehouse still active * - Engine 156 - 412 Broadway  Staten Island - built as volunteer firehouse 1892

1905 (approx)  volunteer company - "Wyandotte H&L S":
(http://s7.postimage.org/3ssgy1jfr/E_156.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3ssgy1jfr/)
FDNY:
(http://s12.postimage.org/zef6odp09/engine_156_old.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/zef6odp09/)
Today:
(http://s14.postimage.org/tulzzgpa5/ccc.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tulzzgpa5/)

* Note - This picture is from NY Public Library from a post card of the era - noted as "the last call" of volunteer H&L company - firehouse is similar to current E 156 quarters.  There are differences (windows, brickwork).  This might be former firehouse on Broadway.
E156's present house was built in 1908 but there's a story as to why, according to the "Staten Island Fire Centennial" book: There was a 3-alarm fire at the Hotel Castleton on Nov. 12, 1907. In the early evening hours of Nov. 13th, while E206 (156 today) was still operating at the Hotel Castleton, a 3-alarm fire destroyed their quarters. The fire spread to adjoining structures on either side of the firehouse and to a dwelling behind the firehouse. Contemporary reports about the fire's origin are conflicting. Some indicated the fire started from an overheated stove while others report disgruntled former volunteer firemen sneaking into quarters and starting the fire. ::)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on February 22, 2012, 08:59:47 PM
NYFP Fire Patrol 6  838 Cortlandt Ave Bronx (1901-1913)

     FP 6 organized at 838 Cortland Ave firehouse   1901
     FP 6 moved to new firehouse 278 E 156th St  1913
     FP 6 moved to 1079 Nelson Ave (former firehouse FDNY L 49)  1949
     FP 6 became FP 5  1955
     FP 5 disbanded  1955

FP 6 vacated 278 E 156 St firehouse for construction of high rise apartments

FP 6 838 Cortland Ave:
(http://s15.postimage.org/qfmn0cw1z/Fire_Patrol_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qfmn0cw1z/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/9wleb90o1/FP_5_Cortland.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9wleb90o1/)

278 E 156 St firehouse:
(http://s7.postimg.org/rrp8g7n2v/FP_5_New.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rrp8g7n2v/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/c7of7irxn/FP_5_New_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c7of7irxn/)

FP 6 with white turnout coats:
(http://s22.postimg.org/womyazhm5/FP_6_bb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/womyazhm5/)

FP 6 firehouse 1079 Nelson Ave 1949-1955/FP 5 firehouse 1955:
(http://s18.postimage.org/q3el3ihqd/L_49.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q3el3ihqd/)
Ladder 49 - previous firehouse 1913-1947

Former firehouse 838 Cortland Ave:
(http://s14.postimage.org/vy79hzghp/FP_8_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vy79hzghp/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: squarewheels on February 29, 2012, 08:20:49 PM
838 cortlandt ave bronx ny - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sugexp=eqn&gs_nf=1&cp=26&gs_id=2t&xhr=t&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1058&bih=469&wrapid=tljp1330564257246050&q=838+cortlandt+ave+bronx+ny&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c2f5cb28991e29:0xaa5e4d0c488782cb,838+Courtlandt+Ave,+Bronx,+NY+10451&gl=us&ei=wsxOT7jtJYfy0gGGuvTeAg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCEQ8gEwAA)

838 coutland ave now!!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on March 13, 2012, 01:07:45 AM
Hose 1/Engine 161 - former firehouse - 181 Father Capodanno Blvd (originally 181 Seaside Blvd) - (Hose 1 1905-1923/Eng 161 1923-1931) - original firehouse of South Beach Hose 12  1874-1923

(http://s11.postimage.org/q8ugz5j3j/engine_161.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q8ugz5j3j/)

Private dwelling at location today - bungalow next to firehouse still occupied

http://www.trulia.com/homes/New_York/Staten_Island/sold/22495477-181-Father-Capodanno-Blvd-Staten-Island-NY-10305 (http://www.trulia.com/homes/New_York/Staten_Island/sold/22495477-181-Father-Capodanno-Blvd-Staten-Island-NY-10305)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: Bxboro on March 13, 2012, 05:24:09 AM
Anyone have pictures of E 48's old house ?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on March 13, 2012, 07:11:29 AM
Engine 48 - firehouse 2504 Webster Avenue

Engine 48 former firehouse 2504 Webster Ave:
(http://s30.postimg.org/7z159ytul/Engine_48_Webster.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7z159ytul/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/pk0evbatv/Engine_48_Webster_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pk0evbatv/)


Pictures of Engine 48 members operating at 1956 fire and building collapse:

(http://s18.postimage.org/5diai3hl1/Eng_48.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5diai3hl1/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/lgm19sl8z/eng_48_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lgm19sl8z/)

http://nyfd.com/3rd_ave_4-4-56.html (http://nyfd.com/3rd_ave_4-4-56.html)

Engine 48 former firehouse 2504 Webster Avenue fire:

 http://northeastfirephotos.smugmug.com/FDNY/Bronx-Collapse-of-Engine-48s/13661967_TRFtZB# (http://northeastfirephotos.smugmug.com/FDNY/Bronx-Collapse-of-Engine-48s/13661967_TRFtZB#)!i=997398018&k=xw9cj

(http://s9.postimg.org/afr9uul1n/jjjjj.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/afr9uul1n/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/dghsy1gnn/jjjj.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dghsy1gnn/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on March 13, 2012, 09:34:24 AM
Engine 48's old firehouse description:

"I can't help you with E. 79, but I can help you with E.48, on Webster and 187. Their original quarters were on Webster Av, S/W of Fordham Rd. in 1897, the single bay, three story, wood frame firehouse was, "rebuilt", because the street level of Webster Av was raised. The old firehouse housed E.48, and the Deputy Chief, 7th Division. As a kid in the early 60's, I remember playing in the basement of 48. You could clearly see the outline of the apparatus door from pre 1897, and the stalls for the horses. E.48 had its share of tradgedy. Members of the company were lost when a theatre marquis collapsed on them, and when they collided with Rescue 3 en-route to a alarm. In 1965 they lost Fr. 1st.Grade, Edward F. Snediker, while operating at a gas explosion at Fordham Fd. and Valentine Av. During the 60's and 70's E.48 proved to be one of the most capable Engine Companies in the Bronx. In the 70's E.48 moved 2 blo0cks South to its new quarters with Ladder 56. The old house was used by the model cities youth program program, as a Fire Salvage Company. When the funding dried up, the old firehouse stood vacant for many years. A few years ago, it collapsed. The corner stone was removed my members of 48 & 56 and rests at their present firehouse. The loss of that old firehouse will never erase the many fond memories I have of the bldg, and the heroes that worked there."   - Anonymous (WikiAnswers)


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: nfd2004 on March 13, 2012, 09:56:23 AM
Engine 48's old firehouse description:

"I can't help you with E. 79, but I can help you with E.48, on Webster and 187. Their original quarters were on Webster Av, S/W of Fordham Rd. in 1897, the single bay, three story, wood frame firehouse was, "rebuilt", because the street level of Webster Av was raised. The old firehouse housed E.48, and the Deputy Chief, 7th Division. As a kid in the early 60's, I remember playing in the basement of 48. You could clearly see the outline of the apparatus door from pre 1897, and the stalls for the horses. E.48 had its share of tradgedy. Members of the company were lost when a theatre marquis collapsed on them, and when they collided with Rescue 3 en-route to a alarm. In 1965 they lost Fr. 1st.Grade, Edward F. Snediker, while operating at a gas explosion at Fordham Fd. and Valentine Av. During the 60's and 70's E.48 proved to be one of the most capable Engine Companies in the Bronx. In the 70's E.48 moved 2 blo0cks South to its new quarters with Ladder 56. The old house was used by the model cities youth program program, as a Fire Salvage Company. When the funding dried up, the old firehouse stood vacant for many years. A few years ago, it collapsed. The corner stone was removed my members of 48 & 56 and rests at their present firehouse. The loss of that old firehouse will never erase the many fond memories I have of the bldg, and the heroes that worked there."   - Anonymous (WikiAnswers)

  Thanks "mack" for that story. I, along with "Bxboro" are interested in that. I remember when that firehouse was home to Fire Salvage 3 and Engine 48 moved to their new firehouse and became Number ONE for runs in the city.

  After Fire Salvage 3 closed, I caught a Second Alarm fire in that building. There was also another fire in that building as I remember it before it collapsed.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on March 13, 2012, 01:08:09 PM
In College Point, Queens, the former quarters of E296 (which was disbanded in 1960) still had the horse stalls within. That building was there from the volunteer days in the 1800's, the life span of E296 and then home to the FDNY Communications "linemen" until they moved in the early 70's to the former quarters of the disbanded E272 in Flushing. 296's firehouse was the most rundown place I have ever seen and that was when the engine company was still there. I think Mike from FDNYtrucks.com may still have the picture of the place. If so, I hope he posts it here when he has time. Now there are two or three brick houses jammed into the lot where the firehouse once stood on 125 street between 18th and 20th Avenues.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: Bxboro on March 13, 2012, 03:48:57 PM
Thanks Mack for the info. I also remember that house when it was sitting there rotting away...what a shame !
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on March 13, 2012, 03:54:21 PM
E 272 and B 52 repurposed:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3212/3034227713_4d64a5c489.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/3034227713/)
EMS52 FDNY EMSC Battalion 52 Station House, Flushing, Queens, New York City (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/3034227713/#) by jag9889 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jag9889/), on Flickr
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: 68jk09 on March 13, 2012, 05:18:25 PM
After 272/52 the house had Fire Prevention District Office 14 there next it had the QNS Boro Command & EMS Command before they moved to Fort Totten then EMS BN*52 as today.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: guitarman314 on March 13, 2012, 05:39:29 PM
E272 house was originally occupied by E272 & L129
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on March 13, 2012, 06:15:12 PM
FD Qns.Boro Command came after EMS B52 was already there. They shared the place until QBC moved to Ft.Totten. At one time there were four ambulances running out of there, now it's down to only 1 and their corner is at Roosevelt Ave. & 103 Street in the 46 Bn. Go figure!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on March 13, 2012, 07:42:42 PM
E 296  was formerly located at 18-18 126 Street.

This is what the site looks like now:

18-18 125th St. college point queens - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?um=1&hl=en&q=18-18%20125th%20St.%20college%20point%20queens&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=649&wrapid=tlif133167551911021&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: turk132 on March 13, 2012, 07:48:14 PM
Engine 48's old firehouse description:

"I can't help you with E. 79, but I can help you with E.48, on Webster and 187. Their original quarters were on Webster Av, S/W of Fordham Rd. in 1897, the single bay, three story, wood frame firehouse was, "rebuilt", because the street level of Webster Av was raised. The old firehouse housed E.48, and the Deputy Chief, 7th Division. As a kid in the early 60's, I remember playing in the basement of 48. You could clearly see the outline of the apparatus door from pre 1897, and the stalls for the horses. E.48 had its share of tradgedy. Members of the company were lost when a theatre marquis collapsed on them, and when they collided with Rescue 3 en-route to a alarm. In 1965 they lost Fr. 1st.Grade, Edward F. Snediker, while operating at a gas explosion at Fordham Fd. and Valentine Av. During the 60's and 70's E.48 proved to be one of the most capable Engine Companies in the Bronx. In the 70's E.48 moved 2 blo0cks South to its new quarters with Ladder 56. The old house was used by the model cities youth program program, as a Fire Salvage Company. When the funding dried up, the old firehouse stood vacant for many years. A few years ago, it collapsed. The corner stone was removed my members of 48 & 56 and rests at their present firehouse. The loss of that old firehouse will never erase the many fond memories I have of the bldg, and the heroes that worked there."   - Anonymous (WikiAnswers)

  Thanks "mack" for that story. I, along with "Bxboro" are interested in that. I remember when that firehouse was home to Fire Salvage 3 and Engine 48 moved to their new firehouse and became Number ONE for runs in the city.

  After Fire Salvage 3 closed, I caught a Second Alarm fire in that building. There was also another fire in that building as I remember it before it collapsed.

I went to 3 fires in the 48's old quarters after Salvage 3 left.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: Bxboro on March 13, 2012, 07:58:32 PM
I know what a cornerstone is....but what happened to "48 ENGINE 48" over the door ?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: turk132 on March 13, 2012, 08:34:07 PM
I know what a cornerstone is....but what happened to "48 ENGINE 48" over the door ?

it is over the side door (in the parking lot) of 48's quarters.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on March 16, 2012, 03:39:15 PM
Ladder 12 at 243 W 20 Street

THIRD PICTURE DOWN

http://yngfire.com/index.php/topic,1250.75.html (http://yngfire.com/index.php/topic,1250.75.html)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on March 16, 2012, 03:55:07 PM
Quarters of E 52  Riverdale NY

SECOND PICTURE DOWN

http://yngfire.com/index.php/topic,1250.90.html (http://yngfire.com/index.php/topic,1250.90.html)


The old and the new:

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=649&tbm=isch&tbnid=xnq2OrlBbKakpM:&imgrefurl=http://www.weegee.org/fire_181-190.html&docid=HwY-tSJLOHg6gM&imgurl=http://www.weegee.org/fire0190.jpg&w=600&h=459&ei=oJxjT7W_NcTb0QGRofGTCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=172&vpy=150&dur=1244&hovh=196&hovw=257&tx=181&ty=90&sig=112394121571167785338&page=1&tbnh=142&tbnw=164&start=0&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0 (http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=649&tbm=isch&tbnid=xnq2OrlBbKakpM:&imgrefurl=http://www.weegee.org/fire_181-190.html&docid=HwY-tSJLOHg6gM&imgurl=http://www.weegee.org/fire0190.jpg&w=600&h=459&ei=oJxjT7W_NcTb0QGRofGTCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=172&vpy=150&dur=1244&hovh=196&hovw=257&tx=181&ty=90&sig=112394121571167785338&page=1&tbnh=142&tbnw=164&start=0&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on March 19, 2012, 02:06:49 AM
Engine 289 - original firehouse - 41-19 102nd St  (1913-1914)  Formerly quarters of volunteer company Pioneer Ladder 6 (1890-1913)

     (http://s16.postimage.org/xwr0sb5sh/Corona_NY.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xwr0sb5sh/)
 

Former quarters - today:

     (http://s17.postimage.org/kpk4ckefv/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kpk4ckefv/)
 

Engine 289 - current firehouse:

     (https://s18.postimg.org/4bqawp6ph/E_289_fh_2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4bqawp6ph/)

     (https://s23.postimg.org/orzcavoxz/E_289_fh_painting_wnyf.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/orzcavoxz/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on March 19, 2012, 02:46:16 AM
NY Fire Patrol 4  Manhattan

     FP 4 organized at 94th St between 4th Ave and Lexington Ave  1876
     FP 4 moved to new firehouse 113 E 90th St
     FP 4 disbanded 1941 due to World War II manpower shortages

- FP 4 initial response area was above 59th St
- NYFP was placed under FDNY control during World War II.  FP 4 firehouse was used for auxiliary purposes.

FP 4 firehouse 94th St:
(http://s23.postimg.org/dy0k0lvfr/FP_4_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dy0k0lvfr/)

113 E 90th St:
(http://s15.postimg.org/6i3wois4n/FP_4_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6i3wois4n/)

1920s:
(http://s13.postimg.org/b5j0p3x37/FP_4_1901.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b5j0p3x37/)

1930s:
(http://s10.postimg.org/t9x0ct15x/FP_4_1921_e_90th_st.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/t9x0ct15x/)

Former firehouse 13 E 90th St - current:
(http://s8.postimg.org/na7abd5kh/FP_4_today.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/na7abd5kh/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on March 21, 2012, 12:58:54 AM
Engine 205 - original firehouse - 160 Pierrepont St (1869-1925) - organized as Engine 5 BFD (1869) - firehouse was originally Engine 14 Pacific volunteer firehouse ( 1856-1869)

ORGANIZED ENGINE   5, BROOKLYN FIRE DEPT
ORG.   160 Pierrepont St.   FQ Vol.   1869
CHANGE   To Engine 5, FDNY      1898
CHANGE   To Engine 105      1899
CHANGE   To Engine 205      1913
RELOC.   274 Hicks St.                 1925
NQTRS.   74 Middagh St.   W/ L 118   1929
DISB.            1975
REORG.   74 Middagh St.   At L 118   1975


(http://s21.postimage.org/p06ld2937/E_205_BDF_E_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p06ld2937/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/stn4wnxhh/160_p_IERREPONT_ST_BROOKLYN_NY.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/stn4wnxhh/)

 
"ENGINE COMPANY NO. 5

   Perhaps the most centrally situated of the two score headquarters of the fire-companies, upon which the city depends for protection, is the house of Engine Company No. 5, in Pierrepont Street near Fulton.   Many hundreds of times have the doors been thrown open and the engine dashed forth to answer alarms from all parts of the city.   Engine No. 5 responds to first-alarms in the territory in and contiguous to Fulton Street, from dark Street to Hudson Avenue, which includes much of the most valuable property in the city.   In this region are the public buildings, including the City Hall,
Court House, Municipal Building, Hall of Records, and the new Federal Building; the principal places of amusement in the Western District, including the Academy of Music. Grand Opera House. Park Theatre, Star Theatre, and the recently completed Columbia Theatre; all the chief hotels of the city; such important structures as the Brooklyn Library, the Long Island Historical Society's building, the Hamilton and Germania club-houses, the great dry goods houses, the offices of the principal banks
and trust companies, a number of large churches, the Polytechnic and Packer Institutes, and the great office buildings surrounding City Hall Square. Property worth many millions of dollars is guarded first of all by this engine-company.   On second-alarms it is called to the great warehouses on the water-front and to the greater part of the Western District; while in
response to third-alarms and special calls it may be summoned to the Eastern District, and even to Greenpoint and East New York.   Ever since the fatal and disastrous fire in the Brooklyn Theatre, at Washington and Johnson Streets, on Dec. 5, 1876, when 278 lives were lost, special precautions have been taken to avoid a repetition of the disaster even upon a small scale,
and firemen are detailed from Engine No. 5, to attend each matinee and evening performance in the playhouses within its territory, to be in readiness to flood the stage and quench any incipient conflagration. No. 5 is the only engine-company housed on the Heights, and it traces its history back to the old Engine Company No. 14 of the Volunteer Department,
established in Love Lane in 1846.   Ten years later it removed to the present quarters.   It was the crack company of the Volunteer Department and the sons of many of the best families on the Heights had been connected with it.   Their house was expensively decorated and furnished, and they owned a fine engine.   At present No. 5 is equipped with a fine Amoskeag engine, which has been in use for seven years.   It is fitted with all facilities for the work of extinguishing fire.   To draw the engine and tender four horses are stabled, in the engine-house.   The names over their stalls are "Tom," " Jerry," "Speed," and " Dick."   The same names are bestowed upon successive occupants of the stalls.   One of the most knowing horses ever attached to the company was a strawberry roan which was in service for nine years, an unusually long time, and was finally run over by an engine and killed.   As Engine No. 5 is the nearest to the City Hall it is the show
company of the city, and visitors frequently have the horses and men called out to see how quickly they can start.   The horses usually get exercise enough in going to the fires to which the engine is summoned, but sometimes the interval is so long that they have to be taken out for exercise.   The members of No. 5 have taken part in many great fires.   The most disastrous was that in the old Brooklyn Theatre.   The scenes after the flames were under control and the bodies were being brought forth were such as to cause the stoutest firemen to draw back but the members of No. 5 stuck to their posts throughout the trying ordeal.  Among the other large fires in which this company has taken an important part have been those in Wechsler & Abraham's dry goods house in lower Fulton Street; in Ovington's art and crockery store; in the old Elm Place Congregational church, on the foundation of which the Grand Opera House was built; and in Smith, Gray & Co's clothing store. At the last-named fire. No. 5 was one of the earliest to arrive and the men battled with the flames and smoke until nearly suffocated.   On second and third alarms the company has been called to all the great fires in the city.   Despite the perils incurred the company has never had a man killed on duty and only a few have been injured."  from Our Firemen - the Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Department   

(http://s7.postimage.org/hqzynydl3/Bklyn_theatre_fire3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hqzynydl3/)
http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2010/06/walkabout-the-b-2/#bklyn-theatre-fire3-2 (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2010/06/walkabout-the-b-2/#bklyn-theatre-fire3-2)

BFD Engine 5 - December 5, 1876 Brooklyn Theater Fire Report -  approx 278 killed
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1876/12/15/4/Ar00423.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1875-1879&DOCID=155665&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%35&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%34%38&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1876/12/15/4/Ar00423.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1875-1879&DOCID=155665&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%35&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%34%38&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

Engine 205 FDNY:
(http://s17.postimage.org/m3tmjxt8b/E_205_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m3tmjxt8b/)

Current quarters 74 Middagh St W/ L 118:
(http://s16.postimage.org/52x88z6ep/E205_L118.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/52x88z6ep/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on March 21, 2012, 11:39:26 PM
Engine 259 - original quarters - 71 Gale Avenue (1894-1909) organized as Engine 2 Long Island City Fire Dept -  original firehouse of volunteer company Rambler Hose 3

(http://s14.postimage.org/vkx7vsox9/E_259.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vkx7vsox9/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on March 21, 2012, 11:56:51 PM
Ft Jay Fire Department (Governor's Island)- firehouse - 1940s

Note - Army closed Ft Jay in 1964 - Coast Guard assumed control in 1966 until 1996.  Currently administered by National Parks Service.

(http://s14.postimage.org/5crlmws31/Ft_Jay_FD_1940.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5crlmws31/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/8sjpwgpcb/Ft_Jay_FD_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8sjpwgpcb/)

Ft Jay FD Fire Chief  William A Frazier (former FDNY)
(http://s12.postimage.org/bhtga471l/Ft_Jay_Fire_Chief_William_A_Fraser_Ret_FDNY_1st_Chief.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bhtga471l/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/s8gtsgs3f/Governors_NY_55.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/s8gtsgs3f/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on March 23, 2012, 11:10:01 PM
The Rescue 1 firehouse that burned down

http://podcast.freepgs.com/r1_7.jpg (http://podcast.freepgs.com/r1_7.jpg)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on March 23, 2012, 11:13:57 PM
http://oldelmhurst.blogspot.com/2008/01/fdny-wandowenock_21.html (http://oldelmhurst.blogspot.com/2008/01/fdny-wandowenock_21.html)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on March 24, 2012, 10:31:55 AM
Combination Engine 164/Engine E 264 - original firehouse - 332 Central Avenue  (1905-1912)  Former volunteer firehouse (1886/87 to 1905)

(http://s18.postimage.org/n4x6brwxh/Engine_264_77.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/n4x6brwxh/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/6199p1t29/engine_264_99.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6199p1t29/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/rzs8w6a19/Far_Rockaway_Vollies.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rzs8w6a19/)

Prior volunteer companies at Central Ave:
(http://s14.postimage.org/w53m1gor1/far_rockw_1905.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/w53m1gor1/)


The Big House Engine 264/Engine 328/Ladder 134 (built approx 1913)
(http://s15.postimage.org/bqvh983fb/Engine_264_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bqvh983fb/)

Engine 264:
(http://s7.postimage.org/ga62b1nxj/Engine_264_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ga62b1nxj/)

Engine 328:
(http://s16.postimage.org/4b40ssfoh/Engine_328.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4b40ssfoh/)

Ladder 134:
(http://s14.postimage.org/8dms34swd/Ladder_134.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8dms34swd/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/mpavls0gd/FDNY_E_264_E_328_L_134_The_Big_House_Far_Rockaway.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mpavls0gd/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on March 24, 2012, 12:47:54 PM
The Rescue 1 firehouse that burned down

http://podcast.freepgs.com/r1_7.jpg (http://podcast.freepgs.com/r1_7.jpg)

Which was formerly Engine Company 2 until they were disbanded.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on March 25, 2012, 12:38:18 PM
Engine 274 (originally Engine 274) - former firehouse - 335 Madison Avenue (1908-1913) - firehouse moved to 41-20 Murray St (1913-1938) - current firehouse built 1940  - original firehouse of volunteer company Murray Hill Hose 4 (1894-1908)

Murray Hill Hose 4 protected area after area became part of NYC until Engine 174 was organized in 1908:
(http://s18.postimage.org/4f6ns8fph/flushing.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4f6ns8fph/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/k4o50k3hd/E_274_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/k4o50k3hd/)
Engine 174/Engine 274 operated from this firehouse until 1938

Current firehouse:
(http://s16.postimage.org/kg067ybg1/E_274_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kg067ybg1/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on March 27, 2012, 11:48:07 AM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6091/7003218971_60ddf5030f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/7003218971/)
E204 FDNY Decommissioned Firehouse Engine 204, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York City (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/7003218971/#) by jag9889 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jag9889/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3453/3371762434_a6de0b07e5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/3371762434/)
E204 FDNY Decommissioned Firehouse Engine 204, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York City (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/3371762434/#) by jag9889 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jag9889/), on Flickr
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 05, 2012, 12:00:44 PM
Ladder 3/Water Tower 2/Battalion 6 - former firehouses  - 108 E 13th St  (L 13 1865-1928/WT 2 1882-1928/Bn 6 1876-1882, 1884-1903, 1904-1928) - former volunteer firehouses Friendship Ladder 12 (1856-1865) and Ringgold Hose 7.
Current firehouse built same address in 1929.

Ladder 3:
(http://s18.postimage.org/jn029046d/Ladder_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jn029046d/)(http://s7.postimage.org/wio4q35ef/L_3_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wio4q35ef/)


Water Tower 2:
(http://s17.postimage.org/74ves45a3/WT_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/74ves45a3/)

Ladder 3/Bn 6 - current firehouse:
(http://s7.postimage.org/h57rohrmf/ladder_3_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/h57rohrmf/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/vj0l2eeqt/L_3_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vj0l2eeqt/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 05, 2012, 12:45:22 PM
Engine 33/Bn 6 - former firehouse - 15 Great Jones Street (E 33 1882-1899, Bn 6 1882-1884)

(http://s15.postimage.org/yjtvpk4pj/E_33.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yjtvpk4pj/)

Current site (Great Jones St and Lafayette St):
(http://s17.postimage.org/t54gaahff/E_33_today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t54gaahff/)

Current firehouse (42 Great Jones St - built 1899)
(http://s14.postimage.org/coqha30e5/E_33_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/coqha30e5/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 11, 2012, 07:17:00 PM
Engine 287 - original firehouse - 86-18  Broadway Elmhurst  (1913-1914)  former volunteer firehouse Wandowenock Engine 1 and Ladder 1 (Engine 1 1843-1913/Ladder 1 1890-1913)

(http://s15.postimage.org/4jxa1qvmf/Old_Elmhurst.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4jxa1qvmf/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/wmpumls47/Old_Elmhurst_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wmpumls47/)
(originally posted by kfd274)

(http://s14.postimage.org/yby2fh1v1/Old_Elmhurst_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yby2fh1v1/)

http://oldelmhurst.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html (http://oldelmhurst.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html)

Currently site of a restaurant:
(http://s14.postimage.org/czlz41sj1/Old_Elmhurst_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/czlz41sj1/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 12, 2012, 12:30:23 AM
Columbia Hose 1/Columbia Ladder 1  - original firehouse (gone) and second firehouse (standing)  Willow St (122 St) and Jamaica Ave - built 1893 and 1901, respectively  -  brick firehouse became original quarters of FDNY E 270 (E 170) and remains standing
 
1910 showing old and "new" firehouses:
(http://s14.postimage.org/o37pcjzq5/Richmond_Hill.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o37pcjzq5/)

Early 1900s postcard showing FDNY Engine 270 (originally E 170) firehouse:
(http://s13.postimage.org/p7l6gp6pf/Engine_270.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p7l6gp6pf/)

Current picture brick firehouse:
(http://s17.postimage.org/ubszib2qz/E_270.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ubszib2qz/)

COLUMBIA FIRE DEPARTMENT (from book "Images of America: Richmond Hill")


"The Columbia Fire Department, was organized in 1893, and manned by volunteers. The original wooden firehouse was located on the west side of Willow (122nd) Street between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues. The brick building was erected in 1902.

Before telephones, a whistle would alert the volunteers. The first volunteer to arrive at the firehouse took hold of the hose cart and dragged it out. Others would hold on while the cart was driven the shortest route to the fire, through farmland and backyards, trampling over flowerbeds.

Engine Company No. 170 (FDNY) was formerly the Columbia Fire Department and the Richmond Hill Exempt Volunteer Fireman's Association was considered one of the best organizations in the country."

Engine 270
(http://s18.postimage.org/6h9zpjoid/E_270.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6h9zpjoid/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 13, 2012, 02:58:25 PM
Engine 20/Engine 20 (2)/Squad 22 - 243 Lafayette St (changed from 47 Marion St in 1905) - firehouse -  (Engine 20 1865-1947/Engine 20 (2) 1892-1918/Squad 22 1944-1945) - original firehouse of volunteer Marion Engine 9 (1861-1865)

Original Marion Engine 9:
(http://s14.postimage.org/l6ziinfcd/Marion_Eng_9_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l6ziinfcd/)(http://s18.postimage.org/4iyd57ovp/Marion_Engine_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4iyd57ovp/)

Engine 20:
(http://s16.postimage.org/z2a7k5ty9/Engine_20_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/z2a7k5ty9/)

Engine 20:
(http://s18.postimage.org/q3287ihmd/Engine_20.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q3287ihmd/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/89eho5olj/e_20.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/89eho5olj/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/61y2r3n2d/e_20_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/61y2r3n2d/)

Current location of Engine 13/Ladder 20 firehouse:
(http://s17.postimage.org/kdsf6j4bf/Engine_13.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kdsf6j4bf/)


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 14, 2012, 04:40:35 PM
Firemen's Hall Brooklyn  -  Henry Street, Brooklyn - Quarters of Franklin Engine 3/Atlantic Hose and Relief Co 1/Lafayette H&L Company 1  (built 1852/demolished approx 1960)

(http://s13.postimage.org/73hffieur/firemans_hall_broolyn.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/73hffieur/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/5mc1y019h/Firemen_s_Hall_Brooklyn.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5mc1y019h/)

http://www.whitmans-brooklyn.org/2008/06/firemans-hall/ (http://www.whitmans-brooklyn.org/2008/06/firemans-hall/)

BFD Badge - lost by a member of Engine 3 killed in Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek:
(http://s16.postimage.org/54fzfjb9d/broolynfd1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/54fzfjb9d/)

FF Duncan Richmond - KIA 1864 - RIP

A Civil War Soldier and Fireman Story:
http://www.green-wood.com/2009/firemans-badge-lost-during-civil-war/ (http://www.green-wood.com/2009/firemans-badge-lost-during-civil-war/)

Newspaper Obituary Captain Duncan Richmond 11/21/1864 (Engine 3):
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=BEagle&BaseHref=BEG/1864/11/21&PageLabelPrint=&EntityId=Ar00201&DataChunk=Ar00202&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=BEagle&BaseHref=BEG/1864/11/21&PageLabelPrint=&EntityId=Ar00201&DataChunk=Ar00202&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

Site today:
(http://s14.postimage.org/d8wvfsail/Fireman_s_Hall_Bklyn_today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/d8wvfsail/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 15, 2012, 06:32:52 PM
Flatbush firehouse  - unidentified fire company

(http://s13.postimage.org/qgq8lgh3n/Flatbush_Engine.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qgq8lgh3n/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 15, 2012, 07:27:43 PM
Unknown Queens Company -

(http://s15.postimage.org/3vap132o7/Queens_Company_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3vap132o7/)

Can anyone identify company?  Hose Company 4?  Rig still pulled by horses - traditional chain across front of quarters to keep horses in.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: In2theJob on April 15, 2012, 09:35:27 PM
Unknown Queens Company -

(http://s15.postimage.org/3vap132o7/Queens_Company_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3vap132o7/)

Can anyone identify company?  Hose Company 4?  Rig still pulled by horses - traditional chain across front of quarters to keep horses in.

If it's in queens maybe a Long Island City company, they had some low digit numbers before the merged with the fdny
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on April 16, 2012, 10:49:17 AM
I'm going to take a 1 in a million guess...262 on Main Ave. in L.I.C./Astoria.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 21, 2012, 09:44:28 AM
Ladder 76 (originally H&L 101) - 5447 Arthur Kill Road  Tottenville SI   (original firehouse from 1905-1930)   Former firehouse of volunteer company Protection H&L 1 of the Tottenville FD

FDNY H&L 101 (L 76):
(http://s10.postimage.org/ygaedizth/L_76_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ygaedizth/)

Today:
(http://s11.postimage.org/5xc8gyfhb/L_76.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5xc8gyfhb/)
(1 story buildings at left still occupied - firehouse gone and replaced by PD)

L76 1926 Pierce-Arrow rig:
(http://s13.postimage.org/d4ys6l5eb/L_76_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/d4ys6l5eb/)
(L76 was only FDNY truck company on South Shore of SI from 1905 until L 82 was formed in 1928)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 21, 2012, 10:07:05 AM
Engine 151 (originally FDNY Engine 201)  190 Butler Avenue  Tottenville SI (original firehouse from 1905-1930) - Former firehouse of volunteer engine company Eurika Engine 1, Tottenville FD, built 1888)

FDNY Engine 201 (E 151) original quarters:
(http://s18.postimage.org/r78b2n8ol/E_151.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/r78b2n8ol/)

Butler Avenue today:
(http://s13.postimage.org/u820lh30z/E_151_today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u820lh30z/)

Note - E 151 and L 76 were  part of original SI FDNY companies formed in 1905 as E 201 and H&L 101.  Nearest FDNY companies and battalion chief were over 8-10 miles away.   All apparatus was horse drawn.  These two companies had tremendous response area and only had available volunteer companies to work with.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: grumpy grizzly on April 21, 2012, 12:21:55 PM
Just saying there is so much HISTORY on this site. Gotta get it together before it is gone. Guys cannot post forever, we will die someday.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: 68jk09 on April 21, 2012, 09:42:53 PM
Just saying there is so much HISTORY on this site. Gotta get it together before it is gone. Guys cannot post forever, we will die someday.
.......Very true...my question for the techno inclined.....Is there  a possibility that all this info on here could be lost somehow due to a virus or crash or whatever ?.......what about what is on our individual computers ? Does anything have to be done to insure the longevity of the material ?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: nfd2004 on April 22, 2012, 12:19:53 AM
I think there is a little gadget that is called a "Scan Disk". It gets plugged into the computer and the threads can be permanetly saved. They sell for about $10 or $15.00 and a lot of info can be saved.

  Maybe somebody can add to this and help me out a little.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: AuxWarYearsCapt on April 22, 2012, 12:38:06 AM
68jk09, nfd2004 is correct. I recently purchased a SCAN DISK from CVS....You can also purchase it from Radio Shack or any electronic store...There are different sizes regarding how much information that can be saved on the disk. Before I did all the alarm assignments for 319, 274 & 129 , I made the purchase. Every night after I typed a page or two, I would plug the SCAN DISK into the side of my labtop and saved what I had done.

It is worth the $ 15.00 or more, again depending on what size of storage you want.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on April 22, 2012, 08:42:05 AM
Just saying there is so much HISTORY on this site. Gotta get it together before it is gone. Guys cannot post forever, we will die someday.
.......Very true...my question for the techno inclined.....Is there  a possibility that all this info on here could be lost somehow due to a virus or crash or whatever ?.......what about what is on our individual computers ? Does anything have to be done to insure the longevity of the material ?

Chief,

I suggest you send a PM to Tom Benedict.  He probably has the site backed up

KFD
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 22, 2012, 10:06:31 AM
Engine 8/Ladder 2/Bn 8)  -  165 E 51st St - former firehouse -  (E 8 1869-1957/L 2 1912, 1945-1957/Bn 8 1945-1957)

(http://s18.postimage.org/qddbqz93p/E_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qddbqz93p/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/qe5ckrgb5/E_8_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qe5ckrgb5/)

Current:
(http://s15.postimage.org/bcshpt3zb/E_8_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bcshpt3zb/)(http://s13.postimage.org/aokk9o0kj/E_8_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/aokk9o0kj/)
Battalion 9 + Engine 8 + Ladder 2 + Battalion 8 FDNY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGPA7qAtttc#ws)
(http://s17.postimage.org/8ere1ub2j/E_8_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8ere1ub2j/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: fdny1075k on April 22, 2012, 11:58:15 AM
Nice history of 8/2's. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe their current quarters was the first house ever built under a high-rise, at least in New York.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 22, 2012, 01:14:07 PM
fdny1075k - I think you are right about E8/L2 firehouse.  When built, I believe it was the first firehouse to be built as part of a high rise.  There was a notation in WNYF about the new quarters when it went into service - about 1960 - 1st known firehouse to be built as part of high rise complex.   I will try to find it.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on April 22, 2012, 04:21:00 PM
Also incorporated into that high rise, besides the firehouse, is the 17th Precinct Station House which is right next door as you head towards 3rd Avenue.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 22, 2012, 04:48:55 PM
17th Precinct:

(http://s13.postimage.org/3n1f6inz7/17_Precinct.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3n1f6inz7/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: CFDMarshal on April 22, 2012, 07:02:50 PM
I stayed at the doubletree at the corner across the street from the house during our get together last fall. Interesting place, how man floors do they have?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: CVILLE 7111 on April 22, 2012, 08:59:48 PM
I spoke with my father (FF w/2 Truck from 1955-1969) and he says that the firehouse has only two (2) floors. In addition, there was a time when the Assistant Chief for Manhattan and da Bronx (pre-Boro Commands) also put up in their quarters.  They parked their car in the single bay that the 8th Battalion now uses.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 23, 2012, 01:38:25 PM
Engine 10/Ladder 15  - modernization of firehouse - quarters 73 Water St received face-lift in 1962 (firehouse in-service from 1931-1980) - firehouse razed in 1980

Firehouse as built in 1931:
(http://s12.postimage.org/mlglm13p5/E_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mlglm13p5/)(http://s7.postimage.org/6phptksfb/Engine_10_Ladder_15.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6phptksfb/)


1962 Modernization:
(http://s17.postimage.org/xhlzvzthn/E_10_R.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xhlzvzthn/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 23, 2012, 02:33:34 PM
Marine Company 8 quarters - foot of 52nd St Brooklyn (1962-1970)

     Organized as Engine 32 (fireboat) BFD                1886
     Became Engine 32 FDNY                                    1886
     Became Engine 132                                           1889
     Became Engine 232                                           1913
     Became Marine 8                                               1959
     Moved to new berth and quarters - ft of 52nd St  1962
     Disbanded                                                        1970
     Organized Great Kills Harbor (seasonal)              2005
 

(http://s13.postimage.org/cpn55ju6b/Marine_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cpn55ju6b/)

Fireboat Alfred E Smith served as Marine 8:
(http://s29.postimg.org/c1plmexv7/Alfred_E_Smith_Marine_8.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c1plmexv7/)


History:
Engine 32 BFD/Engine 32 FDNY (also Engine 132 and Engine 232) FDNY fireboat David A. Boody 1892-1914:
(http://s30.postimg.org/ycxpydp7x/BFD_Engine_32.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ycxpydp7x/)

Fireboat David A Boody sinks:
(http://s30.postimg.org/sh8dopzal/BFD_Engine_32_sinks.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sh8dopzal/)

Post FDNY:
(http://s2.postimg.org/6cp2u9sjp/BFD_Engine_32_post_FDNY.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6cp2u9sjp/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/kvazn0xk9/Enging_32_Boody.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kvazn0xk9/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on April 24, 2012, 05:49:24 AM
I spoke with my father (FF w/2 Truck from 1955-1969) and he says that the firehouse has only two (2) floors. In addition, there was a time when the Assistant Chief for Manhattan and da Bronx (pre-Boro Commands) also put up in their quarters.  They parked their car in the single bay that the 8th Battalion now uses.

I saw A/C August Beekman  (Soon to be Comm.) going in and out of there numerous times in the early 70's.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kidfrmqns on April 26, 2012, 02:54:30 PM
Engine 10/Ladder 15  - modernization of firehouse - quarters 73 Water St received face-lift in 1962 (firehouse in-service from 1931-1980) - firehouse razed in 1980

Firehouse as built in 1931:
(http://s12.postimage.org/mlglm13p5/E_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mlglm13p5/)(http://s7.postimage.org/6phptksfb/Engine_10_Ladder_15.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6phptksfb/)


1962 Modernization:
(http://s17.postimage.org/xhlzvzthn/E_10_R.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xhlzvzthn/)

So these quarters were re-done in 1962 and then the station was razed in 1980? Seems like a waste of money.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on April 26, 2012, 03:25:17 PM
You can be sure that the city made back that money plus some when they sold the land. Especially in that area.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 26, 2012, 07:02:17 PM
Engine 40/Ladder 35  131/133 Amsterdam Avenue - former firehouse (1961-1988)

1961 firehouse vicinity new Lincoln Center redevelopment:
(http://s14.postimage.org/mge2zmhdp/E_40_L_35.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mge2zmhdp/)

1993 firehouse - same site:
(http://s13.postimage.org/cefdr2r1f/E_40_L_35_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cefdr2r1f/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/wuabf4cql/E_40.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wuabf4cql/)(http://s14.postimage.org/v2lxxyirh/L_35_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v2lxxyirh/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 27, 2012, 01:36:47 AM
L 35/L 35-2/E 40  -  142 W 63rd St  -  original firehouse for L 35 and L 35-2  - (L 35 1907-1960/L 35-2 1907-1918/E 40 1918-1960)

(http://s14.postimage.org/x7juul5sd/L_35.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/x7juul5sd/)

E 40 - parked vicinity of firehouse (to left of rig):
(http://s18.postimage.org/3k41bnglh/e_40_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3k41bnglh/)

From E40/L35 website (http://www.engine40ladder35.com/index.htm (http://www.engine40ladder35.com/index.htm)):
(http://s15.postimage.org/x2k8faenb/L_35_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/x2k8faenb/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/9axnqqf9z/L_35_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9axnqqf9z/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/dgtvqg96p/engine_40_horses.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dgtvqg96p/)


E 40/L 35 100 year anniversary - http://mjl2.smugmug.com/Friends/FDNY-LADDER-35-100-YEARS-OLD/3755742_D5vgtW# (http://mjl2.smugmug.com/Friends/FDNY-LADDER-35-100-YEARS-OLD/3755742_D5vgtW#)!i=216053315&k=Rc34k

(http://s16.postimage.org/bbthicl4x/Patch.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bbthicl4x/)(http://s17.postimage.org/k7mcmmu0b/Patch_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/k7mcmmu0b/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/nzfl38tnt/Patch_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nzfl38tnt/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: JOR176 on April 27, 2012, 10:34:14 AM
mack, the pictures of the rigs,Ward FaFrance pumper & The FWD Truck were the rigs they had when I went to Power Memorial Academy  corner of Amsterdam Ave & 61st St.  remember them well. Freshman yr was 1955

Jack O'
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 28, 2012, 11:50:59 AM
NY Catholic Protectory Fire Brigade  - firehouse (now Parkchester, Bronx) - approx 1900

(http://s18.postimage.org/65tymamh1/Catholic_Protectorate.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/65tymamh1/)

The Protectory was an orphanage community established before Parkchester was created, before the Bronx became a boro of NYC.  It had its own fire department.

 http://bronxbohemian.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/before-parkchester/ (http://bronxbohemian.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/before-parkchester/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/chh32c2uv/Cath_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/chh32c2uv/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on April 28, 2012, 02:00:36 PM
A very interesting article about Parkchester. Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 28, 2012, 09:40:01 PM
Engine 4  119 Maiden Lane  - previous firehouse (1900-1947) -  E 4 disbanded in 1947/reorganized 1984 at 73 Water St at Ladder 15

Maiden Lane Firehouse:
(http://s9.postimage.org/yp7k7pfwb/E_4_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yp7k7pfwb/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/gg4bvrv23/Maiden_Lane.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gg4bvrv23/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/lnziu366j/E_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lnziu366j/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 29, 2012, 01:49:38 PM
Mask Service Unit  - Welfare Island (renamed Roosevelt Island 1973) -  firehouse and shops - Mask Service Unit established approx 1954

(http://s18.postimage.org/agk3y5qph/MSU.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/agk3y5qph/)

1971 FDNY "Mask Service Unit responding-k":
(http://s17.postimage.org/smjkplpmj/MSU_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/smjkplpmj/)(http://s8.postimage.org/42pdg24sh/MSU_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/42pdg24sh/)(http://s7.postimage.org/3xn4r0qlj/MSU_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3xn4r0qlj/)(http://s15.postimage.org/g33ngtp6f/MSU_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/g33ngtp6f/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/m45xrn16f/msu_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m45xrn16f/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 30, 2012, 10:25:54 PM
Engine 274  41-20 Murray St  (original firehouse moved from 335 Madison Ave)  (quarters from 1908-1938) - originally firehouse to Murray Hill Hose 4

(http://s12.postimage.org/9sr3zvq3t/Queens_Murray_St.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9sr3zvq3t/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/jq168fzdn/Queens_Company_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jq168fzdn/) *

Current firehouse 41-20 Murray St:
(http://s12.postimage.org/oei4o4mw9/E_274_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/oei4o4mw9/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/6lj5p1kvx/E_274_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on April 30, 2012, 10:29:19 PM
Unknown SI volunteer company and fire alarm:

(http://s17.postimage.org/l3xehho0r/Unknown_fire_alarm_and_volunteer_company_SI.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l3xehho0r/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 01, 2012, 08:41:03 PM
1959 design model for E 40/L 35 FDNY firehouse:

(http://s9.postimage.org/g17w3e0iz/Model_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/g17w3e0iz/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/cyjdwommd/Model.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cyjdwommd/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/6tcps03tt/Model_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6tcps03tt/)

NYC Bureau of Records seems to have error listing possible model for E 90/L35.

The actual firehouse built for E 40/L 35 about that time:
(http://s15.postimage.org/5hfqrej53/E_40_L_35.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5hfqrej53/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 02, 2012, 01:26:03 AM
Engine 265  -  63-21 Rockaway Beach Blvd Rockaway - went into service as Engine 165 - original firehouse 1905-1929 - firehouse was original quarters of volunteer fire company

Original firehouse:
(http://s15.postimage.org/ctjj7nf93/E_264.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ctjj7nf93/)

Firehouse  (1929-2004)  with Ladder 121  (1954-2004) Engine 266 (2000) 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd:
(http://s18.postimage.org/vjq9jxhed/E_265.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vjq9jxhed/)

Current firehouse (2004-present) with Ladder 121 (2004-present) and Bn 47 (2004-present):
(http://s15.postimage.org/eg8qsvrav/Engine_265.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eg8qsvrav/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: nfd2004 on May 02, 2012, 06:01:26 AM
The many pictures and the history here is amazing. I'm just glad they are still around. And Thanks for all the pictures and details. Great job.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 03, 2012, 09:58:47 AM
Unidentified FDNY former firehouse  (most likely an original volunteer company firehouse taken over by city for department use):
 
(http://s9.postimage.org/4z3bbrzuz/FDNY_unknown.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4z3bbrzuz/)

Can anyone identify?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: 3511 on May 03, 2012, 10:22:10 AM
As a runner for Power Memorial Academy in the 1960's, we used to practice on the track at 72d St and the Hudson River. To get there we would jog up 10th (Amsterdam Ave) past E40/35.

 I remember the Autumn of 1961, when 40/35 occupied an old wood frame building adjacent to where their new quarters were under construction. It was probably an old stable, converted to a garage or warehouse, prior to the City renting it for temporary use as a firehouse. It was needed because 40/35's house (originally home to just the two sections of L35) was demolished in 1961 to make way for Lincoln Center and the new quarters were not yet complete.

Any body else remember that temporary house or, better still, any pictures of it out there?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 08, 2012, 06:45:10 PM
Engine 251 (Brooklyn) - former firehouse - 47/48 Washington Avenue - originally firehouse for Bklyn Fire Dept Engine 51 from 1897-1989 - firehouse for FDNY Engine 51, then 151, then 251 from 1898-1941 - company moved to Engine 211 firehouse at 16 Clymer St to enable expansion of Bklyn Navy Yard for World War II - company then moved to new firehouse with Engine 211 at 26 Hooper St - company disbanded in 1946 - Queens Engine 251 organized in 1952

(http://s17.postimage.org/sqwbjdpgb/E_251_Bklyn.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sqwbjdpgb/)

Wallabout neighborhood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallabout (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallabout)) is one of oldest in Brooklyn with unique Dutch-influenced architecture.

http://brooklynhistory.org/blog/2011/06/29/brooklyn-history-photo-of-the-week-wallabout-market/ (http://brooklynhistory.org/blog/2011/06/29/brooklyn-history-photo-of-the-week-wallabout-market/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on May 09, 2012, 07:01:11 AM
I knew a few guys that worked in 211 on Hooper street. They said that the building was a former commercial laundry or city hospital laundry prior to being a firehouse.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on May 09, 2012, 05:27:35 PM
(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/202/451288497_f5e6385583.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_collins/451288497/)
FDNY Special Operations Command (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_collins/451288497/#) by threecee (http://www.flickr.com/people/tracy_collins/), on Flickr


648 Pacific  Street

Former quarters of L 105

Now Center Court for the new basketball arena at Atlantic Yards
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: johnd248 on May 10, 2012, 08:43:10 AM
I believe L 105 was on Pacific Street, at least that is the location I remember.  They were on Pacific just off Flatbush Avenue.  They moved in with E 219 when the "new" house was built on Dean Street.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on May 10, 2012, 09:55:44 AM
I believe L 105 was on Pacific Street, at least that is the location I remember.  They were on Pacific just off Flatbush Avenue.  They moved in with E 219 when the "new" house was built on Dean Street.

Yes, Pacific Street right by the LIRR tracks. The firehouse could be seen from Atlantic Avenue, just east of Flatbush Ave.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on May 10, 2012, 11:13:53 AM
Gentlemen,

You are correct. I meant Pacific, but was thinking of their new house on Dean   :-[
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 13, 2012, 03:31:53 AM
NYC Welfare Dept engine and firehouse at unidentified summer camp location:

(http://s9.postimage.org/o163xudi3/Welfare.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o163xudi3/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 13, 2012, 05:29:31 PM
L 21/L21-2 - original firehouse - 436 E 36th St -  quarters from 1890-1937  - firehouse and surrounding properties razed for new Lincoln tunnel access

(http://s18.postimage.org/41owh8jxx/L_21.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/41owh8jxx/)

New firehouse built for E 34 and L 21 440 W 38th St in 1937:
(http://s7.postimage.org/q9n9x0p8n/e_34_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q9n9x0p8n/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/awarsn1kp/L_21_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/awarsn1kp/)

L 21 backing into W 38th St firehouse:
(http://s7.postimage.org/fzft0nt1j/L_21_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fzft0nt1j/)

Note - Catholic church which was neighbor to original L 21 firehouse was Chiesa di Santa Chiara (Chourch of St Claire) which served west side Italian immigrants. Church also lost to tunnel:
(http://s13.postimage.org/orv2n8137/St_Clare_RC1905_Ext.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/orv2n8137/)

http://nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/StClareRC.html (http://nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/StClareRC.html)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 13, 2012, 05:45:18 PM
Engine 265 (formed as FDNY E 165) - original firehouse - 63-21 Rockaway Beach Blvd  (1905-1929)  former volunteer company firehouse

(http://s14.postimage.org/oxwbjpip9/Engine_265.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/oxwbjpip9/)

E 265 firehouse - 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd  (1929-2004)
(http://s12.postimage.org/axpazsss9/E_265.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/axpazsss9/)

E 265/L121/Bn 47 firehouse - 4806 Rockaway Beach Blvd  (2004-present)
(http://s18.postimage.org/8olrrisj9/Engine_265.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8olrrisj9/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: guitarman314 on May 13, 2012, 09:39:08 PM
L 21/L21-2 - original firehouse - 436 E 36th St -  quarters from 1890-1937  - firehouse and surrounding properties razed for new Lincoln tunnel access

(http://s18.postimage.org/41owh8jxx/L_21.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/41owh8jxx/)

New firehouse built for E 34 and L 21 440 W 38th St in 1937:
(http://s7.postimage.org/q9n9x0p8n/e_34_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q9n9x0p8n/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/awarsn1kp/L_21_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/awarsn1kp/)

L 21 backing into W 38th St firehouse:
(http://s7.postimage.org/fzft0nt1j/L_21_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fzft0nt1j/)

Note - Catholic church which was neighbor to original L 21 firehouse was Chiesa di Santa Chiara (Chourch of St Claire) which served west side Italian immigrants. Church also lost to tunnel:
(http://s13.postimage.org/orv2n8137/St_Clare_RC1905_Ext.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/orv2n8137/)

http://nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/StClareRC.html (http://nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/StClareRC.html)
   L21 was a double company in the 1930's so their new house on W. 38th Street was built with a wide door to accomodate two ladder trucks. Their second section was eventually disbanded in 1939. That wide bay came in handy after Rescue 1's firehouse was destroyed by fire and they were temporarily housed with 34/21 while it was rebuilt.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: guitarman314 on May 13, 2012, 09:50:10 PM
  I was told by a retired L-10 member that when Ladder 10's Fulton St. firehouse was demolished for WTC construction they were temporarily housed in a leased building @117 Liberty St. which was 2 doors away from E6 @113 Liberty St. What made this strange was that the building between the two firehouses at 115 Liberty St. had a bar and there was a chance that whenever someone from one house went to the other they might make a stop at the bar.  ;D
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 14, 2012, 03:53:56 PM
Engine 21 - original firehouse - 216 E 40th St (1865-1881)
(http://s16.postimage.org/9em0k3wfl/E_21_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9em0k3wfl/)

E 21 - firehouse - 216 E 40th St -  quarters from 1881-1940 
(http://s16.postimage.org/bnz3xvuup/E_21_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bnz3xvuup/)

E 21 - current firehouse 1940:
(http://s16.postimage.org/eivnra12p/E_21_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eivnra12p/)

E 21 - current firehouse:
(http://s15.postimage.org/4cchuwcvb/E_21_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4cchuwcvb/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/ce7mfe2v9/E_21_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ce7mfe2v9/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/r48jdybn7/E_21_22.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/r48jdybn7/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/6tqjqzrfx/E_21_99.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6tqjqzrfx/)

Thanks Gman
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: guitarman314 on May 14, 2012, 04:36:42 PM
L 21/L21-2 - original firehouse - 436 E 36th St -  quarters from 1890-1937  - firehouse and surrounding properties razed for new Lincoln tunnel access

(http://s16.postimage.org/bnz3xvuup/E_21_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bnz3xvuup/)
  Wrong photo Mack. This is a picture of Engine 21's old house at 216 East 40th Street and the alley on the left is from a Queens-Midtown Tunnel exit.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 14, 2012, 04:48:33 PM
Ladder 10 - several firehouses located 174, 193 and 191 Fulton St

L 10 and E 29 - firehouse at 191/193 Fulton St (1886-1911)
(http://s15.postimage.org/5du56r0yv/L_10_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5du56r0yv/)

L 10 in front of 191 Fulton St (quarters from 1912-1968) - also quarters of Bn 1 (1915-1931 and 1937-1948 and 1949-1968)
(http://s14.postimage.org/a6afuvnal/L_10_Fulton_St.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/a6afuvnal/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/kenr9c583/L_10_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kenr9c583/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on May 14, 2012, 04:53:17 PM
Engine 9

ORGANIZED 55 East Broadway (Sep. 29, 1865)

http://www.nyfd.com/manhattan_engines/engine_9/engine_9_old.JPEG (http://www.nyfd.com/manhattan_engines/engine_9/engine_9_old.JPEG)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/f_a/e9_3.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/f_a/e9_3.shtml)

 
PRESENT QUARTERS 75 Canal St. (May 6, 1969)

http://flic.kr/p/7sTgZx (http://flic.kr/p/7sTgZx)



Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 14, 2012, 07:01:48 PM
Marine 9 (also designated Engine 51) had many berths since organized as Engine 51 in 1883.  SI berths along North Shore of Staten Island include St George, Tompkinsville and Stapleton.  Numerous fireboats served including the Firefighter. 

Marine 9 - previous quarters -
(http://s15.postimage.org/xn7cqsx7r/Marine_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xn7cqsx7r/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/eujjngael/Marine_9_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eujjngael/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/u7fp0kbqr/Marine_9_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u7fp0kbqr/)

http://www.capecodfd.com/pages%20special/Fireboats%2010A.htm (http://www.capecodfd.com/pages%20special/Fireboats%2010A.htm)
http://www.fireboat.org/history/berths_1908.php (http://www.fireboat.org/history/berths_1908.php)

Marine 9 Firefighter:
FDNY FireBoat Firefighter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt7Pn1TcRZQ#ws)
Fire Fighter Nyc Fire Boat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y69d44jQQ1o#)

New Marine 9 firehouse at old Home Port location in Stapleton:
(http://s16.postimage.org/4wyvjczch/Marine_9_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4wyvjczch/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/tx86h7x4j/Marine_9_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tx86h7x4j/)

Firefighter II:
The New Fire Fighter II Fireboat is Commissioned (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqAoBKNPSPg#ws)

http://www.nycedc.com/project/fdny-marine-9-barracks-homeport (http://www.nycedc.com/project/fdny-marine-9-barracks-homeport)
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/ribbon_cut_on_staten_island_wa.html (http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/ribbon_cut_on_staten_island_wa.html)
http://photos.silive.com/4499/gallery/ribbon_cutting_ceremony/index.html (http://photos.silive.com/4499/gallery/ribbon_cutting_ceremony/index.html)
http://nyfd.com/marine/Marine_9.html (http://nyfd.com/marine/Marine_9.html)

Old 1930 FDNY fireboats in action video:
NYC Fireboats at Work Early 1930s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdQkLqUJP94#)

(http://s18.postimage.org/n242fs6bp/Marine_9_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/n242fs6bp/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/szskgv6ur/Marine_9_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/szskgv6ur/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 15, 2012, 04:27:31 PM
Engine 39 - 157 E 67th St - previous firehouse 1875-1884:

(http://s8.postimage.org/bs0et368h/E_39.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bs0et368h/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/4nxkozw8r/E_39_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4nxkozw8r/)

New firehouse built for Engine 39/Ladder 16 in 1887 to serve as FDNY Headquarters:

http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2011/01/1887-fire-headquarters-157-east-67th.html (http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2011/01/1887-fire-headquarters-157-east-67th.html)

(http://s17.postimage.org/iybqe81yz/e_39_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/iybqe81yz/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/lle9lidil/E_39_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lle9lidil/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/z3prbjf1p/E_39_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/z3prbjf1p/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: 68jk09 on May 16, 2012, 01:58:56 AM
http://www.vpike.com/?place=242+east+111+st+manhattan+ny (http://www.vpike.com/?place=242+east+111+st+manhattan+ny) ......Present Qtrs of ENG*91....also former qtrs of LAD*43..& DV*4 ...also at different times...91-2 & BN*25....Fire Salvage ...Marshals..& Communications....rotate left or right to the other side of the street....the ground floors used to contain a few small stores one was a barber shop where i got my hair cut in the '50s.... next door to it was "Louisa's" a small candy store / bodega....She remained there into the late '80s.


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: johnd248 on May 16, 2012, 08:38:54 AM
That is a neat website, Chief.  Can see all kinds of locations.  Thanks.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 16, 2012, 12:04:49 PM
Thanks Chief - nice tool to view buildings. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: kfd274 on May 16, 2012, 01:28:24 PM
Been using that site in my posts for months
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 16, 2012, 01:36:05 PM
Thanks kfd - sorry that I did not mention all the good posts using that system.  Good to immediately look at buildings with fires in progress. Thanks again.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 16, 2012, 05:14:31 PM
Engine 78 (Marine) - berth foot of E 99th St  Harlem River  (1908-1930)

(http://s14.postimage.org/atdxy3z9p/Engine_78_East_River.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/atdxy3z9p/)

Members of Engine 78 (Marine) - 99th St berth - Cornelius W Laurence fireboat 1930:
(http://s10.postimage.org/8aj5b8yvp/E_78.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8aj5b8yvp/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 16, 2012, 07:32:10 PM
Engine 77 (Marine)/Engine 78 (Marine)  - berth located foot of Gansevoort St  Hudson River  (1903-1911)

Fireboat Seth Low at Gansevoort St berth:
(http://s12.postimage.org/p7ljpd91l/Gransevoort_St.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p7ljpd91l/)

Fireboat Seth Low (1885-1917) - first fireboat of paid Brooklyn Fire Dept
(http://s15.postimage.org/rvz9des13/Seth_Low.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rvz9des13/)

Seth Low history as BFD Engine 23 (Fireboat)
http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Fire/Bklyn/10.html (http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Fire/Bklyn/10.html)

BFD Engine 23 (Fireboat) Seth Low:
(http://s14.postimage.org/asvsix9vx/Seth_Low_BFD.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/asvsix9vx/)
from Our Firemen - "The Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Dept"
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 17, 2012, 01:41:06 PM
Combined Engine 61/Engine 61 - former firehouse - 1518 Williamsbridge Rd (CEC 61 1899-1904/Engine 61 1904-1929)

CEC 61 and Engine 61 initially had quarters within the Morris Park Racecourse from 1896-1899

Morris Course Racetrack pictures:
(http://s8.postimage.org/w9cok0zj5/old_morris.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/w9cok0zj5/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/ctic7tjlj/old_morris_clubhouse.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ctic7tjlj/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/ydjg21y6l/Old_Morris_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ydjg21y6l/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Park_Racecourse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Park_Racecourse)

Original 1518 Williamsbridge Rd firehouse:
(http://s13.postimage.org/chi1siibn/E_61.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/chi1siibn/)

New 1518 Williamsbridge Rd firehouse:
(http://s15.postimage.org/oxermgm0n/E_61_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/oxermgm0n/)

Engine 61/Squad 61/Bn 20 firehouse - 1518 Williamsbridge Rd  (Engine 61 1929-1998/Squad 61 1998-present/Bn 20 1930-present):
(http://s16.postimage.org/m9jdzvw69/E_61_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m9jdzvw69/)

http://www.squad61.com/aboutus.html (http://www.squad61.com/aboutus.html)


Squad 61 responding/returning:
FDNY Squad 61 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwUAc9nzwDI#ws)
(http://s18.postimage.org/58m92nvid/squad_61_patch.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 17, 2012, 09:05:22 PM
Combined Engine 49 firehouse - Blackwell's Island (Welfare Island)  1949-1958 - Company disbanded in 1958

Truck company parked in front of Combined Engine 49's quarters:
(http://s15.postimage.org/bk3gc51br/Engine_49_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bk3gc51br/)

CEC 49:
(http://s16.postimage.org/8b39udt7l/E_49_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8b39udt7l/)

CEC 49:
(http://s7.postimage.org/fks0bcjhj/E_49_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fks0bcjhj/)

Blackwell's Island history before it became Welfare Island and then Roosevelt Island - http://www.correctionhistory.org/html/chronicl/nycdoc/html/blakwel1.html (http://www.correctionhistory.org/html/chronicl/nycdoc/html/blakwel1.html)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 19, 2012, 01:21:42 AM
Jamaica Pump and Hose Company - Jamaica Bay - volunteer company in Queens

(http://s13.postimage.org/rtsxg52ub/Jamaica.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rtsxg52ub/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on May 19, 2012, 07:18:26 AM
Mack, I would not swear to it, but I don't believe that 49 engine ever used those quarters that are pictured. I think that 49 was disbanded by the time that firehouse was built. It did house the Mask Service Unit, complete with their repair shop within for many years. That building was almost right under the Queensboro bridge near where the former bridge elevator site was.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 19, 2012, 04:31:38 PM
Combined Engine Company 49 - Blackwell's Island (renamed Welfare Island and then renamed Roosevel Island)

memory master - you might be correct about Engine 49 occupying the firehouse posted.  There is not a lot of information about that company or its quarters.

CEC 49 was formed in 1882 as an FDNY combined engine company with temporary quarters on Blackwell's Island. It remained a combined company and protected the prison, mental facilities and impoverished work shops that were part of Blackwell's Island during that era. A firehouse was built later in 1882.  Pictures of old Engine 49 quarters when FDNY Fire Academy was established in 1960s:

     (https://s9.postimg.org/5xt1s03gb/E_49_fh_2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5xt1s03gb/)

     (https://s18.postimg.org/pw0n5vk91/E_49.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/pw0n5vk91/)

     (https://s18.postimg.org/qhyr5r9th/E_49_fh_3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/qhyr5r9th/)

New quarters for Engine 49 were built in 1949.  The company was then disbanded in 1958.    The FDNY training academy moved to the newly named Welfare Island in the 1960s and the Mask Service Unit occupied the firehouse.  The island transition occurred over the next 30 years.  FDNY training academy then moved to Randalls Island.  SOC currently maintains quarters and facilities on renamed Roosevelt Island.

This picture was specifically labeled as Engine 49's firehouse on the site I found it (sorry I did not save the source):

(http://s15.postimage.org/nn62f5nl3/Engine_49_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nn62f5nl3/)
Picture probably was taken after Eng 49 was disbanded.

The MSU used the same firehouse as depicted above (picture from WNYF 1960s issue):
(http://s14.postimage.org/f04pjsby5/MSU.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/f04pjsby5/)

Mike Boucher's history lists Engine 49's final firehouse being built in 1949.  The pictures about seem to match a firehouse of that date.  Maybe someone else can verify if Eng 49 initially used the same firehouse before being disbanded.

Current SOC quarters on renamed Roosevelt Island: .
(http://s17.postimage.org/9kyu7yx1n/SOC_Command.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9kyu7yx1n/)



Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: Bxboro on May 19, 2012, 04:44:02 PM
Whats the status with L-23's old house on 140 st. ? City owned ? And finally, does anyone have old pics of the house when it was in use ? thanks !!!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: 68jk09 on May 19, 2012, 04:49:33 PM
When MSU was in that FH before & during the time proby school was on Welfare Island they also housed a fully equipped Pumper that responded to boxes on the island w/2 MSU FFs.....i have not been in the newer SOC FH in a while i know in the '90s they had an equipped Pumper there but it did not routinely respond anymore.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 19, 2012, 04:58:21 PM
Engine 214 - original quarters - 231 Herkimer St from 1872-1948 - organized as paid Brooklyn Fire Department Engine 14 in 1872

231 Herkimer St firehouse:
(http://s15.postimage.org/d8o8p2o4n/E_214_11.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/d8o8p2o4n/)

http://www.brooklynpix.com/photoframex1.php?photo=/photo1/B/bedstuy301.jpg&key=BEDFORD (http://www.brooklynpix.com/photoframex1.php?photo=/photo1/B/bedstuy301.jpg&key=BEDFORD) STUYVESANT 301

(http://s10.postimage.org/y02id59md/E_214_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/y02id59md/)

E 214/L 111 current firehouse - 495 Hancock St (1957-present):
(http://s9.postimage.org/nije7fsgb/E_214_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nije7fsgb/)

Companies' histories:
BFD Engine 14:
"The city has no more efficient factor in its excellent Fire Department than Engine Company No. 14, which was organized twenty years ago, and has since won a record most creditable to itself and the Department at large.   Its house is at No. 231  Herkimer Street, between New York and Brooklyn Avenues. The company covers a most important and extensive district ...  bounded by Ralph Avenue, Grand Avenue, Lafayette Avenue and the city line.   It is essentially a residence district, factories being few and far between.   And it diners from every other district in this respect, that it contains probably one-half of Brooklyn's public institutions, a condition of things which calls for the exercise of the greater vigilance on the part of the men attached to the company. Under the roofs of these institutions-asylums, homes, retreats and hospitals-from six thousand to eight  thousand persons are housed temporarily or permanently.   A large percentage of them are children, aged men, and women or invalids who would be helpless in case of a fire...Fires have occurred within this district that would have been marked by the most disastrous consequences but for the timely arrival and effective work of this engine-company. This is a matter of public record and one of which the gallant members of it feel proud. Engine Company No. 14 may be ranked as a veteran, as it has been in existence for over twenty years.   It was organized in 1872, or shortly after the old Volunteer Department passed out of existence.   

By a happy coincidence, it began its career on the nation's holiday, July 4th...At that time its district was much larger than it is at present, and the menhad to attend to every call coming from that part of the city which was bounded then by Flushing and Washington Avenues, the city line on the south and the New Lots line on the east.   It seems hardly possible that one fire engine company could cover so extensive an area and yet do it well, but No. 14 did it and did it with splendid results, as the fire records show. To-day No. 14 answers all alarms in the section bounded by Lafayette, Grand, an Ralph Avenues and the city line.   Second-alarms call it to points in some cases nearly a mile beyond these limits, except on the southern or city line.   Third-alarms call it much further, and special alarms bring it to the furthermost parts of the city.   The recent organization of Engine Company No. 31 in the Twenty-sixth Ward, has reduced the eastern end of No. 14's territory about one-half mile.   This change was absolutely necessary in view of the rapid increase in the number of buildings in the Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Wards.   Within a few years several hundred frame structures have been erected in the Twenty-fourth Ward alone.   During its extended career Engine No. 14 has attended hundreds of fires and has done effective work.   It has always been prompt in answering calls, and zealous in its efforts to save life and property, and citizens living within its bailiwick have always been loud in their praises of its work.   To the credit of this branch of the fire service it may truthfully be said that very few of the fires which have occurred within its territory were marked by loss of life.... The worst fire that ever occurred in this territory was the burning of St. John's Home for Boys, in which over 1000 children were being cared for.   It broke out late in the afternoon of Dec. 18, 1884.   The fire had gained twenty minutes' headway before No. 14 was summoned to it.   About 1000 of the inmates were gotten out in safety.   A Sister of Charity and fourteen boys lost their lives, however.   Nearly all of the latter were in the infirmary in the upper part of the building.   No. 14 and its gallant crew did splendid work at this disastrous fire and prevented a frightful holocaust."     from "Our Firemen -  the Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Depatment"


BFD Ladder 11 (became FDNY L 111):
"Hook and Ladder No. 11, went into active service at two o'clock in the afternoon of April 26, 1892. The home of the company is in a pretty two-story brick building, located on Halsey Street, near Sumner Avenue. Three fine, large, gray horses draw the latest improved Hayes' extension.ladder apparatus. The district covered by the company is bounded by De Kalb Avenue, Broadway, the city line, and Nostrand Avenue.   from "Our Firemen -  the Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Depatment"

(http://s7.postimage.org/9r3pm8rwn/L_11_BFD.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9r3pm8rwn/)

Firehouse website:
http://www.fdnynuthouse.com/ (http://www.fdnynuthouse.com/)

http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_111.html (http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_111.html)

(http://s18.postimage.org/y1risj9qt/E_214_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: guitarman314 on May 19, 2012, 05:18:18 PM
E214 had to give up that Ahrens Fox when they moved to L111's old house on Halsey St. They swapped with E222 and wound up with a 1920's American LaFrance 700gpm rig.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: JOR176 on May 20, 2012, 12:12:40 AM
Smallest FH I ever saw with two Co's.I remember going there in early 50's as my father worked for Con Ed and the Co Ed Doctor for the area was on Hancock St Tompkins to Throop circe 1953-54. I walked around to Halsey St to the FH  111 had a Bathtub American LaFrance Metal Aerial and 214 had a CD type Ward LaFrance that was their regular rig.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 22, 2012, 10:13:34 PM
Engine 221 (originally organized as paid Brooklyn Fire Dept Engine 21)/Ladder 104 (originally organized as paid Brooklyn Fire Dept Ladder 4) firehouses

BFD  L 4 - 114 S 3rd St (1888-1913):
(http://s14.postimage.org/7cg2d4dgd/L_104_BFD_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7cg2d4dgd/)

FDNY L 104 - 163 S 2nd St (1913-1931) - former quarters of E 221:
(http://s18.postimage.org/ud2qvyi7p/L_104.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ud2qvyi7p/)
(http://s14.postimage.org/pgj2xrb4t/L_104_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pgj2xrb4t/)

http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_104.html (http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_104.html)

http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1883/03/14/4/Ar00423.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1880-1884&DOCID=235745&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AW=%31%33%33%37%37%33%38%33%39%35%38%31%32&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%41%6c%6c&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%6c%61%64%64%65%72%20%34%20%66%69%72%65%6d%61%6e%20%6b%69%6c%6c%65%64&rEntityType=&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1883/03/14/4/Ar00423.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1880-1884&DOCID=235745&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AW=%31%33%33%37%37%33%38%33%39%35%38%31%32&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%41%6c%6c&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%6c%61%64%64%65%72%20%34%20%66%69%72%65%6d%61%6e%20%6b%69%6c%6c%65%64&rEntityType=&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)[/url]

BFD Engine 21 (FDNY Engine 221) - former firehouse - 163 S 2nd St (1885-1913) - firehouse then became quarters of Ladder 104:
(http://s14.postimage.org/cqsmpw7bx/E_221.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cqsmpw7bx/)

http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_221/engine_21.html (http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_221/engine_21.html)

Fireman injured 1902: http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1902/07/18/6/Ar00613.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1900-1905&DOCID=604901&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AW=%31%33%33%37%37%33%38%33%39%35%38%31%32&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%41%6c%6c&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%32%31%20%69%6e%6a%75%72%65%64&rEntityType=&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1902/07/18/6/Ar00613.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1900-1905&DOCID=604901&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AW=%31%33%33%37%37%33%38%33%39%35%38%31%32&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%41%6c%6c&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%32%31%20%69%6e%6a%75%72%65%64&rEntityType=&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

E 221/L 104 - current quarters - 163 S 2nd St (1932-present):
(http://s9.postimage.org/6tes7iidn/L_104_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6tes7iidn/)

Firefighter Paul Warhola - RIP:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2010/081310a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2010/081310a.shtml)

(http://s15.postimage.org/i9qktck4n/L_104_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i9qktck4n/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 24, 2012, 02:32:19 PM
Engine 70/Ladder 53  City Island

Combined Engine Company 70 (1899-1928)/Engine 70 (1928-1938)/Ladder 53 (1928-1938) - 169 Schofield St

Original firehouse   169 Schofield St.
(http://s14.postimage.org/bcerk95ml/City_Island_Fire_Dept.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bcerk95ml/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/6cgxrxrn9/E_70.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6cgxrxrn9/)

Current firehouse - 169 Schofield St - Engine 70/Engine 70-2/Ladder 53/Combine Fire Company 121 - built 1940:
(http://s15.postimage.org/cd4zeky3b/E_70_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cd4zeky3b/)
(Under construction approx 1939)

(http://s13.postimage.org/p3373zmoj/E_70_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p3373zmoj/)

Fight to keep firehouse open:
http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-city-island-firehouse-rally,0,2932247.story (http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-city-island-firehouse-rally,0,2932247.story)
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/city-island-residents-send-extra-fdny-company-memorial-day-article-1.125907 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/city-island-residents-send-extra-fdny-company-memorial-day-article-1.125907)

(http://s9.postimage.org/d7cn6i5bv/E_70_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/d7cn6i5bv/)(http://s7.postimage.org/hgn0np507/E_70_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hgn0np507/)

City Island history - http://www.cityisland.com/history.html (http://www.cityisland.com/history.html)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 24, 2012, 02:36:38 PM
Before FDNY units organized, City Island received fire protection from:

City Island Ladder 2  - Main St near Orchard St firehouse
Minneford Engine - Fordham Ave near Main St firehouse
Minneford Hose - Fordham Ave near Main St firehouse

1890s fire units:
http://www.historicpelham.com/blogarchive/Blog20091008.htm (http://www.historicpelham.com/blogarchive/Blog20091008.htm)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 24, 2012, 02:55:02 PM
Engine 70's history includes periods as:

Combined Engine Company
Engine Company
2 Section Engine Company
Combined Fire Company

Any other engine companies have that many reorganizations?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 28, 2012, 05:54:52 PM
Engine 78 (Marine) - Quarters/berth foot of E 99th St Harlem River (1908-1930)

(http://s12.postimage.org/y2ekuo32h/E_78_Marine_0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/y2ekuo32h/)
(http://s8.postimage.org/fkm9l0dfl/E_78_Marine.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fkm9l0dfl/)
(http://s16.postimage.org/9oy64wsep/E_78_Marine_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9oy64wsep/)
(http://s17.postimage.org/6l9k1rz57/E_78_Marine_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6l9k1rz57/)
(http://s14.postimage.org/q1hv574wd/E_78_Marine_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q1hv574wd/)

http://fireboat.org/history/berths_1908.php (http://fireboat.org/history/berths_1908.php)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: johnd248 on May 28, 2012, 05:58:03 PM
I believe that should be E 90 Street, Joe.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 28, 2012, 06:03:10 PM
Engine 78 (Marine)/Marine 5  - Quarters/berth foot of E 90th St Harlem River (E78 1930-1959/Marine 5 1959-1976)

(http://s16.postimage.org/z4jnydpe9/E_90th_st_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/z4jnydpe9/)
(http://s13.postimage.org/65zm7sahv/E_90th_st.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/65zm7sahv/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 28, 2012, 06:08:06 PM
Engine 78 (Marine) was located at foot of E 99 Street in Harlem River (Mike Boucher's dates).  It moved to 1930 to foot of E 90th Street.  The pictures should be the two different berths - but it is hard to tell on the second set.  Not a lot of pictures for Marine 5.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 29, 2012, 06:35:15 PM
Castleton Fire Patrol - served in Staten Island late 1800s-early 1900s - firehouse on Castleton Ave and Taylor St - became site of Tompkins Department Store.

(http://s17.postimage.org/m1et03v2j/Castleton_Fire_Patrol.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m1et03v2j/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/s4wdk0lcb/Castleton_Fire_Patrol_1893.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/s4wdk0lcb/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on May 31, 2012, 10:11:49 PM
Young America Hose Company 2 - Flushing Fire Department - firehouse 34 Washington St, Flushing  1854-1908
 
(http://s17.postimage.org/r8ufbllgr/Young_America_Hose_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/r8ufbllgr/)

Flushing Village was protected by several volunteer fire companies prior to becoming part of NYC.  Young America Hose Company had approximately 45 firemen.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on June 01, 2012, 05:15:57 PM
Engine 22  - Yorkville - Established 1865 - original firehouse was quarters of volunteer Aurora Engine 45

History - pre-FDNY:
"No. 45. -- Yorkville. -- Aurora. -- This company was organized on September 11, 1826, by Milne Parker, Samuel Parker, Alexander Parker, the coach builders, Edward Prince, Edward Wells, and Jefferson Brown, Milne Parker becoming the first foreman. On May 21, 1827, the company were reinforced by the following members: John G. Kip, Joseph Tricker, Robert Kilpatrick, Stephen Huestis, James Bell, Stephen Harris, Augustus J. Flanagan, and others. Their first location was on the northwest corner of Eighty-fourth Street and Fourth Avenue, and when the tunnel cut through Fourth Avenue, about 1836, they moved up to the old frame house of No. 16 Engine Company, and placed it on the lot on the northwest corner Eighty-fifth Street and Third Avenue. A two-story brick house was afterwards built for them and Hook and Ladder No. 10, the company doing duty from a shed in Eighty-fifth Street. The house was afterwards made three stories high. About 1845 the company had their engine painted white and gold with a picture of Aurora, the goddess of day, on the back of the condenser case. Shew was then christened "Aurora," which name she retained. Philip Grimm, Eli Budd, Alonzo A. Alvord, Rufus Prime, Wm. Fulmer, Frank B. Ball, William Mead, and Frank Bazzoni were the different foremen of the company, Bazzoni serving as such from 1853 until 1865, the longest continuous service any foreman in the Old Department. Joseph McDonald, the colonel of the Forty-seventh New York Volunteers during the late war, was a runner with this company, and John Shelly, brother of Assemblyman Edward J. Shelly, was at one time an assistant foreman and a prominent candidate for assistant engineer. Went out of service in 1865." from "Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments"

Engine 22 original firehouse 1511 3rd Avenue 1865-1878 (Aurora Engine 45 quarters":
(http://s13.postimage.org/iktaaim0j/E_22_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/iktaaim0j/)

Firehouse at 159 E 85th St w/Bn 10  1878-1960:
(http://s17.postimage.org/ur28q13yz/E_22.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ur28q13yz/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/ezr2d4btl/E_22_1930.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ezr2d4btl/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/zdi78iift/E_22_1936.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/zdi78iift/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/olmw0munr/E_22_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/olmw0munr/)

Firehouse w/L 13 and Bn 10 at 159 E 85th St:
(http://s12.postimage.org/eieqzlwpl/E_22_L_13.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eieqzlwpl/)
1960

(http://s17.postimage.org/yu71uc28r/E_22_L_13.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yu71uc28r/)
Current picture

Battalion chief 10 + Engine 22 + Tower ladder 13 FDNY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSH1em79bew#)
(http://s18.postimage.org/7ymhp7r9x/E_22_seal.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7ymhp7r9x/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on June 06, 2012, 11:07:14 PM
Combination Engine Company 69/Ladder 39  - former firehouse - 243 E 233 St   Wakefield   Bronx    (CEC 69 1898-1916/L 39 1916-2006) - last wood-frame FDNY firehouse

(http://s9.postimage.org/qvpuc7xmz/E_69.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qvpuc7xmz/)
Originally quarters of Combination Engine Company 69

(http://s16.postimage.org/435tomn6p/L_39_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/435tomn6p/)
Former quarters of Ladder 39

Ladder 39:
(http://s10.postimg.org/n9amfv97p/L_39_apparatus.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/n9amfv97p/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/793j8uuyl/L_39_a4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/793j8uuyl/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/dgyw5xx41/L_39_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dgyw5xx41/)

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2006-02-10/local/18330420_1_new-firehouse-fdny-engine (http://articles.nydailynews.com/2006-02-10/local/18330420_1_new-firehouse-fdny-engine)

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/fdny-response-angers-nabe-article-1.235709 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/fdny-response-angers-nabe-article-1.235709)

http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/boroughs/line-nearing-bx-firehouse-article-1.618658 (http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/boroughs/line-nearing-bx-firehouse-article-1.618658)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2011/080511a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2011/080511a.shtml)

Current EMS Station 27 built at 243 E 233 St:
(http://s16.postimage.org/ezbg8kt7l/EMS_27.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ezbg8kt7l/)

Current firehouse Engine 69/Ladder 28/Bn 16  Harlem:
(http://s16.postimage.org/hg08j4u75/E_69_Current.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hg08j4u75/)

Current firehouse Engine 63/Ladder 39/Bn 15  755 E 233 St  Wakefield  Bronx:
(http://s7.postimage.org/gkpaqnc13/E_63_L_39.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gkpaqnc13/)
Top of da Bronx

http://www.fdnyengine63.com/news/index/layoutfile/home (http://www.fdnyengine63.com/news/index/layoutfile/home)


(http://s17.postimage.org/yhnz0m89n/L_39_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yhnz0m89n/)(http://s17.postimage.org/e3wu581nf/E_69_L_28_B_16_Harlem_Hilton.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/e3wu581nf/)(http://s17.postimage.org/3ljtcrhwb/E_63.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3ljtcrhwb/)(http://s16.postimage.org/d0i9x8yqp/EMS_27.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/d0i9x8yqp/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on December 05, 2012, 12:01:39 PM
Engine 33 - original quarters - 222 Mercer St - 1865-1882   (formerly firehouse of volunteer Engine 4 Niagara 1853-1865)

(http://s10.postimage.org/fc65h25qd/E33.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fc65h25qd/)

(http://s11.postimage.org/mnwe7uxov/e33_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mnwe7uxov/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/or8qw3xn5/e33_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/or8qw3xn5/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/3lwybze4h/e33_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3lwybze4h/)

Mercer St location today:
(http://s12.postimage.org/yyrngvh09/E33_Today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yyrngvh09/)

E 33 moved to 15 Great Jones St firehouse in 1882 and then with E33 (2) to current quarters at 42 Great Jones St in 1899.  E33 (2) was disbanded in 1939.   L 9 moved to 42 Great Jones St in 1948.

(http://s16.postimage.org/iep3jejwh/E33_Today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/iep3jejwh/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firehouse,_Engine_Company_33_and_Ladder_Company_9 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firehouse,_Engine_Company_33_and_Ladder_Company_9)

Engine 33 FDNY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQOsvXshbdA#ws)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on December 05, 2012, 12:38:39 PM
Engine 33 note previous post:  3rd picture company sign above door reads "Metropolitan Engine 33".  It was then replaced with an "Engine 33" sign. 

Some history:
"In 1865 the volunteer fire department was abolished by a state act which was passed to create the Metropolitan Fire District and the Metropolitan Fire Department (MFD). This effectively gave control of the fire departments in the cities of New York and Brooklyn to the Governor who appointed its Board of Commissioners. There was never any effective incorporation of the fire departments of the two cities during this period. It wasn't until the Greater City of New York was consolidated in 1898 that the two were combined under one structure and leadership. The change met with a mixed reaction from the citizens, and some of the eliminated volunteers became bitter and resentful which resulted in both political battles and street fights. But the insurance companies in the city finally got their way by having the volunteers replaced with paid "professionals." The members of the paid fire department were mostly selected from the prior volunteers. All of the volunteer's apparatus, including their fire houses, were seized by the state who made use of them to form the new organization and form the basis of the FDNY as we know it today...The MFD lasted until 1870 when the Tweed Charter ended state control in the city. As a result, a new Board of Fire Commissioners was created and the original name of the Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) was re-instated."
(from Wikipedia)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on December 18, 2012, 10:53:11 AM
1939 Worlds Fair    Engine 331/Engine 331 (2)  1938-1941 -  firehouse located Main St  World's Fair 
Engine 332 and Bn 55 were located at South Gate and Horace Harding Blvd

Originally the 1939 Worlds Fair was to have a private fire department.  It was actually protected by FDNY. 

Firehouse behind apparatus:
(http://s2.postimage.org/mqfpucw6d/WF_Fire_Dept.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mqfpucw6d/)

"In September 1938, the FDNY 55th Battalion was formed and stationed at the Fair to man the apparatus. It included three Battalion Chiefs, fourteen company officers, and seventy firemen manning one double and two single engine companies. In addition, sixty-five "Fire Guards" were organized under the direction of Chief Dougherty. The Fire Guard was a private force of retired FDNY members hired by the New York World's Fair Corporation. They operated in a fire prevention capacity, inspecting buildings and patrolling the grounds during the hours that the Fair was open to the public. The Battalion and the Fire Guard were disbanded in 1940 shortly after the close of the Fair. The apparatus was given to the FDNY.

 For the only time in FDNY history, the emblem of a private entity was affixed to the uniform of firefighters. Men assigned to the companies stationed at the World's Fair worn the distinctive Trylon and Perisphere on the left arm of their dress blues."

http://www.1939nyworldsfair.com/worlds_fair/wf_tour/misc/NYFD_01.htm (http://www.1939nyworldsfair.com/worlds_fair/wf_tour/misc/NYFD_01.htm)

(http://s14.postimage.org/ku75sigv1/WF_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ku75sigv1/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/p7l8agapt/WF_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p7l8agapt/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/9yggvyhtz/WF_Fire.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9yggvyhtz/)

Engine 331:
(http://s2.postimage.org/8o2z6v5k5/Scan_Pic0027.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8o2z6v5k5/)

http://www.nyfd.com/calderoneA/foxes2.html (http://www.nyfd.com/calderoneA/foxes2.html)

(http://s10.postimage.org/ej7btw92d/WF_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ej7btw92d/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on December 18, 2012, 11:25:38 AM
(http://s9.postimage.org/5oacg7kij/WF_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5oacg7kij/)

Additional 1939 Worlds Fair Fire Department Pictures:

Engine 332:
(http://s7.postimage.org/6lne0l77r/engine_332.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6lne0l77r/)

Badge:
(http://s10.postimage.org/o6u4pbtgl/WFFiremans_Badge.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Class A Uniform:
(http://s9.postimage.org/5llew9ajf/WF_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5llew9ajf/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on December 18, 2012, 11:41:01 AM
(http://s14.postimage.org/j4gnrrhzx/WF_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/j4gnrrhzx/)

The 1939 Worlds fair Fair was protected by six fully-equipped and staffed first aid stations, five ambulances and a truck with a portable X-ray machine.

(http://s10.postimage.org/5c2zcnisl/Ambulance_01.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5c2zcnisl/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/o54fglqzp/WF_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o54fglqzp/)

http://www.1939nyworldsfair.com/worlds_fair/wf_tour/misc/NYFD_03.htm (http://www.1939nyworldsfair.com/worlds_fair/wf_tour/misc/NYFD_03.htm)

Bomb July 7, 1940 - WWII terrorist bomb explodes at Worlds Fair - 2 NYPD Detectives Killed:

"New York City detectives Joe Lynch and Freddy Socha were assigned to the Bomb and Forgery Squad just before the opening of the 1939 World's Fair. ... An electrician saw an unfamiliar overnight bag in the control room of the British Pavilion, heard ticking and brought it to his boss. Not knowing what to do, they took the bag and walked through the crowded building in search of the head of security, who was standing guard over the Magna Carta. He called the police and carried the bag outside.When Lynch and Socha arrived, following procedure, they cut open the bag. The resulting explosion killed them both instantly and injured many others."

(http://s9.postimage.org/r0vmj48m3/Margaret_Fleming_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/r0vmj48m3/)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-25/deadly-1939-world-s-fair-bomb-remains-unsolved-lewis-lapham.html (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-25/deadly-1939-world-s-fair-bomb-remains-unsolved-lewis-lapham.html)

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/books/twilight_at_the_world_of_tomorrow_BlyxUmhe8HiwiZqg1YgDOM (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/books/twilight_at_the_world_of_tomorrow_BlyxUmhe8HiwiZqg1YgDOM)

http://www.nypdangels.com/cop/cop.php?id=344 (http://www.nypdangels.com/cop/cop.php?id=344)

RIP
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on December 18, 2012, 11:59:13 AM
This is a well written article related to the above posting written by a brother police officer.  It highlights the plight NYPD and FDNY widows and children endured in the past. 

http://www.bjwhalen.com/berniearticle.htm (http://www.bjwhalen.com/berniearticle.htm)

The widow of Detective Joe Lynch received 1/2 of his pay ($1600 annually) and $50 per month for 100 months - provided she did not remarry and that she made the bed of the precinct police captain daily.  This was common practice of the day.

Brother detectives and cops from the 50th precinct took care of the Lynch family.  Also, members of the NY Yankees quietly remembered the family, to include Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio.

I remember meeting matrons who were LODD widows in several firehouses when I was a kid.  Many were quite elderly.  They were treated with dignity and respect by all members. 


Memorial  placed in 1964 in honor of both detectives:  http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fmcp/monuments/1205 (http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fmcp/monuments/1205)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on December 18, 2012, 12:29:38 PM
At the conclusion of the 1939-1940 World's Fair, the Fair's five Ahrens-Fox pumpers (two HT models and three SC models) were turned over to FDNY. The two HT models were assigned as regular apparatus of engine companies. The three smaller SC models were assigned as the second piece (hose wagon) of engine companies. One had an overhead ladder rack added to carry a portable 35-foot metal extension ladder, an innovation at the time. Another was equipped with a bank of eight manifolded carbon dioxide cylinders, each with a capacity of fifty pounds, and two hose reels, each having 1000 feet of one-inch hose to discharge the carbon dioxide. The conversion of this unit was accomplished by the Carbon Dioxide Fire Equipment Company of Newark, New Jersey, in 1941 and was "state-of-the-art" for airport fire protection at that time. The "new" crash truck was assigned to the LaGuardia Airport Crash Unit on April 19, 1941. When the New York Port Authority assumed responsibility for aircraft crash-fire-rescue at the city's airports, this rig was reconverted back into a pumper.

Per "Worlds Fair Community"  http://www.worldsfaircommunity.org/topic/9685-some-random-photos/page-3 (http://www.worldsfaircommunity.org/topic/9685-some-random-photos/page-3)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 01, 2013, 05:41:15 PM
Hose 8 (FDNY)/Ladder 130 (established as Ladder 80 FDNY)/CEC 130 FDNY/Engine 296 FDNY- quarters - 18-18 125th St College Point, Queens   - original firehouse of Eagle H&L Company 1 College Point Fire Dept 1854-1908
     FDNY Hose 8 1908-1818
     FDNY Ladder 130 (originally Ladder 80) 1908-1931
     FDNY Engine 296 1918-1961 (disbanded)
     * FDNY CEC 130 (dates unknown)

Firehouse prior to FDNY transition:
(http://s8.postimage.org/dqn13vgn5/College_Point_FD_Chief_Mike_Martin_Eagle_Hose_Company.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dqn13vgn5/)

College Point FD engine or hose responding:
(http://s9.postimage.org/m3com7ey3/College_Point_FD.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m3com7ey3/)

College Point Fire Department had 3 engine companies and 1 ladder company when converted to FDNY in 1908:
     Engines - Touchdown Steamer (unknown location); Union Hose (16th St);  Enterprise Hose 2 (518 5th St); 
     Ladder - Eagle H&L 1 (18-18 125th St)

In 1908, the 52nd Bn was formed with Engines 172 (E 272), 173 (E 273), 174 (E 274); Hose Companies 8 (E 296) and 9 (E 297); and H&L Companies 79 (L 129) and 80 (L 130).  All companies were organized in former volunteer company firehouses.

In 1918, the 125th St firehouse was rebuilt in 1918 for Engine 296.

1873 interactive map of College Point (note different street numbering): http://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/CollegePoint-beers-1873 (http://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/CollegePoint-beers-1873)

1897 Brookly Daily Eagle Almanac of all Long Island Fire Companies (includes sections of Queens befor incorportation into NYC):
http://books.google.com/books?id=C8EWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&dq=eagle+hose+company+college+point&source=bl&ots=H1rqwTU6qs&sig=-WAOI61NQbMi3QzB27jRrgjj5rk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7kHjUIa4OsaH0QHR_4DwCg&sqi=2&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=eagle%20hose%20company%20college%20point&f=false (http://books.google.com/books?id=C8EWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&dq=eagle+hose+company+college+point&source=bl&ots=H1rqwTU6qs&sig=-WAOI61NQbMi3QzB27jRrgjj5rk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7kHjUIa4OsaH0QHR_4DwCg&sqi=2&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=eagle%20hose%20company%20college%20point&f=false)

(http://s1.postimage.org/bxgaok7jv/ladder_130_logos1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bxgaok7jv/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on January 01, 2013, 07:14:01 PM
There is a very old firehouse (don't remember what it is now) on the west side of 123 street about 200' north of 14th avenue in College Point. This possibly was the home of the Touchdown Steamer. As far as 296 old quarters, well it looked just about the same in the late 70's when it was torn down. Never much improvement there. Thanks for the College Point history!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 01, 2013, 10:14:20 PM
The old firehouse building on 123 St is Fireman's Hall, built in 1906 by the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Association of College Point.  It is currently owned by the College Point Little League.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firemen%27s_Hall_(College_Point,_New_York) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firemen%27s_Hall_(College_Point,_New_York))

(http://s7.postimage.org/q0w8d5q1z/littleleague.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q0w8d5q1z/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/fgmauklk7/College_Point_Exempt.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fgmauklk7/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 02, 2013, 12:20:49 AM
Engine 254 - originally formed as Brooklyn Fire Dept Engine 54 at 56 Gravesend Neck Road in 1895 - became FDNY Engine 54 in 1895 - became Engine 154 in 1899 - moved to 2310 Ocean Parkway in 1911 - changed to Engine 254 in 1913 - new quarters at 901 Ave U in 1924

Picture of E 254 firehouse 2310 Ocean Parkway:
(http://s2.postimage.org/v4io274xx/E_254_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v4io274xx/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 03, 2013, 10:40:34 PM
Rossville H&L 1   Rossville, Staten Island

(http://s7.postimage.org/udra6lnsn/Rossville_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/udra6lnsn/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/3zb4yvvfh/Rossville_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3zb4yvvfh/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/5ib4bpkgb/Rossville_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5ib4bpkgb/)

Note - Rossville H&L 1 later moved to firehouse at 2355 Arthur Kill Rd - still standing (animal feed store)
(http://s7.postimage.org/3skmgoczb/Rossville_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3skmgoczb/)

Rossville currently covered by E 168 - 1100 Rossville Avenue  - also EMS Bn 23:
(http://s8.postimage.org/i72ael4wx/e_168_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i72ael4wx/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 04, 2013, 12:28:09 AM
Engine 267 FDNY (organized as E 167) original firehouse at 102-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd  Rockaway Queens -1905-1922

(http://s2.postimage.org/cpi1kz3l1/Engine_267.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cpi1kz3l1/)

Engine 267 moved to new quarters with Engine 266 at 92-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd in 1922
(http://s1.postimage.org/4q7j3wlq3/E_267_E_266.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4q7j3wlq3/)

Engine 267 was disbanded in 1972.

Memories of Rockaway buff:
http://www.farrockaway.com/fdnyhistory.html (http://www.farrockaway.com/fdnyhistory.html)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: guitarman314 on January 04, 2013, 12:57:31 AM
Engine 267 FDNY (organized as E 167) original firehouse at 102-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd  Rockaway Queens -1905-1922

(http://s2.postimage.org/cpi1kz3l1/Engine_267.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cpi1kz3l1/)

Engine 267 moved to new quarters with Engine 266 at 92-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd in 1922
(http://s1.postimage.org/4q7j3wlq3/E_267_E_266.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4q7j3wlq3/)

Engine 267 was disbanded in 1972.

Memories of Rockaway buff:
http://www.farrockaway.com/fdnyhistory.html (http://www.farrockaway.com/fdnyhistory.html)
   Ladder 121 was also in that firehouse for many years
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: 68jk09 on January 04, 2013, 03:09:19 AM
Excellent link to the Rockaway stories by John Kelly Thank You....also the 92 St FH that was 266/267/121 from time to time also housed BN*47 until the new house was built in the Beach 50s & also housing EMS....also BN*74 has remained in service in the Rockaways since the superstorm sandy....i am not sure but they may be operating out of 266 now.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 05, 2013, 01:55:09 AM
E 263/L 117/Bn 46 - former firehouse  - 40-08 Astoria Blvd  Queens
     1894 - organized as E 5 and L 4 Long Island City FD
     1898 - changed to E 6/L 4 FDNY
     1899 - changed to E 163/L 67
     1906 - Bn 46 organized at 40-08 Astoria Blvd
     1909 - E 163 and L 67 moved to new quarters 4206 Astoria Blvd/Bn 46 disbanded (Bn 46 reorganized in 1913 at E 287)
     1913 - changed to E 263/L117

40-08 Astoria Blvd Firehouse:
(http://s7.postimage.org/7x08tq12f/E_263_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7x08tq12f/)

E 163 (E263):
(http://s7.postimage.org/5tptm219j/E_263_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5tptm219j/)

L 67 (L 117):
(http://s1.postimage.org/v7cnja8dn/L_117.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v7cnja8dn/)

L67 (L 117):
(http://s9.postimage.org/gz9o25z8r/l_117.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gz9o25z8r/)
Quarters at 365 Flushing Ave

42-06 Astoria Blvd Firehouse:
(http://s13.postimage.org/jxx7yokab/ttt.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jxx7yokab/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/9lyvgy4kr/e_163_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9lyvgy4kr/)

L 117 Responding 1992:
http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIQcx.dQaFUAZvf7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBvbGgza2Q0BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDVjExNg--?p=fdny+engine+263&vid=0b4499da2b893458211824d64297bee2&l=&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DV.4576314302922809%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTmgCUY4GuIA&tit=FDNY+Ladder+117+Engine+263+Emergency+Response.+vol+II+of+II&c=1&sigr=11aktkok1&&tt=b (http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIQcx.dQaFUAZvf7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBvbGgza2Q0BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDVjExNg--?p=fdny+engine+263&vid=0b4499da2b893458211824d64297bee2&l=&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DV.4576314302922809%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTmgCUY4GuIA&tit=FDNY+Ladder+117+Engine+263+Emergency+Response.+vol+II+of+II&c=1&sigr=11aktkok1&&tt=b)

(http://s9.postimage.org/5iuzfe46j/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 06, 2013, 10:57:46 PM
Engine 76/Engine 76-2/Bn 11  firehouse  105 W 102nd St 

     Engine 76 organized 105 W 102nd St                                                                                   1904
     Engine 76 moved to 766 Amsterdam Ave at Ladder 22                                                            1957
     Engine 76 moved to new firehouse 145 W 100th St w/Ladder 22/Bn 11                                    1960
 
     Engine 76-2 organized 105 W 102nd St w/Engine 76                                                              1904
     Engine 76-2 disbanded                                                                                                         1946                       
     
     Bn 11 organized 133 W 99th St former quarters Bn 16                                                            1904
     Bn 11 moved to 105 W 102nd St at Engine 76 and Engine 76-2                                               1904
     Bn 11 moved to 766 Amsterdam Ave at Ladder 22                                                                  1957
     Bn 11 moved to new firehouse 145 W 100th St w/Engine 76/Ladder 22                                     1960

     Ladder 22 organized 766 Amsterdam Avenue former quarters of Combined Engine Company 47   1891
     Ladder 22 moved to 145 W 100th St firehouse w.Engine 76 and Bn 11                                       1960


102nd St Firehouse:
(http://s1.postimage.org/vw71pae4r/E_76_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vw71pae4r/)

Inside Firehouse Engine 76:
(http://s9.postimage.org/ph5q9fbwb/E_76_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ph5q9fbwb/)

Engine 76:
(http://s2.postimage.org/p1abxc8id/E_76_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p1abxc8id/)

Engine 76:
(http://s8.postimage.org/o5nbcd5gh/E_76_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o5nbcd5gh/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/6bn7xbx0h/E_76_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6bn7xbx0h/)

Ladder 22 766 Amsterdam Avenue firehouse:
(http://s13.postimage.org/duou5ro2b/L_22_quarters.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/duou5ro2b/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/43dmtqfa9/L_22_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/43dmtqfa9/)

766 Amsterdam Ave firehouse today:
(http://s7.postimage.org/5tje2oinr/L_22_Today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5tje2oinr/)

W 102nd St today:
(http://s2.postimage.org/v346ilst1/W_102_st_Today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v346ilst1/)

145 W 100th St firehouse:
(http://s1.postimage.org/4b0wc69e3/E_76_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4b0wc69e3/)

Battalion chief 11 + Engine 76 + Tower 22 FDNY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A30xsFBMXA#)

(http://s13.postimage.org/ftedtn3ir/E_76_11.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ftedtn3ir/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: nfd2004 on January 07, 2013, 08:57:52 AM
Some EXCELLENT Photos and Stories on the history of many FDNY Firehouses. I enjoy reading this and seeing the photos posted.

  Thank you to ALL who have contributed to this thread. Adding it to my collection on my FDNY scan disk.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: manhattan on January 07, 2013, 11:30:42 AM
Yes, some great postings!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 10, 2013, 02:05:19 PM
Deraismes Hose Company 1   Union and Maple St  Queens - established 1892/disbanded 1915 served with Deraismes Engine Company 1 in same firehouse  - neighborhood listed as Brooklyn Hills

(http://s8.postimage.org/mvcjppkr5/Desmaris_Hose_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mvcjppkr5/)

Deraismes Hose Company 1902 plans to build a new firehouse at Union Place and Maple:

http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1902/09/14/41/Ar04112.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1900-1905&DOCID=642171&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%64%65%72%61%69%73%6d%65%73%20%68%6f%73%65%20&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1902/09/14/41/Ar04112.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1900-1905&DOCID=642171&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%64%65%72%61%69%73%6d%65%73%20%68%6f%73%65%20&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on January 10, 2013, 03:30:24 PM
Does anyone have a picture of E16 old quarters at 223 E.25th Street? Haven't seen that building as a firehouse since I was 10. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 12, 2013, 06:36:47 PM
Brooklyn Navy Yard Fire Department

The BNY was established in 1801.  It is located on the East River in Wallabout Basin.  It is famous for building warships for the US Navy.  It was expanded in World War II to 200 acres; employed 70,000 people; operated 24/7; was involved with building or outfitting the USS Monitor (Civil War's 1st ironclad), battleship USS Maine (sunk to start Spanish American War); PT 109 (JFK's torpedoed boat , the battleship USS Missouri (surrender of Japan signed on boat) and many carriers.  The BNY was decommissioned by the US Navy in 1966 and became an area of private manufacturing and commercial activity.  During its period of service with the US Navy, it was protected by a federal career fire department located in Bldg # 74.

BNYFD Firehouse 1927:
(http://s9.postimage.org/5m8nw7t23/Brooklyn_Navy_Yard_FD_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5m8nw7t23/)

BNYFD  1927:
(http://s1.postimage.org/rhcfeevbf/Brooklyn_Navy_Yard_FD.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rhcfeevbf/)

BNYFD Firehouse Bunkroom 1927:
(http://s2.postimage.org/7iuhqvwxh/Brooklyn_Navy_Yard_Fire_Dept.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7iuhqvwxh/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navy_Yard%2C_Brooklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navy_Yard%2C_Brooklyn)

1900 (approx) Main Gate:
(http://s2.postimage.org/dsv9udjlh/brooklyn_Navy_Yard.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dsv9udjlh/)

BNY 1944:
(http://s7.postimage.org/n53j1cqfr/nyny_1944_h93234_1944.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/n53j1cqfr/)

Constellation Fire 1960:
(http://s8.postimage.org/gdocz98ep/Constellation_fire_1960.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gdocz98ep/)
The USS Constellation aircraft carrier, while being fitted out, caught fire on December 19, 1960.  The fire was started by a forklift truck accident.  The initial alarm for Box 308 was transmitted at 1030.  The 5th alarm was transmitted by COD David within 30 minutes.  A 5th alarm simultaneous call from Manhattan box 277 brought 59 companies to this fire.  Over 3200 workmen were on the carrier and countless rescues were made by members.  50 died, 336 were injured and 40 FDNY members sustained injuries. 65 lines were put in operation. 
http://nychistory.blogspot.com/2010/12/brooklyn-navy-yard-fire-december-20.html (http://nychistory.blogspot.com/2010/12/brooklyn-navy-yard-fire-december-20.html)

BNY 1960s:
(http://s9.postimage.org/5w8vh415n/USS_Enterprise_CVS_6_awaiting_disposal_at_the_New_York_Naval_Shipyard_on_22_June_1958.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5w8vh415n/)

http://ussenright.org/photos_brooklyn_navy_yard.htm (http://ussenright.org/photos_brooklyn_navy_yard.htm)

4th Alarm BNY 1995:
http://www.1strespondernews.com/webpages/news/DisplayNews.aspx?PT=state&state=NY&ID=84923053-4245-4620-b7b8-4875e3264112 (http://www.1strespondernews.com/webpages/news/DisplayNews.aspx?PT=state&state=NY&ID=84923053-4245-4620-b7b8-4875e3264112)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: memory master on January 12, 2013, 06:50:31 PM
Who took the pole from the bunkroom to the apparatus floor???
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 12, 2013, 06:53:23 PM
Brooklyn Engine 251 (FDNY) was originally located at 47/48 Washington Ave.  Established as BFD Engine 51 in 1897.  Became FDNY Engine 151 and then Engine 251 when Brooklyn became part of NYC.  Engine 251 protected the Wallabout Market (see early map below) section of Brooklyn until the BNY expanded in 1941.  It was moved to Engine 211's quarters and disbanded after World War II in 1946.  Engine 251 Queens was established in 1952.

Engine 251 Wallabout Market Firehouse Washington Ave Bklyn:
(http://s13.postimage.org/u0x4shh6b/E_251_Bklyn.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u0x4shh6b/)

1896 bid to build new Wallabout firehouse for BFD Engine 51:
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1896/05/28/2/Ar00217.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=264316&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%35%31&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1896/05/28/2/Ar00217.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=264316&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%35%31&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

Wallabout Market 1920s (2nd largest food market in world):
(http://s2.postimage.org/ren9et3ed/walbout_2nd_larget_food_market.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ren9et3ed/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/bn40bctzv/Wallabout_2_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bn40bctzv/)

(http://s1.postimage.org/t265j6dxn/wallabout_market_1927.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t265j6dxn/)

1898 Newspaper account of Engine 51 and other BFD firemen being disciplined:
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1898/04/21/12/Ar01212.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=648085&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%35%31&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%38&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1898/04/21/12/Ar01212.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=648085&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%35%31&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%38&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T)

1898 newspaper account of 4 alarm fire Engine 51 responded to:
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1898/06/21/3/Ar00302.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=682998&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%35%31&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%34%30&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1898/06/21/3/Ar00302.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=682998&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%35%31&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%34%30&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

LODD - February 26, 1920, all 6 members of Engine 251 (FDNY) were killed by burns when a pier on which they were operating was ignited by a fuel leak.


Early map of undeveloped Wallabout area:
(http://s9.postimage.org/4t2wd5g4b/Wallabout_Map.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4t2wd5g4b/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 12, 2013, 08:19:54 PM
Engine 251 Brooklyn Union Gas Fire February 26, 1920 Box # 33-543, 556 KENT AVE.:

A small fire took place earlier in the evening on a barge moored in the Wallabout Canal. Engine Co. 251 was ordered to stay behind to ensure the barge fire was extinguished.  An hour later an oil tank exploded. It is believed a stray ember from the barge reached oil seeping into the river from the oil tank. Engine 251 was trapped in a pump house and engulfed by a sea of fire.  6  members were killed.

FIREFIGHTER THOMAS F. BRENNAN ENG 251, died FEBRUARY 26, 1920, BURNT TO DEATH
FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL KARKEL ENG 251, died FEBRUARY 26, 1920, BURNT TO DEATH
FIREFIGHTER JAMES BRENNAN ENG 251, injured FEB. 26, 1920, died FEBRUARY 28, 1920, BURNS
FIREFIGHTER FRANK CALLMEYER ENG 251, injured FEB. 26, 1920, died MARCH 3, 1920 BURNS
FIREFIGHTER JAMES J. HUGHES (1), ENGINE 251, injured FEB. 26, died 1920 MARCH 3, 1920
CAPTAIN SAMUEL BROWN, ENG 251, Injured FEB. 26, 1920 died Mar. 26, 1920  BURNS

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00E13F83A55157A93C5AB1789D85F448285F9 (http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00E13F83A55157A93C5AB1789D85F448285F9)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 13, 2013, 09:45:34 PM
Engine 251 firehouse 254-20 Union Turnpike  Glen Oaks, Queens  Established October 1952

1952 Dedication:
(http://s7.postimage.org/3o2vdnjfb/Scan_Pic0033.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3o2vdnjfb/)

FDNY Commissioner would have been Jacob B. Grumet (former District Attorney).  Mayor Vincent R Impellitteri.

Current:
(http://s7.postimage.org/9h4nphe6v/E_251_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9h4nphe6v/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/f6ntsfog5/E_251.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/f6ntsfog5/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/he5awor2p/E_251_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/he5awor2p/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/u1hrcpatz/e_251_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u1hrcpatz/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Oaks,_Queens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Oaks,_Queens)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: JOR176 on January 13, 2013, 10:11:33 PM
The Firehouse in the Wallabout Market on Washington Ave.(E251) was also the home of L119
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 13, 2013, 10:17:04 PM
Labeled as Eagle Hose Company 1 - company later had firehouse at 5 Duane St
 
(http://s1.postimage.org/rugg7fp23/Eagle_House_Hose_1_1910.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rugg7fp23/)

Note - not much information with this photograph - last location of Eagle Hose 1 was 5 Duane St. in 1865 when the paid Metropolitan Fire department was formed.  Company was previously located at Tyron Row, Mulburry St, Leonard St and Broadway.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: manhattan on January 13, 2013, 10:25:05 PM
Any idea where Tyron Row was or what it's now called?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: guitarman314 on January 13, 2013, 10:27:15 PM
Eagle Hose Company 1 firehouse  - 5 Duane St
 
(http://s1.postimage.org/rugg7fp23/Eagle_House_Hose_1_1910.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rugg7fp23/)

Note - not much information with this photograph - last location of Eagle Hose 1 was 5 Duane St. in 1865 when the paid Metropolitan Fire department was formed.  Company was previously located at Tyron Row, Mulburry St, Leonard St and Broadway.
  Looks like the 2 Tin Houses from the "War Years"
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 14, 2013, 01:00:09 AM
Astoria Ladder 1  Main Street and Fulton Street  Organized 1854

(http://s1.postimage.org/s26vzq657/Astoria_Firehouse_1915.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/s26vzq657/)

http://www.astorialic.org/topics/people/firefighters1.shtml (http://www.astorialic.org/topics/people/firefighters1.shtml)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
Post by: mack on January 14, 2013, 08:32:24 PM
Engine 271/Ladder 124/Bn 28  firehouse 394 Himrod St  (organized as Engine 171 and Ladder 74 in 1908) Bn 28 relocated in 1971

1980s video - http://thecompanyofficer.com/2010/05/02/the-tonka-truck-l-124/ (http://thecompanyofficer.com/2010/05/02/the-tonka-truck-l-124/)

(http://s1.postimage.org/sa868svtn/E_271_L_124_1900.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sa868svtn/)

From Don Holt's site:

Engine 271
(http://s9.postimage.org/x0yg96ewr/Engine_271_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/x0yg96ewr/)

Engine 271
(http://s2.postimage.org/b6peob3it/Engine_271_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/b6peob3it/)

Engine 271 members:
(http://s7.postimage.org/9vh4339uf/E_271_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9vh4339uf/)

Ladder 124:
(http://s9.postimage.org/ibdm4ocmz/Engine_271_L_124.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ibdm4ocmz/)

Ladder 124:
(http://s7.postimage.org/uxlov64k7/Engine_271_ladder_124_tonka.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uxlov64k7/)

Ladder 124:
(http://s14.postimage.org/fcy6h8zgd/Engine_271_2_ladder_124.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fcy6h8zgd/)

Firehouse current:
(http://s8.postimage.org/40dhwfl3l/Engine_271_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/40dhwfl3l/)

100 years of service: http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2008/092208a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2008/092208a.shtml)

http://towerladder124.com/Site/History.html (http://towerladder124.com/Site/History.html)

(http://s8.postimage.org/5tkjf4eq9/e_NGINE_124_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5tkjf4eq9/)

Fdny Engine 271 Ladder 124, and Battalion 28 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXZssKOiMyk#ws)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 21, 2013, 03:06:59 PM
E 202/L101  199 Van Brunt Street - former firehouse - 1972-1960  Brooklyn Fire Department (BFD) and FDNY
     E 2 BFD  1872: became E 2 FDNY 1898; became E 102 1899; became E 202 1913; moved to 31 Richards St 1960
     L 1 BFD  1872; became L 1 FDNY 1898; became L 51 1899; became L 101 1913; moved to 31 Richards St 1960

http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_202/red_hook.pdf (http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_202/red_hook.pdf) (Don Holt)

E 2 BFD 1870:
(http://s7.postimage.org/cddrrsy4n/Scan_Pic0035.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cddrrsy4n/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/qdp8f5dnx/E_202_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qdp8f5dnx/)

E 202 FDNY:
(http://s8.postimage.org/9lnqripmp/E_202_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9lnqripmp/)

199 Van Brunt St firehouse:
(http://s15.postimg.org/o98lin7jr/E_201_1959_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o98lin7jr/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/60tcbbqp1/E_202_1959.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/60tcbbqp1/)


Recent picture of former firehouse:
(http://s7.postimage.org/5empv26d3/E202_L101.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5empv26d3/)

Current home to Friends of Firefighters foundation:
http://www.friendsoffirefighters.org/fof/contact/ (http://www.friendsoffirefighters.org/fof/contact/)

Current Quarters E 202/L 101/Bn 32   31 Richards St:
(http://s7.postimage.org/jqkfinkcn/E_202_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jqkfinkcn/)

fdny engine 202 red hook (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=log_Z5FvYhw#ws)

BRAND NEW FDNY TILLER 101, FDNY MASK SERVICES UNIT, FDNY BATTALION CHIEF 32, FDNY ENGINE 202. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s3-PnUmutg#ws)

http://eng202lad101.tripod.com/index.html (http://eng202lad101.tripod.com/index.html)

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oG7jyTk_1QJlQAOB5XNyoA?p=ladder%20101%20fdny%20%20youtube&fr2=sb-top&fr=fptb-hpd03 (http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oG7jyTk_1QJlQAOB5XNyoA?p=ladder%20101%20fdny%20%20youtube&fr2=sb-top&fr=fptb-hpd03)


Old Red Hook 2nd alarm:
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1881/11/18/4/Ar00415.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1880-1884&DOCID=138275&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%41%6c%6c&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%72%65%64%20%68%6f%6f%6b%20%66%69%72%65&rEntityType=&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%38&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1881/11/18/4/Ar00415.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1880-1884&DOCID=138275&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%41%6c%6c&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%72%65%64%20%68%6f%6f%6b%20%66%69%72%65&rEntityType=&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%38&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

E 2/L 1 BFD History:
http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Fire/Bklyn/8.html (http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Fire/Bklyn/8.html)




(http://s9.postimg.org/v31j3doe3/ccc.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v31j3doe3/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 21, 2013, 04:39:00 PM
Engine 248, Battalion 41 former firehouse - 2261 Church Ave  Flatbush  Bklyn - Brooklyn Fire Dept (BFD) and FDNY 1896-1972
     E 48 BFD 1896; became E 48 FDNY 1898; became CEC 48 1898; became CEC 148 1899; became E 248 1913; moved to 2900 Snyder Ave 1972
     L 22 BFD 1896; became L 22 FDNY 1898; disbanded to form CEC 48 1898
     District Chief 11 BFD 1896; became Bn 11 FDNY 1898; became Bn 41 1906

(http://s18.postimage.org/tmgoozyc5/E_248.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tmgoozyc5/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/p51au7y0j/E_248.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p51au7y0j/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/ppd5swt5j/E_248_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ppd5swt5j/)

Recent picture former firehouse:
(http://s13.postimage.org/amkrcosfn/Engine_248_Flatbush.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/amkrcosfn/)

Current firehouse E 248/Bn 41 2900 Snyder Ave:
(http://s14.postimage.org/u3ti9bre5/E_248_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u3ti9bre5/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/dl3u0818h/E_248_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dl3u0818h/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on January 21, 2013, 04:55:45 PM
Again Thanks to mack for posting some more of  FDNY History above......for those not aware the old 199 Van Brunt St FH formerly 202/101 shown above has been / is being rehabbed & is the home of the Friends Of FFs....if you are in the area stop in for a tour & some info on the FOF  ....... http://www.friendsoffirefighters.org/ (http://www.friendsoffirefighters.org/)     ....does anybody remember Election nights back up into the '60s....Red Hook would go nuts w/large bonfires & vacant bldg Fires.... 202/101 & 279/131 would have double & triple sections for the Election Eve consisting of spare rigs manned by details from all over the Job (no ot in those days).....anybody who showed up w/gear was allowed to ride/work.....always plenty of action.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on January 21, 2013, 05:03:38 PM
Chief: I remember those elections very well. 

Mack: Thanks for the pics of the Heart Of Flatbush.  Excellent timing: I plan to visit the boys there on Wednesday.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 69 METS on January 21, 2013, 07:45:36 PM
Thanks for posting the photos Mack. My Dad was a Lieutenant in H & L 101 from 1950 - 1961 and he was the Captain of Engine Co. 248 from 1962 - 1968.  
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 22, 2013, 12:34:44 AM
Engine 260 - former firehouse 36-33 (692) Vernon Blvd - originally Eng 6 Long Island City FD (LICFD)

     E 6 LICFD organized 1895 at 685 Vernon Blvd (former quarters of L 3 LICFD); became E 3 FDNY 1898; moved to 36-33 Vernon Ave; became E 160 1899; became E 260 1913; moved to 11-15 37th Ave 1939
     Emergency Unit 1 occupied E 260 firehouse 1942-1958
     Searchlight 21 occupied E 260 firehouse 1972-1990
     Foam 81 occupied E 260 firehouse 1988-1998; became Foam 260 1998
     
E 160 692 Vernon Blvd Firehouse:
(http://s14.postimage.org/jwrenn2sd/E_260.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jwrenn2sd/)

1930s:
(http://s13.postimage.org/hphub7pxv/E_260_Vernon_Ave_1934_1945.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hphub7pxv/)

E260 1939 Ahrens-Fox pumper:
(http://s13.postimage.org/vkkq7f9qr/E_260_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vkkq7f9qr/)

Emergency Unit 1 1940s:
(http://s13.postimage.org/c6oy4uolv/Scan_Pic0036.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/c6oy4uolv/)

E 260/Foam 260 Current Firehouse 11-15 37th Ave:
(http://s9.postimage.org/hor0hjgzv/E_260_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hor0hjgzv/)

Former Vernon firehouse recent pictures:
(http://s8.postimage.org/7u9k9knrl/Untitled.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7u9k9knrl/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/rwzldhlpp/E_260_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rwzldhlpp/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/wbs8q993p/E_260_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wbs8q993p/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/5kflx6mbx/E_260_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5kflx6mbx/)



Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 24, 2013, 12:40:50 PM
US Maritime Service Training Station Sheepshead Bay FD - USMSTS Sheepshead Bay opened in 1942 to train merchant seamen.  It trained 30,000 seamen a year for our World War II effort. Merchant Marine service was very dangerous during World War II.  The USMSTS FD protected the nation's largest maritime training station during World War II. E 246, E 327 and L 169 were the closest FDNY units located at E 23rd St. The base closed in 1954. The USMSTS Site is now occupied by Kingsborough Community College.

http://www.usmm.org/usmsheavingline.html (http://www.usmm.org/usmsheavingline.html)
http://www.usmm.org/index.html#anchor252856 (http://www.usmm.org/index.html#anchor252856)

USMSTS FD 1943:
(http://s8.postimage.org/asc9zdim9/Sheepshead_Bay_USMS_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/asc9zdim9/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/cfgty2hcj/Sheepshead_Bay_USMS_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cfgty2hcj/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/eso0pcygx/Sheepshead_Bay_USMS_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eso0pcygx/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/3p9oettlh/Sheepshead_Bay_USMS_1943.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3p9oettlh/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/kd53dqmpt/Sheepshead_Bay_USMS.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kd53dqmpt/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/4wrj3gi2p/Sheepshead_Bay_USMS_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4wrj3gi2p/)

USMSTS Sheepshead Bay Patch:
(http://s8.postimage.org/9jbjb9ke9/KGr_Hq_N_n_ME63_S98_CJ_BO2tf_KTC1g_60_35.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9jbjb9ke9/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/5439nlx3f/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5439nlx3f/)

(http://s1.postimage.org/8s12m9f2j/zz3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8s12m9f2j/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/58o08ul3r/z_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/58o08ul3r/)

World War II Merchant Marine Video:
A Ship Is Born (1942) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb9Jfejbd0U#)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: manhattan on January 24, 2013, 03:33:10 PM
Thanks for that, mack, especially the video - outstanding!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: manhattan on January 24, 2013, 08:26:04 PM
For some additional information about the SS Fred Morris which is featured in the video, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Otus_(ARG-20) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Otus_(ARG-20))
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: JOR176 on January 24, 2013, 10:36:30 PM
Thanks for posting the photos Mack. My Dad was a Lieutenant in H & L 101 from 1950 - 1961 and he was the Captain of Engine Co. 248 from 1962 - 1968.

He was a well liked BC in the 38 too       :)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on January 25, 2013, 01:33:08 AM
Thanks for posting the photos Mack. My Dad was a Lieutenant in H & L 101 from 1950 - 1961 and he was the Captain of Engine Co. 248 from 1962 - 1968.

He was a well liked BC in the 38 too       :)

  Jack, from what I hear, so was his son when he worked 123, L33 and R3.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on January 25, 2013, 02:00:56 AM
Bill ......69 Mets also was one of  the original SQ*41 FFs....as well as a Health & Hosp. EMT  before his FDNY appt....a great upbeat Dedicated FF.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 25, 2013, 10:17:26 PM
Engine 157/Ladder 80/Bn 22 - original firehouses - Port Richmond, Staten Island

Engine 207 (E 157) organized at 51 Cottage Place (former firehouse of volunteer company Washington Engine 1) in 1905;        became E 157 in 1913; moved to 1573 Castleton Ave in 1931
     
Ladder 105 (L 80) - organized at 232 Port Richmond Ave (former firehouse of volunteer company Port Richmond Engine 3) in 1905; became L 80 in 1913; moved to 1573 Castleton Ave in 1931

Bn 2 (Bn 22) orgainzed w/E 207 at 51 Cottage Place in 1905; became Bn 22 in 1906; moved to 1189 Castleton Ave in 1930; moved to 1573 Castleton Ave in 1931; moved to 1189 Castleton Ave in 1932 

51 Cottage Place original firehouse of E 157 and Bn 22:
(http://s8.postimage.org/bjujhm9yp/E_157_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bjujhm9yp/)

232 Port Richmond Avenue original firehouse of L 80:
(http://s2.postimage.org/vfzw5esdx/Richmond_Engine_3_Port_Richmond.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vfzw5esdx/)

232 Port Richmond Avenue today:
(http://s7.postimage.org/mdtqzidyv/232_Today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mdtqzidyv/)

Old Port Richmond:
http://www.statenislandhistory.com/port-richmond.html (http://www.statenislandhistory.com/port-richmond.html)

http://forgotten-ny.com/2006/11/port-richmond-staten-island-parts-1-and-2/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2006/11/port-richmond-staten-island-parts-1-and-2/)

E 157/L 80 firehouse at 1573 Castleton Ave opening in 1931:
(http://s8.postimage.org/ty4m285bl/E_157.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ty4m285bl/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/4l3ertdzf/E_157_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4l3ertdzf/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/yq9jxbgad/E_157_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yq9jxbgad/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/7qokc47lp/E_157_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7qokc47lp/)

1573 Castleton Ave firehouse current:
(http://s8.postimage.org/fwsmgo1rl/E_157_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fwsmgo1rl/)

E 157 proposed closure:
http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2011/05/rally_at_staten_islands_engine.html (http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2011/05/rally_at_staten_islands_engine.html)

(http://s7.postimage.org/kbybidmbb/4f12f619ad1d2_240169n.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kbybidmbb/)


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 27, 2013, 11:55:31 PM
Atlantic Steamer and Hose 1 and Hook & Ladder 1 - firehouse - 2919 W 8th Street Coney Island - 1886-1895
 
(http://s7.postimage.org/5nq9wcyh3/ci_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5nq9wcyh3/)
Also was original firehouse in 1898 for BFD E 45 when formed (became FDNY E 45 became E 145 became E 245)

Coney Island experienced many major fires as a NYC beach resort:
http://coneyisland.com/ciop/Winter9394.pdf (http://coneyisland.com/ciop/Winter9394.pdf)

LODD - 1893 Fireman John Madden died as the roof of a bakery collapsed.

New FDNY firehouse built in 1902 for double engine company E 145:
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1902/05/15/8/Ar00808.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1900-1905&DOCID=558998&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%55%44%52%32&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%66%69%72%65%20%63%6f%6e%65%79%20%69%73%6c%61%6e%64&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%38%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&rEntityType=&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1902/05/15/8/Ar00808.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1900-1905&DOCID=558998&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%55%44%52%32&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%66%69%72%65%20%63%6f%6e%65%79%20%69%73%6c%61%6e%64&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%38%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&rEntityType=&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)
 
Firehouse built for BFD E 45 (E 245) by paid Brooklyn Fire Department 1902 next to original volunteer firehouse at 2929 W 8th Street:
(http://s1.postimage.org/8ralurtq3/coney_nb34.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8ralurtq3/)
Also quarters to L 161 (1927) E 245-2 (1904) E 326 (1939) and Bn 43 (1906)

Some of Coney Island's big jobs:

1896: The Elephant Hotel fire -a reputed brothel actually shaped like a giant elephant, caught fire after someone forgot to put out his cigar.

1902 Parkway Baths fire:
(http://s7.postimage.org/7w3kyhk7b/M3_Y20444.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7w3kyhk7b/)

1903 Coney Island Fire:
(http://s2.postimage.org/jkncmbao5/1903.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jkncmbao5/)

1907: Steeplechase Park - 35 acres of iconic amusement area

1908: Pabst Loop Hotel, Vanderveer Hotel and the Culver depot of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit fires:

1911: Dreamland. The morning before opening day, workers were sealing a leak in the Hellgate water ride with tar when several of the light bulbs above them popped. Sparks fell onto the hot pitch and started a blaze that consumed the Hellgate, Dreamland’s towers, the animal arena — and most of the animals. Some historians say that low water pressure in nearby fire hydrants prevented firefighters from putting out the blaze fast enough — and allowed the conflagration to spread.

(http://s7.postimage.org/j22hd6jrb/M3_Y46049.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/j22hd6jrb/)

1932: Boardwalk and Surf Avenue. This fire, considered the worst in Coney Island’s history, consumed 100 feet of the Boardwalk and destroyed apartment buildings and bathhouses along Surf Avenue between W. 21st and W.24th streets. The fire was so extensive that it burned a house on Neptune Avenue and scorched several nearby subway cars. More than 1,000 people were left homeless, and thousands more were left naked and dripping on the beach after abandoning their clothes as they ran out of the burning bathhouses. The cause - Kids playing with matches.

1944: Luna Park. The fire that destroyed most of the first Luna Park may have been caused by a cigarette thrown into a trash can, Flames quickly spread across the straw roofs covering several rides, then reached the park’s tower, which began spewing embers. Another fire wiped out what was left of the park a few weeks later.

(http://s7.postimage.org/7sm61c41z/Luna_Park_fire_westland.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7sm61c41z/)

1947: Surf Ave 5th alarm destroyed 12 buildings and injured 45 firemen

1963: Ravenhall bathhouses. A mid-winter electrical fire in one of the arcade consumed the Ravenhall
(from "Century of Fires in Coney Island"  http://brooklyndaily.com/stories/2012/32/bn_lunasidebar_2012_08_10_bk.html (http://brooklyndaily.com/stories/2012/32/bn_lunasidebar_2012_08_10_bk.html))

http://www.nyfd.com/history/engine_245_1.html (http://www.nyfd.com/history/engine_245_1.html)

Current quarters of E 245, L 161, Bn 43 built in 1971
(http://s9.postimage.org/vadj8uxp7/E_245.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vadj8uxp7/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 29, 2013, 08:50:59 PM
Queens Hose Company 2  firehouse  Jamaica Ave. & Pallister St. Queens  operated as volunteer company 1902-1921

(http://s8.postimage.org/uqh05jri9/queens_hose_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uqh05jri9/)

Company operated in "Bushville" neighborhood of Queens,per old newspaper articles.

15 different fire departments (mostly volunteer, a few paid) operated in Queens before it became part of NYC in 1898:
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1898/01/09/5/Ar00502.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=590607&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%51%55%45%45%4e%53%20%48%4f%53%45%20%32%20&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%31%36&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1898/01/09/5/Ar00502.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=590607&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%51%55%45%45%4e%53%20%48%4f%53%45%20%32%20&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%31%36&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 02, 2013, 07:36:55 PM
Engine 204 - firehouse - 299 Degraw St - Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

     1855 Montauk Engine 22 (volunteer) organized - Degraw St and Court St
     1857 Montauk Engine 22 (volunteer) moved to 299 Degraw St (firehouse had horses and rigs - members lived across street)
     1869 Engine 4 BFD (paid) organized at 299 Degraw St
     1893 Engine 4 BFD moved to 533 Hicks St
     1894 Engine 4 BFD moved to new firehouse at 299 Degraw St
     1898 became Engine 4 FDNY
     1899 became Engine 104
     1913 became Engine 204
     1943 became Squad 24 (WWII manpower squad)
     1945 became Engine 204
     2003 disbanded
     
E 4 BFD original quarters:
(http://s11.postimage.org/vnwmo5fhr/E_204_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vnwmo5fhr/)
 
From "Our Firemen"    "On  Nov. 23, 1891, during the drought due to the break in the aqueduct. No. 4 had a hard day's work.   There were three alarms that day calling on No. 4 for services and there was not enough water in the hydrants to enable an
engine to throw a stream across the street.   About eleven o'clock in the morning fire was discovered in the top of the four-story brownstone building. No. 234 Carroll Street.   The row extends nearly the entire block from Court to Smith Streets, and as there was no water it seemed as if in the strong wind the whole row and possibly the block would go. Fortunately the firemen remembered that Messrs. Buchanan & Lyall, the owners of the Planet Mills, had an artesian well on the premises nearly four long blocks away.  Engine No. 4 sent a hose down there with a rush and Engineer Shaw "shook her up," for all the three-year-old Amoskeag engine was worth.The water came slowly at first but later with a rush, and the building was saved with but little injury, and No. 4 did the saving. The same night fire broke out in the top floor of No. 262 and 264 Court Street, in the three-story brick building used as a furniture storehouse.   There was no water at hand and the firemen as began to tear down the burning portions
that were within reach of their hooks. At last the fire-boat, " Seth Low," reached the foot of Harrison Street, but could not pump the water through the streets as it was up hill. Engine No. 4 got out all her reserve hose and soon had nearly 2000 feet stretched down toward the fire-boat. Other engines aided until there was nearly 4000 feet connecting the fire-boat with the engines and two streams were brought into play. It was this that saved the north half of the block that, before the water was obtained from the
river, had practically been abandoned. It is for similar prompt work that Engine No. 4 has gained its name as one of the most efficient in the service of the city of Brooklyn."

The great fire of November 5, 1892 (began at the Hobbs Wallpaper Factory at 133 Columbia Street)
(http://s7.postimage.org/xldm4mkqf/E_204_5_1892_fire_cobble312.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xldm4mkqf/)

1892 - Engine 4 - 2 firemen LODD - Firemen Wayland Estes and John Spaulding RIP
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1892/11/13/1/Ar00101.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1890-1894&DOCID=389505&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%34&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1892/11/13/1/Ar00101.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1890-1894&DOCID=389505&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%34&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

(http://s7.postimage.org/kg51umhh3/E_204_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kg51umhh3/)

Engine 204 disbanded 2003:

http://www.southbrooklyn.net/haparchive4.html (http://www.southbrooklyn.net/haparchive4.html)

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/26/nyregion/some-firehouses-go-quietly-some-with-rage.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/26/nyregion/some-firehouses-go-quietly-some-with-rage.html)

Former firehouse:
(http://s17.postimage.org/ja9ju4auz/E_204.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ja9ju4auz/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/4duqup13t/E_204_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4duqup13t/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/e4o9b3961/E_204_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/e4o9b3961/)

Engine 204 Runs and Workers 1975-2002:
Year   Engine   Runs   EMS   Workers   OSW
1975   204       2423             1246       
1975   204       2723             1478   
1976   204       2957             1293   
1977   204       2735             1428   
1978   204       3447             2340 
1979   204       2387             1479 
1980   204       2673             1659   
1981   204       1993             1157   
1982   204       1853             1099   
1983   204       1675               931   
1984   204       1816             1094 
1985   204       1597               894      145 
1986   204       1376               784      114 
1987   204       1456               814      109 
1988   204       1431               851      119 
1989   204       1623               960      127 
1990   204       1561               939      128 
1991   204       1610               980      139 
1992   204       1755             1067      155 
1993   204       1502               831      108 
1994   204       1442               812      117 
1995   204       1898             1364      133 
1996   204       1886    277    1287      124 
1997   204       1758    464    1156      140 
1998   204       1714    463    1089      141 
1999   204       1522    422    1069      126 
2000   204       1595    401    1095      105 
2001   204       1614    392    1012      112 
2002   204       1784    412      963        91   Disbanded

Current use of former firehouse: Engine 204 house at 299 DeGraw in Cobble Hill was taken over by the Brooklyn Philharmonic. The orchestra pledged to invest $2.6 million to convert the building into administrative offices and performance space.

http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2011/10/glimpse-into-degraw-street-former.html (http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2011/10/glimpse-into-degraw-street-former.html)

Current picture:
(http://s11.postimage.org/nazcgf68v/E_204_now.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nazcgf68v/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 04, 2013, 09:15:49 PM
Engine 41/Bn 10/Engine 41-2/Squad 41 firehouse - 330 E 150 St  Bronx

     1874  E 41 organized - 2801 3rd Ave (old volunteer firehouse - probable Jackson Engine 4)
     1874  Bn 10 organized - 2801 3rd Ave
     1882  Bn 10 moved to 491 E 166 St
     1904  E 41 moved to new quarters 330 E 150 St
     1957  E 41-2 organized
     1958  E 41-2 disbanded
     1968  E 41-2 reorganized
     1974  E 41-2 disbanded
     1989  E 41 disbanded
     1990  E 41 reorganized as enhanced engine company
     1998  E 41 became Sq 41

E 41
(http://s7.postimage.org/4x04io5tj/E_41_0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4x04io5tj/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/ijixlaxqx/E_41_13.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ijixlaxqx/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/5t9vwfq7r/E_41_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5t9vwfq7r/)

1900 Bronx map: http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~30317~1140838:Map-of-the-borough-of-the-Bronx---C (http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~30317~1140838:Map-of-the-borough-of-the-Bronx---C)

330 E 150 St Firehouse
(http://s17.postimage.org/d7npwnz7v/E_41_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/d7npwnz7v/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/88yfbyxkn/E_41_11.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Engine 41
(http://s9.postimage.org/ezdghvpqj/E_41_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ezdghvpqj/)

1930s
(http://s17.postimage.org/mx2dl3y17/E_41_1930s.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mx2dl3y17/)

Facebook pictures: https://www.facebook.com/pages/FDNY-Squad-41/129649457087258# (https://www.facebook.com/pages/FDNY-Squad-41/129649457087258#)!/media/set/?set=a.149339531784917.41258.129649457087258&type=1

Sq 41 330 E 150 St firehouse current
(http://s11.postimage.org/d5gxlva7z/E_41_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/d5gxlva7z/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/n3cueiebv/E_41_56.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/n3cueiebv/)

History: http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/2521.pdf (http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/2521.pdf)

Apparatus: http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/fdnysquad41/apparatus.html (http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/fdnysquad41/apparatus.html)

christmas with FDNY Squad 41 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIrnSo3sCf4#)
FDNY SQ-41 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKHWImwQYPA#)

Year Engine Runs EMS Workers OSW
1954   41    1347
1961   41    1661
1969   41    5884
          41-2 5477
1971   41    6808
          41-2 6692
1975   41    5148          3819       
1976   41    6257          4720       
1977   41    6009          4995       
1978   41    5259          4327       
1979   41    3210          2204       
1980   41    4142          3026   
1981   41    3631          2485   
1982   41    3225          2193   
1983   41    2916          1983    302 
1984   41    3258          2076   
1985   41    3343          2217    250 
1986   41    3260          2178    278 
1987   41    3418          2180    282 
1988   41    3456          2224    250 
1989   disbanded
1990   41    2009          1095    292  6 month total only - became enhanced engine July 1
1991   41    4152          2177    521 
1992   41    4301          2393    566 
1993   41    4194          2267    580 
1994   41    3872          1814    469 
1995   41    3449          1701    404 
1996   41    3262  139   1881    402 
1997   41    3629  638   1997    444
1998   became squad

LODD RIP: http://www.fdnylodd.com/9-11-Never-Forget/FDNY-Heroes/Members-of-Squad-41.html (http://www.fdnylodd.com/9-11-Never-Forget/FDNY-Heroes/Members-of-Squad-41.html)

(http://s12.postimage.org/wib1k0xnd/292531_360631650655703_74077786_n.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wib1k0xnd/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on February 05, 2013, 01:43:24 AM
mack excellent history post especially the photos of the frames alongside qtrs.....also in the Runs & Wkrs column the 1990 figures were from opening day on July 1 to December 31 1990..........originally the Unit was supposed to open in April of '90 then a week before it was decided to wait until the start of the Fiscal year.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 10, 2013, 01:43:14 AM
Engine 240 (E 40, CEC 40, CEC 140, CEC 240)/L 21/Div 12/Hydrant Service 12/Bn 48 firehouse 1309 Prospect Ave, Bklyn
      E 40 BFD organized 1896 at 1309 Prospect Ave; became E 40 FDNY 1898; became CEC 40 1898; became CEC 140 1899; became CEC 240 1913; became E 240 1914
      L 21 BFD organized 1896 at 1309 Prospect Ave; became Ladder 21 FDNY 1898; disbanded 1898 to form CEC 40
      Div 12 quarters at 1309 Prospect Ave 1948-1951
      Hydrant Service 4,12 quartered at 1309 Prospect Ave 1948-1951
      Bn 48 moved to 1309 Prospect Ave 1978


1309 Prospect Avenue firehouse:
(http://s7.postimage.org/sp6ofup9j/lll.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sp6ofup9j/)
     
(http://s7.postimage.org/nclyw39t3/E_240.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nclyw39t3/)

(http://s11.postimage.org/g276dw8nj/E_240_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/g276dw8nj/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/y5hpfmgen/E_240_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/y5hpfmgen/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/fhn779ql1/E_240_fh_5a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fhn779ql1/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/5oxvvl6dr/E_240_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5oxvvl6dr/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/x9hivd95b/E_240_fh_3a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x9hivd95b/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/v41lhosup/E_240_fh_10.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v41lhosup/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/oco9x7s9p/E_240_FH_9.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oco9x7s9p/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/4phd2yp01/E_240_fh_door.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4phd2yp01/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/7mcnsggyd/E_240_fh_14_birds_eye.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7mcnsggyd/)


Engine 240 pumpers:
(http://s12.postimg.org/rzi90cta1/E_240_ap_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rzi90cta1/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/pixlqii61/E_240_ap_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pixlqii61/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/obgkhabrp/E_240_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/obgkhabrp/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/48hooghct/E_240_ap_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/48hooghct/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/g4ro6q1yx/E_240_ap_6.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g4ro6q1yx/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/40cepqp2x/E_240_ap_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/40cepqp2x/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/cch0rch7r/E_240_ap_8.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cch0rch7r/)

(http://s2.postimg.org/jjawibxd1/E_240_ap_9_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jjawibxd1/)


Battalion 48:
(http://s9.postimage.org/k1kqnswfv/Battalion_48.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/k1kqnswfv/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/d62wmve83/Bn_48_picture.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d62wmve83/)


E 240 history:
http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_240/engine_240.pdf (http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_240/engine_240.pdf)

E 240/Bn 48 website:
http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/fdnyengine240/ (http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/fdnyengine240/)

Windsor Terrace:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Terrace,_Brooklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Terrace,_Brooklyn)

(http://s17.postimage.org/gk8kqm08b/images.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

E 240 Runs/Workers
Year Engine Runs EMS Workers OSW
1975   240   1727   0     952       0 
1976   240   2125   0   1204       0 
1977   240   2044   0   1205       0 
1978   240   2562   0   1778       0 
1979   240   2113   0   1377       0 
1980   240   2144   0   1423       0 
1981   240   1965   0   1353       0 
1982   240   1974   0   1367       0 
1983   240   1891   0   1286    179 
1984   240   2028   0   1364         
1985   240   1763   0   1044    170 
1986   240   1816   0   1012    135 
1987   240   1721   0     977    125 
1988   240   1817   0   1132    153 
1989   240   1564   0     997    206 
1990   240   1865   0   1096    177 
1991   240   2109   0   1277    190 
1992   240   2246   0   1350    224 
1993   240   1901   0   1026    165 
1994   240   2045   0   1164    190 
1995   240   2105   0   1345    235 
1996   240   2100 244 1417    213 
1997   240   2090 422 1347    247 
1998   240   1704 450 1231    183 
1999   240   1890 478 1196    160 
2000   240   1897 458 1189    178 
2001   240   1468 492 1176    160 
2002   240   1726 505 1123    160 
2003   240   1676 584 1085    139 
2004   240   2029 619 1228    126 
2005   240   2192 618 1385    138 
2006   240   2307 656 1370    168 
2007   240   2279 642 1349    153 
2008   240   2092 574 1362    134 
2009   240   2083 613 1329    149 
2010   240   2155 613 1346    128
2011   240   2155 604 1254    176 
Year Engine Runs EMS Workers OSW
(per Frank Raffa)

Engine 240 LODDs:

     FF Edward D Lahey, Engine 140 (240), 3rd Avenue & Ft. Hamilton Parkway, fell off rig, September 20, 1907, died from injuries September 25, 1907


     (http://s30.postimg.org/6hsj0wfkt/E_240_LODD.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6hsj0wfkt/)

     Never forget.

     
(http://s18.postimage.org/5ealew3rp/e240.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5ealew3rp/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 12, 2013, 02:28:51 AM
Engine 94/Ladder 48/Bn 3/Bn 3-2/TCU 513  firehouse 1226 Seneca Avenue, Hunts Point, Bronx

     E 94 organized 1913
     L 48 organized 1913
     Bn 3 moved to 1226 Seneca Ave 1968
     Bn 3-2 operated 1968-1969
     TCU 513 operated 1968-1971

1226 Seneca Avenue firehouse:
(http://s7.postimg.org/m0rfpgpsn/E_94.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/m0rfpgpsn/)
1913 American LaFrance aerial ladder

(http://s18.postimage.org/d7m0pux9h/E_94.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/d7m0pux9h/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/6j1n2iy0x/e_94_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6j1n2iy0x/)

(http://s11.postimage.org/85ltq6gvj/e_94_e_XPLOSION.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/85ltq6gvj/)


SENECA AVE FIREHOUSE ATTACKED June 28, 1976 - audio in middle of article "E 94 ATTACKED" - police unable to respond:

http://fdnyretiree.com/2013/01/28/fdny-engine-94-attacked/ (http://fdnyretiree.com/2013/01/28/fdny-engine-94-attacked/)


(http://s18.postimage.org/tx1padexx/fdny_engine_094_ladder_048_002_r_35_title.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tx1padexx/)

Runs and Workers:

Year Engine Runs EMS Workers OSW
1975   94    5696   0     4087
1976   94    6005   0     4198   
1977   94    6240   0     4157   
1978   94    5107   0     3743   
1979   94    4202   0     2800   
1980   94    4895   0     3090   
1981   94    4329   0     2768   
1982   94    4121   0     2583
1983   94    3670   0     2172   228 
1984   94    3632   0     2110 
1985   94    3020   0     1898   188 
1986   94    3417   0     2260   186 
1987   94    3746   0     2434   217 
1988   94    3608   0     2286   215 
1989   94    3584   0     2232   201 
1990   94    3787   0     2376   210 
1991   94    3845   0     2627   203 
1992   94    3918   0     2592   276 
1993   94    3610   0     2496   239 
1994   94    2998   0     1951   238 
1995   94    3159   0     2092   214 
1996   94    3474  123  2515   234 
1997   94    3599  798  2575   265 
1998   94    3411  686  2374   271 
1999   94    3143  646  2206   270 
2000   94    3087  625  2086   252 
2001   94    2976  667  2127   240 
2002   94    2801  701  1964   233 
2003   94    3058  790  2066   174 
2004   94    3087  903  2076   229 
2005   94    3087  989  2112   193 
2006   94    3270 1023 2186   196 
2007   94    3370 1063 2557   204 
2008   94    2958  974  2050   163 
2009   94    3167  977  2077   218 
2010   94    3514 1150 2143   167 
2011   94    3466 1171 2186   194

 
Year Ladder Runs EMS Workers OSW
1975  48     4475   0     2510 
1976  48     4646   0     2790
1977  48     4324   0     2420 
1978  48     3602   0     2018
1979  48     3649   0     1997   
1980  48     4013   0     2130   
1981  48     3743   0     1999   
1982  48     3719   0     1945   
1983  48     3212   0     1604   238 
1984  48     3136   0     1516   
1985  48     2500   0     1401   215 
1986  48     2755   0     1594   213 
1987  48     2929   0     1637   188 
1988  48     2888   0     1585   194 
1989  48     2828   0     1472   193 
1990  48     2725   0     1421   195 
1991  48     2782   0     1580   185 
1992  48    2598    0     1439   175 
1993  48    2535    0     1409   185 
1994  48    2362    0     1430   243 
1995  48    2214    0     1293   200 
1996  48    2213  15     1347   208 
1997  48    2418 157    1523   233 
1998  48    1977   62    1194   216 
1999  48    2282   50    1383   260 
2000  48    2227   55    1469   235 
2001  48    2234    0     1798   337 
2002  48    2072    0     1261   230 
2003  48    1894    0     1213   183 
2004  48    2184    0     1385   227 
2005  48    2111    0     1377   220 
2006  48    2100    0     1340   216 
2007  48    2062    0     1454   255 
2008  48    1865    0     1263   208 
2009  48    2079    0     1341   220 
2010  48    2190    0     1450   153 
2011  48    2056    0     1357   207

(R & Ws thanks Frank Raffa)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on February 12, 2013, 04:29:28 AM
The picture of ENG*94 s pumper being towed away was after the Second Alarm in qtrs when the gas pump went on Fire....Manny Penna the Chauffer of LAD*48 pulled the LAD out of qtrs w/out a Tillerman w/the Members hanging on the side opposite the pump. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on February 12, 2013, 02:41:14 PM
The picture of ENG*94 s pumper being towed away was after the Second Alarm in qtrs when the gas pump went on Fire....Manny Penna the Chauffer of LAD*48 pulled the LAD out of qtrs w/out a Tillerman w/the Members hanging on the side opposite the pump.
That rig was a 1962 International. Coincidence, but I remember when Queens E294 had an in-firehouse gasoline refueling fire with a 1962 International pumper where a firefighter was seriously burned. A couple of those Internationals were lost like E283's in a major accident and an East Harlem co. lost one to a building collapse that also claimed L40's '63 Seagrave.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 12, 2013, 05:42:40 PM
Engine 210 (E 10 BFD/E 10 FDNY/E 110 FDNY)/Rescue 2/Bn 4 (BFD) firehouse 160 Carlton Ave Brooklyn

     Engine 9 Continental (volunteer) - original firehouse at 160 Carlton Avenue
     Engine 10 BFD - organized at 160 Carlton Ave 1869; became E 10 FDNY 1898; became E 110 1899; moved to 189 Vanderbuilt Ave 1912; became E 210 1913; moved to new quarters 160 Carlton Ave 1913
     Bn 4 BFD organized 160 Carlton Ave 1869; moved to 159 Taaffe Pl 1895; became Bn 4 FDNY 1898; became Bn 24 1898
     Rescue 2 - organized at 160 Carlton Ave 1925; moved to 365 Jay St 1929; moved to 160 Carlton Ave 1946; moved to 1472 Bergen St 1985

Engine 10 BFD- original 160 Carlton Avenue firehouse:
(http://s17.postimage.org/xnwhjky7v/Eng_10_BFD.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xnwhjky7v/)

History:  http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_210/engine_10.html (http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_210/engine_10.html)

Engine 10 working fire 1892: http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1892/08/02/1/Ar00100.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1890-1894&DOCID=352657&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%41%6c%6c&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%31%30%20%63%61%72%6c%74%6f%6e&rEntityType=&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%38&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1892/08/02/1/Ar00100.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1890-1894&DOCID=352657&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%41%6c%6c&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%31%30%20%63%61%72%6c%74%6f%6e&rEntityType=&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%38&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

Engine 210 FDNY:
(http://s11.postimage.org/fa67lb3sf/E_210.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fa67lb3sf/)

160 Carlton Ave firehouse:
(http://s17.postimage.org/uyiur7i9n/E_210_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uyiur7i9n/)

E 210:
(http://s7.postimage.org/erumfc3vr/E_210_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/erumfc3vr/)

Rescue 2 1940s:
(http://s7.postimage.org/dh5p97iqv/E_210_R_2_1930s.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dh5p97iqv/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/ez6ow4zb5/E_210_R_2_1940s.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ez6ow4zb5/)

Rescue 2 late 1960s:
(http://s3.postimage.org/ibir199lr/Scan_Pic0038.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ibir199lr/)

http://www.fdnyrescue2.org/home.php (http://www.fdnyrescue2.org/home.php)

Engine 210:
FDNY 210 Pumper in Brooklyn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flus-Mfg1CU#ws)

(http://s9.postimage.org/sud0c2udn/E_210.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on February 12, 2013, 07:25:26 PM
http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=downloadattachmentpage&board=history&thread=5896&post=113214 (http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=downloadattachmentpage&board=history&thread=5896&post=113214)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on February 12, 2013, 07:28:59 PM
http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=downloadattachmentpage&board=history&thread=5896&post=113215 (http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=downloadattachmentpage&board=history&thread=5896&post=113215)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 14, 2013, 11:02:52 PM
Engine 237/Bn 7 (Bn 27) - firehouse  43 Morgan Avenue
 
     E 237 organized 1895 as BFD E 37; CHANGE To Engine 37, FDNY  (Jan. 28, 1898) CHANGE To Engine 137  (Oct.  1, 1899) CHANGE To Engine 237  (Jan.  1, 1913)
     Bn 27 organized as District Engineer 7 BFD; moved to 43 Morgan Ave 1896; CHANGE To Bn 7 FDNY 1898; moved to 650 Hart St 1898
 
(http://s12.postimage.org/59xnz2six/E_237_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/59xnz2six/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/4zuqth3ah/E_237_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4zuqth3ah/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/5k4zwhqmf/E_237.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5k4zwhqmf/)

History - E 37 Brooklyn Fire Department organized:
 http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1895/07/15/14/Ar01421.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=93667&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AW=%31%33%35%34%37%36%36%34%32%36%32%35%30&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%41%6c%6c&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%33%37%20&rEntityType=&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1895/07/15/14/Ar01421.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=93667&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AW=%31%33%35%34%37%36%36%34%32%36%32%35%30&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sScopeID=%41%6c%6c&sPublication=%42%45%47&sSorting=%53%63%6f%72%65%2c%64%65%73%63&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%33%37%20&rEntityType=&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

(http://s9.postimage.org/4ou3riaqj/2905943432_2959af2987_z.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4ou3riaqj/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/sclnzuqxn/4f41139f0412f_240169n.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sclnzuqxn/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 17, 2013, 01:32:32 AM
Engine 238 (originally E 38 BFD)/Bn 36 - original firehouse - 176 Norman Ave
     E 38 BFD organized 176 Norman Ave 1895; became E 38 FDNY 1898; became E 138 1899; became E 238 1913; moved to 205 Greenpoint Ave 1972
     Bn 36 organized E 138 1906; moved to 205 Greenpoint Ave 1972; disbanded 1975
     Ladder 106 moved to 204 Greenpoint Ave 1972
     Foam Tender Brooklyn organized 1994 at E 238

E 38 BFD formed:
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1895/07/15/14/Ar01421.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=93667&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%33%38&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1895/07/15/14/Ar01421.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=93667&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%33%38&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

E 38 BFD:
(http://s8.postimage.org/5bzhnlfgx/e_238.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5bzhnlfgx/)

1898 Greenpoint fire injures 5 firemen:
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1898/05/21/16/Ar01600.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=664779&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%33%38%20%67%72%65%65%6e%70%6f%69%6e%74&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1898/05/21/16/Ar01600.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1895-1899&DOCID=664779&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&AppName=%32&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%33%38%20%67%72%65%65%6e%70%6f%69%6e%74&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

176 Norman Ave firehouse E 238/L 106/Bn 36/Foam :
(http://s8.postimage.org/hx4k4r5ht/E_238_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hx4k4r5ht/)

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/brooklyn-fire-department-house-on-norman-avenue (http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/brooklyn-fire-department-house-on-norman-avenue)

205 Greenpoint Ave firehouse:
(http://s4.postimage.org/xre19mgmh/E_238_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xre19mgmh/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/d8j5agp4l/E_238_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/d8j5agp4l/)

FDNY Engine 238 Ladder 106 Greenpoint Station Merry Christmas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g3IWPg5Un4#ws)

(http://s11.postimage.org/sox999q67/E_238_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sox999q67/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 18, 2013, 01:16:32 AM
Ladder 106 - original firehouse - 124 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint  Brooklyn
     L 6 BFD organized 1869 at old volunteer ("Valley Forge" Engine No. 11) firehouse 124 Greenpoint Ave; new firehouse 124 Greenpoint Ave 1880; became L 6 FDNY 1898;  became L 56 1899; new firehouse 124 Greenpoint Ave 1909; became L 106 1913; moved to new firehouse with E 238 and Bn 36 at 205 Greenpoint Ave 1972)

L 6 BFD:
(http://s12.postimage.org/4710qi7ax/L_106.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4710qi7ax/)

From "Our Firemen - The Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Department":
     "One of the first truck companies to be equipped when the Department went into active operation in 1869 was Hook and Ladder Company No. 6, and the changes in officers and men since the first time the truck rolled out of the house have been many.  The company's quarters are on Greenpoint Avenue near Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, and the house, which was rebuilt in the '80's is on the site of the one occupied by "Valley Forge" Engine No. 11, of the Volunteer Department.  Among those who make up the present company are men who have saved human life and others who have been injured while in the discharge of duty. All have seen hardship since they entered the service, and not a few have been placed in perilous positions from which they escaped fortunately without a scar.   There have been brave, fearless men connected with this company in times past, who while battling with smoke and flame went down beneath a falling wall and were crushed and burned beyond all possible recognition. There are still others who yet carry scars upon their faces and hands to tell of fierce conflict with the destroyer of life and property.
     The interior of the truck house is comfortable, the apparatus is equipped with all the modern appliances for life-saving, and the team which pulls it is made up of a sorrel and a roan, and both young and powerful specimens of fire horses. The company on a first-alarm respond to calls from 48 boxes and on a second-alarm to 45 additional. The territory covered by them on a first-alarm is bounded by Newtown Creek, Kingsland Avenue and Wither Street, North-Ninth Street and by the East River and Newtown Creek.
     Among the large manufacturing establishments in the district are the Kings County oil works, Logwood Works, Smith's box factory. Ward's paper box factory, New York Stamping Company, the Havemeyer sugar works, Orr & Company's lumber yard, Faber's pencil works. Heckler iron works. Smith's American Porcelain Company, Jensen's porcelain works, Reeves & Church's box
factory and lumber yard, New York wire and nail factory, Chelsea jute mills, Crosstown car stables, Kent Avenue car stables, Adler veneering and cane seat factory, Leary's ship-yard, Storm's planing mill, two large sash and blind factories belonging to Young & Gerard, Refrigerator Manufacturing Company foot of Guernsey Street, the Rutherford soap works and McCaffrey & Jacob's varnish works.
     The company has done active service at all the big fires in Greenpoint and the Eastern District since its organization, and the Herseman bakery fire will ever be fresh in their minds, for it was there that Jonathan TYACK, then Acting Foreman, and George HAIGHT, temporarily detailed to the company, lost their lives beneath the falling walls at Pratt's oil works fire on Oct. 11, 1888, where Foreman Joseph J. McCORMICK, James McELROY and Henry HELLEN of Engine Company No. 15, were severely burned, they worked for twenty hours without intermission.   They were present and did active duty at the Reeves & Church's box factory fire, at Havemeyer's sugar' refinery. South Third Street and Kent Avenue, at Church's soda works in 1891, at Heckler's
iron works in 1891, and at Palmer's bagging factory fire at the foot of North Seventh Street at which fire Engine No. 15 was burned up, and several
firemen had a narrow escape from being crushed by falling walls."

L 56 FDNY:
(http://s17.postimage.org/uthe0i1bv/L_106_L_56.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uthe0i1bv/)

Greenpoint - Sep. 13, 1919 A conflagration at the Standard Oil Plant covering over 20 acres  First Alarm at 14:02; 5th Alarm (77-55-516) at 14:38. First boro call to Manhattan for a 3rd Alarm (77-516-66-33-389) at 15:23; 2nd boro call for 3 more alarms (77-516-66-33-577) at 21:55; plus many special calls bringing over 40 engines (some horse drawn) to the scene. Recall of off duty Firefighters at 22:27. Fireboat "McCellan" rescued by Fireboat "Strong" after being surrounded by sea of fire in Newtown Creek.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1919-09-14/ed-1/seq-12/;words=plant+Oil+Fire+Plant+Standard+fire+Brooklyn+oil+Newtown (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1919-09-14/ed-1/seq-12/;words=plant+Oil+Fire+Plant+Standard+fire+Brooklyn+oil+Newtown)

L 106 firehouse 1959:
(http://s8.postimage.org/dbzi00bpd/L_106_124_Greenpoint_Ave_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dbzi00bpd/)

124 Greenpoint Ave current:
(http://s17.postimage.org/p99i3lruj/L_106_124_Greenpoint_Ave.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p99i3lruj/)

205 Greenpoint Ave firehouse:
(http://s4.postimage.org/xre19mgmh/E_238_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xre19mgmh/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/d8j5agp4l/E_238_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/d8j5agp4l/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/ds7xv55f9/ladder_106_pic.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ds7xv55f9/)

Web page: http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_106.html (http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_106.html)

Greenpoint's Bravest: http://www.greenpointusa.com/timeline/fdny_lad6.htm (http://www.greenpointusa.com/timeline/fdny_lad6.htm)

FDNY Ladder 106 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgLpMPqaIYI#ws)

2006 Greenpoint Terminal Fire - 10 Alarms:
FDNY Battles Massive Greenpoint Brooklyn 10 Alarm Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YENvqXEBjEM#)

Greenpoint history:
http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/ourbrooklyn/williamsburg/index.html (http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/ourbrooklyn/williamsburg/index.html)
(http://s11.postimage.org/xg38v9ilr/L_106.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xg38v9ilr/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on February 18, 2013, 02:25:27 AM
http://mail.aol.com/36962-112/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=30191880&folder=NewMail&partId=3 (http://mail.aol.com/36962-112/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=30191880&folder=NewMail&partId=3)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ......      Actual sign from Siegel St qtrs now mounted in the Union Ave qtrs......this was featured in a 9-11 documentary.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 18, 2013, 02:22:30 PM
Port Authority New York New Jersey Police Department fire facilities - LaGuardia Airport and JFK Airport

http://www.panynj.gov/police/services.html (http://www.panynj.gov/police/services.html)

PANYNJ facilities: http://www.panynj.gov/about/facilities-services.html (http://www.panynj.gov/about/facilities-services.html)

LaGuardia Airport:
(http://s9.postimage.org/jds7eweln/LAGUARDIA_AIRPORT_Fire_Station.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jds7eweln/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/4zyxhaaip/LAGUARDIA_AIRPORT_Fire_Station_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4zyxhaaip/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/uds8rb47d/6159996231_e42fb855ee_z.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uds8rb47d/)


JFK Airport:
(http://s4.postimage.org/qox1bc6x5/JFK_Fire_Station.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qox1bc6x5/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/7kgpgivcl/l_AGUARDIA_a_IR_PORT.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7kgpgivcl/)

1998 - PAPD opened a state-of-the-art Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Fuel Spill Trainer Facility at JFK Airport. The facility, one of the largest of its kind, is used to train PAPD officers in aircraft rescue and firefighting techniques. It allows emergency situation training in a controlled environment. A 125-foot-diameter pit uses propane to simulate fires. There is also a 75 foot aircraft mockup. 600 PAPD officers are cross-trained annually as aircraft rescue firefighters for JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airport. Officers assigned to aircraft rescue and firefighting undergo training twice a year for FAA certification.

(http://s9.postimage.org/4odstmxgr/154038_800.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4odstmxgr/)

JFK unit:
Fire Truck at JFK Airport (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug9f6QAfIek#)


FAA pushes to create stand alone fire department:
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/port_authority_admits_lacking.html (http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/port_authority_admits_lacking.html)


(http://s17.postimage.org/4ckv0kfcr/PANY.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/wqqakg2wr/Port_Authority_Police_Aircraft_Rescue_Firefighting_LGA_JFK_NIA_NY.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wqqakg2wr/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 19, 2013, 12:24:48 AM
Engine 246/Ladder 169 Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
     E 46 BFD organized 1895 at 2728 E 23rd St (former volunteer quarters); became E 46 FDNY 1898; became CEC 46 1898; became CEC 146 1899; moved to new firehouse 2731 E 23rd St 1904; became CEC 246 1913; became E 246 1929; moved to new firehouse 2732 E 11th St
     E 146-2 organized 1904 at 2728 E 23rd St; became E 246-2 1913; disbanded 1939
     E 327 organized 1939 at  2728 E 23rd St; disbanded 1960
     L 169 organized 1929 at  2728 E 23rd St; moved to new firehouse 2732 E 11th St
     Bn 43 relocated to 2732 E 11th St from 1969-1971

E 46 BFD 1896 pets included:  .
     "The Sheepshead Bay firemen have in their possession as pets a crow, a sea gul, an alligator, several turtles, one duck and a whole flock of chickens."
(from Brooklyn Eagle, 1896)

2728 E 23rd St firehouse - Engine 246/Ladder 169/Engine 327:
(https://s7.postimg.org/npkubueg7/E_246_old.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/npkubueg7/)
 
2732 E 11th St firehouse 1960:
(http://s4.postimage.org/r6cadbzll/Scan_Pic0041.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/r6cadbzll/)

2732 E 11th St firehouse 1960:
(http://s11.postimage.org/bkgd27p7z/Scan_Pic0044.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bkgd27p7z/)

1960s design for new firehouses:
(http://s4.postimage.org/mqygltcl5/Scan_Pic0042.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mqygltcl5/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/vky1t99ud/Scan_Pic0043.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vky1t99ud/)
Design concept similar for E 246/L 169, E 165/L 15, E 299/L 152, E 275, E 329/171.

(http://s21.postimg.org/sgrc4ed6b/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sgrc4ed6b/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/5t5se03rf/L_169.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5t5se03rf/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/x53drni8l/E_246_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/x53drni8l/)

(http://s11.postimage.org/6jdkel75b/E_246_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6jdkel75b/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/savvlww3d/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/savvlww3d/)

Sheepshead Bay fire history:
http://nyfd.com/history/engine_246_1.html (http://nyfd.com/history/engine_246_1.html)

E 246/L 169 web sites:
http://www.fdnybrooklynsouth.freeservers.com/e246l169.html (http://www.fdnybrooklynsouth.freeservers.com/e246l169.html)

http://e246l169.com/ (http://e246l169.com/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/bwppa83rp/E_246.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bwppa83rp/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on February 24, 2013, 07:14:20 PM
Scroll L & R arrows...... Union Ave today...108..216..35 BN & the 90 Pct...ESS Truck 8 is around the corner in the Pct bldg......     http://www.vpike.com/?place=187+union+ave+brooklyn+ny (http://www.vpike.com/?place=187+union+ave+brooklyn+ny)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on February 26, 2013, 06:05:15 AM
 The latest "v pike" shot of R*2 s qtrs (former 234/38*BN) taken in '11.......    http://www.vpike.com/?place=1472+BERGEN+STREET+BROOKLYN+NY&submit=Street+View (http://www.vpike.com/?place=1472+BERGEN+STREET+BROOKLYN+NY&submit=Street+View)     ....New qtrs are scheduled to be built a few blocks east on a site where the only demolition of a destroyed NYC housing project has taken place...work should have been started already on the new construction....we shall see. 


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: JOR176 on February 26, 2013, 10:22:13 AM
Chief, I had heard that it was put on hold but I'm not sure of the new Location as The last I heard it was supposed to be Saratoga Ave right off Sterling Pl or Park Pl.I haven't heard anything new on the project. ?? Are we thinking of the same Location??
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on February 26, 2013, 08:23:49 PM
Jack you are correct the site originally planned was on the spot where the 3 ruined hi rise projects were demolished on Saratoga Av bet park Place & Sterling Place (which is almost at Eastern Parkway.....pan left arrow in the link ..it is the vacant lot  http://www.vpike.com/?place=EASTERN+PARKWAY+%26+SARATOGA+AVENUE (http://www.vpike.com/?place=EASTERN+PARKWAY+%26+SARATOGA+AVENUE)  )....on another site a friend in R*2 posted the same info on the bldg plan now being up in the air.... ..my personal opinion is that a new FH should be built next to the existing one on Bergen St in the park then the original FH torn down for an outdoor drill site.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 01, 2013, 12:17:33 PM
Engine 82/Ladder 31 (also Engine 85/TCU 712/Bn 3/Bn 27) firehouse - 1215 Intervale Ave, West Farms, Bronx

     E 82 - organized 1905 at 1215 Intervale Ave; became CEC 82 1905; became E 82 1907
     Ladder 31 - organized 1905 at 1215 Intervale Ave
     E 85 - reorganized (originally a marine unit) 1967 at 1215 Intervale Ave; moved to 1264 Boston Rd (Tin House) 1971 disbanded 1986
     TCU 712 - organized 1969 at 1215 Intervale Ave; moved to 1264 Boston Rd (Tin House) 1971; disbanded 1972
     Bn 3 - relocated (originally a Man Bn) 1956 to 12 1 Intervale Ave; moved 1968 to 1226 Seneca Ave (E 94)
     Bn 27 - reorganized (originally a Bklyn Bn) 1969 at 1215 Intervale Ave; moved to 2928 Briggs Ave (E 78) in 1978

(http://s24.postimage.org/wf71dg4rl/E_82_turnout_1972_m.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wf71dg4rl/)(http://s9.postimage.org/5l4yzuvt7/STA_NY_2001_12_E82_L31_Bronx.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5l4yzuvt7/)(http://s21.postimage.org/z5lf7r7r7/pm_426_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/z5lf7r7r7/)

1918 Combination Chemical Hose Wagon:
(http://s14.postimage.org/gbo07qexp/E_82_c.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gbo07qexp/)

E 82 Pumper:
(http://s23.postimage.org/m0or3zod3/FDNY_E82.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m0or3zod3/)

E 82 War Years approx 1972:
(http://s17.postimage.org/4g9j8qcp7/E82_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4g9j8qcp7/)(http://s15.postimage.org/uktx4oj4n/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uktx4oj4n/)(http://s23.postimage.org/exlh248bb/E_82_turnout_1972.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/exlh248bb/)(http://s24.postimage.org/85viin09t/E_85_quarters.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/85viin09t/)

E 82 L 31 approx 1972:
(http://s14.postimage.org/m1dfjizvh/E_82_L_31_quarters.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m1dfjizvh/)(http://s14.postimage.org/imv93e4gt/E_82_L_31_1972_responding_n.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/imv93e4gt/)(http://s18.postimage.org/io1xc8hnp/E_82_turnout_1972_p.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/io1xc8hnp/)(http://s7.postimage.org/rl91wgo6f/E_82_bunk_room.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rl91wgo6f/)(http://s23.postimage.org/5dln7v3tj/E_82_L_31_1972_back_yard.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5dln7v3tj/)[url=http://postimage.org/image/kgdycp2mr/]
(http://s21.postimage.org/kgdycp2mr/E_82_L_31_quarters.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pz0ezrlef/)


E 82 1982 ALF:
(http://s7.postimage.org/nw3qm8jdz/E_82_p.jpg)

L 31:
(http://s23.postimage.org/ns9yh2k9j/L_31_w.jpg)(http://s17.postimage.org/iudf7dryj/L31_turnout_1972_p.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/iudf7dryj/)(http://s3.postimage.org/8c0rbejov/3068480396_551deb5a17_z.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8c0rbejov/)(http://s9.postimage.org/bbpzzrou3/L_31_n.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bbpzzrou3/)

E 85:
(http://s12.postimage.org/u2oivxxe1/E85.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u2oivxxe1/)(http://s23.postimage.org/ggrh88kyf/E_85.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ggrh88kyf/)


TCU 712:
(http://s9.postimage.org/ej3h2fsej/TCU_712.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ej3h2fsej/)

100 Years: http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2007/091407b.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2007/091407b.shtml)

West Farms History: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Farms,_Bronx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Farms,_Bronx)

(http://s15.postimage.org/kp6ma9hhz/FDNY_E_82_L_31_Rond_Vert.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kp6ma9hhz/)(http://s16.postimage.org/7z3g4kd9t/FDNY_E_82.jpg[/img[url=http://postimage.org/image/qbfdbs2uf/][img]http://s7.postimage.org/qbfdbs2uf/e82.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7z3g4kd9t/)(http://s22.postimage.org/3khb9vrbh/FDNY_E_82_L_31_The_Big_House.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3khb9vrbh/)(http://s8.postimage.org/tae6qbn2p/e82.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tae6qbn2p/)(http://s11.postimage.org/xifrq496n/E_82_m.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xifrq496n/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on March 01, 2013, 10:23:15 PM
The picture that says hosewagon is their 1939 Ward LaFrance 1000gpm pumper. Also not too long ago, Ladder 42 was there for a while their "Casa de Caca" was renovated.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 07, 2013, 11:57:00 PM
Engine 73/Ladder 42/Squad 2/Bn 55 - firehouses - 655-659 Prospect Avenue and 661 Prospect Avenue Bronx

     Engine 73 - organized 1900 at 655-659 Prospect Avenue
     Ladder 42 - organized 1913 at 661 Prospect Avenune
     Squad 2 - organized 1955 at 655-659 Prospect Avenue; disbanded 1976
     Bn 55 - reorganized 1969 at 655-659 Prospect Avenue; disbanded 1988 

1938:
(http://s2.postimage.org/90ikbxomt/Prospect_avenue_1938.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/90ikbxomt/)

1960s w/Sq 2:
(http://s13.postimage.org/6chmx9i2r/Scan_Pic0029.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6chmx9i2r/)

1969:
(http://s8.postimage.org/jjby7j0vl/R_W_1969.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jjby7j0vl/)
(Note - approx. 25K runs in 1969 by engine, truck, squad and chief)

Present:
(http://s11.postimage.org/6btp3uf5r/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6btp3uf5r/)

(http://s1.postimage.org/dhqczch3v/E_73_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dhqczch3v/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/keeioi70v/E_73_f.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/keeioi70v/)

FDNY Engine 73 Responding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XcuiLDVAik#ws)

http://observer.com/2012/08/257577/#slide1 (http://observer.com/2012/08/257577/#slide1)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwood,_Bronx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwood,_Bronx)

"First Due" by Paul Walsh:
(http://s12.postimage.org/4d8dlfckp/E_73_first_due_paul_walsh.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4d8dlfckp/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/dkmx88cap/L_42_South_Bronx.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dkmx88cap/)
 
(http://s17.postimage.org/4zz8w7w17/1_89313bc20431f31e406b3010bb99acd3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 09, 2013, 02:17:45 AM
Hose Company 15 (Victory and Fulton)/Hook and Ladder 4 (Eagle and McClellan)  - former volunteer companies' firehouse -  20 Eldridge St  Chinatown
     Victory Hose Co 15 organized 1837 on Cortland Alley; moved to Eldridge St in 1847; became Fulton Hose Company 1852; became Peterson Hose Company 15 in 1856; disbanded 1859
     Eagle H&L 4 organized at Chatham Square in 1811; moved to Eldridge St 1840;moved to 20 Eldridge St 1850; became McClellan H&L 4 1864; disbanded 1865

(http://s22.postimage.org/xrlvw29al/Bg81_Fm_BGk_KGr_Hq_UOKi_UErzh3h_D_4_BLHDmz_W3_KQ_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xrlvw29al/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/l58zo5qd9/H_L_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l58zo5qd9/)

Hose Company 15 LODDs:
    Fireman Wall - killed responding to fire
    Fireman Robert McCausland - killed responding to fire
    Fireman James Glasgow - killed April 15, 1840 by collapse at match factory fire (with a member of Engine 30)

Currently a restaurant:
(http://s7.postimage.org/u4k6snifr/Eldridge_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u4k6snifr/)

Current response area of Engine 9 and Ladder 6:
(http://s17.postimage.org/q4d39qgjf/29870382.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q4d39qgjf/)

http://www.dragonfighters.com/ (http://www.dragonfighters.com/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 10, 2013, 03:08:35 AM
Ladder 103 (originally L 3 BFD) - former firehouses - 236 Gold St (former firehouse of volunteer E 11 Jackson) and 183 Concord St (built by Brooklyn Fire Dept) - current firehouse 480 Sheffield Ave Brooklyn

    L 3 BFD  organized 236 Gold St. 1869; moved to 183 Concord St. 1875; became L 3 FDNY 1898; became L 103 1013; moved to    480 Sheffield Ave. with E-290 1932   

Additional section at 480 Sheffield Ave:
     L 193 organized 480 Sheffield Ave 1966; became L 103-2 1968; disbanded Dec. 16, 1974

BFD L 3 at 236 Gold St:
(http://s22.postimage.org/4vh61yvfh/L_103_263_Gold_St.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4vh61yvfh/)

"TRUCK COMPANY NO. 3, THE MEN WHO FIGHT AT CLOSE QUARTERS - HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY NO. 3.
     Truck Company No. 3, which at present is stationed at No. 183 Concord Street, was organized on Sept. 15, 1869, and occupied the house at No. 236 Gold Street, which was formerly used by Volunteer Engine No. n and later by Volunteer Truck No. 2. That house was a two-story brick building, 20 x 50 feet; the whole first floor was used as an apparatus-room, with two stalls in the rear for the horses, the second floor being fitted up as sleeping apartments for the officers and men. On April 29, 1874. the company removed to its present quarters on Concord Street, a two-story brick building. 25x75 feet.  The apparatus-room has three stalls in the rear, and has lately been supplied with a patent extension ladder...
     THIS TRUCK COMPANY IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE CITY.   It takes the men just twelve seconds from the first tap of the gong to get the truck out of the house and well started, which is good time considering that the horses have a run of fifty-nine feet to get under the harness and that there are three collars to snap and six lines to buckle up.   The actual time of raising the
extension ladder and putting a man on a roof as timed by eight stop-watches before the Oxford Club and Fire Commissioner Richard R. POILLON, was fifty-nine seconds, and the second man reached the roof about four seconds after. The truck weighs 9100 pounds.
     The men of Truck No. 3 are noted for their courage in the face of danger, and in this they have an excellent example in their Foreman, JOHN FITZGERALD...On Oct. 5, 1891, while working at a fire on the roof of the old ferryhouse at the foot of Bridge Street, the supports burned away and the roof fell and carried him down with it.  He received a contusion of the spine which confined him to his bed for two months.   He has rescued a number of persons from burning buildings since he was
connected with the Department. " - from 'Our Firemen - The Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Department'

L 103 Concord St Firehouse:
(http://s14.postimage.org/ch552nrwd/L_103_Concord_St.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ch552nrwd/)

Former 183 Concord St firehouse today:
(http://s10.postimage.org/ec3rmxodx/L_103_today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ec3rmxodx/)

(http://s11.postimage.org/umwkf6if3/ladder_103_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/umwkf6if3/)

L 103 at 480 Sheffield Ave:
(http://s8.postimage.org/5jwtie3qp/L_103_y.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5jwtie3qp/)

480 Sheffield Avenue quarters w/ Engine 290:
(http://s18.postimage.org/extxj4myd/L_103_today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/extxj4myd/)

Note - between 2000 and 2011, L 103 responded to 46055 runs, averge 3838 per year (per Fire Bell Club)

History: http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_290/engine290_history.pdf (http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_290/engine290_history.pdf)

http://www.fdnytrucks.com/files/html/brooklyn/e290.htm (http://www.fdnytrucks.com/files/html/brooklyn/e290.htm)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/medal_day/2003/medals/friedbergmedal.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/medal_day/2003/medals/friedbergmedal.shtml)

(http://s21.postimage.org/9vo9krwr7/posa.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9vo9krwr7/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on March 10, 2013, 09:40:17 AM
Brooklyn Ladder 103 was always one of the Busiest Ladder Companies in the FDNY. As a buff, I rode with them ONE night in the early 80s. What a night that was. And those guys did it EVERY night.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 10, 2013, 02:29:24 PM
L 103 - always a busy company:

(http://s23.postimage.org/az0rdivfr/L_103_m.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/az0rdivfr/)
1968 ALF 100ft tiller

Year  Ladder Runs EMS Workers OSW 
1975 103     6492  0    4018      0 
1976 103     4906  0    2813      0 
1977 103     4693  0    2225      0 
1978 103     5949  0    2647      0 
1979 103     6236  0    2575      0 
1980 103     6360  0    2767      0 
1981 103     6022  0    2670      0 
1982 103     6016  0    2612      0 
1983 103     5610  0    2513    535 
1984 103     5017  0    2504      0 
1985 103     4786  0    2567    514 
1986 103     4532  0    2436    516 
1987 103     5032  0    2767    585 
1988 103     4689  0    2655    567 
1989 103     4660  0    2639    519 
1990 103     4720  0    2953    583 
1991 103     5003  0    2857    564 
1992 103     5076  0    2883    634 
1993 103     5014  0    2813    596 
1994 103     4563  0    2853    711 
1995 103     4620  0    3176    705 
1996 103     3779 55   2484    545 
1997 103     4311 256 2625    553 
1998 103     3363 87   2359    478 
1999 103     3871 78   2486    526 
2000 103     3848 81   2432    435 
2001 103     3715  0    2374    459 
2002 103     3571  0    2307    469 
2003 103     3458  0    2321    499 
2004 103     3510  0    2568    518 
2005 103     4109  0    3108    675 
2006 103     3919  0    2952    678 
2007 103     4062  0    3639    610 
2008 103     3639  0    2639    491 
2009 103     3851  0    2862    625 
2010 103     4222  0    3380    577     
2011 103     4151  0    3293    576     

(http://s4.postimage.org/uftk92xsp/R_W_1950.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uftk92xsp/)(http://s16.postimage.org/5olii3vv5/R_W_1960.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5olii3vv5/)(http://s8.postimage.org/jjby7j0vl/R_W_1969.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jjby7j0vl/)(http://s22.postimage.org/5dptptm71/R_W_1979.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5dptptm71/)
 
In 1969, L 103 and L 103-2 had almost 14, 000 runs.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 10, 2013, 06:04:43 PM
Engine 213  - firehouses - 137 Powers St  (1869-1959) - originally E 13 Brooklyn Fire Department - Williamsburg, Brooklyn

     E 13 (BFD) organized at 137 Powers St (former quarters of volunteer Neptune Engine Company 7) 1869; new firehouse 137 Powers St built by BFD 1880; became E 13 FDNY 1898; became E 113 1899; became E 213 1913; disbanded 1959

(http://s15.postimage.org/oae621qp3/E_213.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/oae621qp3/)

BFD firehouse 137 Powers St:
(http://s24.postimage.org/wi3yoyq41/E_213_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wi3yoyq41/)

"Engine Company No. 13 has its quarters in one of the pleasantest and most aristocratic portions of the Eastern District.   The house stands on Powers Street, near Ewen, but a short distance from the residence of Fire Commissioner John ENNIS. It was built in 1880 and stands on the site of the house occupied by Neptune Engine Company No. 7, in the Volunteer Department
days.   It has a frontage of 25 feet and is 90 feet long, with 10 feet of yard at the rear.   The interior of the house is a marvel of attractiveness and throughout shows the clever handiwork of the men who make up the company.   On the ground floor is the sitting-room of the men, the stalls for the horses, and the engine and hose-cart.   Along the wall on the northerly side are thirteen hose-racks, one above the other, which run half the length of the house, and on which lengths of hose are stretched to dry. On the opposite wall are photographs of prominent fire officials, and memorials of brave men who lost their lives in the discharge of their duty. The electric clock, which hangs over the big brass gong, is surmounted by a heavy bronze eagle, holding in its beak a bunch of red, white and blue streamers. An invention located in the cellar‹which, by the way, is a model
for the owner of a private dwelling to imitate‹furnishes the heat for keeping the water boiling in the engine, and was planned and built by one of the men in the company.   At the rear of the engine is another device which is so arranged that when the engine goes out it will stop a small clock in another part of the house at the exact second, and remain in that position until the engine returns." - from'Our Firemen - The Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Department'

BFD E 13 loses a probationary fireman - Fireman Cornelius Maher - 23 y/o - RIP:
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1887/10/26/6/Ar00629.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1885-1889&DOCID=297997&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%31%33%20&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%35%36&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1887/10/26/6/Ar00629.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1885-1889&DOCID=297997&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%31%33%20&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%35%36&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

E 213:
(http://s18.postimage.org/ag0i3pi9h/E_213_13.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ag0i3pi9h/)

Current picture of former firehouse:
(http://s13.postimage.org/4kgsxbdj7/E_213.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4kgsxbdj7/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on March 10, 2013, 10:48:36 PM
  Some history regarding the excellent photo mack posted of 103.......when the qtrs was built around 1913 or 1914 there were no other buildings on the block shortly thereafter the buildings in the photo were built .......by about the late '80s/early '90s once again the FH was the only bldg on the block.... all else burned down......today another set of newer construction smaller dwellings exist on the block.....this FH saw a tremendous amount of Runs & Workers thru the years & housed at different times........ LAD*193 was never really "organized" it was "activated" for short periods (LAD*10 alternating w/ LAD*15 from Manhattan ) every evening during the hours of 1900 to 2400 from 9-1-66 to 8-10-68 ......then from 8-10-68 to 12-16-74 LAD*103-2 was there......also SQ*4 every third night from 1900 to 2400 hrs in the early '70s......290 & 103 remain busy there today in 2013...... http://postimage.org/image/5jwtie3qp/ (http://postimage.org/image/5jwtie3qp/)
......Similar to the LAD*193 situation around the same time period prior to the formation of the 2nd Sections ENG*10 from Manhattan also acted similar to a Second section at ENG*225 when they were in their old qtrs on Liberty Ave & Ashford St prior to the formation of 332 in 1970. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 13, 2013, 03:41:20 PM
Engine 39 - original firehouse at 157 E 67th Street
 
     E 39 - organized  Broadway and W 97th St in firehouse of volunteer Peter Masterson E 32; disbanded 1868; reorganized at 157 E 67th St 1875; moved to 469 E 38th St w/L 16; moved to new firehouse at 157 E 67th St 1887 w/L 16

Note - previous volunteer company -  No. 32. -- "Bunker Hill". -- this company was founded in the summer of 1807 ...located ... in Grand Street, near the Bowery; about 1820 at Christie and Broome Street; and after 1830, in Hester Street, near Allen. The company was disbanded on May 6, 1858.  "Pete Masterson" was organized 1859 and located in a stable, corner of One Hundred and Fourth Street and the Bloomingdale Rd (Broadway), and in 1804 removed to a new brick house built for it at Bloomingdale Road, and Ninety-sixth Street. - from "Our Firemen - The History of the NY Fire Departments"

E 39 at 157 E 67th St:
(http://s15.postimage.org/gjx3as3rr/E_39_a.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gjx3as3rr/)

(http://s23.postimage.org/c1btbams7/E_39_67th_St_n.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/c1btbams7/)

(http://s24.postimage.org/tv9kdx61t/E_39_b.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tv9kdx61t/)

E 39/L 16 responding from new quarters
(http://s10.postimage.org/5voh0plwl/E_39_c.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5voh0plwl/)



[url=http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2011/01/1887-fire-headquarters-157-east-67th.html]http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2011/01/1887-fire-headquarters-157-east-67th.html (http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2011/01/1887-fire-headquarters-157-east-67th.html)[/url]

E 39 horses to motorized:
(http://s13.postimage.org/rf7953sur/E_39_f.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rf7953sur/)

(http://s24.postimage.org/xhrtx7e8x/E_39_e.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xhrtx7e8x/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/4ji5y8uad/E_39_g.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4ji5y8uad/)

E 39/L 16 firehouse today:
(http://s24.postimage.org/8tzcs2pr5/E_39_today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8tzcs2pr5/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/74fsnuhjd/E_39_z.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/74fsnuhjd/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on March 13, 2013, 04:32:26 PM
FDNY Proby School was behind E 39/ L 16 for many years.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: In2theJob on March 13, 2013, 05:30:17 PM
Does 39/16 have all floors to themselves or are others taking up space there?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 13, 2013, 08:11:20 PM
In 1887, the new headquarters building was dedicated on East 67th Street The School of Instruction moved to the fifth floor of this building. A rear yard was used as a drill ground and the rear windows were used for Scaling ladder practice. General Order #8 of 1888 added a "Company School" to the School of Instruction.

General Order #72 of 1911 created the next plateau, the "Fire College." That General Order specified that the college should consist of: an Officers School, a School for Engineers, a Company School and a Probationary Fireman's School. The Fire College Board was headed by Chief of Department Edward Croker and Deputy Chief John Kenlon.

When Engine Company 40 vacated their quarters on West 68th Street in 1918, the Fire College moved."  FDNY site
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: Disp51 on March 22, 2013, 12:56:37 PM

(http://s21.postimg.org/lizmbnxhv/FDNY_Training_School.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lizmbnxhv/)

Training School on E 67th St.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on March 22, 2013, 07:20:09 PM
That's where my dad went to "proby" school. Appointed 1/1/37
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: lucky on March 22, 2013, 09:03:50 PM
My dad also. And he stayed right there in 16 truck.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on March 22, 2013, 09:33:32 PM
Mine also...7-1-37
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on March 24, 2013, 07:27:30 PM
My dad also. And he stayed right there in 16 truck.

 Mine went to 16 engine for 21 years. Must be the lucky "16" number. ;D
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 26, 2013, 01:17:14 AM
My father too.  About 1953:

(http://s23.postimg.org/6mhlw8bl3/Poppy_Proby.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6mhlw8bl3/)

He went to E 248 as a proby.

(Note - Classes from this era grew up in the Depression, fought in WWII and Korea and then saw the FDNY "War Years")
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: raybrag on March 26, 2013, 06:34:07 AM
Gotta love those puttees.  ;)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: JOR176 on March 26, 2013, 09:19:29 AM
My father too.  About 1953:

(http://s23.postimg.org/6mhlw8bl3/Poppy_Proby.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6mhlw8bl3/)

He went to E 248 as a proby.

(Note - Classes from this era grew up in the Depression, fought in WWII and Korea and then saw the FDNY "War Years")


Bottom Row 3rd from left     Louis Ragusa assigned to L132
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on March 26, 2013, 09:46:34 AM
My father too.  About 1953:

(http://s23.postimg.org/6mhlw8bl3/Poppy_Proby.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6mhlw8bl3/)

He went to E 248 as a proby.

(Note - Classes from this era grew up in the Depression, fought in WWII and Korea and then saw the FDNY "War Years")

  Some Great History here of the FDNY. The firehouses, their stories and it's great to see these passed members remembered. As I read on here, many members of this site had their fathers on the job in the FDNY. They were America's Greatest Generation.

 

 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on March 26, 2013, 09:56:28 AM
Those are not puttees. They are spats, canvas wrap aroundsthat that laced up over their trousers. I have the picture of my dad there in in 1934, the height of the Great Depression. He felt he was the luckiest man alive to have a job, which lasted for 30 years
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on March 26, 2013, 12:58:17 PM
Mack, by any chance do have the names of the "probies" in this picture. I could swear that the bald gent in the third row on the far right, standing next to the uniformed FF, is someone that I knew years ago.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: raybrag on March 26, 2013, 01:47:17 PM
Those are not puttees. They are spats, canvas wrap aroundsthat that laced up over their trousers. I have the picture of my dad there in in 1934, the height of the Great Depression. He felt he was the luckiest man alive to have a job, which lasted for 30 years

Technically, you're right, 3511.  True puttees were worn mostly by British soldiers in WW I, and they were long strips of cloth wrapped around the lower leg in place of boots.  But I had 2 uncles who spent WW II in the Seabees and gave me their "puttees" when they got home.  They were exactly like what is shown in the photo, and were called "puttees" by the GIs who wore them.  Spats are a different animal . . . they were much shorter, and covered only the ankle & upper foot.

Here are spats:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Spat_commons_2.JPG/275px-Spat_commons_2.JPG)

Here are TRUE puttees:

(http://www.aef-doughboys.com/uniformphotos/Woolwraps.jpg)

These are what my uncles called "puttees", except that they were white:

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQu-6s-T_7rRTrLVxu4FBNOCQP371upqrwpaVrq3y_KlCl-czsijA)


So, I guess maybe we are both right . . . perhaps you more than me.  BTW:  Navy honor guards still wear them. 

Now how's that for stealing a thread?  ::) 8) ::)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on March 26, 2013, 02:15:53 PM
Ray,
 Interesting. You are correct about puttees being wrap around leggings. The Doughboys of World War I copied them from the British after their spats wore out in the trenches. Both types are called leggings.
 My father still had his in a closet drawer when I was a kid and he called them spats. I wore them as part of my boy scout uniform. I thought they were cool because it made me like him.
 I always also associated puttees with golfers, who wore them with their knickers. Many other military color guards still wear spats.
 Good discussion. Thanks.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 26, 2013, 07:23:49 PM
My father too.  About 1953:

(http://s23.postimg.org/6mhlw8bl3/Poppy_Proby.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6mhlw8bl3/)

He went to E 248 as a proby.

(Note - Classes from this era grew up in the Depression, fought in WWII and Korea and then saw the FDNY "War Years")

I will try to dig up some names.  This was my father's class (so I know one).
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: Roofman4 on April 19, 2013, 08:19:47 PM
Not quite the topic but close enough...Does anyone have (or now where to get) a list of old FDNY stations no longer in use or closed that are still standing? I take time in my travels to photograph old fire stations for their design and architecture. I would like to take some picture next time I am up there.

Thanks
RM4
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on April 19, 2013, 09:03:29 PM
Not quite the topic but close enough...Does anyone have (or now where to get) a list of old FDNY stations no longer in use or closed that are still standing? I take time in my travels to photograph old fire stations for their design and architecture. I would like to take some picture next time I am up there.

Thanks
RM4
Roofman there are several threads on this site....try using the "search" feature at the top of the home page.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: HCO on April 20, 2013, 12:09:52 PM
The George F. Mand Library at the FDNY Fire Academy on Randalls Island, has a large photo album, available for viewing, with color photos of every current FDNY fire station and also every former FDNY firehouse that is still standing but no longer an FDNY station. The photos in this album were taken by FDNY Honorary Battalion Chief Fred Melahn, who works as a volunteer at the Mand Library. This album is divided by borough, with photos being mainly 4"x6". The library is open M-F, from 0800 to 1600 and telephone # is 212-360-4413. Address is Mand Library, Building # 13, FDNY Fire Academy, Randalls Island, NY 10035.

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on April 25, 2013, 11:25:15 PM
RM4 - You could try this -

1. Google "Mike Boucher's FDNY History"
2. Select an option:

     ALL FIRE COMPANY LOCATIONS OF THE BRONX

     ALL FIRE COMPANY LOCATIONS OF NEW YORK CITY FROM 1865/2008

     THE OLD BROOKLYN FIRE DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS

     DA BRONX VOUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES 

     BROOKLYN WESTERN DISTRICT VOUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES

     BROOKLYN EASTERN DISTRICT VOUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES

     QUEENS VOUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES

     MANHATTAN VOUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES

     STATEN ISLAND VOUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES

3. From one of the lists above, type the FDNY locations in "Google Maps"

4.  Use the Street View to see if the original firehouse building is still standing.

5.  You can make your own check list from the above unit location histories lists

Notes - some of the original locations may not be exact and you may have to move up or down the block; some of the original firehouses have been converted and may have different appearances
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on May 05, 2013, 09:54:21 AM
Ft Pitt firehouse - company designations:

Old Broome St firehouse - designates E 17/L 18/4th Bn  (Squad 5 operated from here 1966-1969):
(http://s22.postimg.org/634dx2pel/aaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/634dx2pel/)

New Pitt St firehouse - opened 1973 - designates E 17/L 18/Squad 5/Bn 4
(http://s24.postimg.org/43l0xf1gx/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/43l0xf1gx/)
Firehouse built for 3 companies but Squad 5 operated at 55 E Broadway and then moved to the Bronx in 1974

Designates E 17/L 18/Bn 4
(http://s23.postimg.org/o8murmc6f/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o8murmc6f/)
 
Designates E 15/L 18/Bn 4 (current)
(http://s8.postimg.org/y82p2t1wx/ddd.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y82p2t1wx/)
E 17 disbanded in 1991/firehouse occupied by L 18 and Bn 4 1991-2001/E 15 relocated to Pitt St in 2001
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on May 05, 2013, 10:56:24 PM
Curious...1973.... When the rigs were falling apart.... Everyday quarters were falling into ruin without basic repair... Closing needed second sections....And the firefighters were getting their brains knocked out.... This city spent its money building Palatial new fire houses.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on May 06, 2013, 12:54:58 AM
3511 - Previous firehouse on Broome St was built in 1939 and was similar in age and style to many firehouses built during the late 1920s and early 1930s which are still in service.  There were many firehouses much older when that one was replaced.  It still appears to be in decent condition and is the only building standing on that block.   
 
(http://s16.postimg.org/uuonwmvwh/Broome_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uuonwmvwh/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/9j4mwr9r7/lll.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9j4mwr9r7/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on May 06, 2013, 08:19:25 AM
Thanks MacK.. kinda makes my point, no?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on May 06, 2013, 05:04:54 PM
3511 - Fully agree with your points. My father worked in the "old" firehouse.  Didn't seem so old. Too bad the money was not used to keep E 17 in service.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on May 06, 2013, 05:30:11 PM
 Great traditions in Emgine 17. If I am not mistaken it was the busiest company in the city for much of the early 20th century.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on May 06, 2013, 06:02:32 PM
Great traditions in Emgine 17. If I am not mistaken it was the busiest company in the city for much of the early 20th century.

"3511", yes Eng 17 was one of the busiest during those very busy years. Eng 17 would team up with Eng 28, Lad 11, Lad 18, and the 4th Battalion in the Lower East Side. Aves A, B, C, and D and everything in between kept those companies right up with the best of them. It was the South Bronx of Manhattan.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on May 06, 2013, 06:21:07 PM
Of course, Mack, you are absolutely correct but I was referring to long before the War Years. In the decades surrounding 1900, Engine 17 was top dog In the entire city.


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on May 06, 2013, 07:13:17 PM
Great traditions in Emgine 17. If I am not mistaken it was the busiest company in the city for much of the early 20th century.

"3511", yes Eng 17 was one of the busiest during those very busy years. Eng 17 would team up with Eng 28, Lad 11, Lad 18, and the 4th Battalion in the Lower East Side. Aves A, B, C, and D and everything in between kept those companies right up with the best of them. It was the South Bronx of Manhattan.

Lower east side also known as "Alphabet City"
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on May 07, 2013, 08:24:32 PM
You can sense there was an ulterior cost-cutting motive by the "powers that be" when they chose a new E17/L18/Bn4 firehouse site only 2 blocks from Engine 15. :( >:(
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on May 12, 2013, 03:17:03 AM
Some FDNY FH photos...................                                                                                                                          http://www.ebay.com/itm/FDNY-Firehouse-photo-set-of-23/150962304269?_trksid=p2045573.m2102&_trkparms=aid%3D555003%26algo%3DPW.CAT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D146%26meid%3D7600057087048139275%26pid%3D100034%26prg%3D1079%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D360648371493%26 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/FDNY-Firehouse-photo-set-of-23/150962304269?_trksid=p2045573.m2102&_trkparms=aid%3D555003%26algo%3DPW.CAT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D146%26meid%3D7600057087048139275%26pid%3D100034%26prg%3D1079%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D360648371493%26)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on May 12, 2013, 10:58:43 AM
Was Squad 5, when it was running in the Lower East Side, stationed by itself at 55 E. Broadway after moving from Fort Pitt?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on May 12, 2013, 02:23:33 PM
They were on E Bdwy...then moved to the BX & never made it to Fort Pitt.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on May 12, 2013, 09:54:10 PM
LAD*138  ENG*289s Bicenntenial doors.....           http://mail.aol.com/37715-111/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=30263661&folder=OldMail&partId=3 (http://mail.aol.com/37715-111/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=30263661&folder=OldMail&partId=3)
Title: Engine 320, Ladder 167 new door with graphic
Post by: NewsFireBuff on June 07, 2013, 11:55:59 AM

(http://s7.postimg.org/do5ecwtk7/Queens_20130606_00202.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/do5ecwtk7/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on June 07, 2013, 03:47:06 PM
I saw the new door the other day...very nice....they also have a very nice large 9-11 mural on the side wall of the FH facing the parking lot.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on June 20, 2013, 01:08:57 AM
Engine 17 - 71 Ludlow St - busiest fire company in NYC, and the world - 1924 - 1288 runs - Lower East Side

(http://s18.postimg.org/y6t2ugskl/E_17.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y6t2ugskl/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/iyzcs6oez/E_17_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/iyzcs6oez/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 08, 2013, 04:11:31 AM
LAD*4 Turning out from their old FH which is the site of their current FH........   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alfco-900-Series-1958-1964-Photo-Archive-Book/121155954746?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D17058%26meid%3D418356235796409851%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D7917%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D121155954746%26 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alfco-900-Series-1958-1964-Photo-Archive-Book/121155954746?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D17058%26meid%3D418356235796409851%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D7917%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D121155954746%26)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on August 08, 2013, 09:17:40 AM
L4's house also had a separate chief's quarters that ran perpendicular behind the apparatus floor and opened onto the cross street rather than 8th Ave. It was a holdover from the days when the Chiefs and their families actually lived in quarters. Engine 71's,  old house on Park Ave in the Bronx, now an EMS station, has a similar arrangement that used to be the 7th Division's house. Anybody know Of any other old Fire houses Built that way?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 08, 2013, 02:38:44 PM
The 48 St side entrance for BN*9 opened into the area that is presently the kitchen in the "new"  qtrs.....the old kitchen was there also & the Chiefs app door opened right into it.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 811 on August 08, 2013, 02:55:23 PM
4 Truck's old quarters was originally Volunteer Empire H&L 8 (1848-1865)
Batt 8's old quarters was originally Volunteer Index Hose 32 (1852-1865)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 08, 2013, 10:04:28 PM
I don't know if it was a chief's bay but Engine 37's old quarters at 503 W. 126th st. had a bay door at the right rear that went to Amsterdam Ave.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: JOR176 on August 09, 2013, 11:27:07 AM
I don't know if it was a chief's bay but Engine 37's old quarters at 503 W. 126th st. had a bay door at the right rear that went to Amsterdam Ave.

Gman, I saw E37 pulling into Qtrs from the Amsterdam Ave side in the late 50's,one of the few firehouses I ever saw like that.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 09, 2013, 03:47:12 PM
I don't know if it was a chief's bay but Engine 37's old quarters at 503 W. 126th st. had a bay door at the right rear that went to Amsterdam Ave.

Gman, I saw E37 pulling into Qtrs from the Amsterdam Ave side in the late 50's,one of the few firehouses I ever saw like that.
Must've been running with two Ward LaFrances: #1 was a 1952 (#2969) with a ragtop canopy and #2 was a 1954 (#3451) Civil Defense C.D. 41 ;)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 11, 2013, 03:14:12 PM
Engine 37/Bn 11 - former firehouse - 503 W. 126th St
     - E 37 organized 1868 at 58 Lawrence St (W 126th St) - 1868 (former volunteer   firehouse and quarters of FDNY Surburban Engine 39)
     - Relocated to new firehouse 83 Lawrence St (503 W 126th St) - 1881
     - Address changed to 503 W. 126th St - 1924
     - Relocated to new firehouse 415 W. 125th St w/L 40 - 1974

     - Bn 11 organized at E 37 - 1884
     - Bn 11 relocated 133 W 99th St (former quarters Bn 12) 1898
     - Bn 11 also relocated to Bronx (L 17) and back to Manhattan (E 76, L 22, E 76)

E 37 in front of former firehouse:
(http://s16.postimg.org/lnneefqsh/E_37.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lnneefqsh/)

503 W. 126th St former firehouse (front) current:
(http://s16.postimg.org/ackqq2jxd/E_37_126th_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ackqq2jxd/)

503 W. 126th St former firehouse (rear Amsterdam Ave) current:
(http://s24.postimg.org/atjqbta4x/E_37_Amsterdam_Ave.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/atjqbta4x/)

E 37/L 40/TL 23 responding from 415 W. 125th St firehouse:

Engine 37 + Tiller ladder 40 + Tower ladder 23 FDNY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E2qxawWWcs#ws)
FDNY Engine 37 + Tiller Ladder 40 Turnout (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D-tykvG-9U#ws)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: Bxboro on August 11, 2013, 04:55:18 PM
Does anyone have the top 5 oldest (still operating) houses and the dates they were built ? Thanks.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 11, 2013, 05:40:21 PM
I apologize if I miss someone but it appears that the oldest firehouses in Manhattan are:

Engine 26 - 1860 (former volunteer firehouse)
Engine 5  -  1864 (former volunteer firehouse)
Engine 44 - 1881
Engine 47 - 1891
Squad 18 - 1892
Engine 14 - 1895
Engine 33 - 1899 (June 1)
Engine 55 - 1899 (June 6)

SI oldest firehouse is L 79/Bn 22 - 1904 (former volunteer firehouse)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 11, 2013, 05:55:04 PM
Bronx oldest firehouses:

E 62 - 1896
E 73 - 1900
E 41, E 43, E 79 - 1904
E 82 - 1905
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 11, 2013, 06:05:46 PM
Queens:

E 258 - 1904
E 259 - 1909

E 264 - 1913 (firehouse built by volunteers earlier date)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 11, 2013, 06:18:03 PM
Brooklyn oldest firehouses:

E 218 - 1887
E 226 - 1889
E 228 - 1891
E 235 E 236, E 237, E 239 - 1895
E 224 - 1904
E 231 - 1905

Most of these firehouses were build by the Brooklyn Fire Department.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 11, 2013, 06:27:01 PM
Oldest five firehouses - year built:

E 26 Manhattan - 1860
E 5 Manhattan - 1864
E 44 Manhattan - 1881
E 218 Brooklyn - 1887
E 226 Brooklyn - 1889

Note - E 5 was organized a month before E 26 as FDNY companies in 1865.  Both firehouses were built and used by volunteer companies prior to FDNY organization.  E 26's firehouse was built in 1860.  E 5's firehouse in 1864.  Both have claims to "oldest" FDNY firehouse.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on August 11, 2013, 06:48:19 PM
Thanks Mack. The above is some excellent history of the oldest FDNY firehouses. If they could only talk.

If anybody is looking for the oldest still working firehouse in Connecticut I believe we have it located in Norwich, Ct. It is called "The Greenville Hilton" and there's a short little poem that goes with it.

"The big old red building built in 1896, it's location North Main St, number 446".

It is a two bay firehouse three stories high.

If you're ever in the neighborhood, stop in and tell'em Willy D sent you.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on August 11, 2013, 07:39:15 PM
Thanks Mack. The above is some excellent history of the oldest FDNY firehouses. If they could only talk.

If anybody is looking for the oldest still working firehouse in Connecticut I believe we have it located in Norwich, Ct. It is called "The Greenville Hilton" and there's a short little poem that goes with it.

"The old red building built in 1896, it's location North Main St, number 446".

It is a two bay firehouse three stories high.

If you're ever in the neighborhood, stop in and tell'em Willy D sent you.
Bill, I think "The Greenville Hilton" is the oldest operating firehouse in the state of Connecticut.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 11, 2013, 09:59:52 PM
Engine 209/Bn 34 - firehouse - 159 Taaffe Place (1888-1966)

     - E 9 BFD organized 159 Taaffe Pl (former volunteer E 12 Phoenix firehouse) 1869
     - E 9 BFD new firehouse 159 Taafee Pl 1888
     - E 9 BFD becomes E 9 FDNY 1898
     - E 9 becomes E 109 1899
     - E 109 becomes E 209 1913
     - E 209 new firehouse 850 Bedford St  w/L 102 1966
     - E 209 disbanded 2003

     - Bn 34 relocated to 159 Taafee Pl 1946-1950

(http://s21.postimg.org/s14po026b/E_209_BFD_E_9.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s14po026b/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/nzv91ggc3/e_209.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nzv91ggc3/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/wy559l2lh/209.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wy559l2lh/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/yazirjkmv/E_209.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yazirjkmv/)

E 209/L 102/Bn 34 firehouse 850 Bedford St:
(http://s14.postimg.org/wih2izmx9/E_209_kkkk.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wih2izmx9/)

FDNY "FIRE ! Everybody Goes" Part-1 of 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBkHy_LVzxM#)
FDNY "FIRE ! Everybody Goes" Part-2 of 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erc-u9nIn6U#)
FDNY "FIRE ! Everybody Goes" Part-3 of 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z44XZ6oFAuQ#)

(http://s16.postimg.org/jako2b7tt/e_209xxx.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jako2b7tt/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 11, 2013, 10:27:23 PM
Ladder 102/Bn 34 - firehouse - 894 Bedford Ave (1892-1966)

     - L 2 BFD organized 898 Bedford Ave (former volunteer firehouse) 1869
     - L 2 BFD new firehouse 894 Bedford Ave 1892
     - L 2 BFD becomes L 2 FDNY 1898
     - L 2 becomes L 52 1899
     - L 52 becomes L 102 1913
     - L 102 new firehouse 850 Bedford St  w/E209 and Bn 34 1966

Bn 34 at 894 Bedford Ave firehouse w/L 52, L 102 1906-1946  and 1950-1966

(http://s12.postimg.org/uhvhep6gp/L_102_www.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uhvhep6gp/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/yri0tcr9f/L_102_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yri0tcr9f/)

http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_102.html (http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_102.html)

E 209/L 102 firehouse 850 Bedford St:
(http://s14.postimg.org/wih2izmx9/E_209_kkkk.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wih2izmx9/)

FDNY LADDER 102 "BEDFORD EXPRESS" RESPONDING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvIVGZoe7V0#ws)

(http://s16.postimg.org/5lbydtpkx/l_102_wwww.png) (http://postimage.org/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 11, 2013, 11:25:32 PM
Ladder 102/Bn 34 - firehouse - 894 Bedford Ave (1892-1966)

     - L 2 BFD organized 898 Bedford Ave (former volunteer firehouse) 1869
     - L 2 BFD new firehouse 894 Bedford Ave 1892
     - L 2 BFD becomes L 2 FDNY 1898
     - L 2 becomes L 52 1899
     - L 52 becomes L 102 1913
     - L 102 new firehouse 850 Bedford St  w/E209 and Bn 34 1966

Bn 34 at 894 Bedford Ave firehouse w/L 52, L 102 1906-1946  and 1950-1966

(http://s12.postimg.org/uhvhep6gp/L_102_www.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uhvhep6gp/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/yri0tcr9f/L_102_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yri0tcr9f/)

http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_102.html (http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_102.html)

E 209/L 102 firehouse 850 Bedford St:
(http://s14.postimg.org/wih2izmx9/E_209_kkkk.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wih2izmx9/)

FDNY LADDER 102 "BEDFORD EXPRESS" RESPONDING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvIVGZoe7V0#ws)

(http://s16.postimg.org/5lbydtpkx/l_102_wwww.png) (http://postimage.org/)
  The reason Batt 34 moved to E209 from 1946 to 1950 was that E230's firehouse at 59 Ellery St. was going to be demolished because it was in the middle of what would become the NYCHA Marcy Houses. During that period E230 was temporarily housed at L102's firehouse while their new firehouse was constructed and completed. ;)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: buff255 on August 11, 2013, 11:39:46 PM
Brooklyn oldest firehouses:

E 218 - 1887
E 226 - 1889
E 228 - 1891
E 235 E 236, E 237, E 239 - 1895
E 224 - 1904
E 231 - 1905

Most of these firehouses were build by the Brooklyn Fire Department.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 11, 2013, 11:57:53 PM
L 103 former firehouse 183 Concord St  - 1875-1932

     - L 3 BFD organized at 236 Gold St (former volunteer firehouse) 1869
     - L 3 BFD new firehouse at 183 Concord St 1875
     - L 3 BFD becomes L 3 FDNY 1898
     - L 3 becomes L 53 1899
     - L 103 moves to new firehouse 480 Sheffield Ave w/ E 290 1932
     - L 103-2 organized at 480 Sheffield Ave 1968-1974

L 3 BFD at 236 Gold St:
(http://s21.postimg.org/ddk1os7pf/L_103_BFD_L_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ddk1os7pf/)

L 103 at 480 Sheffield Ave:
(http://s22.postimg.org/8i6llgyhp/L_103_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8i6llgyhp/)

183 Concord St former firehouse:   
(http://s14.postimage.org/uct3ev7rx/L103_images.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uct3ev7rx/)

183 Concord St former firehouse:
(http://s8.postimage.org/mlpp2gw0x/ladder_103_concord.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mlpp2gw0x/)

From "Our Firemen - The Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Dept"

- - TRUCK COMPANY NO. 3, THE MEN WHO FIGHT AT CLOSE QUARTERS.
 
Truck Company No. 3, which at present is stationed at No. 183 Concord Street, was organized on Sept. 15, 1869, and occupied the house at No. 236 Gold Street, which was formerly used by Volunteer Engine No. n and later by
Volunteer Truck No. 2. That house was a two-story brick building, 20 x 50 feet; the whole first floor was used as an apparatus-room, with two stalls in the rear for the horses, the second floor being fitted up as sleeping apartments for the officers and men. On April 29, 1874. the company removed to its present quarters on Concord Street, a two-story brick building. 25x75 feet.   The apparatus-room has three stalls in the rear, and has lately been
supplied with a patent extension ladder.

http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_290/engine290_history.pdf (http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_290/engine290_history.pdf)

(http://s16.postimg.org/tz6kagv5t/L_103_E_290.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tz6kagv5t/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/au5qocmy3/L_103.png) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 12, 2013, 08:19:21 AM
Engine 288 - former firehouse  61-55 Maspeth Ave  1913-1914 
     - original firehouse of Maspeth Engine 4   1890-1913
     - Engine 288 organized  1913
     - Engine 288 moved to new firehouse 56-29 68th St  1914
     - Engine 288 disbanded to form Squad 288  1998

Maspeth Engine 4:
http://www.junipercivic.com/juniperberryarticle.asp?nid=409 (http://www.junipercivic.com/juniperberryarticle.asp?nid=409)

(http://s13.postimage.org/kf1mjou0z/Maspeth_engine_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kf1mjou0z/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/xlr2j7pqb/maspethengine4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xlr2j7pqb/)

Former firehouse became Frank Kowalinski American Legion Post 4:
(http://s16.postimage.org/s16bjua01/Maspeth_4_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/s16bjua01/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/whh6emqah/Maspeth_4_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/whh6emqah/)

Squad 288: http://www.fdnysquad288.com/ourfirehouse.html (http://www.fdnysquad288.com/ourfirehouse.html)

Engine 288/Squad 288 firehouse:
(http://s12.postimg.org/no6erapyx/Squad_288.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/no6erapyx/)
Ladder 136 relocated  1974-1976

(http://s16.postimg.org/nidh6zmbl/Squad_288_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nidh6zmbl/)

Fdny Squad 288 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbJ3hND-VUM#ws)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on August 12, 2013, 08:23:20 AM
 Ladder 103-2 (1968-1974), as with most of the FDNY Ladder Co's during those days, "That was one very busy ladder company".

 And thanks G-man for that info regarding Eng 230s firehouse.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 12, 2013, 09:49:48 AM
Engine 253 firehouse 2429 86th St. Bensonhurst/Gravesend Brooklyn (1896-present) 
     - Organized as Engine 53 Brooklyn Fire Department W/ L-24 (BFD)  Feb.  1, 1896
     - Became Engine 53, FDNY    Jan. 28, 1898
     - Became CEC (Combination Engine Co) 53 Apr. 15, 1898
     - Became CEC 153  Oct. 1 1899
     - Became CEC 253  Jan. 1, 1913
     - Relocated to Harway St and 25th Ave (temp) Sep. 7 1915 (* subway construction)
     - Returned 2429 86th St. Dec. 31, 1918
     - Became Engine 253 Oct. 18, 1929

(http://s24.postimg.org/6q2sllump/E_253_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6q2sllump/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/8wyb1i23h/E_253_F.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8wyb1i23h/)

Engine 253 company video:
http://www.ourstage.com/tracks/YCHMFDFSNNTP-a-day-in-the-life (http://www.ourstage.com/tracks/YCHMFDFSNNTP-a-day-in-the-life)

(http://s12.postimg.org/7f9n4cjcp/E_253_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7f9n4cjcp/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/4d6rw1977/E_253_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4d6rw1977/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/s4fsp053n/E_253_subway.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s4fsp053n/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/4bmjm7e7f/Engine_253_patch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4bmjm7e7f/)

*4th Avenue subway construction history:
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Chapter_4:_Progress_of_Construction;_Features_of_New_Work (http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Chapter_4:_Progress_of_Construction;_Features_of_New_Work)

Bensonhurst:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bensonhurst,_Brooklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bensonhurst,_Brooklyn)

Gravesend:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravesend,_Brooklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravesend,_Brooklyn)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 12, 2013, 11:48:46 AM
Engine 219  - original firehouse - 735 Dean Street  (1880-1977) 
     - E 19 (BFD) organized  1880
     - Became E 19 (FDNY) 1898
     - Became E 119 1899
     - Became E 219 1913
     - Moved new firehouse 494 Dean St w/L 105  1977

E 19 BFD:
(http://s7.postimage.org/rqiwsbfiv/E_219.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rqiwsbfiv/)

735 Dean St original firehoiuse:
(http://s17.postimage.org/o30b38u0r/E_219_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o30b38u0r/)

From "Our Firemen- the History of the Brooklyn Fire Department":

"ENGINE COMPANY NO. 19 : AMONG SCHOOLS, CLUBS CHURCHES AND ARMORIES

The home of Engine Company No. 19 is in Dean Street, near Underhill Avenue.  The company was organized Dec. 24,1880, and is located in a very large and important district, which is bounded by Park Avenue, Kingston Avenue, the city line, and Carrol and Nevins Streets.   There are 112 boxes in this territory, and on a second-alarm the men respond to calls from 94 additional boxes.   They are expected to be first on hand should a fire occur in any of the following places : Knox's hat factory, Budweiser's  brewery, Reilly's storehouse, Vosburgh's gas fixture factory. Graves' storehouse, Webster's silver-plating establishment, the Brooklyn Riding Academy, the Home for Destitute Children, St. Joseph's School, St. Theresa s School, Adelphi Academy, Pratt Institute, Public Schools Nos. 9 and 42, Chester's silver-plating works. King's furniture and carpet house. Long Island Brewery, Brevoort flats. Union League Club, Kings County Penitentiary, Montauk Club, Brooklyn City car stables, Richardson's car stables. Flatbush Avenue depot of the Long Island Railroad and the large freight depot of the same company, on Atlantic Avenue ; Crawford & Valentine's Scrimshaw works, the 13th Regiment and the 3d Gatling Battery armories, the Criterion theatre, Seney Hospital, Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Home for Aged Men and Women (two buildings), private hospital on President Street, Ansonia clock works, Brasher's oilcloth factory, Homeopathic Hospital, Talmage's Tabernacle, St. Luke's Episcopal and several other large churches."

"The company is equipped with a second-class Amoskeag engine, a four-wheel hosecart, and four young, well-trained horses, three of which are handsome bays and the fourth a dapple gray.   The following are some of the big fires at which the company has been engaged laboriously and often at great peril to their lives for many hours before the fire fiend could be controlled:

Palmer's cooperage (twice), Dick & Meyer's sugar house, Church's soda works, Pratt's oil works (twice), St. John's Home, the Penitentiary shoe shop, Jewell's wharf, Watson's stores, Harbeck stores, Warner Institute, Adelphi Academy, Heckler's iron works (twice), Richardson's car stables (three times), Talmage's Tabernacle, Baum's millinery establishment, Koeke
Brothers' hay and feed storehouse. Contractor dark's stables, where one hundred mules were burned, Loomis' moulding mills, Budweiser brewery, Brooklyn Cocoa-matting Company, Fink's coal yard and dwellings, a large rag
repository on Kent Avenue, McDonald's oil works, Smith & Pettinger's lumber yard, the Almshouse, Hyde & Behman's theatre, Ovington Brothers' crockery store, Buchanan & Lyall's Planet mills. Horseman's bakery, the Wallabout Market fires, and the dwelling-house fire on Court Street during the water famine."

Newspaper accounts Brooklyn Engine 19:

Fighting E 19 (Brooklyn Eagle)
(http://s21.postimg.org/fkhmpqdfn/BFD_E_19_Brooklyn_Eagle.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fkhmpqdfn/)

New apparatus (Brooklyn Eagle): 
(http://s10.postimg.org/3nike155h/BFD_E_19_Brooklyn_Eagle_engine_trial.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3nike155h/)

E 219 web page (Don Holt): http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_219.html (http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_219.html)

Current firehouse 494 Dean St w/L 105:
(http://s9.postimg.org/dk01st25n/219.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dk01st25n/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: kidfrmqns on August 12, 2013, 12:09:54 PM
Mack, do you know what year E-15's old quarters on Henry Street was built? I stopped in there in 1997 when they were still responding from there and they told me (at that time) that it was oldest operating firehouse in NYC.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 12, 2013, 12:15:53 PM
1854 - Engine 15's former quarters built

E 15 members 1905:
(http://s17.postimg.org/yal8rh3fv/E_15_1905.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yal8rh3fv/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/o9tjhqhi7/Engine_15_Old.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o9tjhqhi7/)

E 15 former firehouse current:
(http://s15.postimg.org/ykhopy7s7/E_15_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ykhopy7s7/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: kidfrmqns on August 12, 2013, 12:20:02 PM
1854 - Engine 15's former quarters built

So I guess they were right about being the oldest functioning firehouse in 1997. Too bad they shut that firehouse down. Lots of history there.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 12, 2013, 12:42:05 PM
Not sure what status of E 15 former firehouse is:

http://thevillager.com/villager_202/henrystsettlement.html (http://thevillager.com/villager_202/henrystsettlement.html)

http://www.henrystreet.org/donate-now/capital-campaign/firehouse.html (http://www.henrystreet.org/donate-now/capital-campaign/firehouse.html)

http://www.citylandnyc.org/sale-of-former-firehouse-approved-by-commission/ (http://www.citylandnyc.org/sale-of-former-firehouse-approved-by-commission/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 12, 2013, 12:57:50 PM
This is an earlier picture of a Henry Street firehouse, built by volunteer company Americus Engine 6, predecessor to FDNY Engine 15.  Structure is smaller and very different than 3story firehouse used by E 15.
 
(http://s24.postimg.org/byipfo6kx/E_15_Artist.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/byipfo6kx/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on August 14, 2013, 03:11:32 PM
This is an earlier picture of a Henry Street firehouse, built by volunteer company Americus Engine 6, predecessor to FDNY Engine 15.  Structure is smaller and very different than 3story firehouse used by E 15.
 
(http://s24.postimg.org/byipfo6kx/E_15_Artist.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/byipfo6kx/)
Now that shot's going back a few years.

What year did Engine 15 move to Fort Pitt?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on August 14, 2013, 03:23:35 PM
Wasn't all that long ago; I am thinking within 20 years.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: Bxboro on August 14, 2013, 05:25:08 PM
Thanks guys for the info. Been up in Vermont.....no Wi-fi (or McDonalds Willy D) where i was in the sticks !!!!! 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 14, 2013, 09:16:24 PM
Old "Boss Tweed" firehouse. ;) :D 8) ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 14, 2013, 11:28:28 PM
Engine 156/Ladder 79/Bn 22  former firehouses  West New Brighton  Staten Island

Cataract Engine 2 End of Van St  W. New Brighton  1st SI volunteer company established 1844 in "Factoryville" section of SI, later renamed West New Brighton. Factoryville was named because of the manufacturing build up which took place after 1819. Textile dyeing and printing were first factories.  Many followed.  Charles Goodyear (as in tires) built Indian rubber-related factories starting in 1835 to produce shoes, life preservers and other rubber goods.  He later discovered a vulcanization process for rubber.  This fire company was established to preotect the fast growing industrialized area. SI was still not part of NYC.

(http://s9.postimage.org/xftbh92qj/Cataract_Engine_2_Van_St.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xftbh92qj/)

10 Van St today - Fix-a-Dent Auto Body:
(http://s7.postimage.org/jtg5o4arr/Catarect_Engine_today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jtg5o4arr/)

http://fixadent.net/ (http://fixadent.net/)

West New Brighton area today covered by Engine 156, Ladder 79 and Bn 22.

Engine 156  412 Broadway - current quarters - established in 1905 in former volunteer firehouse:
(http://s9.postimage.org/ofcbdyhaz/E_156_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ofcbdyhaz/)

Ladder 79/Bn 22  1189 Castleton Ave  - current quarters - L 79 established in 1905 in former volunteer firehouse:
(http://s14.postimage.org/tribpy54d/Ladder_79.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tribpy54d/)

Bn 22 was organized in 1905 at 51 Cottage Place firehouse with newly organized engine 207 (later E 157)
(http://s9.postimage.org/kxfzls4uz/E_157.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kxfzls4uz/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: smokeeater405 on August 15, 2013, 03:26:14 AM
Hey Fdny1075k....E-15 moved to Pitt st in 2001.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 15, 2013, 07:47:42 PM
Engine 17/Ladder 18/4th Bn:

Old Broome St firehouse - (Squad 5 operated from here 1966-1969):
(http://s22.postimg.org/634dx2pel/aaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/634dx2pel/)

New Pitt St firehouse - 1973 - "E 17/L 18/Squad 5/Bn 4" above doors
(http://s24.postimg.org/43l0xf1gx/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/43l0xf1gx/)
Firehouse built for 3 companies and BC - Squad 5 operated at 55 E Broadway and then moved to the Bronx in 1974

E 17 disbanded in 1991
Pitt St firehouse occupied by L 18 and Bn 4 1991-2001
E 15 relocated to Pitt St in 2001
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on August 15, 2013, 08:22:53 PM
Engine 17/Ladder 18/4th Bn:

Old Broome St firehouse - (Squad 5 operated from here 1966-1969):
(http://s22.postimg.org/634dx2pel/aaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/634dx2pel/)

New Pitt St firehouse - 1973 - "E 17/L 18/Squad 5/Bn 4" above doors
(http://s24.postimg.org/43l0xf1gx/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/43l0xf1gx/)
Firehouse built for 3 companies and BC - Squad 5 operated at 55 E Broadway and then moved to the Bronx in 1974

E 17 disbanded in 1991
Pitt St firehouse occupied by L 18 and Bn 4 1991-2001
E 15 relocated to Pitt St in 2001

  This firehouse and these companies are often forgot about when talking about the very busy FDNY War Years. But these lower east side companies along with 28/11 were among the busiest as this neighborhood also burned.

 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 15, 2013, 11:47:30 PM
ROCKAWAY TRIPLE HOUSE PATCH.......   http://www.ebay.com/itm/FDNY-Engines-264-328-Ladder-134-Fire-Surf-Rescue-Patch-Far-Rockaway-Queens/321183541712?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D599903917173691524%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D261264235938%26 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/FDNY-Engines-264-328-Ladder-134-Fire-Surf-Rescue-Patch-Far-Rockaway-Queens/321183541712?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D599903917173691524%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D261264235938%26)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 15, 2013, 11:54:45 PM
Combination Engine 164/Engine E 264 - original firehouse - 332 Central Avenue  (1905-1912)  Former volunteer firehouse (1886/87 to 1905)

(http://s18.postimage.org/n4x6brwxh/Engine_264_77.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/n4x6brwxh/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/6199p1t29/engine_264_99.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6199p1t29/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/rzs8w6a19/Far_Rockaway_Vollies.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rzs8w6a19/)

Prior volunteer companies at Central Ave:
(http://s14.postimage.org/w53m1gor1/far_rockw_1905.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/w53m1gor1/)


The Big House Engine 264/Engine 328/Ladder 134 (built approx 1913)
(http://s15.postimage.org/bqvh983fb/Engine_264_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bqvh983fb/)

Engine 264:
(http://s7.postimage.org/ga62b1nxj/Engine_264_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ga62b1nxj/)

Engine 328:
(http://s16.postimage.org/4b40ssfoh/Engine_328.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4b40ssfoh/)

Ladder 134:
(http://s14.postimage.org/8dms34swd/Ladder_134.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8dms34swd/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/mpavls0gd/FDNY_E_264_E_328_L_134_The_Big_House_Far_Rockaway.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mpavls0gd/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 16, 2013, 12:22:45 AM
The Lower East Side was another tough place to work.  The Alphabet City response area for E 28/L 11/E 17/L 18/Bn 4 was the area that Police Officers Rocco Laurie (http://www.odmp.org/officer/7946-police-officer-rocco-w-laurie (http://www.odmp.org/officer/7946-police-officer-rocco-w-laurie)) and Gregory Foster (http://www.odmp.org/officer/5032-police-officer-gregory-p-foster (http://www.odmp.org/officer/5032-police-officer-gregory-p-foster)) were executed in 1972, on Ave B. 

Firefighter Mary Celic, Ladder 18, was liked by everyone and loved being a fireman.  He was laid off with the budget crisis of 1975.  Marty was reappointed Christmas Day 1976 and returned to L 18.  He was killed 7 months later in 1977 on 8th St between Aves C and D.

Marty was working overtime in E 15 on July 2 1977.  E 15 picked up a fire in an abandoned tenament  on E 8th St between Aves C & D.  It was an arson job.  E 15 went to work and stretch a line to the upper floors.  L 18 responded with its bucket.  A few minutes into the job, the stairway and bottom floors  of the building were torched.  Members were trapped as the front of the building became lost in heavy smoke.  L 18's bucket was raised into the smoke.  E 15 members who were cut off dove for the bucket.  One member did not make it - Marty. 

He hit the street at the feet of the chief.  Some members claim that some of the on-looking kids actually cheered when he fell.  He tried to recover in the hospital for 8 days and then passed away. Marty is honored along with other LODD firefighters by Fireman's Memorial Garden on E 8 St and an annual Celic Run.

(http://s24.postimg.org/uiv9e3nc1/Narty.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uiv9e3nc1/)
Marty Celic - top row - 2nd from left
Never Forget

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/M310/highlights/12184 (http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/M310/highlights/12184)
http://www.msgrfarrellhs.org/HallofFame2010/ (http://www.msgrfarrellhs.org/HallofFame2010/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 16, 2013, 12:57:04 AM
 Broome St firehouse today:
(http://s21.postimg.org/68y3ljzrn/Brooms_St_Firehouse_today_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/68y3ljzrn/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/pk19sxjd3/Brooms_St_Firehouse_today.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pk19sxjd3/)
Block is a parking lot.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 16, 2013, 01:16:11 AM
Days Gone By In Battalion 4 - By Mick Ennis

"I started my career on the Lower East Side when my Dad was an Aide in the 4th Bn. Many a time, back in the late 40s, I would sit in the back seat of the Chief's car on a run and then switch places on the way back to Broome St. and ring the bell. My Dad was in Bn. 4 from 1937 to 1957, Ed Ennis, and he passed away at the age of 56 in 1970.
 I came on the job in Oct. 1967, after three years as a Transit Cop, and was assigned to Eng. 9. At that time we were relocated to the quarters of Eng. 15 on Henry St. while our new house was being built on Canal St. There were three pieces of apparatus on that floor with Eng. 9's hose wagon stuffed up against the wall. Eng. 15 always had to clear out when we had a run back towards our 1st due area which was under the Manhattan Bridge. When we moved to Canal St. I transferred to Ladder 6. I wound up with the seat in Bn 4 in 1969 driving Chief Frank Woods. What a great area to work in, especially when I had spent my younger days buffing with my Dad and getting to meet some great men.
 I eventually transferred out to St. Albans with BC Woods and stayed in the 54 Battalion for a few years. Wound up driving DC Woods in the 4th Div. in the qtrs. of Eng. 53 & Lad. 43 on 3rd Ave. and 102nd St. I left Spanish Harlem in 1979 when the Div. was disbanded and spent the last six years in Lad. 135 in Glendale and retired in 1985. I've been in Cave Creek, AZ since 1997 and continued my career as a sports writer in a few local papers. Attached is a photo of some of the guys in Eng. 9, I am standing, first on the left. The year is unknown but it has to be in the late 60's. We have group out here in Phoenix of about 73 names of retired guys.
 Joe Pecoraro from Eng. 28 is about the only other guy from the LES. Only about 20 guys are active since we are spread all over the state. We meet in a vintage Antique Auto Museum with about 60 cars from Duisenberg's to Shelby's and in between. Hope everyone is doing well at Ft. Pitt. Been a long time since I was in the hood. Hard to believe 17 is gone, but, then again, many other companies have gone the same route. I used to love to stand on the corner of Pitt St. before the new house was built, and watch 28 &11, 17 &18, 15, Bn. 4, all respond at the same time. A very unique place to work. Stay well and have a Happy Holiday season."
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 16, 2013, 02:52:37 AM
In regard to FF Marty Celic RIP shown in the photo above in reply # 293 ....the 37th Annual Celic Brothers run is coming up....info in this link.....CONTINUED RIP TO BOTH THE CELIC BROTHERS......  http://911families.org/event/marty-and-tom-celic-4-mile-run/ (http://911families.org/event/marty-and-tom-celic-4-mile-run/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on August 16, 2013, 08:42:59 AM
 Thank you Joe (mack) and Chief JK (68jk09) for the above photos and stories. The Lower East side of Manhattan was a very tough place to work. Those above photos and the stories show exactly what it was like in those days.

  In fact, thank you for all the stories and photos of ALL the FDNY Firehouses that you have posted over the last several pages. This thread has become a collectors item as far as I'm concerned. And as I see it, there's just something about those old FDNY Firehouses. I guess in their own way, they can be compared to a fine, vintage wine.

 I appreciate what you have provided us with.

 P.S. - To all, don't forget, if you're ever in my neighborhood in Norwich, Ct, we have the oldest operating firehouse in Connecticut. Engine 2 on North Main St, not too far from Foxwoods/Mohegan Sun Casinos. It actually looks like an older FDNY firehouse. I'm sure my Brothers would be glad to show you around.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 16, 2013, 11:09:13 AM
E 85/TCU 712/L59 - firehouse - "Tin House" - 1971-1986 - 1264 Boston Road:

     E 85(Marine) - originally organized as a marine unit in Manhattan 1908-1959 - became Marine 3 in 1959
     E 85 organized at 1215 Intervale Ave (E 82/L 31/Bn 3) 1967
     E 85 moved to Tin House w/TCU 712   1971
     E 85 disbanded to form L 53  1986

     TCU 712 (Tactical Control Unit - ladder company) organized at 1215 Intervale Ave (E 82/E 85/L 31/Bn 3) 1969
     TCU 712 moved to 1264 Boston Road 1971
     TCU 712 disbanded to form L 59  1972

     L 59 organized at 1264 Boston Road Tin House 1972
     L 59 moved to 1901 Sedgwick Ave  1978

E 85 responding:
(http://s17.postimg.org/l0mbyjnt7/E_85_responding.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l0mbyjnt7/)
(http://s24.postimg.org/8s8gv7q0h/E_85_responding_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8s8gv7q0h/)

TCU 712 responding:
(http://s22.postimg.org/al0cn20t9/TCY_712_responding_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/al0cn20t9/)


(http://s8.postimg.org/okg4n1mm9/E_85_Tin_House.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/okg4n1mm9/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/8r4q5jrd7/FDNY_E_85_L_59_Tin_House.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8r4q5jrd7/)

Currently FDNY EMS Station 26:
(http://s17.postimage.org/bhe22qo23/E_85_images_CAP18_C88.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bhe22qo23/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/chqvbs56p/E_85.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/chqvbs56p/)

E 85:
(http://s18.postimage.org/ibephkl05/E_85_images_CAHQY5_Y4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ibephkl05/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/emkf4clkx/E85_images_CAYFTJDE.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/emkf4clkx/)
Thank you Willy D

TCU 712:
(http://s16.postimage.org/9eq58eq81/TCU_7122.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9eq58eq81/)
At 1215 Intervale Ave firehouse
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: scoobyd on August 16, 2013, 11:43:30 AM
 The Tinhouse had an old barber chair set up in the middle of the kitchen.  Perfect for a kid to sit in and eat ice cream.  43/59 still use one of the Tinhouse's big saucepots to cook with.  59 also still uses a TCU 712 gas can.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on August 16, 2013, 02:05:06 PM
Great stories and pictures fellas. Hearing all the stories and history on this site first hand beats reading about it or watching documentaries on television any day of the week.

People forget how busy and tough the Lower East Side was back in the day. When people mention the "War Years", you automatically think of the South Bronx, Brooklyn, and Harlem, but the Lower East Side burned too.

I might add, the old Broome St. firehouse looks fairly similar to the quarters of Engine 34/Ladder 21 in Hell's Kitchen.

By the way Bill, here's a picture of the Norwich Firehouse in question, the oldest operating firehouse in the state of Connecticut, the "Greenville Hilton".

(http://norwichct.org/images/pages/N234/greeneville_thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on August 16, 2013, 04:14:12 PM
Thanks Emmett for posting that picture.
 
The apparatus doors used to be red, but a rehab job changed that.

Again, great pictures and histories. Thank you.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 16, 2013, 04:28:11 PM
E 232/TCU 732/L 176 "Tin House" firehouse 266 Rockaway Ave - Brownsville - 1971-1988   Currently quarters to EMS Bn 44 

     E 232 reorganized at 107 Watkins St (E 231/L 103/Bn 44) 1966  Note  (E 232 had prior service as a marine unit and became Marine 6 1959)
     E 232 moved to 266 Rockaway Ave Tin House 1971
     E 232 disbanded 1988

     TCU 732 (Tactical Control Unit - ladder company) organized 582 Knickerbocker Ave (E 277) 1970
     TCU 732 moved to 266 Rockaway Ave Tin House 1971
     TCU disbanded 1972 

     L 176 organized 266 Rockaway Ave Tin House 1972
     L 176 moved to 25 Rockaway Ave (E 233) 1987
           
(http://s13.postimage.org/hrsmbgeub/E_232_b4f3059aba6eb7686c454db6b8d70838.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hrsmbgeub/)


(http://s7.postimage.org/osgpfn5nr/E232_8dc5d54adb72b578b19495ab5110cad5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/osgpfn5nr/)


Currently home to EMS Bn 44:
(http://s17.postimage.org/3llloc1u3/E_233_tin_house.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3llloc1u3/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/ywviopqv5/Tin_House_3377092933_8814b0f375.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ywviopqv5/) current

Picture of E 231/E 232/L 103/Bn 44 supporting troops in front of Watkins St:
(http://s14.postimg.org/5jmb49l3h/banner_1967_cropped.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5jmb49l3h/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 16, 2013, 04:37:01 PM
E 232 Tin House closing 1988:
During halftime of Super Bowl XXII on January 31, 1988, Engine Company 232 -- also known as the Tin House -- received a call to cover for another Brooklyn engine company that had allegedly been called out to a fire. Later that evening, the firefighters returned and were met by a large contingent of FDNY Chiefs, fire marshals and police officers -- only to discover that their firehouse was being closed. It was subsequently discovered that the earlier alarm had been a ploy to get them out of the building so it could be closed.

Tin House EMS reopening announcement:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/98b/pr550-98.html (http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/98b/pr550-98.html)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on August 16, 2013, 08:31:58 PM
 I won't soon forget my visit to the Brooklyn Tin House on a hot summer night in the mid 70s. Myself and my buddy (now retired Bridgeport, Ct FF) wanted to stop in and see what it is like inside that portable metal firehouse. So we walked in and got a great tour. Not only that, the guys invited us to stay for the meal and I ended up riding Ladder 176, and my buddy rode Engine 232 for the night tour. What a night it was ! I have no idea how many runs we made with them or how many fires there were. All I know is that we spent most of that night on the road and when we did get back to the firehouse with the Ladder, the Engine was usually out.

  I rode in the front of the cab and I remember the short piece of rope hanging from the end of that ladder. When we were leaving that firehouse in the morning, I was able to get A CLASSIC Picture of the guys in front of that Metal firehouse. I say "Classic" because only in New York during those very busy War Years would anybody ever be able to get a picture like that. I wish I still had it. "It was Priceless".

  Thank you Brooklyns Tin House Gang for a night we both will never forget.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: Bxboro on August 17, 2013, 07:27:53 AM
I remember seeing a guy at a job with a large metal funnel over the top of his helmet..........I asked him what that was all about. He said "Tin man" from the "Tin House"........priceless !!!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 18, 2013, 03:03:25 PM
Chemical Engine 2/L 18/E 50/E 50-2/L19/L 32/Bn 17 - former quarters - 491 E 166 St Bronx     1882-1976

Original Morrisania volunteer companies on 491 E 166th St were:
     Engine 1  organized  1874
     Hope Hose 2  organized  1874
     Ladder 4 organized E 167th St  1874
     
     Chemical Engine 2 organized w/L 18  491 E 166th St (original vol firehouse) 1874 
     Chemical Engine 2 disbanded 1877

     L 18 organized 491 E 166th St  w/Chem Eng 2  (orig vol firehouse)  1874
     L 18 relocated Old Post Office E 167th St  1881
     L 18 new firehouse 491 E 166th St   1882
     L 18 disbanded to form CEC 50  1882
     L 18 reorganized in Manhattan 1887

Original firehouse Chem Eng 2/L 18 491 E 166th St (former volunteer firehouse):
(http://s7.postimg.org/g1t4nnfev/Ladder_18.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g1t4nnfev/)
 
     CEC (Combined Engine Company) 50 organized 1882 at 491 E 166th St
     CEC 50 disbanded to form E 50 1898
     CEC 50 reorganized 1899
     CEC 50 (ladder) relocated 3134 Park Ave (E 71) 1904
     CEC 50 (engine) relocated 1192 Fulton Ave (E42) 1904
     CEC 50 returned 491 E 166 St 1905
     CEC 50 disbanded to form E 50 1907
     
     E 50 organized 491 E 166th St 1898
     E 50 disbanded to form CEC 50 1899
     E 50 reorganized 491 E 166th St 1907
     E 50 moved to new firehouse 1155 Washington Ave  1976

     E 50-2 organized 491 E 166th St  1970
     E 50-2 disbanded 1974

     L 32 organized 491 E 166th St   1907
     L 32 moved to 3433 White Plains Ave w/E 62  1928

     L 19 organized 1187 Ogden Ave   1880
     L 19 disbanded to form CEC 68  1898
     L 19 reorganized 886 Forest Ave  1898
     L 19 moved to new firehouse 1684 Bruckner Blvd (w/E 96)  1929
     L 19 relocated to 491 E 166th St (w/E 50)  1935
     L 19 moved to new firehouse w/ L 19 at 1155 Washington Ave 1976

     Bn 17 located at 491 E 166th St   1905-1956

     Bn 26 moved to 1155 Washington Ave  1993


(http://s13.postimg.org/cok77th0z/50_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cok77th0z/)
     
491 E 166th  St former firehouse (built 1882):
(http://s13.postimage.org/fudz7dr1f/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fudz7dr1f/)
Quarters to CEC 50/E 50/E 50-2/L 18/L 19/L 32/Bn 17

Current home to electrician GSH Electric
(http://s17.postimage.org/ta4azgeiz/E50.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ta4azgeiz/)

E 50/L 19/Bn 26 current firehouse 1155 Washington Ave:
(http://s23.postimg.org/ih73dnxhz/E_50.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ih73dnxhz/)

Ladder 19:
FDNY Ladder 19 Responding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1llaijXMYXI#noexternalembed)

(http://s21.postimg.org/abu5037gj/E_50.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/abu5037gj/)

Thanks Gman.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: Bxboro on August 18, 2013, 03:15:50 PM
Anyone have shots of the old house / rigs on 166 st when it was open ??? There was a gentleman who lived nearby me in CT who was a firefighter and officer in 50 and a Chief in 6th Div.(same house) His name was Bob Curly. I spent countless hours listening to his stories about those busy companies. RIP
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 18, 2013, 04:07:33 PM
Chemical Engine 2/L 18/E 50/E 50-2/L19/Bn 17 - former quarters - 491 E 166 St Bronx     1882-1976
There are a few omissions and errors here:
Original Morrisania volunteer companies on 491 E 166th St were:
     Engine 1  organized  1874
     Hope Hose 2  organized  1874
     Ladder 4 organized E 167th St  1874
     
     Chemical Engine 2 organized w/L 18  491 E 166th St (original vol firehouse) 1874 
     Chemical Engine 2 disbanded 1877

     L 18 organized 491 w/Chem Eng 2  E 166th St (orig vol firehouse)  1874
     L 18 relocated Old Post Office e. 167th St  1881
     L 18 new firehouse 491 E 166th St  1882
     L 18 disbanded to form CEC 50  1882
     L 18 reorganized in Manhattan 1887

Original firehouse Chem Eng 2/L 18 491 E 166th St (former volunteer firehouse):
(http://s7.postimg.org/g1t4nnfev/Ladder_18.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g1t4nnfev/)
 
    CEC (Combined Engine Company) 50 organized 1882 at 491 E 166th St
     CEC 50 disbanded to form E 50 1898
     CEC 50 reorganized 1899
     CEC 50 (engine) relocated 3134 (E 71) 1904
     CEC 50 (ladder) relocated 1192 Fulton Ave (E42) 1904
     CEC 50 returned 491 E 166 St 1905
     CEC 50 disbanded to form E 50 1907  May-15-1907 to organize L 32 at 491 E. 166th until Dec. 20, 1928 when L32 moved to E 62 @3433 White Plains Rd.
     E 50-2 operated E 166th St firehouse from 1970-1974
     E 50 moved to new firehouse w/ L 19 at 1155 Washington Ave 1976
     Bn 26 moved to 1155 at Washington Ave 1993

     L 19 organized 1187 Ogden Ave   1880
     L 19 disbanded to form CEC 68  1898
     L 19 reorganized 886 Forest Ave  1898
     L 19 moved to new firehouse 1684 Bruckner Blvd (w/E 96)  1929
     L 19 relocated to 491 E 166th St (w/E 50)  1950 CORRECTION: May 1, 1935
     L 19 moved to new firehouse w/ L 19 at 1155 Washington Ave 1976

     Bn 17 located at 491 E 166th St  1905-1956
     
491 E 166th St former firehouse (built 1882):
(http://s13.postimage.org/fudz7dr1f/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fudz7dr1f/)
Quarters to CEC 50/E 50/E 50-2/L 18/L 19/Bn 17

Current home to electrician GSH Electric
(http://s17.postimage.org/ta4azgeiz/E50.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ta4azgeiz/)

E 50/L 19/Bn 26 current firehouse 1155 Washington Ave:
(http://s23.postimg.org/ih73dnxhz/E_50.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ih73dnxhz/)

Ladder 19:
FDNY Ladder 19 Responding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1llaijXMYXI#noexternalembed)
(http://s21.postimg.org/abu5037gj/E_50.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/abu5037gj/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 18, 2013, 07:13:23 PM
Anyone have shots of the old house / rigs on 166 st when it was open ??? There was a gentleman who lived nearby me in CT who was a firefighter and officer in 50 and a Chief in 6th Div.(same house) His name was Bob Curly. I spent countless hours listening to his stories about those busy companies. RIP

Trying to find some.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: Atlas on August 18, 2013, 09:13:23 PM
Mack,

Bob Curley was also a Batt Chief in the 3rd Batt. He was some thing else. I enjoyed working with him!!!!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 18, 2013, 09:19:16 PM
Although certainly not when the FH was active but this is a photo that i took in 1989 of the old 50/19 FH when we were surveying the BX for a possible location for a R*6 (which actually became SQ*41 the following year).........   http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/attachment/download/58 (http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/attachment/download/58)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 19, 2013, 09:04:05 AM
Engine 50 - 1917:
(http://s21.postimg.org/c0zbn8543/E_50.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c0zbn8543/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 19, 2013, 10:35:08 AM
Engine 260 - former firehouse - 36-33 (692) Vernon Blvd

     E 6 Long Island City FD (paid) - organized 685 Vernon Blvd (former firehouse L 3 LICFD) 1895
     E 6 becomes E 3 FDNY  1898
     E 3 moves to new firehouse 36-33 (692) Vernon Ave 1899
     E 3 becomes E 160  1899
     E 160 becomes E 260  2013
     E 260 moves new firehouse 11-15 37th Ave  1939

E 160 (260) at 692 Vernon Avenue firehouse:
(http://s14.postimage.org/jwrenn2sd/E_260.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jwrenn2sd/)

Former 692 Vernon Avenue firehouse:
(http://s14.postimage.org/rwzldhlpp/E_260_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rwzldhlpp/)(http://s12.postimg.org/6ohf5cknt/E_260_E.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6ohf5cknt/)(http://s16.postimg.org/4xtfhntht/E_260_F.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

11-15 37th Ave firehouse:
(http://s17.postimg.org/v7yrcgox7/E_260_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v7yrcgox7/)(http://s21.postimg.org/f796z0jc3/E_260_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f796z0jc3/)
Firehouse for E 260/Bridge Chemical Unit 61/Emergency Unit 1/WT 5/SL 1 (21)/Foam Unit Queens/Foam 81/Foam 260

E 260:
(http://s11.postimg.org/8k9o99x27/E_260.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8k9o99x27/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/3v5s924y5/E_260_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3v5s924y5/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/pzkjjoih9/E_260_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pzkjjoih9/)

Bridge Chemical Unit 61 located at 11-15 37th Ave w/E260 1939-1944
(http://s10.postimg.org/5zdnlnoph/HHH.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5zdnlnoph/)

Emergency Unit 1 located at 11-15 37th Ave w/E 160  1941
(http://s9.postimg.org/5ss222lgr/pppp.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5ss222lgr/)


Water Tower 5 located at 11-15 37th Ave w/E 260 1947-1957


Searchlight 1 (21) Queens located at 11-15 37th Ave w/E 260  1972-1990:
(http://s22.postimg.org/vjnu2u2kt/SL_21.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vjnu2u2kt/)

Foam Unit Queens located at 11-15 37th Ave w/E 260 1972-1988
Foam 81 located at 11-15 37th Ave w/E 260 1988-1998
Foam 260 located at 11-15 37th Ave w/E 260  1998-2000
(http://s23.postimg.org/fc8tenxqv/Foam.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fc8tenxqv/)

FDNY ENGINE 260 DIVISION 14 and BATTALION 45 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn-GCVMGq8w#ws)

Brooklyn Eagle newspaper stories:
 
Long Island City firemen badly burned varnish factory fire 1897:
(http://s10.postimg.org/9br5tubx1/NP_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9br5tubx1/)

LICFD firemen salaries increased to $800/yr 1896:
(http://s24.postimg.org/q8iprldpd/NP_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/q8iprldpd/)
Members have not been paid in months

E 160 fire horse record:
(http://s23.postimg.org/7lvp1cz9z/NP_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7lvp1cz9z/)


(http://s14.postimg.org/y54pqbest/Patch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y54pqbest/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on August 19, 2013, 12:00:07 PM
Mack, 260 also had one of those "good looking" 1960 Ward LaFrance "Firebrand" pumpers.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 19, 2013, 12:04:51 PM
Thanks Memory Master - I don't have a picture but will try to find one.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: raybrag on August 19, 2013, 01:05:34 PM
Not exactly in fresh-from-the-dealer shape, and who knows what company, but here's a Firebrand (photo by Chris Sissick):

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/sissick/2013/02-20/img901.html (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/sissick/2013/02-20/img901.html)


Also . . . not FDNY, but here's another Firebrand (from youngstownfire.com):

(http://yngfire.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2519.0;attach=37266;image)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 19, 2013, 01:23:54 PM
Thanks Raybrag. FDNY purchased 16 Ward LaFrance engines in 1960.

Squad 2's Firebrand when located at 659 Prospect Ave w/E 73/L 42/Bn 55:
(http://s8.postimg.org/lv5nt50i9/Squad_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lv5nt50i9/)

Note - Squad 2 had 7918 runs in 1969 not counting the runs they made as E 73 during Adaptive response.

 
FDNY Firebrand:
(http://s17.postimg.org/jhojtm04r/Willy.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jhojtm04r/)

E 159 had a Firebrand in the 1960s.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: svd385 on August 19, 2013, 01:51:57 PM
These look a lot like the rig that 94 engine had when they had that fire in their quarters.  I believe it was totaled at that time.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on August 19, 2013, 01:57:21 PM
I think they were the only rigs the city purchased that had a full bench seat across the width of the unit. Commonly referred to back then as "the old mans seat."
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: lucky on August 19, 2013, 02:08:15 PM
I thought that I recall a water tower in with Engine 260 at one time.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 19, 2013, 02:15:47 PM
I thought that I recall a water tower in with Engine 260 at one time.

Lucky - You are right - Water Tower 5.  Thanks.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 19, 2013, 04:52:36 PM
These look a lot like the rig that 94 engine had when they had that fire in their quarters.  I believe it was totaled at that time.
  Engine 94 had a 1962 International that was burned up. Engine 294 also had a '62 Int. that burned during refueling severely injuring a firefighter. One of the E. Harlem engine co's. (not sure 35, 58 or 91) had an International that got caught under a building collapse in 1965 or '66 that totalled Ladder 40's 1963 Seagrave tiller. L-40 wound up getting L-119's 1960 Mack/Maxim and L119 got one of the 1961 Mack C 146 ft. High Ladder rearmounts.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: raybrag on August 19, 2013, 05:00:35 PM
1962 International (from this site):

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8725/scan0008es.jpg)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 19, 2013, 05:11:01 PM
1962 International (from this site):

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8725/scan0008es.jpg)
10 originally assigned to: 35, 53, 58, 59, 69, 73, 91, 94, 283 & 290
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 19, 2013, 05:15:18 PM
Thanks Raybrag. Looks like the city purchased 16 Ward LaFrance engines in 1960.

Squad 2's Firebrand when located at 659 Prospect Ave w/E 73/L 42/Bn 55:
(http://s8.postimg.org/lv5nt50i9/Squad_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lv5nt50i9/)

FDNY Firebrand:
(http://s17.postimg.org/jhojtm04r/Willy.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jhojtm04r/)

E 159 had a Firebrand in the 1960s.
16 originally assigned to: 40, 42, 46, 82, 159, 204, 209, 216, 217, 220, 235, 260, 278, 297, 298*, 325. (*E298's was destroyed along with L127's 1962 ALF in the 1967 Jamaica gas explosion)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 19, 2013, 05:47:36 PM
I think they were the only rigs the city purchased that had a full bench seat across the width of the unit. Commonly referred to back then as "the old mans seat."
   Yes the motor was bet the Off & Chauf you could get on one side of the bench area then get off on the other side...216s went to 331.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: lucky on August 19, 2013, 05:57:55 PM
I don't know if I'm stretching it but the few '69 R model Macks also had a seat across behind the front seat.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on August 19, 2013, 06:11:04 PM
I don't know if I'm stretching it but the few '69 R model Macks also had a seat across behind the front seat.

I think that's correct. If I remember those Mack Rs were Eng 38 (?) and Eng 305 (?)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 19, 2013, 06:44:13 PM
I don't know if I'm stretching it but the few '69 R model Macks also had a seat across behind the front seat.

I think that's correct. If I remember those Mack Rs were Eng 38 (?) and Eng 305 (?)
  The five Mack R's originally went to: 38, 91-2, 209, 277, 303.  Re-assigned ones went to: 242, 305 & 324 a couple went to the Model Cities Salvage Units. One even wound up at the old Flushing Airport.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdce54 on August 19, 2013, 07:34:29 PM
From reading the original assignments for the Firebrands, the Internationals and the Mack Rs, they all went to busy companies. Was this an experiment to see how they would hold up or just giving the newest apparatus to the busy companies?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: raybrag on August 19, 2013, 08:59:27 PM
Sure looks like those Mack Rs had rear bench seats.  And heavens to mergatroid, it's a Willy D pic!

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3368/e38i.jpg)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 19, 2013, 09:18:54 PM
From reading the original assignments for the Firebrands, the Internationals and the Mack Rs, they all went to busy companies. Was this an experiment to see how they would hold up or just giving the newest apparatus to the busy companies?
  I know it's yes with the Internationals (commercial chassis) and the Mack R's as they replaced 1950's WLF and '58-59 Mack C's. The WLF Firebrands no, because they replaced older 1936, '37, '41 & '44 Macks, 1939 & 1946 WLF and 1947 Macks & ALF's: E40('46WLF), E42('41M), E46('47M), E82('47M), E159('46WLF), E204('41M), E209('47ALF), E216('39WLF), E217('41M), E220('47ALF), E235('47M), E260('39 Ahrens-Fox), E278('47ALF), E297('41M), E298('39WLF), E325('41M).
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 19, 2013, 09:25:59 PM
From reading the original assignments for the Firebrands, the Internationals and the Mack Rs, they all went to busy companies. Was this an experiment to see how they would hold up or just giving the newest apparatus to the busy companies?
  1962 Internationals replaced: E35('53WLF), E53('58 M1000), E58('53WLF), E59('58 M750), E69('53WLF), E73('58M750), E91('53WLF), E94('58M750), E283('58M1000), E290('53WLF).
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 19, 2013, 09:31:21 PM
From reading the original assignments for the Firebrands, the Internationals and the Mack Rs, they all went to busy companies. Was this an experiment to see how they would hold up or just giving the newest apparatus to the busy companies?
1969 Mack R's replaced: E38('53WLF), E91-2('65M), E209('60WLF), E277('58M750), E303('52WLF).
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on August 19, 2013, 10:06:13 PM
Sure looks like those Mack Rs had rear bench seats.  And heavens to mergatroid, it's a Willy D pic!

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3368/e38i.jpg)

Yes Ray, but if it wasn't for "r1smokeeater" doing all the work, which I think included resizing each one, NONE of them would have been posted. He did all the work for me. I have no idea how to do that stuff. (I guess just like "mikeindabronx". His wife puts all his pictures on his site, but Mike gets all the credit....."Sorry Mike").

Thanks Jamie.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: svd385 on August 19, 2013, 10:34:49 PM
These look a lot like the rig that 94 engine had when they had that fire in their quarters.  I believe it was totaled at that time.
  Engine 94 had a 1962 International that was burned up. Engine 294 also had a '62 Int. that burned during refueling severely injuring a firefighter. One of the E. Harlem engine co's. (not sure 35, 58 or 91) had an International that got caught under a building collapse in 1965 or '66 that totalled Ladder 40's 1963 Seagrave tiller. L-40 wound up getting L-119's 1960 Mack/Maxim and L119 got one of the 1961 Mack C 146 ft. High Ladder rearmounts.

thanks for the info, what caught my attention to that rig was the full width seat behind the cab.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 20, 2013, 03:03:02 AM
 But the Mack R'rs  were different in the fact that the bench seat  faced forward & was part of the fully  enclosed cab .   
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 20, 2013, 03:17:23 AM
But the Mack R'rs  were different in the fact that the bench seats were only  partially enclosed.   
HOW? ???
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 21, 2013, 01:01:06 AM
When SQ*1 was re-organized in BKLYN in 1977 they were assigned a '69 Mack R model.....it may have come from ENG*242 ?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 21, 2013, 02:41:12 AM
1969 MACK R ASSIGNED TO SALVAGE 4 PHOTO TAKEN IN CONEY ISLAND......   http://www.ebay.com/itm/FDNY-1969-Mack-R-Salvage-4/121162672599?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D718628643314776267%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D281153558682%26 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/FDNY-1969-Mack-R-Salvage-4/121162672599?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D718628643314776267%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D281153558682%26)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: Atlas on August 24, 2013, 09:49:17 PM
The reason why 38 had that Mack was because they use to do explosive escorts in those days.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on August 25, 2013, 09:06:28 AM
From reading the original assignments for the Firebrands, the Internationals and the Mack Rs, they all went to busy companies. Was this an experiment to see how they would hold up or just giving the newest apparatus to the busy companies?

fdce54, when 297 received the 1960 Ward it replaced, as stated by Guitarman, a 1941 Mack. 297, in 1960, was lucky to be doing 300 runs a year and most of that was brush and deep seeded land fill fires.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: kidfrmqns on August 26, 2013, 04:45:06 PM
Didn't TL105 used to be a single truck house in the area that is now the Barclay's Center? What year did they leave that firehouse and move in with E219? Was E219 a single engine prior to TL105 moving in their quarters?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 26, 2013, 06:14:49 PM
Didn't TL105 used to be a single truck house in the area that is now the Barclay's Center? What year did they leave that firehouse and move in with E219? Was E219 a single engine prior to TL105 moving in their quarters?
Both were in single houses....219 farther east on Dean St & 105 aaround the corner on Pacific St....they moved into their present house in the early '70s.....there are pictures of both old houses somewhere on here.....105s old qtrs continued to be used as the SOC Decon laundry until the barclay center came along....219s qtrs were used by Sanitation as a district office for a few years then it was sold to a private buyer.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on August 26, 2013, 10:35:39 PM
I believe L 105's old quarters on Pacific Street also housed a salvage unit when they were operating.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 27, 2013, 03:48:47 AM
I believe L 105's old quarters on Pacific Street also housed a salvage unit when they were operating.
Yes i forgot about that .
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 28, 2013, 05:23:05 PM
   If you go back in time, most ladder companies had their own firehouses including many that had a solid wall between the engine & truck side and separate housewatch desks: 1(w/E7-1 & 7-2), 2*, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 7, 8*, 9*, 10, 11, 12, 13*, 14, 15, 17*, 18, 19, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23, 24, 25(w/E74), 26*, 27(next to E46), 28*, 30, 34(w/E84), 35*, 38(w/E88) 39, 40, 41(w/E90), 42(next to E73), 43(w/E91-1 & 91-2) 44(w/E92)), 45(w/E93-1 & 93-2), 46(w/E81), 47(next to E64), 49(on Nelson Ave. directly behind E68), 77(w/E153), 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 116, 118(365 Jay St. w/R-2), 122(next to E220), 123, 124(w/E271), 125, 126, 127(w/E275, 298 & 299), 131(w/E279), 132(w/E280), 134(w/E264 & 328), 136(w/E287), 140(w/E291), 142(w/E285), 144(w/E295), 146(w/E229), 147(w/E281), 148(w/E282), 149(w/E284). [* means double company]     
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 28, 2013, 06:30:41 PM
Also 258/115/BN*45 had a wall & 2 separate HWs (we used to interchange there w/115 on the same night ENG*60 would be in 258)....259 FC*2 /128 had 2 distinct HWs also (we interchanged there also at one time)....... .in the Big House in Jamaica when 275..298..299...127 & BN*50 were together they actually had 2 HWs one on either side of the undivided apparatus floor.....i remember as early as the '50s  91/43/DV*4 had a wall but you could pass from side to side thru the single HW.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on August 28, 2013, 06:51:49 PM
How about 263/117 on Astoria Blvd. That had a dividing wall, didn't it?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: lucky on August 28, 2013, 07:03:27 PM
I don't remember Ladders 136, 140, 142, AND 146 having walls in their quarters.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 28, 2013, 07:53:00 PM
How about 263/117 on Astoria Blvd. That had a dividing wall, didn't it?
...Up until around'94 you could go from side to side either thru the HW or thru a small door nearer to the kitchen.....dont know about today.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on August 28, 2013, 07:55:12 PM
I don't remember Ladders 136, 140, 142, AND 146 having walls in their quarters.
Not in the present qtrs which mostly are approaching the 100 yr mark.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 28, 2013, 08:05:49 PM
How about 263/117 on Astoria Blvd. That had a dividing wall, didn't it?
Yes, I missed that one.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on August 28, 2013, 08:12:31 PM
I don't remember Ladders 136, 140, 142, AND 146 having walls in their quarters.
Not in the present qtrs which mostly are approaching the 100 yr mark.
Some of those walls were removed but they date back to when those houses were built from 1909 to 1924. A member of L146 told me he can see where the wall used to be.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on August 30, 2013, 01:47:50 AM
Engine 219 - former firehouse - 735 Dean Street Brooklyn

     E 19 BFD - organized at 735 Dean St  1880
     E 19 beame E 19 FDNY 1898
     E 19 became E 119 1899
     E 119 became E 219 1913
     E 219 moved to new firehouse 494 Dean St w/L 105 1977

E 19 BFD:
(http://s21.postimg.org/4qx2mnn03/ourfiremenoffic00deptgoog_0408.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4qx2mnn03/)

E 19 BFD had 112 response boxes.  They also had 94 2nd alarm boxes. Response area was diverse: factories; childrens' homes; breweries; car stables; hospitals; schools; storehouses; armory.  Company equipped with 2nd class Amoskeag engine, 4 wheel hose cart and 4 horses.

E 119:
(http://s24.postimg.org/mpumwtkxd/mmmmm.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mpumwtkxd/)

From Don Holt's NYFD site:
(http://s23.postimg.org/fm701uww7/engine_219_horsrs.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fm701uww7/)

Newspaper account of driver of E 119 serious injury while responding to 1902 fire:
(http://s22.postimg.org/42r9eyhgd/0000.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/42r9eyhgd/)
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
 
E 219:
(http://s7.postimg.org/nah0xf0kn/ENG_219.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nah0xf0kn/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/ov68z4l93/E_219.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ov68z4l93/)

WNYF (4th/2001):
(http://s10.postimg.org/97y9gh9hx/E_219_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/97y9gh9hx/)

735 Dean St former firehouse current:
(http://s13.postimg.org/xfaut3yur/E_219_bb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xfaut3yur/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/fy8wonek1/th_CAN763_LE.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fy8wonek1/)

http://www.corcoran.com/nyc/Listings/Display/2551618 (http://www.corcoran.com/nyc/Listings/Display/2551618)

494 Dean St firehouse
(http://s15.postimg.org/a32eh9txj/ppp.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a32eh9txj/)
E 219/L 105

E 219 R&Ws:
Year Engine Runs EMS Workers OSW ALL HANDS
1975 219    3827   0     2424     0 
1976 219    3673   0     2463     0 
1977 219    4048   0     2866     0 
1978 219    3869   0     2697     0 
1979 219    2874   0     1721     0 
1980 219    3228   0     1883     0 
1981 219    2540   0     1473     0 
1982 219    2595   0     1304     0 
1983 219    1981   0     1056   204 
1984 219    2190   0     1178       
1985 219    2214   0     1157   196 
1986 219    1936   0     1113   196 
1987 219    2079   0     1171   182 
1988 219    2059   0     1137   163 
1989 219    2123   0     1129   201 
1990 219    2281   0     1135   192 
1991 219    2416   0     1211   183 
1992 219    2494   0     1230   182 
1993 219    2363   0     1042   159 
1994 219    2218   0     1067   174 
1995 219    2827   0     1723   192 
1996 219    2665 290    1554   194 
1997 219    2299 557    1455   199 
1998 219    2641 536    1483   162 
1999 219    2508 518    1535   195 
2000 219    2414 565    1596   183 
2001 219    2335 488    1407   177 
2002 219    2528 585    1564   171 
2003 219    2714 628    1586   181 
2004 219    2740 668    1468   190 
2005 219    3065 738    1907   205 
2006 219    3015 824    1799   200 
2007 219    3098 832    1759   171 
2008 219    2881 839    1844   182 
2009 219    2910 309    1933   219 
2010 219    2998 842    1912   238  36
2011 219    2912 880    1911   237  66
2012 219    2693 828    1727   166  37
Thanks Frank Raffa

(http://s9.postimg.org/ec79i8e3v/p3030016_fdny_engine_219.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ec79i8e3v/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 01, 2013, 05:57:41 PM
Ladder 105  former firehouse 648 Pacific St

     L 5 BFD orgainzed Manhattan Ave and Ten Eyck St  1869
     L 5 BFD disbanded  1873
     L 5 BFD reorganized 648 Pacific St  1885
     L 5 BFD became L 5 FDNY  (Bklyn)  1898
     L 5 FDNY (Bklyn) became L 55  1899
     L 55 became L 105 1913
     L 105 moved to 494 Dean St w/ E 219  1977

Note - L 5 BFD original firehouse 130 Ten Eyck St former quarters of volunteer Engine 4 United States

L 5 BFD:
(http://s21.postimg.org/f97r8pys3/L_105_BFD_L_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f97r8pys3/)

L 105:
(http://s16.postimg.org/65kbnhrr5/L_105.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/65kbnhrr5/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/vubui0gzz/L_105.jpg)

 (http://postimg.org/image/vubui0gzz/)(http://s13.postimg.org/x5y9gve77/L_105_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x5y9gve77/)


R&Ws:
Year Ladder Runs EMS Workers OSW ALL HANDS
1975 105     5322        3487      0 
1976 105     5088        3447      0 
1977 105     4937        3345      0 
1978 105     3850        2600      0 
1979 105     3759        2472      0 
1980 105     4000        2502      0 
1981 105     3402        2074      0 
1982 105     3470        2075      0 
1983 105     2871        1662    440 
1984 105     3394        2009      0 
1985 105     3545        2149    467 
1986 105     3052        1883    356 
1987 105     3153        1987    380 
1988 105     3000        1848    369 
1989 105     3131        1985    381 
1990 105     3020        1983    355 
1991 105     3183        2101    358 
1992 105     3259        2291    366 
1993 105     3069        2097    357 
1994 105     3063        2144    347 
1995 105     3303        2290    355 
1996 105     3425 76   2433    375 
1997 105     3362 243 2258    401 
1998 105     2900 48   1927    324 
1999 105     2950 37   2050    370 
2000 105     2950 35   2100    390 
2001 105     2900       2050    386 
2002 105     3033       2193    405 
2003 105     2953       2196    358 
2004 105     2912       2125    351 
2005 105     3260       2433    357 
2006 105     2912       2358    357 
2007 105     3340       2045    484 
2008 105     2965       2439    442 
2009 105     2912       2427    439 
2010 105     3189       2688    424   49
2011 105     3008       2535    431   78
2012 105     3011       2542    402   54
Thanks Frank Raffa

494 Dean St firehouse E 219/L 105:
(http://s22.postimg.org/hjtetq7cd/L_105_ttt.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hjtetq7cd/)

FDNY ENGINE 219, FDNY TOWER LADDER 105 & FDNY R.A.C. UNIT 5 RESPONDING AND FDNY CPC-L105 PARKED. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jsYv8BMY1E#ws)

(http://s17.postimg.org/4fhvn654b/L_105_rr.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4fhvn654b/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 01, 2013, 08:07:48 PM
E 24 - former firehouse - 78 Morton St  (1865-1975)

     E 24 organized former volunteer firehouse 78 Morton St 1865
     E 24 moved to new firehouse 227 Ave of Americas w/L 5, D 1  1975

Note -  Volunteer Engine No. 34 responded from 78 Morton St from 1864-1865.

(http://s21.postimg.org/jbun7iy4z/red_rover_howard_engine_34_new_york.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jbun7iy4z/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/r0qnraus5/e24_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/r0qnraus5/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/78059hqnl/e24_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/78059hqnl/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/sog5v3cxj/fdnyen24.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sog5v3cxj/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/ga3ond5c5/E_24.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ga3ond5c5/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/tkqvz57ot/e24_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tkqvz57ot/)

WNYF (2nd/2001):
(http://s14.postimg.org/z87xm3j31/Engine_24.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/z87xm3j31/)

78 Morton former firehouse - current:
(http://s24.postimg.org/m1978lo1d/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/m1978lo1d/)

Current firehouse w/L 5, Bn 2:
(http://s7.postimg.org/swm06dyfb/nnn.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/swm06dyfb/)

E 24's history: http://nyfd.com/manhattan_engines/engine_24/engine_24.pdf (http://nyfd.com/manhattan_engines/engine_24/engine_24.pdf)

fdny engine 24 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ8-x6B2hT8#ws)

fdny engine 24 battalion 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzy-mps3ppg#ws)

(http://s9.postimg.org/9n4zp14sr/E_24_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9n4zp14sr/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 01, 2013, 11:13:51 PM
Howard Engine 34 (Red Rover) - predecessor of FDNY Engine 24 - history:

Volunteer Engine No. 34. -- Howard "Red Rover" -- this company was organized in 1807. It started with twenty-six men on its roll.  In 1813 it was located at Amos Street, and in 1820 at Gouverneur Street, in 1830 at Hudson and Christopher Streets, and in 1864 at 78 Morton Street.  Volunteer E 34 went out of service in 1865 when the paid department was formed.

(http://s18.postimg.org/rg4gukxmd/howard34.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rg4gukxmd/)

Members of Engine 34 fought in the 11th NY Volunteer Regiment - 1st Fire Zouaves - during the Civil War:

http://www.myrtle-avenue.com/firezou/ (http://www.myrtle-avenue.com/firezou/)

A noted member of E 34 was the real life William Poole, the Real "Bill The Butcher" character played by Daniel Day Lewis in "Gangs of New York".

(http://s12.postimg.org/h15ey8vl5/6111354_f260.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/h15ey8vl5/)

"While the character of Priest Vallon, played by Liam Neeson was fictional and not based off real historical figures, the character of Bill Cutting was.  Brilliantly by Daniel Day Lewis, the character of Bill Cutting was directly based off the real historical figure William Poole. The last name may have been changed but William Poole's real nickname "Bill The Butcher" was used in the movie Gangs of New York.

William Poole was a Nativist enforcer of The Native American Party, also known as The Know Nothing Party, which was a faction of the American Republican Party. The Know Nothing was a movement created by Nativists whom believed that the overwhelming immigration of German and Irish Catholic immigrants were a threat to republican values and controlled by the Pope in Rome.

They were dubbed the Know Nothings by outsiders of their semi-secret organization. This had nothing to do with them knowing anything. It had to do with their reply when asked of the organization's activities, often stating, "I know nothing."  The real Bill The Butcher was a leader of The Bowery Boys and known for his skills as being a good bare knuckle boxer. Poole's trade was that of a butcher, and was infuriated when many butchering licenses were being handed out to Irish immigrants.

William Poole was born in Sussex County, New Jersey to parents of English protestant descent. His family moved to New York City in 1832 to open a butcher shop in Washington Market, Manhattan.  Unlike the movie which Bill "The Butcher" Cutting mentions his father dying fighting against the British, the real William Poole's father did not die fighting the British. In fact, Bill Poole trained in his father's trade and eventually took over the family store. In the 1840s, he worked with the Howard (Red Rover) Volunteer Fire Engine Company #34, Hudson & Christopher Street.

Like in the movie, William "The Butcher" Poole was shot. However, he was shot at Stanwix Hall, a bar on Broadway near Prince. Unlike the movie Gangs of New York, William Poole did not die in a glorious street battle against his Irish enemies. Instead, he died from the gun wound at his home on Christopher Street. His last words were: "Goodbye, boys. I die a true American."

What was true in the movie was the conflict the real Bill The Butcher had with the Irish immigrant gang the Dead Rabbits. The Dead Rabbits were William Poole's The Bowery Boys most hated enemy, and the leader of the Dead Rabbit's was Bill The Butcher's most hated archenemy.

Bill Poole, the Washington market butcher, who was shot in Stanwix Hall on Broadway by Lewis Baker at one o'clock Sunday morning February 25, 1855, was a Volunteer of this company."
-from "The History of Gangs of New York! A Look Behind The History That Inspired The Movie!"

(http://s15.postimg.org/d8v88jywn/458153_Red_Rover_Howard_Engine_34_New_York.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d8v88jywn/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 02, 2013, 02:23:31 PM
Engine 24 (FDNY) - predecessor - Howard Engine 34 - "Red Dover"

E 34 responding 1830:
(http://s23.postimg.org/65fogjgjb/Howard_E_34.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/65fogjgjb/)

Origanized on Amos St (W 10th St) 1813 with 26 members.  Moved to Gouverneur St in 1820, where engine company in above scene responded from.  Location appears to be Sheridan Square vicinity.

Engine depicted is side-stroke "goose-neck" (NY Style) machine manufactured by James Smith Co, NY.

Company was named for Harry Howard, who became Chief Engineer of the New York Fire Department.

"Red Rover" (a nickname was traditional for all NYC volunteer fire companies in the 1800s) most likely came from a popular 1827 sea novel by James Fenimore Cooper - "Red Rover". 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Rover (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Rover))

(http://s21.postimg.org/paiw2pl8z/Red_Rover.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/paiw2pl8z/)

NYC built new firehouse for E 34 in 1864 at 78 Morton Street - which became original home of Engine 24 FDNY, when the new Metropolitan Fire Department was organized in 1865.

(http://s10.postimg.org/ga3ond5c5/E_24.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ga3ond5c5/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 04, 2013, 09:46:39 PM
Ladder 5 and Ladder 5-2 - original quarters - 102 Charles St     (Ladder 5 1865-1975/Ladder 5-2 1884-1939)

     - Original volunteer firehouse of Ladder 14 Columbian Fire Company 1854-1865

     - L 5 organized at 102 Charles St  1865
     - L 5 moved to new firehouse 227 Ave of Americas w/E 24, D 1  1975

     - L 5-2 organized at 102 Charles St at L 5  1884
     - L 5-2 disbanded 1939

     - D 1 moved to new firehouse 227 Avenue of Americas w/E 24, L5  1975
     - D 1 moved to 251 Lafayette St w/L 20  1990
     - D 1 moved to 227 Avenue of Americas w/E 24, L 5 1994
     - D 1 moved to 251 Lafayette St w/L 20  1998

     - Bn 2 moved to 227 Avenue of Americas w/E24, L 5  1998

L 5 102 Charles St firehouse:
(http://s23.postimg.org/515x4r407/L_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/515x4r407/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/p0mv56pe3/L_5_r.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p0mv56pe3/)

1930s:
(http://s13.postimg.org/nu42ttotv/L_5_1930s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nu42ttotv/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/dzsb6hjvl/L_5_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dzsb6hjvl/)

102 Charles St current:
(http://s15.postimage.org/gfl62iy5j/L_5_Charles_St_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gfl62iy5j/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/mc2ktjptd/L_5_Charles_St.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mc2ktjptd/)

E 24/L 5/Bn 2 227 Ave of Americas:
(http://s11.postimg.org/y1otdsrr3/E_24.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y1otdsrr3/)

Fdny Ladder 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Qc-7rfHWo#ws)

(http://s7.postimg.org/3lvzxxcg7/L_5_6.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3lvzxxcg7/)

Notes: 
-  Ladder 14 Columbian Fire Company, predecessor of L 5 FDNY, was organized in 1854 with 14 members at temp firehouse on Greenwich St.  It moved to its new firehouse on Morton St in 1857.  The Morton St firehouse was one of the best in the city - library, parlor, bunk room, truck room, garden.
-  Battalion 2 has been quartered in 8 different firehouses
-  Division 1 has been quartered in 11 different firehouses
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 05, 2013, 12:36:37 AM
Engine 227 - original firehouse - 979 Herkimer St

     E 27 BFD organized at 979 Herkimer St  1889
     E 27 BFD became E 27 FDNY 1898
     E 27 became E 127  1899
     E 127 became E 227  1913
     E 227 moved to firehouse 423 Ralph Ave w/ L 123  1949

E 27 BFD:
(http://s12.postimg.org/5ptm5u6zt/E_227_27_BFD.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5ptm5u6zt/)

Engine 27 BFD:
(http://s16.postimg.org/vgnlucw6p/E_27_Our_firemen.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vgnlucw6p/)
from "Our Firemen"

Engine 27 BFD fire 1900:
(http://s24.postimg.org/5xlqz3oep/E_27_news.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5xlqz3oep/)
from Brooklyn Eagle

979 Herkimer St:
(http://s21.postimg.org/4expafjpv/E_227_m.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4expafjpv/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/jagj7q9kz/E_227.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jagj7q9kz/)

423 Ralph Ave:
(http://s13.postimg.org/uhtytl0cj/E_227_L_123.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uhtytl0cj/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/8utg1k6h9/ggg.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8utg1k6h9/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/k9epyffnv/E_227_r.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k9epyffnv/)

R&Ws:
Year   Engine   Runs  EMS    Worker OSW All Hands
1975   227   4645   0   3132   0   
1976   227   4152   0   2890   0   
1977   227   4364   0   3417   0   
1978   227   4302   0   3401   0   
1979   227   3371   0   2300   0   
1980   227   3238   0   2242   0   
1981   227   3028   0   1984   0   
1982   227   2753   0   1764   0   
1983   227   2733   0   1867   365   
1984   227   2715   0   1779   0   
1985   227   2651   0   1727   284   
1986   227   2532   0   1666   318   
1987   227   2755   0   1814   270   
1988   227   3253   0   2253   314   
1989   227   3160   0   2114   293   
1990   227   3556   0   2170   261   
1991   227   3888   0   2356   287   
1992   227   3907   0   2265   339   
1993   227   3623   0   2097   348   
1994   227   3528   0   2002   322   
1995   227   3585   0   2307   343   
1996   227   3595   424   2541   343   
1997   227   3472   859   2428   322   
1998   227   3137   775   2267   310   
1999   227   3360   899   2311   300   
2000   227   3603   781   2087   303   
2001   227   2957   782   2074   262   
2002   227   2919   728   1996   319   
2003   227   3211   776   2176   341   
2004   227   3496   891   2361   403   
2005   227   3748   945   2533   402   
2006   227   3790   1023   2619   369   
2007   227   3810   1147   2673   406   
2008   227   3694   1056   2423   407   
2009   227   3826   1063   2510   336   
2010   227   3796   1252   2650   345   69
2011   227   3493   1140   2522   344   85
2012   227   3436   1121   2511      

Engine 227 former firehouse - today:
(http://s9.postimg.org/bprw5s0ej/E_227_Today.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bprw5s0ej/)

Thanks to Gman for help.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on September 05, 2013, 01:00:08 AM
Engine 227 - original firehouse - 979 Herkimer St

     E 27 BFD organized at 979 Herkimer St  1889
     E 27 BFD became E 27 FDNY 1898
     E 27 became E 127  1899
     E 127 became E 227  1913
     E 227 moved to new firehouse 423 Ralph Ave w/ L 123  1949

E 27 BFD:
(http://s12.postimg.org/5ptm5u6zt/E_227_27_BFD.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5ptm5u6zt/)

979 Herkimer St:
(http://s21.postimg.org/4expafjpv/E_227_m.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4expafjpv/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/jagj7q9kz/E_227.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jagj7q9kz/)

423 Ralph Ave:
(http://s13.postimg.org/uhtytl0cj/E_227_L_123.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uhtytl0cj/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/8utg1k6h9/ggg.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8utg1k6h9/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/k9epyffnv/E_227_r.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k9epyffnv/)

R&Ws:
Year   Engine   Runs  EMS    Worker OSW All Hands
1975   227   4645   0   3132   0   
1976   227   4152   0   2890   0   
1977   227   4364   0   3417   0   
1978   227   4302   0   3401   0   
1979   227   3371   0   2300   0   
1980   227   3238   0   2242   0   
1981   227   3028   0   1984   0   
1982   227   2753   0   1764   0   
1983   227   2733   0   1867   365   
1984   227   2715   0   1779   0   
1985   227   2651   0   1727   284   
1986   227   2532   0   1666   318   
1987   227   2755   0   1814   270   
1988   227   3253   0   2253   314   
1989   227   3160   0   2114   293   
1990   227   3556   0   2170   261   
1991   227   3888   0   2356   287   
1992   227   3907   0   2265   339   
1993   227   3623   0   2097   348   
1994   227   3528   0   2002   322   
1995   227   3585   0   2307   343   
1996   227   3595   424   2541   343   
1997   227   3472   859   2428   322   
1998   227   3137   775   2267   310   
1999   227   3360   899   2311   300   
2000   227   3603   781   2087   303   
2001   227   2957   782   2074   262   
2002   227   2919   728   1996   319   
2003   227   3211   776   2176   341   
2004   227   3496   891   2361   403   
2005   227   3748   945   2533   402   
2006   227   3790   1023   2619   369   
2007   227   3810   1147   2673   406   
2008   227   3694   1056   2423   407   
2009   227   3826   1063   2510   336   
2010   227   3796   1252   2650   345   69
2011   227   3493   1140   2522   344   85
2012   227   3436   1121   2511
E227 moved into L123's firehouse in 1948 but it was not a new firehouse in 1948. ;)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: JOR176 on September 05, 2013, 10:58:16 AM
I'm not sure of the date 227 moved to Ralph Ave. but both them and 214 moved off Herkimer St. around the same time. E214 & L111 in the Halsey St. FH was a nightmare, you should have seen how close the apparatus's were together,there was barely enough room between the Engine & Truck and just enough room between the Engine and the staircase going upstairs.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on September 05, 2013, 02:47:35 PM
I'm not sure of the date 227 moved to Ralph Ave. but both them and 214 moved off Herkimer St. around the same time. E214 & L111 in the Halsey St. FH was a nightmare, you should have seen how close the apparatus's were together,there was barely enough room between the Engine & Truck and just enough room between the Engine and the staircase going upstairs.
  The old L-111 house on Halsey St. was so tight that E214's Ahrens-Fox HP1000gpm (aka: Rolls Royce of fire apparatus) didn't fit so they had to swap rigs with E222, getting E222's 1920's American LaFrance :(.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 06, 2013, 01:39:13 AM
Engine 79/Ladder 37/Bn 27  firehouse   2928 Briggs Ave  -  built 1904
     E 79 organized 2928 Briggs Ave 1904
     E 79 moved to 3431 White Plains Rd w/E 62  2008
     E 79 returned to 2928 Briggs Rd w/L 37  2010

     L 37 organized 2928 Briggs Ave 1908
     L 37 moved to 3025 Bailey Ave at E 81  2008
     L 37 returned to 2928 Briggs Rd  2010
 
     Bn 27 reorganized Intervale Ave at E 82  1969
     Bn 27 moved to 2928 Briggs Ave at E 79  1978
     Bn 27 moved to 3025 Bailey Ave at E 81  2008
     Bn 27 returned to 2928 Briggs Rd  2010
2928 Briggs Ave firehouse:
(http://s17.postimage.org/tlxdrkt63/firehouse79engine.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tlxdrkt63/)

2928 Briggs Ave firehouse current:
(http://s7.postimage.org/dhcuwvcgn/Engine_79.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dhcuwvcgn/)

QUICK VISIT TO FDNY ENGINE 79, FDNY LADDER 37 & FDNY BATTALION 27 HOUSE ON BRIGGS AVE. IN DA BRONX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLoiBmMPJ7I#ws)
(http://s23.postimg.org/xzvhbwj0n/FDNY_E_79_L_37_Batt_27.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xzvhbwj0n/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 06, 2013, 10:46:39 AM
Engine 214  -  former firehouse -  231 Herkimer St

     E 14 BFD organized 231 Herkimer St  1872
     E 14 BFD became E 14 FDNY 1898
     E 14 became E 114  1899
     E 114 became E 214  1913
     E 214 moved to 399 Halsey St at/L 111  1949
     E 214 moved to new firehouse 495 Hancock St w/L111 1957

E 14 BFD:
(http://s17.postimg.org/gj8qxhhzf/E_214_BFD_E_14.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gj8qxhhzf/)

E 214:
(http://s13.postimg.org/p960qrpk3/E_214.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p960qrpk3/)

E 214 1938 Ahrens Fox:
(http://s22.postimg.org/an3n8s70t/Eng_214.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/an3n8s70t/)
1000gpm piston pumper  registration # 3437

E 214/L 111firehouse  495 Hancock St:
(http://s18.postimg.org/q8il4tv45/E214.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/q8il4tv45/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/cg46974cl/E214_r.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cg46974cl/)

E 214/L111 web page: http://www.fdnynuthouse.com/aboutus.html (http://www.fdnynuthouse.com/aboutus.html)

FDNY - "The Nuthouse" - In House Visit - 2/26/12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af3x9amRdKo#ws)

FDNY E-214 TL-111 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abSoMGJ8RyI#)
(http://s11.postimg.org/fcp1cwk6n/th_CAD2_JL3_J.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: STAjo on September 06, 2013, 01:19:36 PM

  " E 214 moved to new firehouse 495 Hancock St w/L111 1957"   mack

I spent some time @ 495 Hancock w/ that crew in 88 - 89. All I can say is:
That House is appropriately Named !
Everyone was Great, we had a blast, caught a couple of AH's, 1 Quick 2nd .
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on September 06, 2013, 01:34:32 PM
I relocated to E 214 on Hancock Street sometime in the late 60s when riding with E 248.  We couldn't in the building but were saved when L 132 relocated to L 111, threw a ladder up to a second floor window, and let everybody in.  LOL
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 14, 2013, 04:43:47 PM
Lady Washington Engine 40 (volunteer) firehouse 173 Elm St (now Lafayette St)
      Nickname - "The White Ghost"
     
     E 40 (vol) organized 174 Mulberry St  1812
     E 40 (vol) moved to Mulburry St & Broome St  1822
     E 40 (vol) moved to 173 Elm St  1830s
     E 40 (vol) disbanded 1843
     E 40 (vol) reorganized Crosby St & Broome St 1853
     E 40 (vol) disbanded 1865

173 Elm St firehouse:   
(http://s17.postimg.org/v37le6k63/E_40_vol.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v37le6k63/)

Engine 40 members:
(http://s23.postimg.org/e5ib7y92v/E_40.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/e5ib7y92v/)

Lady Washington Engine 40: 
(http://s14.postimg.org/9tmtmi9kd/E_40_Vol_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9tmtmi9kd/)

"The Life of a Fireman" Courrier and Ives 1861
(Engine 40 located in center of painting)
(http://s15.postimg.org/gs6s6xgvr/E_40_vol_ci.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gs6s6xgvr/)
Engine is piano crane-neck style w/ two 8 1/2 inch cylinders & 9 inch stroke
Built by W.H. Torbass in 1856

E 40 run log (year unknown):
July 19  2 PM  7th District  Fire in S. William St  # men out 16  No officer out 
     Boy burnt to death
     E 2 stood for us we came out and ran away from them as usual
July 29  2AM  7th District  Fire Duane & Chatham  Racey in command  Both officers   
       absent  # men out 26
     Coming home we got as far as Howard and Broadway and the bell rung 8th District
       for 57th Vessey  Asst Canfields took command  Chased 54 Hose  Turned in to 
       Murray St and so to the fire
August 5  3 AM 
     Received E 29 on their return from visit to Paterson NJ and gave them a collation
       in Central Hall
August 19 1 AM  7th District
     Fire City Hall Tower  Canfield in command  Pipeman J Bosch and Wm Racey  Both
       officers out  # of men out 32  The plunges of our engine got broke
August 24  8 1/2 PM  8th District
     Fire Vessey near Greenwich  Foreman in command  Pipeman D Scully and P
       Canavan   Both officers out  # men out 33  J Hutton fell through an awning
November 10  11 PM  7th District
     Fire Barclay near Greenwich  Canfield in command  # men out 30  passed by 50
       Hose cart  One of 4 Engine's members got run over by our rope
November 15  6 Pm  8th District
     Bell rung for smoke in the park   stopped cor Cedar and Greenwich  Canfield in
        command  Number of men out 16   Foreman absent

A member of E 40 was a legend his era - Fireman Mose Humphreys:
(http://s23.postimg.org/hvmjelabb/E_40_mose.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hvmjelabb/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mose_Humphrey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mose_Humphrey)

https://ohiostatepress.org/Books/Complete%20PDFs/Spierenburg%20Men/10.pdf (https://ohiostatepress.org/Books/Complete%20PDFs/Spierenburg%20Men/10.pdf)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 15, 2013, 08:57:58 AM
Douglaston Hose Company 1 - volunteer company firehouse - 42-30 Douglaston Pkwy  Douglaston, Queens     

     Hose 1 - organized 42-30 Douglaston Pkwy  1903
     Hose 1 - disbanded  1929

(http://s14.postimg.org/3vew0u0lp/Doulas.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3vew0u0lp/)

Hoes 1 members:
(http://s18.postimg.org/9s739jnj9/Doug_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9s739jnj9/)

Hose 3 boxes:
(http://s22.postimg.org/lybhsko65/Doug_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lybhsko65/)

Former firehouse erves as an American Legion Post.
(http://s16.postimg.org/f845t3kg1/Doug_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f845t3kg1/)

American Legion Post history:
http://www.placematters.net/node/998 (http://www.placematters.net/node/998)

Douglaston Hose 1 preceeded FDNY Engine 313 and Ladder 164:
(http://s15.postimg.org/ec77ujh1j/E_313.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ec77ujh1j/)

FDNY ENGINE 313 AND LADDER 164 RESPONDING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bjxHAnj3Og#ws)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 15, 2013, 12:34:31 PM
Marion Engine 9 (vol) firehouse 47 Marion St (243 Lafayette St) - became quarters of Engine 20 FDNY and Eng 20-2 FDNY

Marion Eng 9 firehouse 1861:
(http://s23.postimg.org/cup43duef/Marion_E_9.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cup43duef/)

Bolivar Engine 9 was organized in 1783 after evacuation of NYC by British. It was reorganized several times and became Marion Eng 9.  The Marion St firehouse was built in 1861 just prior to organization of the new Metropolitan Fire Department - FDNY.
 
Eng 20 FDNY new firehouse 1908:
(http://s23.postimg.org/fkgj0zehz/E_20_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fkgj0zehz/)

Engine 20 FDNY members:
(http://s12.postimg.org/yn4qh6u5l/E_20_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yn4qh6u5l/)

Engine 20-2 FDNY was disbanded in 1918.
Engine 20 FDNY was disbanded in 1947.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on September 15, 2013, 12:40:26 PM
Some great company history, mack! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 16, 2013, 12:16:37 AM
Engine 238/Bn 36 former firehouse - 176 Norman Avenue - Greenpoint - Orininal Engine 38 BFD firehouse

     Engine 38 (BFD) organized 176 Norman Avenue 1895
     Engine 38 (BFD) became Engine 38 FDBY  1898
     Engine 38 became Engine 138  1899
     Engine 138 became Engine 238  1913
     Engine 238 moved to new firehouse 205 Greenpoint Ave w/L 106  1972

     Bn 36 organized 176 Norman Ave w/ E 138  1906
     Bn 36 moved 205 Greenpoint Ave w E 238, L 106  1972
     Bn 36 disbanded  1975

176 Norman Ave former firehouse:
(http://s18.postimage.org/69eeowjs5/BFD_Firehouse_Studios_L_Street.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/69eeowjs5/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/evlckhn8z/BFD_Firehouse_Studios_L.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/evlckhn8z/)

Engine 238 Norman Ave firehouse history:
 http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/brooklyn-fire-department-house-on-norman-avenue (http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/brooklyn-fire-department-house-on-norman-avenue)

http://thehistorybox.com/ny_city/nycity_homeless_families_fire_greenpoint_1899_article00753.htm (http://thehistorybox.com/ny_city/nycity_homeless_families_fire_greenpoint_1899_article00753.htm)

Famous Greenpoint fires fought by E 38 (E 238):
1883 - Herseman Bakery - 2 LODDs (Fireman Jonathan Tyact L 106 and Fireman
          George Haight L 106 crushed by falling wall)

1899 - Box 496 - two square blocks destroyed

1900 - Major fire (see below)

1919 - Standard Oil Plant - 20 acres - response over 40 engines - fire burned 4 days
Sep. 13, 1919 A conflagration at the Standard Oil Plant covering over 20 acres in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn (at Queens boarder along East River). First Alarm at 14:02; 5th Alarm (77-55-516) at 14:38. First boro call to Manhattan for a 3rd Alarm (77-516-66-33-389) at 15:23; 2nd boro call for 3 more alarms (77-516-66-33-577) at 21:55; plus many special calls bringing over 40 engines (some horse drawn) to the scene. Recall of off duty Firefighters at 22:27. Fireboat "McCellan" rescued by Fireboat "Strong" after being surrounded by sea of fire in Newtown Creek.

2006 - 10 alarms Greenpoint Terminal Market

1900 fire:
http://www.newyorkshitty.com/greenpoint-goodness/3734 (http://www.newyorkshitty.com/greenpoint-goodness/3734)

2006 pictures:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/greenpoint-fire-gallery-1.19214#pmSlide=0 (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/greenpoint-fire-gallery-1.19214#pmSlide=0)

2006 (May 2) 10 Alarms:
FDNY Battles Massive Greenpoint Brooklyn 10 Alarm Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YENvqXEBjEM#)
Fire at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse/Market (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDd9BiMmbvo#)

E 238, L 106 firehouse Greenpoint Avenue, 1972-current:
(http://s18.postimg.org/4whp6dg5x/E_238.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4whp6dg5x/)
Also quarters to Bn 36, Foam Tender Brooklyn

Engine 238 Responding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpqIAbTYvyI#)

Fire alarm boxes - Greenpoint:
http://brooklynimbecile.com/2011/06/28/the-red-fire-call-boxes-of-greenpoint/ (http://brooklynimbecile.com/2011/06/28/the-red-fire-call-boxes-of-greenpoint/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/5pv9phm9n/pat.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5pv9phm9n/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 16, 2013, 09:17:13 AM
Ladder 106 - 124 Greenpoint Avenue - former quarters - (1910-1972)  - originally Ladder 6 BFD in original firehouse of volunteer Engine 11 Valley 
                    Forge and Ladder 4 Excelsor

     L 6 BFD organized 124 Greenpoint Ave (vol firehouse)  1869
     L 6 BFD relocated to unknown quarters while new firehouse built  1878 (approx.)
     L 6 BFD moved to new firehouse 124 Greenpoint Ave  1880
     L 6 BFD became L 6 FDNY  1898
     L 6 became L 56  1899
     L 56 moved to 683 Leonard St while new firehouse built 1908
     L 56 moved to new firehouse 124 Greenpoint Ave 1910
     L 56 became L 106  1913
     L 106 moved to new firehouse 205 Greenpoint Ave w E 238/Bn 36 197

L 56 at 124 Greenpoint Ave former BFD firehouse built 1889:
(http://s15.postimage.org/5d60xgoiv/ladder_6_bfd.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5d60xgoiv/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/juqjutrub/L_56.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/juqjutrub/)
     
124 Greenpoint Ave former firehouse built 1910:
(http://s13.postimage.org/cy0qgnq4z/L_106_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cy0qgnq4z/)

Friday - November 21, 1879 - 3rd alarm  Greenpoint Avenue & Milton Street - Brooklyn Fire Dept
1st alarm units: E 15, E 12, E 13, L6
2nd alarm units: E 11, E 16, E 18, L 4
3rd alarm units: E 17, L 2
Incident commander - Chief Nevins - acted "with accustomed coolness and daring"
Firefighters commmended in press for "bravery and pluck"

BFD L 6 LODD- June 22, 1884 - Lt Jonathan Tyack (L 6 BFD) and Firemen George W. Haight (detailed L 6 BFD)
(http://s2.postimg.org/kp90aiw11/Cypress.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kp90aiw11/)


Birth:  Apr., 1835
Death:  Jun. 22, 1884
Brooklyn
Kings County
New York, USA

"The fire started when a hot brick from one of the ovens on the second floor of Herseman's Bakery dropped to the floor below. It landed in the stable, igniting some hay. The fire gained headway before it was noticed. Workers went into the stables to release the forty-four horses but were driven back by the flames. Thirty-three of the horses were released, eleven were killed. Acting Foreman Jonathan Tyack and Fireman Stephen Allen and Firemen George W. Haight were ordered to add another section of hose to the line operating in the rear of the bakery. The three men entered the alleyway between the fire building and the adjoining building with the extra hose. The four walls of the building swayed before the roof fell in, pushing the walls out and burying the helpless firemen. Acting Foreman Tyack was found under six feet of bricks with his skull crushed. Fireman Haight was found badly burned. Fireman Allen was injured but escaped with only a broken leg when he was thrown into a doorway and through the door of the next building. Acting Foreman Tyack and Fireman Haight both lived on Meserole Avenue in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. Acting Forman Tyack was forty-five years old, was married and the father of four children. Fireman Haight lost his wife several weeks earlier; they left three children orphaned. The fire from the time it was discovered until the building collapsed was less than fifteen minutes." 
(From Cypress Hills webpage)
 
 

(http://s10.postimg.org/r0jwzeskl/memorial.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r0jwzeskl/)

Lt Tyack memorial at Cypress Hills Cemetery:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=93085299&PIpi=62970545 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=93085299&PIpi=62970545)

Feb 4 1870 - paid department - $700 salary
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1870/02/04/2/Ar00201.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1870-1874&DOCID=4988&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%6c%61%64%64%65%72%20%36%20%67%72%65%65%6e%70%6f%69%6e%74&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%38&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T (http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1870/02/04/2/Ar00201.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1870-1874&DOCID=4988&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%6c%61%64%64%65%72%20%36%20%67%72%65%65%6e%70%6f%69%6e%74&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%38&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T)

E 238, L 106 firehouse Greenpoint Avenue, 1972-current:
(http://s18.postimg.org/4whp6dg5x/E_238.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4whp6dg5x/)
Also quarters to Bn 36, Foam Tender Brooklyn

L 106 returning to quarters:
FDNY - Ladder 106 Engine 238 Returning to its Quarters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDVruOAmU1Y#ws)

http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_106.html (http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_106.html)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 16, 2013, 12:19:27 PM
Woodside Ladder 3 - former firehouse  58-11 39th Avenue

     L 3 organized 1878 (approx) 
     L 3 disbanded 1913

Woodside Ladder 3:
(http://s8.postimage.org/matvntw69/Woodside_Ladder_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/matvntw69/)
Firehouse may be original quarters - unknown address.

(http://s15.postimage.org/yprq8n85z/Woodside_Firehouse.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yprq8n85z/)

Woodside Hook and Ladder 3 was a company in the Newtown Fire Department, incorporated 1889.  The Newtown Fire Department was a volunteer department with 8 fire companies and 314 members.  Queens became part of NYC in 1898 and FDNY expanded to cover Woodside in 1913. 

1900 - Woodside Ladder 3 took delivery of a new 55 ft ladder -apparatus measeured 43 ft long. (from Brooklyn Eagle June 17, 1900)
1902 - District Chief Obadiah B Smith of the Newtown Fire Department (was also a member of Woodside Ladder 3) was struck and killed by a train, 9:30 AM, October 15, 1902.

Former firehouse currently a vacant, for sale church:
(http://s17.postimage.org/lhi8lgy0b/Woodside_55.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lhi8lgy0b/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/c5tfg9rtt/Woodside.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/c5tfg9rtt/)

Past additional uses of former firehouse:
St Sebastian RC Church: "Masses were also offered in the Woodside volunteer Hook and Ladder Company #3 House on 39 Avenue, which later served as the American Legion Hall and is now a Korean church...Of special note is the founding of the first fire company in Woodside, the Hook and Ladder Company in 1878, with William Cameron, a member of an old local family, as its first foreman. The firehouse bell, originally cast for an East River steamboat named the Sylvan Dell, became the church bell of the original St. Sebastian Church and now is proudly ensconced in front of the rectory."

(http://s7.postimage.org/bcydf1tjr/sebastian_bell.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bcydf1tjr/)

Above from church website:
http://stsebastianwoodside.org/history.htm (http://stsebastianwoodside.org/history.htm)

Current FDNY Woodside fire protection includes coverage by Engine 325, Ladder 163, Engine 292 and Rescue 4
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 18, 2013, 09:47:55 PM
Engine 165/Ladder 85 firehouse 3067 Richmond Rd  New Dorp, SI
     Ladder 82 currently relocated to 3067 Richmond Ave

     E 165  ogranized 3067 Richmond Rd  1960

     L 85 organized 3067 Richmond Rd  1960

1960s firehouse design:
(http://s13.postimg.org/5j42k85zn/165.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/6iriwr7qz/165_b.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Firehouse 1960:
(http://s13.postimg.org/u2jfndxlf/E_165.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/u2jfndxlf/)

Original E 165 apparatus (model):
(http://s13.postimg.org/70pivsaqb/E_165.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/70pivsaqb/)
1946 Ward LaFrance 2nd size pumper w/200 gal tank

2nd E 165 apparatus:
(http://s21.postimg.org/j6oesdz8j/E_165_9.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j6oesdz8j/)
1959 Mack 2nd size engine w/375 gal water tank (disbanded E 56 rig)

L 85 went into service with a 1938 FWD truck, 85 ft aerial ladder and tiller.  It had a 1948 Ward LaFrance tractor (from L 106).

L 85 later 1960s:
(http://s21.postimg.org/pvcy3uv37/Scan_Pic0056.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pvcy3uv37/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/epk5nve27/E_165_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/epk5nve27/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/43v53f4qp/E_165_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/43v53f4qp/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/bxzdcameb/E_165_c_2012_Tower_Memorial.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bxzdcameb/)

E 165/L 85 1st due to Dec 16, 1960 mid air crash - TWA flight 266 crashed into Miller Field Army airfield, New Dorp, killing 134.  E 165 went right through fence to jet crash site. 23 Bn transmitted 2nd alarm.
http://www.silive.com/specialreports/index.ssf/2011/03/1960_mid-air_crash_over_staten.html (http://www.silive.com/specialreports/index.ssf/2011/03/1960_mid-air_crash_over_staten.html)

L 82 at E 165/L 85:
FDNY Ladder 82 at 165&85 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shphNM3eUFg#ws)

(http://s23.postimg.org/b5u33o0ev/L_85.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b5u33o0ev/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 22, 2013, 01:54:13 AM
Ladder 126 (organized as Ladder 76)  former firehouse 97-22 Cresskill Place (original quarters volunteer Jamaica Ladder 3) 
97-22 Cresskill Place originally 98 Irving Place

     Jamaica Ladder 3 (volunteer) organized (location ?)  1849
     Jamaica Ladder 3 (volunteer) firehouse 97-22 Cresskill Place disbanded  1907

     Ladder 76 FDNY organized 97-22 Cresskill Place  1907
     Ladder 76 became Ladder 126  1913
     Ladder 126 moved to new firehouse 104-12 Princeton St w/E 303  1931
     Ladder 126 relocated to 91-45 121st St w/Sq 270  2006
     Ladder 126 returned to 104-12 Princeton St w/E 303  2007

L 76 organized with a 1905 American LaFrance chemical combination ladder truck, straight frame, with a 50 ft ladder.
 
97-22 Cresskill Place firehouse:
(http://s24.postimg.org/gnlayy229/L_126.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gnlayy229/)

Former firehouse 97-22 Cresskill Place:
(http://s10.postimg.org/akkyrtqfp/L_126_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/akkyrtqfp/)
Used by NYC Dept of Sanitation

Former firehouse 97-22 Cresskill Place:
(http://s23.postimg.org/eofrs7fd3/L_126_current.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/eofrs7fd3/)

104-12 Princeton St firehouse:
(http://s24.postimg.org/mfq0ju19t/L_126_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mfq0ju19t/)

L 126  1990:
(http://s14.postimg.org/z1leu560t/L_126_1990_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/z1leu560t/)

L 126  1990:
(http://s21.postimg.org/opibcl2v7/L_126_1990.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/opibcl2v7/)

Year   Ladder  Runs  EMS  Workers  OSW 
1975    126     5580    0     2884         
1976    126     3086    0     2068         
1977    126     5651    0     2338           Most runs FDNY ladder companies
1978    126     5432    0     2324       
1979    126     2019    0     2318         
1980    126     4411    0     2093         
1981    126     3957    0     1925         
1982    126     3907    0     1929         
1983    126     3771    0     1806     305 
1984    126     3732    0     1960         
1985    126     3834    0     2066     304 
1986    126     4028    0     2190     354 
1987    126     4134    0     2087     287 
1988    126     4241    0     2137     283 
1989    126     4498    0     2317     277 
1990    126     4833    0     2657     261 
1991    126     5583    0     3030     319 
1992    126     5457    0     2922     276 
1993    126     4724    0     2805     320 
1994    126     4415    0     2573     279 
1995    126     4317    0     2633     378 
1996    126     4443   79    2980     530 
1997    126     4231  406   2803     444 
1998    126     4156  110   2554     369 
1999    126     3217   99    1970     303 
2000    126     2961   61    1756     271 
2001    126     2514    0     1536     251 
2002    126     2531    0     1581     242 
2003    126     2565    0     1702     267 
2004    126     2415    0     1969     297 
2005    126     2549    0     1769     273 
2006    126     2538    0     1926     301 
2007    126     2263    0     1421     297 
2008    126     2462    0     1630     283 
2009    126     2529    0     1779     292 
2010    126     2739    0     1739     262   
2011    126     2358    0     1751     291
2012    126     2382    0     1791     331
Year    Ladder  Runs EMS  Workers OSW
(thanks Frank Raffa)

(http://s22.postimg.org/hhhnwqo5p/L_126.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hhhnwqo5p/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/47beo1h03/l_126_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/47beo1h03/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 22, 2013, 12:24:02 PM
Engine 257/L 170/ Bn 58 firehouse - 1361 Rockaway Parkway

     E 57 BFD organized 1517 Rockaway Parkway (former funeral home)  1897
     E 57 became E 57 FDNY 1898
     E 57 became CEC (Combined Engine Company) 57  1898
     CEC 57 became CEC 157  1899
     CEC 157 moved to new firehouse 1361 Rockaway Parkway  1908
     CEC 157 became CEC 257 1913
     CEC 257 became E 257 1929

     L 170 organized 1361 Rockaway Parkway at E 257  1929

     Bn 58 organized 107 at 107 Watkins St at E 231  1969
     Bn 58 moved to 5105 Snyder Ave at E 310  1971
     Bn 58 moved to 1361 Rockaway Parkway  1995

     Brush Fire 56 organized 1361 Rockaway Parkway  1956
     Brush Fire 56 disbanded 1963
   
     Ambulance 2 responded from 1361 Rockaway Parkway  1967-1968

     Division 15 responded from 1361 Rockaway parkway  1968-1975

CEC 157 new firehouse 1361 Rockaway Parkway:
(http://s11.postimg.org/5v9ge6gjz/E_157_257.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5v9ge6gjz/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/4tgvg0ehj/E_257_1959.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4tgvg0ehj/)

Captain James L. Haviland (right), LODD January 15, 1905:
(http://s24.postimg.org/puuh9kk8h/E_257_LODD_Havliand.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/puuh9kk8h/)

Capt Haviland was cited for bravery as a member of the paid BFD.  He served in BFD E 22 (FDNY E 222) and BFD L 12 (FDNY L 112) before becoming captain of CEC 157:
(http://s24.postimg.org/p7ialqcmp/Capt_H.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p7ialqcmp/)


Fireman Fred Frempel, Engine 257, enlisted in the US Army to serve during WWI.  Killed after the war in Germany in accidental shooting, January 25, 1919. 


E 257 members 1928:
(http://s22.postimg.org/7e2vemi4t/E_257_1928.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7e2vemi4t/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/vb65qec9h/E_257_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vb65qec9h/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/izjm4lxzj/E_257_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/izjm4lxzj/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/lewwj98m9/E_257_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lewwj98m9/)

1361 Rockaway Parkway firehouse - current:
(http://s15.postimg.org/vgu1dup3r/E_257_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vgu1dup3r/)


E 257/L 170 history:
http://nyfd.com/history/engine_257_1.html (http://nyfd.com/history/engine_257_1.html)


FDNY ENGINE COMPANY 257 LADDER 170 BATT 58 11-26-12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_TlfyskY_k#ws)
FDNY Engine 257 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eahnl9AvVBw#)


https://thimble.webmaker.org/p/lv5r/ (https://thimble.webmaker.org/p/lv5r/)


(http://s7.postimg.org/fx0y4zgpj/E_257_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fx0y4zgpj/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses - 257/170
Post by: STAjo on September 22, 2013, 12:50:55 PM
Mack, Great Stuff on the Canarsie House, [ One of my All Time Fav's!], ty !

I Did Not Know about Amb. 2 Running from there '67-68, but i had a Strong Suspicion at the time that it wasn't too far from my 'Home-Base' in Flatlands... . Same thing w/ Div. 15; I DNK, but thought he got into jobs in the Neighborhood Pretty Quick at the time ! Thanks, staj.  ;D
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 22, 2013, 11:38:34 PM
Citizens Engine Company 1/Amicitia H&L 1 -  volunteer fire companies - 3 firehouses - Princes Bay SI
       
     Organized - unknown date (approx. late 1800s-1900)
     Disbanded - 1937

Workers from SS White Dental Works factory formed these two volunteer fire companies to provide fire protection for the Pleasant Plains/Princes Bay sections of SI.  They responded to alarms from Mt Loretto-Tottenville to Annadale.  The responses were made with equipment pulled by hand or by horses, until motorized in the 1920s.  Alarms were sounded by a whistle at SS White.  Both companies disbanded in 1937 when Engine 164 and Ladder 84 were organized in Huguenot.

1st firehouse - 6225 Amboy Rd: 
(http://s12.postimage.org/r8nj30cft/Princes_Bay_Citizens_Engine_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/r8nj30cft/)

Today a beauty shop:
(http://s17.postimage.org/m0djl0s5n/zzz.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m0djl0s5n/)


2nd firehouse - 6054 Amboy Rd:
(http://s17.postimage.org/geqnxlaiz/Princes_Bay_fire.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/geqnxlaiz/)

Today (former Princes Bay NY Public Library branch:
(http://s14.postimage.org/s159i7nel/Princes_Bay_Fire_House.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/s159i7nel/)


3rd Firehouse was building next door to 2nd firehouse - Amiticia Hall -   
(http://s15.postimage.org/5734hejxj/Amaticia_H_L_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5734hejxj/)
Amicitia H&L 1 posing in front of 3rd firehouse.


Notes about SS White, which supported fire companies:
   - by 1890s - the largest employer on SI
   - by 1920s, the largest maker of dental equipment in the world
   - closed as manufacturing facility in 1972
   - converted to a Factory Center trade mart and discount outlet center which proved to be unsuccessful
   - closed in 1982
   - vacant buildings were location of many fires for Bn 23 units
   - 2nd alarm suspicious fire caused remaining buildings to be razed in 1986
 
(http://s18.postimage.org/u1vcjpknp/SS_White.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u1vcjpknp/)
http://www.silive.com/specialreports/index.ssf/2011/03/ss_white_was_supplying_the_wor.html (http://www.silive.com/specialreports/index.ssf/2011/03/ss_white_was_supplying_the_wor.html)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 24, 2013, 11:54:30 PM
Eagle Hook and Ladder 4  former firehouse  Eldridge St 
     
     Eagle H&L 4 - organized 1811 - disbanded 1864

Firehouse sketch 1860:
(http://s10.postimg.org/up5m2wiph/Eldridge_St_1860.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/up5m2wiph/)

Eldridge St plot map 1860s:
(http://s16.postimg.org/fm92sq9o1/H_L_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fm92sq9o1/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/5uycbu0q3/22_e.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5uycbu0q3/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/l58zo5qd9/H_L_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l58zo5qd9/)

Jail next door:
http://www.eldridgestreet.org/blog/2011/05/jailbreaking-22-eldridge/ (http://www.eldridgestreet.org/blog/2011/05/jailbreaking-22-eldridge/)

1865 H&L 4 status - "Eagle hook and ladder, No. 4 ; Foreman, John C. Halligan — Located 20 Eldridge street ; performs duty in the seventh and eighth district. House in good condition ; truck in good condition ; built in 1855, by Pine & Hartshorn ; present number of men, 33."
(the historybox research)
 

Firehouse later used as restaurant:
(http://s7.postimage.org/u4k6snifr/Eldridge_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u4k6snifr/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/ap5ds2m3x/ppppp.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ap5ds2m3x/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: STAjo on September 25, 2013, 12:09:11 AM

Re: H&L 4: Eldridge Street Jail

I Betchya' the Cops in the Seven-Five & the Rest of E.N.Y. wish there was an Eldridge Street Jail these days...jest sayin'... ::)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 30, 2013, 06:44:07 PM
NY Fire Patrol 1 (originally called "Lower Patrol) Manhattan

          Assn of Fire Insurance Companies organized 1835  (4 paid members)
          Fire Police Force established 1839  (40 paid members)
          Fire Insurance Patrol reorganized 1850
          Fire Insurance Patrol reorganized 1866
          NY Fire Insurance Patrol reorganized 1869

      FP 1 organized 1839
      FP 1 moved to Dutch Street firehouse  1852 
      FP 1 moved to firehouse at 41 Murray St - 1850s
      FP 1 moved to new firehouse at 8 Franklin St - date unknown
      FP 1 discontinued - 1937  (NYC required property for new courthouse)
      FP 3 redesignated FP 1 at 104 W 30th St  1955

- All original Fire Police members were volunteer firefighters or former vol firefighters
- Members wore red hats and were nicknamed "Red Heads"
- Original vehicle resembled pie delivery wagons or era
- Firehouses were equipped with chutes for drivers to slide into wagon position - other patrolmen used brass poles
- Originally, FP units were designated Lower,Central, Upper and Eastside - then FP 1, F 2, FP 3, FP 4, etc.

FP 1 firehouse 41 Murray St:
(http://s18.postimg.org/izcl971cl/FP_1_41_Murray_St_1855.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/izcl971cl/)

FP 1  firehouse 8 Franklin St:
(http://s24.postimg.org/tmxmyfin5/FP_1_8_Franklin_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tmxmyfin5/)

FP 1 1920s:
(http://s23.postimg.org/mr47nih0n/FP_1_8_Franklin_St_1923.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mr47nih0n/)

FP 1 1930s:
(http://s24.postimg.org/i4bxraq75/FP_1_8_Franklin_1935.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/i4bxraq75/)

FP 1 Patrolman Hugh Lake LODD  Dec 10 1858
FP 1 Patrolman Augus Miller LODD collapse 436 Pearl St  1893
FP 1 Seargent Michael McGee  LODD  Wooster St Collapse  Feb 14, 1958
FP 1 Patrolman Louis Brusati  LODD  Wooster St Collapse  Feb 14, 1958
FP 1 Patrolman James Devine  LODD  Wooster St Collapse  Feb 14, 1958
FP 1 Patrolman Michael Tracey  LODD  Wooster St Collapse  Feb 14, 1958

     Also FDNY LODDs at Wooster St Collapse:
     L 10  FF Bernard Blumenthal
     L 1  FF William Schimdt
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on September 30, 2013, 10:27:53 PM
NY Fire Patrol 2  Manhattan

     FP 2 organized firehouse Marion St vic bell tower  1855
     FP 2 moved to firehouse 153 Elm St  1866
     FP 2 moved to firehouse 173 Elm St (Lafayette St)
      former quarters volunteer Lady  Washington Engine 40 1869
     FP 2 moved to 31 Great Jones St firehouse 1873
     FP 2 moved to 84 W 3rd St new firehouse  1907
     FP 2 disbanded 2006

FP 2 firehouse 173 Elm St  1869
(http://s11.postimg.org/pas7ymvfj/FP_2_173_Elm_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pas7ymvfj/)
Former quarters of vol Lady Washington Eng 40

FP 2 firehouse 31 Great Jones St 1873-1907:
(http://s14.postimg.org/rycy274f1/FP_2_33_Great_Jones_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rycy274f1/)

FP 2 firehouse 31 Great Jones St 1873-1907:
(http://s22.postimg.org/3k1c31asd/FP_2_31_Great_Jones_St_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3k1c31asd/)

FP 2 at 84 W 3rd St 1907:
(http://s2.postimg.org/5wa2hfwwl/FP_2_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5wa2hfwwl/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/8if8tyspv/FP_2_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8if8tyspv/)
FP previously wore white rubber turnout coats w/ red helmets before switching to black turnout coats

(http://s11.postimg.org/kcnjmg23j/FP_2_g.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kcnjmg23j/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/ysfw03uef/FP_2_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ysfw03uef/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/rphz4djo7/FP_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rphz4djo7/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/eiocmyatx/FP_2_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eiocmyatx/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/nlgjsi6s7/FP_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nlgjsi6s7/)

FDNY Fire Patrol 2 responding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ5z6ThYOsI#)

(http://s13.postimage.org/hl4htk8ir/fp_2_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hl4htk8ir/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/fuyqqe1pp/FP_2_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fuyqqe1pp/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/gjp1pjw3b/FP_2_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gjp1pjw3b/)


NYC Fire Patrol Nº 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHK62OaAJvs#ws)

FPNY- The New York Fire Patrol (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12R26JyEKAM#)

http://www.gvshp.org/_gvshp/preservation/fire_patrol/fire_patrol_main.htm (http://www.gvshp.org/_gvshp/preservation/fire_patrol/fire_patrol_main.htm)

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/celebrity-homes/anderson-coopers-home-historic-nyc-firehouse/ (http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/celebrity-homes/anderson-coopers-home-historic-nyc-firehouse/)

31 Great Jones St former FP 2 firehouse currently used as restaurant:
(http://s22.postimg.org/txjhb0ajx/fp_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/txjhb0ajx/)
Was horse stable before FP 2 firehouse.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 01, 2013, 02:03:39 PM
NY Fire Patrol 3  Manhattan

     FP 3 organized at 115 W 29th St  1868
       - 115 W 29th St firehouse was former quarters of volunteer Madison Hose Co 37 and belonged to FDNY
     FP 3 moved to 104 W 30th St  - date unknown 
     FP 3 moved to 240 W 30th St  1895
     FP 3 redesignated FP 1 1955

     Note: FDNY Engine 1 operated from FP 3's quarters 1906-1907

FP 3's initial response district was 23rd St to 57th St.

Firehouse at 240 W 30th St:
(http://s21.postimg.org/42dt0bf1v/FP_3_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/42dt0bf1v/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/59cl16m8h/FP_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/59cl16m8h/)

FP 3 leaving 240 W 30th St firehouse:
(http://s24.postimg.org/mr015jqxd/FP_3_ss.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mr015jqxd/)


Firehouse at 240 W 30th St today:
(http://s18.postimg.org/q75c8ae6d/FP_3_today.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/q75c8ae6d/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 02, 2013, 09:46:22 AM
NY Fire Patrol 4  Manhattan

     FP 4 organized at 94th St between 4th Ave and Lexington Ave  1876
     FP 4 moved to new firehouse 113 E 90th St
     FP 4 disbanded 1941 due to World War II manpower shortages

- FP 4 initial response area was above 59th St
- NYFP was placed under FDNY control during World War II.  FP 4 firehouse was used for auxiliary purposes.

FP 4 firehouse 94th St:
(http://s23.postimg.org/dy0k0lvfr/FP_4_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dy0k0lvfr/)

113 E 90th St:
(http://s15.postimg.org/6i3wois4n/FP_4_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6i3wois4n/)

1920s:
(http://s13.postimg.org/b5j0p3x37/FP_4_1901.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b5j0p3x37/)

1930s:
(http://s10.postimg.org/t9x0ct15x/FP_4_1921_e_90th_st.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/t9x0ct15x/)

Former firehouse 13 E 90th St - current:
(http://s8.postimg.org/na7abd5kh/FP_4_today.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/na7abd5kh/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 03, 2013, 11:27:46 AM
NY Fire Patrol 5  Harlem

     FP 5 organized 307 W 121st St  1892
     FP 5 moved to new firehouse 309 W 121 St 
     FP 5 disbanded  1955

     * FP 6 (Bronx) was redesignated FP 5  1955

FP 5 response area - boxes above 121 St.

(http://s23.postimg.org/wstjicmav/FP_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wstjicmav/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/i6svjem5d/FP_5_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/i6svjem5d/)

FP 5 apparatus:

(http://s11.postimg.org/iu3yioxbz/FP_5_1917.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/iu3yioxbz/)
1920s

 (http://s14.postimg.org/xfk8cqlnx/FP_5_1917.jpg[/img)

(http://s11.postimg.org/lle1hth33/FP_5_1940.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lle1hth33/)

Former firehouse 309 W 121 St today:
(http://s11.postimg.org/vbnxrpfpb/FP_5_today.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vbnxrpfpb/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/3v8yoi14x/FP_555555.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3v8yoi14x/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 03, 2013, 03:49:32 PM
NY FP 6  Bronx

     FP 6 organized at 838 Cortland Ave firehouse   1901
     FP 6 moved to new firehouse 278 E 156th St  1913
     FP 6 moved to 1079 Nelson Ave (former firehouse FDNY L 49)  1949
     FP 6 became FP 5  1955
     FP 5 disbanded  1955

FP 6 vacated 278 E 156 St firehouse for construction of high rise apartments

FP 6 838 Cortland Ave:
(http://s15.postimage.org/qfmn0cw1z/Fire_Patrol_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qfmn0cw1z/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/9wleb90o1/FP_5_Cortland.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9wleb90o1/)

278 E 156 St firehouse:
(http://s7.postimg.org/rrp8g7n2v/FP_5_New.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rrp8g7n2v/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/c7of7irxn/FP_5_New_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c7of7irxn/)

FP 6 with white turnout coats:
(http://s22.postimg.org/womyazhm5/FP_6_bb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/womyazhm5/)

FP 6 firehouse 1079 Nelson Ave 1949-1955/FP 5 firehouse 1955:
(http://s18.postimage.org/q3el3ihqd/L_49.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q3el3ihqd/)
Ladder 49 - previous firehouse 1913-1947

Former firehouse 838 Cortland Ave:
(http://s14.postimage.org/vy79hzghp/FP_8_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vy79hzghp/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 04, 2013, 02:57:54 AM
NY FP 7  Manhattan

     FP 7 organized 133 Norfolk St  1906
     FP 7 disbanded 1933

FP & firehouse 133 Norfolk St:
(http://s8.postimg.org/fwwhptasx/FP_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fwwhptasx/)

Former firehouse 133 Norfolk St today:
(http://s21.postimg.org/dl1o3g11v/133_Norfolk_St_current.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dl1o3g11v/)
Cronkite Pizzeria located at address.

(http://s22.postimg.org/729a9x0nx/FP_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/729a9x0nx/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 05, 2013, 06:00:49 PM
Unit 1 Brooklyn Salvage Corps  - became FP 8 when merged with NYFP
     Unit 1 BSC organized 172 Pacific St  1895
     Unit 1 BSC became FP 8 NYFP  1911

- Organized with: 10 men; 2 wagons; 5 horses; 350 rubber covers
- Response district was  Hudson Ave/Flatbush Ave/9th St/Gowanus Canal/NY Bay/East River
- Unit 1 responded to 605 fires in 1901, traveled 1388 miles, in service 492 hours, spread 1649 covers and extinguished 14 fires.

Original firehouse 172 Pacific St - today:
(http://s11.postimg.org/cgsqvdqm7/FP_8.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cgsqvdqm7/)

Brooklyn Salvage Corps - Bylaws/Rules and regulations:
http://archive.org/stream/charterbylawsoff00broorich#page/n45/mode/2up (http://archive.org/stream/charterbylawsoff00broorich#page/n45/mode/2up)


12 Dean St firehouse:
(http://s10.postimg.org/ro299cidh/FP_8_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ro299cidh/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/mf78bgzyd/FP_8_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mf78bgzyd/)


(http://s10.postimg.org/9r2klher9/fp_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9r2klher9/)

12 Dean Street former firehouse - today:
(http://s15.postimg.org/uni2w9fmf/FP_8_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uni2w9fmf/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 09, 2013, 12:08:23 AM
Unit 2 Brooklyn Salvage Corps - became FP 9 when merged with NYFP - Brooklyn

     Unit 2 orgainzed 12-16 Powers St  1896
     Unit 2 moved to new firehouse 33 Skagg St  1896
     Unit 9 became FP 9 1911
     FP 9 became FP 4  1955
     FP 4 disbanded  1959

-
Unit 2 12-16 Powers St - former firehouse today:     
(http://s11.postimg.org/41wmhih73/FP_9_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/41wmhih73/)

Unit 2 12-16 Powers St - former firehouse today: 
(http://s23.postimg.org/lnklic7rr/FP_9_Skagg_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lnklic7rr/)

Unit 2/FP 9/FP 5 firehouse 33 Skagg St:
(http://s22.postimg.org/pmavben3h/FP_9.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pmavben3h/)

Unit 2 interior:
(http://s14.postimg.org/71bmd1871/FP_9mm.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/71bmd1871/)

Brooklyn Eagle newspaper 1900:
(http://s23.postimg.org/sb8gwttg7/ppp.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sb8gwttg7/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 09, 2013, 12:42:09 AM
Unit 3 Brooklyn Salvage Corps - became NYFP 10 - Brooklyn

      Unit 3 organized Brooklyn Ave vic Herkimer St  1905
      Unit 3 moved to new firehouse 516 Herkimer St  1906
      Unit 3 became FP 10   1911
      FP 10 disbanded  1954 

(http://s21.postimg.org/4y8l92x37/Salvage_10_Herkimer_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4y8l92x37/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/5j9ckyo3z/mmmmm.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5j9ckyo3z/)

Inside Herkimer St firehouse:
(http://s2.postimg.org/ojlumbimt/FP_10_Interior.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ojlumbimt/)

516 Herkimer St former firehouse - today:
(http://s23.postimg.org/7mnb4r68n/FP_10_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7mnb4r68n/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 10, 2013, 04:12:25 PM
Aquehonga Hook & Ladder 1  Mariners Harbor, SI

     Aquehonga H&L 1 organized at 369 Richmond Terrace  1879
     Aquehonga H&L 1 moved to new firehouse 22 DeHart Place 1894
     Aquehonga H&L 1 disbanded 2007 when FDNY Engine 208 (Eng 158) organized

- Aquehonga H&L 1 was part of SI's North Shore Fire Department (Port Richmond to Mariner's Harbor)
- North Shore Fire Department had 4 engine companies, 4 ladder companies, 6 hose companies in 9 firehouses
- Aquehonga H&L 1 had a roster of 49 firemen
- FDNY Engine 208 (Engine 158) used Aquehonga H&L 1's 2nd firehouse as original quarters

369 Richmond Terrace:

     (http://s15.postimg.org/wh4n8oiev/Aque_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wh4n8oiev/)


22 DeHart Place:

     (http://s22.postimg.org/eim3x76dp/Aquehonga_H_L_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/eim3x76dp/)


22 DeHart Place today:

     (http://s28.postimg.org/nph7o2mnd/E_158_22_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nph7o2mnd/)
 

     (http://s14.postimg.org/9aeui73el/Aquehonga_H_L_Badge.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9aeui73el/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on October 10, 2013, 04:50:30 PM
 "22 DeHart Place", there is NO WAY I would look at that place today and say that was once a "FIREHOUSE". That's amazing if that was a rehab job to convert it over to residential.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 10, 2013, 04:57:19 PM
Engine 158  firehouses  Mariners Harbor  SI

     Engine 208 organized 22 DeHart Pl (former quarters of Aquehonga H&L 1) 1907
     Engine 208 became Engine 158                                                              1913
     Engine 158 moved to 65 Harbor Rd                                                         1931

     Brush Fire Patrol 158 located at 65 Harbor Rd                1955, 1956, 1957, 1960s


22 DeHart Pl former firehouse of volunteer company Aquehonga Hook & Ladder 1

     Aquehonga H&L 1 organized at 369 Richmond Terrace  1879
     Aquehonga H&L 1 moved to new firehouse 22 DeHart Place 1894
     Aquehonga H&L 1 disbanded 2007 when FDNY Engine 208 (Eng 158) organized

     - FDNY Engine 208 (Engine 158) used Aquehonga H&L 1's 2nd firehouse as original quarters


22 DeHart Pl Aquehonga H&L 1:

     (http://s22.postimg.org/eim3x76dp/Aquehonga_H_L_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/eim3x76dp/)


22 DeHart Pl today:

     (http://s28.postimg.org/nph7o2mnd/E_158_22_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nph7o2mnd/)


     Engine 208 originally had an 1871 Sibley steamer pulled by a single horse.

Engine 158 22 DeHart Pl firehouse:

     (http://s24.postimg.org/xeyok1nbl/e_158_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xeyok1nbl/)


Engine 158 65 Harbor Rd firehouse:

     (http://s23.postimg.org/ao72dnfvb/E_158.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ao72dnfvb/)


Engine 158 firehouse - current:

     (http://s21.postimg.org/96byr7kjn/Eng_158_today.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/96byr7kjn/)


Engine 158:
     (http://s23.postimg.org/5j5uw12xj/E_158_rig.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5j5uw12xj/)


Engine 158 Brush Patrol:

     (http://s28.postimg.org/ducqdpfs9/E_158_Brush_Patrol_1956.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ducqdpfs9/)


December 2011 - Engine 158 comes to aid of NYPD officers being attacked by mob:

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/111318/FDNY-Rescues-NYPD-Officers-By-Using-Water-Cannon-On-Mob-Of-Thugs.html (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/111318/FDNY-Rescues-NYPD-Officers-By-Using-Water-Cannon-On-Mob-Of-Thugs.html)

http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2011/12/ny-firefighters-rescue-cops-from-angry-mob.html (http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2011/12/ny-firefighters-rescue-cops-from-angry-mob.html)

Engine 158 responding:

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnZkMW6LPrE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnZkMW6LPrE)

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7trpnzbHvY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7trpnzbHvY)



(http://s10.postimg.org/l6eo0tr05/E_158_patch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l6eo0tr05/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 10, 2013, 05:05:21 PM
Bill - current structure at that location is original firehouse. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 11, 2013, 01:14:18 AM
Engine 259/Ladder 128/Bn 45 firehouse 31-51 Greenpoint Ave  Sunnyside, Queens

     Engine 2 Long Island City FD organized 59 Gale Ave  1894
     Engine 2 Long Island City FD became Engine 2 FDNY  1898
     Engine 2 became Engine 159  1899
     Engine 259 moved to 31-51 Greenpoint Avenue  1909
     Engine 159 became Engine 259  1913
     Engine 259 moved 10-40 47th Ave at Engine 258  2007
     Engine 259 returned to 31-51 Greenpoint Avenue  ?

     Ladder 78 organized 31-49 Greenpoint Ave 1910
     Ladder 78 became Ladder 128  1913
     Ladder 128 moved to 205 Greenpoint Ave at Engine 238/Ladder 106  2007
     Ladder 128 returned to 31-49 Greenpoint Ave with Engine 259 ?

     Bn 45 organized 10-40 47th Ave at Engine 258  1906
     Bn 45 moved to 31-51 Greenpoint Avenue at Engine 259/Ladder 128  1979

     Field Communications Unit Queens organized at 31-59 Greenpoint Ave 1964
     Field Communications Queens became Field Communications Unit 2  1965
     Field Communications Unit 2 became Field Communications Unit Queens 1974
     Field Communications Unit Queens moved to 30-89 21st St at Engine 262  1978
     Field Communications Unit Queens moved to 31-51 Greenpoint Ave 1978
     Field Communications Unit Queens moved to 30-89 21st St at Engine 262 1979

Long Island City Fire Department was a paid fire department with protected LIC prior to annexation by NYC.
   
(http://s21.postimg.org/qa95ghs5f/E_259.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qa95ghs5f/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/pe3rckawx/E_259_1961.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pe3rckawx/)

E 259/L 128/Bn 45 - firehouse today:
(http://s23.postimg.org/6k9enujh3/e_259_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6k9enujh3/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/rwgwlj3fb/259_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rwgwlj3fb/)

Firehouse/Calvary Cemetery:
(http://s22.postimg.org/mvxv2syrx/calvary_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mvxv2syrx/)

Calvary Cemetery has over 3 million graves - largest in US.

Calvary Cemetery firefighter memorial gravesite:

(http://s15.postimg.org/ky64mlw6v/untitled.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ky64mlw6v/)

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9E00E1D81E3EE433A25755C1A96F9C94639FD7CF (http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9E00E1D81E3EE433A25755C1A96F9C94639FD7CF)

L 128:
(http://s12.postimg.org/xmg2jaj9l/L_128.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xmg2jaj9l/)


(http://s21.postimg.org/dsbulmmkj/nnnnnnn.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dsbulmmkj/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/7rfb6u5cn/e_259_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7rfb6u5cn/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/oog0eo0uj/l_128_patcch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oog0eo0uj/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 21, 2013, 10:59:10 PM
Engine 329/Ladder 171 (disbanded)   - firehouse -  402 Beach 169th St   Ft Tilden, Queens

     Engine 329 organized 402 Beach 169th St   1961
   
     Ladder 171 organized 402 Beach 169th St   1961
     Ladder 171 disbanded   1975

1960s FDNY firehouse design:
(http://s13.postimg.org/5j42k85zn/165.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/6iriwr7qz/165_b.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
(similar to E 16/E 22/E 28/E 165/E 166/E 275/E 299/E 331/E 246 firehouses)

Firehouse 402 Beach 169th St:
(http://s22.postimg.org/3qlf1rv4d/E_329_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3qlf1rv4d/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/k492w5v5d/E_329_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k492w5v5d/)

Engine 329:
(http://s24.postimg.org/96g6wy035/Engine_329_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/96g6wy035/)

Engine 329 ATRV (lost during Hurricane Sandy):

http://www.emtbravo.com/SpyShots/FDNYATRV329.html (http://www.emtbravo.com/SpyShots/FDNYATRV329.html)

http://www.unyquefiretrucks.com/FDNY_E329_-_ATRV.html (http://www.unyquefiretrucks.com/FDNY_E329_-_ATRV.html)


Engine 329:
(http://s2.postimg.org/ingw20stx/zzz.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ingw20stx/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/txmlxz5rl/zzz.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/txmlxz5rl/)

Ft Tilden History:

16in gun 1940: 
(http://s24.postimg.org/kdphofiep/F_t.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kdphofiep/)

Ft Tilden 1940:
(http://s13.postimg.org/bbnj0sz77/1940.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bbnj0sz77/)

http://www.fortwiki.com/Fort_Tilden (http://www.fortwiki.com/Fort_Tilden)

http://www.oocities.org/fort_tilden/harris.html (http://www.oocities.org/fort_tilden/harris.html)

"Fort Tilden: 1917-1974  A 317 acre Coastal Defense Post established in 1917. Initial WW1 installations included a Mortar Battery of 4- 12 inch mortars, an East Battery named Battery Fergusson with two 6 inch rapid fire guns, and West Battery named Battery Kessler with two 6 inch rapid fire guns. In 1921-49 Battery Harris with two 16 inch guns were added. Later paired with the Navesink Battery on Sandy Hook, NJ, with similar guns. World War 2 also saw the installation of a twin 90 mm Anti Motor Torpedo Boat (AMTB) gun emplacement, installation of coincidence range finders and plotting rooms at the batteries, and a Harbor Entrance Command Post. 1955-1958 Nike-Ajax Site (NY-49), upgraded in 1958-74 as Nike-Hercules. All now part of Gateway National Recreation Area."  http://dmna.ny.gov/forts/fortsT_Z/tildenFort.htm (http://dmna.ny.gov/forts/fortsT_Z/tildenFort.htm)

Ft Tilden Army Fire Station 2 1918:
(http://s21.postimg.org/atkk9ed1f/FTFT.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/atkk9ed1f/)

Ft Tilden Nike Missile Site - "Constructed during 1954-1955, Nike battery NY-49 was located at historic Fort Tilden, a former Coast Artillery site which had earlier guarded the eastern approaches to New York harbor. The four magazine configuration of this double Nike battery was similar to that of its "sister" site located on the other side of the New York Bight at Fort Hancock, New Jersey. During 1958, this site became the second in the nation to deploy the more advanced, second-generation Nike Hercules missile system.
 
The numerous Nike sites were coordinated by an Army Air Defense Command Post (AADCP) operating the "Missile Master" or "Battery Integration and Radar Display Equipment" (BIRDIE) system to ensure that only one battery engaged a target and that friendly aircraft were not targeted. Missile Master could up to 24 batteries, while BIRDIE could handle up to 16 batteries.
 
On July 4, 1960, the New York area Missile Master was activated and manned by personnel from the 52nd Air Defense Artillery Brigade (formerly stationed at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, NY). This Missile Master facility was located at the Highlands Air Force Station along with the U.S. Air Force 646th Radar Squadron. The 646th was a component of the "Semi-Automatic Ground Enviroment" (SAGE) system, based at McGuire AFB, NJ.
 
Fort Tilden's Nike missile site was half-converted from Nike Ajax missiles to the newer Nike Hercules missiles. Construction began in March of 1958, and was completed on July 1,1958.  On October 15, 1958, the remainder of Fort Tilden's Nike missile site was fully converted to Nike Hercules missiles. These missiles remained at Fort Tilden until they were removed in 1972.
 
Nike missiles were never fired from Fort Tilden. But the Nike crews did fire the missiles for practice. After 1961, the Annual Service Practice (ASP) was instituted. On an annual basis, Nike crews would travel to Fort Bliss, TX, to fire missiles at the McGregor Range. Batteries would only have a 48 hour notice, and were chosen at random so that each unit would always be at a state of high readiness."  http://www.techbastard.com/missile/nike/ny49.php (http://www.techbastard.com/missile/nike/ny49.php)

Naval Aire Station Rockaway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Air_Station_Rockaway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Air_Station_Rockaway)

Ft Tilden - National Park: http://www.nyharborparks.org/visit/foti.html (http://www.nyharborparks.org/visit/foti.html)

Hurricane Sandy - 6 alarms - Breezy Point:
6 Alarm Fire Breezy Point, Queens NY- Hurricane Sandy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHV5NwjKZYk#ws)

E 329/L 144 responding Breezy Point after Sandy:
FDNY Engine 329 and Truck 144 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFeTikhqZD4#ws)

(http://s11.postimg.org/ubqdl0lxb/E_329_Patch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ubqdl0lxb/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 26, 2013, 05:47:22 PM
Engine 169/Engine 269/Squad 1 firehouse - 786 Union Street - Brooklyn

     Engine 169 organized 786 Union Street  1908
     Engine 169 became Engine 269  1913
     Engine 269 disbanded  1975
     Engine 269 reorganized  1975
     Engine 269 disbanded  1975

     Squad 1 organized 187 W 137 St Manhattan at Engine 59  1955
     Squad 1 moved to new firehouse 111 W 133rd St Manhattan w/Engine 59  1962
     Squad 1 moved to 451 E 176th St Bronx at L 58  1972
     Squad 1 moved to 925 E Tremont St Bronx at Engine 45  1975
     Squad 1 disbanded 1976
     Squad 1 reorganized 786 Union St Brooklyn former firehouse of Engine 269  1977
     Squad 1 moved to 395 4th Ave Brooklyn at Engine 239  2003
     Squad 1 returned to 786 Union St w/TRV  2004

     Note - Squad 1 located at 6 different firehouses in 3 different boroughs
     
Engine 269 backing into 786 Union St firehouse:
(http://s14.postimg.org/fkbpp9cbx/E_269.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fkbpp9cbx/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/pip8ejvqf/e_269_patch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pip8ejvqf/)

1960 Park Slope airline crash:  http://brooklynpix.com/catalog09f.php?locality_no=12611 (http://brooklynpix.com/catalog09f.php?locality_no=12611)

786 Union St firehouse:
(http://s24.postimg.org/vlbp5qokx/E_269.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vlbp5qokx/)

Squad 1 goes into service in Harlem 1955:
(http://s24.postimg.org/vxb45mu41/S_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vxb45mu41/)

Squad 1 1958:
(http://s24.postimg.org/y4keqo5pt/Sq_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y4keqo5pt/)

Squad 1's quarters - 786 Union St:
(http://s10.postimg.org/3miyobw39/Sq_1_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3miyobw39/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/3yvnmycjx/Sq_1_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3yvnmycjx/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/vos8nw1e5/Squad_1_k.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vos8nw1e5/)

Squad 1's Mack operating:
(http://s23.postimg.org/sr6pmpiwn/Sq_1_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sr6pmpiwn/)

Squad 1's ALF:
(http://s14.postimg.org/3nt9w9p65/squad_1_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3nt9w9p65/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/pmcpgqb2r/Sq_1_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pmcpgqb2r/)

TRV:
(http://s17.postimg.org/rma9njwjf/TRV_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rma9njwjf/)

TRV:
(http://s22.postimg.org/4jfqmrc3x/SQUAD_1_H.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4jfqmrc3x/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/ybcaussk3/SQUAD_1_i.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ybcaussk3/)

FDNY Squad 18 is 1st due on a non-structural call (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2OvzbS1two#ws)

FDNY, Squad 1 & TRV 1 Responding HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bk28Q2c4LQ#ws)

WTC - Squad 1 - RIP:
(http://s12.postimg.org/6dj14c2i1/Squad_1_v.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6dj14c2i1/)

WTC Squad 1's door:
(http://s12.postimg.org/3oo8eax0p/Squad_1_e.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3oo8eax0p/)


(http://s15.postimg.org/ywqkklmjr/Squad_1_memorial.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ywqkklmjr/)

Squad 1 WTC firehouse memorial:
http://brooklyn.about.com/od/AboutSeptember-11th-2011/ss/September-11-2001-Memorials-In-Brooklyn-Places-To-Visit-To-Remember-911-From-The-Heart_6.htm (http://brooklyn.about.com/od/AboutSeptember-11th-2011/ss/September-11-2001-Memorials-In-Brooklyn-Places-To-Visit-To-Remember-911-From-The-Heart_6.htm)

Squad 1 members lost:
http://www.angelfire.com/nc3/squadco1/memorial.html (http://www.angelfire.com/nc3/squadco1/memorial.html)

Squad 1 company web site: http://www.angelfire.com/nc3/squadco1/ (http://www.angelfire.com/nc3/squadco1/)

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Fire_Department_Squad_Company_1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Fire_Department_Squad_Company_1)

Park Slope neighborhood:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Slope,_Brooklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Slope,_Brooklyn)

http://ny-pictures.com/nyc/photo/area/7959/Park_Slope2C_Brooklyn (http://ny-pictures.com/nyc/photo/area/7959/Park_Slope2C_Brooklyn)

http://www.nyc-architecture.com/PS/PS.htm (http://www.nyc-architecture.com/PS/PS.htm)

Squad 1's patch:
(http://s15.postimg.org/mi7xen3hj/Sq_1_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mi7xen3hj/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 26, 2013, 08:02:39 PM
Squad 1 was organized in 1955.

Has any other FDNY company had as many relocations and has served in as many different boroughs? 
     - 6 different firehouses
     - Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn

Also, does any FDNY company (engine/ladder/rescue/squad) have a response area as large as Squad 1's - good part of Bklyn and all of SI?

Does anyone have longer runs on 10-75s?  They are 1st due squad in Tottenville, SI, over 25 miles?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on October 26, 2013, 10:10:11 PM
LAD*112 has been in four FHs .....Madison St....Knickerbocker Ave w/277 ....Ralph Ave w/222....then to the new FH back on Knickerbocker...............AND 1 Member worked in all 4 FHs .....as FF.. LT..& CPT of 112....Ret CPT Ron Carritue. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 26, 2013, 11:37:54 PM
Looks like:
Engine 10 had 10 different firehouses
Engine 40 - 7 firehouses
Engine 1  - 6 firehouses
Engine 6  -  6 firehouses
Engine 31 - 6 firehouses

Ladder 10 had 10 different locations
Ladder - 8 firehouses

Engine 77 (Marine) - became Marine Co 7 - had 6 different berths in 4 different boroughs - Manhattan, Bklyn, Queens, SI
Engine 43 (Marine) had 9 different locations
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 26, 2013, 11:50:53 PM
Division 1 looks like it had 11 different locations
Division 2 had 9

Battalion 1 had 9 different firehouses.

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on October 26, 2013, 11:56:07 PM
Looks like:
Engine 10 had 10 different firehouses
Engine 40 - 7 firehouses
Engine 1  - 6 firehouses
Engine 6  -  6 firehouses
Engine 31 - 6 firehouses

Ladder 10 had 10 different locations
Ladder - 8 firehouses

Engine 77 (Marine) - became Marine Co 7 - had 6 different berths in 4 different boroughs - Manhattan, Bklyn, Queens, SI
Engine 43 (Marine) had 9 different locations
  Ladder 2 had 10 diffrent locations and Ladder 19 in the bronx moved around to different houses in distant areas (E68, their own house on Forest & 160th St., E96, then back E50, and then a new house on Washington Ave.).
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on October 27, 2013, 03:03:19 AM
What about the time spans for some of these mentioned above ?........112 occupied their four FHs in under a 40 year span.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 27, 2013, 08:52:56 AM
Chief - Looks like Ladder 112 relocated quarters in 1973, 1976, 1976, 2002, 2007. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 27, 2013, 09:16:54 AM
Rescue 3 has had 7 different homes  moving from the Bronx, to Manhattan, and back to the Bronx. 
     BX - L 17, E 42, E 71, E 42
     MN - E 93
     BX - L 58 then alone, then move to new firehouse

Rescue 1 had 5 quarters or relocations.

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 27, 2013, 09:23:16 AM
Division 5:
     1904  BX  E 71
     1906  MN  E 44
     1930  MN  E 80
     1949  BX   E 79
     1951  MN  E 80
     1990  MN  E 35
     1995  QN  E 324
     1995  MN  E 35
     1995  QN  E 324
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 27, 2013, 09:30:50 AM
Battalion 60 operated during the War Years from 1970-1975.  They were located at Engine 218 but they were relocated to different firehouses - I believe daily - to relieve the burden of surrounding BCs.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on October 27, 2013, 11:21:35 AM
Squad 1 was organized in 1955.

Has any other FDNY company had as many relocations and has served in as many different boroughs? 
     - 6 different firehouses
     - Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn

Also, does any FDNY company (engine/ladder/rescue/squad) have a response area as large as Squad 1's - good part of Bklyn and all of SI?

Does anyone have longer runs on 10-75s?  They are 1st due squad in Tottenville, SI, over 25 miles?

  At our recent Get Together (Oct., 2013) we visited Squad Co 1 in Brooklyn. The map in their firehouse shows the huge response area they cover on transmission of an All Hands Fire or Greater. They also cover Squad 18s and I believe Squad 270 if those units respond to a job 1st, 2nd, or 3rd due. Their response area is 25 miles of some of the most populated and industrial areas of any major city.

  And when Squad 1 was assigned to Eng 59/Lad 30s quarters, there was a picture of their Mack CF in an ad of a few Fire Engineering Magazines. Another one that I had framed on my bedroom wall (similar to Eng 234s), and wish I had today. Anybody remember that photo ?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on October 27, 2013, 03:38:34 PM
Battalion 60 operated during the War Years from 1970-1975.  They were located at Engine 218 but they were relocated to different firehouses - I believe daily - to relieve the burden of surrounding BCs.
They worked around the clock & rotated thru 3 BNs hitting each every third night acting as an additional section .....BN*35...BN*44...& i forget the third ?..... they would be there from 1800 till 0100 then they would return to 218 & respond as directed by the BKLYN Disp....they also had administrative responsibility for 218....(the only BN w/just 1 Admin Unit).
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on October 27, 2013, 11:39:06 PM
Here's a few photos from nfd2004 (Willy "D") of Squad 1's Mack CF during it's Harlem years from the early '70's at 59/30:

(http://s11.postimg.org/dasevr1yn/FDNY_Squad_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dasevr1yn/)

And a Mack ad from the '70's featuring Engine 234:

(http://s22.postimg.org/63g0nqodp/FDNY_E234.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/63g0nqodp/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/jtub1ohap/FDNY_E234_Mack_ad.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jtub1ohap/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on October 28, 2013, 12:44:20 AM
Thanks very much Emmett for posting these for me. The photos were actually passed onto me by a Lt in one of the Harlem companies.

I think earlier on in this thread we (actually I believe 69mets), had mentioned the photo of Eng 234 as the 1000th Mack CF purchased for the FDNY.

The Squad 1 photo was also used in an ad for FDNY Mack Pumpers.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 30, 2013, 09:43:03 AM
Engine 329 - Ft Tilden, Rockaway, Queens

(http://s23.postimg.org/z11agisvb/IMG_20131018_135159_394.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/z11agisvb/)(http://s12.postimg.org/vyahla27t/IMG_20131018_143713_703.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vyahla27t/)(http://s12.postimg.org/ewm8wxcqh/IMG_20131018_143634_912.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ewm8wxcqh/)(http://s17.postimg.org/vp7jdu6d7/IMG_20131018_143644_964.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vp7jdu6d7/)(http://s18.postimg.org/go5cdfon9/IMG_20131018_143335_848.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/go5cdfon9/)(http://s13.postimg.org/8shzjeq9f/IMG_20131018_143223_094.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8shzjeq9f/)


(http://s21.postimg.org/fnocgm2ur/IMG_20131018_143243_087.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fnocgm2ur/)(http://s13.postimg.org/ncktpn04z/IMG_20131018_143146_826.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ncktpn04z/)(http://s18.postimg.org/em9gcxg1x/IMG_20131018_140010_705.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/em9gcxg1x/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/tvehodwfl/IMG_20131018_135637_847.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tvehodwfl/)(http://s11.postimg.org/b4dpr05n3/MMM.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b4dpr05n3/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/9va1ea45h/IMG_20131018_135707_777.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9va1ea45h/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/xj2z2yff1/IMG_20131018_143157_584.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xj2z2yff1/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on October 30, 2013, 01:39:17 PM
Engine 154   60 Hannah St Tompkinsville, SI and 3730 Victory Blvd  Travis, SI

     Engine 204 organized 44 Sarah Ann St SI (former quarters of volunteer Niagara Engine 5)  1905
     Engine 204 address changed to 44 VanDuzer St  1910
     Engine 204 changed to Engine 154 1913
     Engine 154 moved to 60 Hanah St  1913
     Engine 154 moved to new firehouse 3730 Victory Blvd  1972
     Engine 154 disbanded  1975
     Engine 154 reorganized 1975
     Engine 154 disbanded 1975
     Engine 154 reorganized 1981
 
     Relay Hose Wagon SI moved from Engine 31 to 60 Hannah St at Engine 154   1965
     Relay Hose Wason SI moved to 345 Annadale Rd at Engine 167  1972
 
     Foam 84 organized 3730 Victory Blvd  1984
     Foam 84 became Foam 154  1998

     Brush Fire Unit 4 organized 3730 Victory Blvd 1997

     Division 8 also quartered at 60 Hannah St w/Engine 154 during 1939-1940 and 1941-1951

60 Hannah St former firehouse - Tompkinsville, SI:
(http://s23.postimg.org/mm3kuaftz/cvcvc.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mm3kuaftz/)

There is a piece of baseball history associated with this firehouse.  Bobby Thompson, the baseball player who hit the famous "Shot Heard Around the World" home run to win the 1951 pennant for the NY Giants, lived on Staten Island.  He went to this firehouse to celebrate immediately after he won the NL championship at the Polo Grounds.

The walk off home run, one of the most famous in baseball, won the third game of a rare NL pennant playoffs (no playoff system back then). The Giants, were down 13 1/2 games in August and were trailing 4-1 in the 9th inning. It became the "Miracle of Coogan's Bluff."  After he hit the walk off home run, Thompson took the SI ferry to celebrate with his brother Jim, who was on duty with E154.  Jim Thompson's son Jimmy also became an FDNY captain. 

60 Hannah St former firehouse:
(http://s7.postimg.org/ltjf36el3/E_154_Hannah_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ltjf36el3/)
Quarters for Engine 154 and Division 8

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/realestate/17habi.html?_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/realestate/17habi.html?_r=0)

3730 Victory Blvd firehouse:
(http://s23.postimg.org/59kt2cgbr/E_154_g.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/59kt2cgbr/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/zdgsatzw3/IMG_20131019_134718_099.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/zdgsatzw3/)

Engine 154 1940s:
(http://s23.postimg.org/tzpuvv1yf/E_154.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tzpuvv1yf/)

Engine 154:
(http://s15.postimg.org/58o1w9v1z/e_154_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/58o1w9v1z/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/7fqldo8st/IMG_20131019_134729_206.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7fqldo8st/)

Foam 154:
(http://s23.postimg.org/xovl1wgbr/E_154_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xovl1wgbr/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/9a0omp4mf/IMG_20131019_135701_161.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9a0omp4mf/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/95hs7accl/IMG_20131019_142916_377.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/95hs7accl/)

Former Brush Fire Units:
(http://s24.postimg.org/yevtujx4h/E_154_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yevtujx4h/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/eqdvo4n8n/BFU_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/eqdvo4n8n/)
BFU 4 damaged by hurricane Sandy

(http://s14.postimg.org/o5e6kd1ml/IMG_20131019_142908_346.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o5e6kd1ml/)

Engine 154 protects a large area of western SI.  It is first due in the Travis and Bulls Head sections of SI. Travis was originally called Linoleumville - the site of America's first linoleum factory in the 1860s.  It was the location of a ferry to NJ at the end of Victory Blvd.  The area was renamed Travis in 1930 after an original area settler.    http://www.statenislandhistory.com/travis.html (http://www.statenislandhistory.com/travis.html)

http://forgotten-ny.com/2006/03/travis-staten-island/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2006/03/travis-staten-island/)

Bulls Heads neighborhood was named after a 1700s tavern at intersection of Richmond Ave and Victory Blvd:
(http://s22.postimg.org/us2l283v1/Bulls_Head.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/us2l283v1/)


(http://s24.postimg.org/xynzhi92p/pppp.png) (http://postimage.org/) - 1981 movie scenes from "Splendor in the Grass" were filmed in Travis, vicinity of E 154 quarters
 


(http://s21.postimg.org/8gn7f6xv7/IMG_20131019_142846_547.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8gn7f6xv7/)



Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 01, 2013, 01:45:24 AM
Engine 168/EMS Bn 23  combined firehouse 1100 Rossville Rd  Rossville, Staten Island
     (also temporary quarters of FDNY Bn 23)

     Engine 168 organized 1100 Rossville Rd  2005

Rossville selected as location for SI's newest firehouse to be built in 30 years:  http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/boroughs/rossville-spot-s-s-new-firehouse-article-1.868168 (http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/boroughs/rossville-spot-s-s-new-firehouse-article-1.868168)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/2001b/pr349-01.html (http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/2001b/pr349-01.html)

(http://s15.postimg.org/qmc2b4prr/design.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qmc2b4prr/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/yulj44ow3/IMG_20131019_151151_051.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yulj44ow3/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/7uobaq1i9/188_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7uobaq1i9/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/wga8ev9k1/IMG_20131019_151229_386.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wga8ev9k1/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/5agew55f9/eng_168_bb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5agew55f9/)

Engine 168:
(http://s16.postimg.org/jdpd1naox/IMG_20131019_151553_154.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jdpd1naox/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/a9dw6j54d/E_168_g.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a9dw6j54d/)

Reserve Engine 513:
(http://s23.postimg.org/b7d9bwbfr/IMG_20131019_151310_636.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b7d9bwbfr/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/p86nalmd3/168_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p86nalmd3/)

Bn 23 (fire) - temporary quarters:
(http://s23.postimg.org/9w5i3fftz/IMG_20131019_151525_634.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9w5i3fftz/)
Great Kills firehouse renovation

HazTec EMS unit:
(http://s13.postimg.org/os6r1e9z7/IMG_20131019_151339_916.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/os6r1e9z7/)

Sculpture "Working in Same Direction": http://beatricecoron.com/rossville/index.html (http://beatricecoron.com/rossville/index.html)

Engine 168 hurricane Sandy: http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2012/111712a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2012/111712a.shtml)

Rossville:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossville,_Staten_Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossville,_Staten_Island)

Former names:  Smoking Point and Blazing Star

Ross Castle: http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/collections/history-archives/lyon-castle-rossville-staten-island-ny (http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/collections/history-archives/lyon-castle-rossville-staten-island-ny)

The Rossville Fire of 1963 - On April 20, 1963, Rossville was the scene of the worst of three devastating brush fires to strike Staten Island; the three fires collectively destroyed more than 100 homes, rendering over 500 persons homeless and causing in excess of $2 million in damage. Rossville would be transformed permanently by the fire as it turned out, for once the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was opened 19 months later, it and many other Staten Island neighborhoods would witness massive new home construction with many of the homes in Rossville which had been spared by the fire actually being demolished to make way for new, often larger ones.

Rossville shipyard: http://forgotten-ny.com/2010/01/ship-graveyard-rossville-staten-island/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2010/01/ship-graveyard-rossville-staten-island/)

Former LNG tanks: http://www.silive.com/southshore/index.ssf/2013/02/hulking_tanks_on_staten_island.html (http://www.silive.com/southshore/index.ssf/2013/02/hulking_tanks_on_staten_island.html)

Sandy Ground (formerly "Little Africa": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Ground,_Staten_Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Ground,_Staten_Island)

Old Rossville H&L 1 volunteer company:
(http://s8.postimg.org/4d7qs8t01/r_OSSVILLE.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4d7qs8t01/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/45uhgvj1d/168_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/45uhgvj1d/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/lc4pdxk1h/IMG_20131019_151600_738.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lc4pdxk1h/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on November 01, 2013, 09:55:35 AM
 On our most recent Get Together (2013), this firehouse was one of our stops.

 I was pretty impressed with it. The apparatus floor is entirely open and both the FDNY Fire Apparatus and the FDNY/EMS units are parked there. It is one of Two FDNY Firehouses that share living quarters together by both FDNY and FDNY/EMS personnel. The Fire Captain explained to us that things seem to be working out well in this firehouse with both groups.

 Besides getting a tour of the apparatus we were brought into the basement area where a makeshift training area is set up. It consist of a forcible entry door, and several divided areas seperated only by some sheets of plywood to similuate an apartment. There was a simulated bathroom, bedroom, and living room. Also a dummy to train for rescue. Probably the door was the most expensive item. The rest was some plywood, and a few 2 x 4s. Of course an old toilet, sink and some old furniture. We were told that other companies from Staten Island come over to this firehouse for training. (I took some pictures and maybe I can pass them on to "mack" or "fdny1075k" to get posted here.

  Of course like most of us, nothing can replace the atmosphere of those older firehouses. But I was pretty impressed with this newer building. The Captain of Engine 168 was Great to us. We talked to other members of the FDNY and FDNY/EMS. Maybe this firehouse is the future for other new firehouses throughout the city (?). I don't know, but as an "outsider", just a buff, I hope it works.

  Thanks Joe "mack" for posting this thread. An entire history of firehouses of the FDNY from the beginning until now. I think there's more than a few of us who appreciate what you do. (The only problem that I have, is that this damn thread is starting to catch up to the number of views of "My Younger Buff Years", and I got to do something about that ! )
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 811 on November 01, 2013, 10:52:54 AM
New E168 qtrs. is a pleasant looking utilitarian building.  Unlike the other recent concoctions which seem designed solely to line an architects pocket with their  avant-garde "designs" namely Rescue 3, Engine 277, Marine 1.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 01, 2013, 03:51:44 PM
This new facility was impressive to visit.  I believe it cost about $11M, and seemed well-designed and well-built.  Lots of space.  Much room around the firehouse for outdoor training, drills, maintenance.  It is close to the expressway.  Unit covers a lot of SI.  Used to take Engine 164/Ladder 84 about 5 or 6 minutes to respond into Rossville response area as first due units.  Engine 168 can also respond to remote developments along Arthur Kill Road.  Good company, good members.   
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 01, 2013, 05:28:35 PM
Bureau of Training converted pumper at Engine 168:
(http://s12.postimg.org/rqm6jro9l/IMG_20131019_153124_183.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rqm6jro9l/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/5hcprxodp/IMG_20131019_153148_436.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5hcprxodp/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on November 01, 2013, 06:51:45 PM
I'm proud to say that I spent the last five years of my EMS career at this facility. I could not ask to be working with a greater group of Officers, Paramedics and EMT's of EMS Sta. 23 and the entire roster of Officers and Firefighters of E168. They are the best and I thank them all for making the last years the VERY BEST!!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 01, 2013, 06:59:23 PM
Memory Master - everyone we met was first rate - officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs.  Engine 168 and EMS Bn 23 is a top-notch facility. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 02, 2013, 01:28:02 AM
Hose 7/Engine 159/Ladder 81/Brush Fire Unit 2/Satellite 5 - former firehouse - 1592 Richmond Road  Dongan Hills SI 

     Hose 7 organized 1592 Richmond Rd (former quarters volunteer Cromwell Hose 8)  1912   
     Hose 7 became Engine 159                                                         1913
     Engine 159 moved to 1850 Clove Rd w/Engine 160                       1929
     Engine 159 moved to new firehouse 1592 Richmond Rd                1930

     Ladder 81 organized 1592 Richmond Rd at Engine 159                 1915
     Ladder 81 moved to 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160 w/Engine 159   1929
     Ladder 81 moved to new firehouse 1592 w/Engine 159                 1930
     Ladder 81 moved to 278 McLean Ave at Engine 161                      1960

     Water Tender Unit 1 organized 1592 Richmond Rd at Engine 159   1962
     Water Tender Unit 1 disbanded                                                   1970

     Brush Fire Unit 2 organized 1592 Richmond Rd at Engine 159       1970
     Brush Fire Unit 2 moved to 1400 Richmond Ave at Engine 166      1970

     Satellite 5 organized 1592 Richmond Rd at Engine 159                1983

E 159 initial firehouse 1592 Richmond Rd (former quarters of Cromwell Hose 8):
(http://s11.postimg.org/a90416b4v/E_159.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a90416b4v/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/gvarv94fx/E_159.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gvarv94fx/)

New firehouse 1592 Richmond Rd dedicated 1930:
(http://s10.postimg.org/acs6n6hlx/E_159.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/acs6n6hlx/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/m7nord75n/E_159_Open.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/m7nord75n/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/oji1ctkm1/E_159.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oji1ctkm1/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/hgzzp37df/E_159_Open.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hgzzp37df/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/5r110n0kt/E_159_Open_6.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5r110n0kt/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/l83rrg8fv/E_159_Open_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l83rrg8fv/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/qk2234oo1/E_159_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qk2234oo1/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/jbcu6tudv/E_159_Open_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jbcu6tudv/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/tpulx5nzz/E_159_Open_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tpulx5nzz/)

Current quarters of Engine 159, Satellite 5:
(http://s8.postimage.org/3k0olrca9/E_159_today.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3k0olrca9/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/sxxn6umx3/E_159_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sxxn6umx3/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/cc5986l5d/E_159_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cc5986l5d/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/q66p36yel/E_159_6.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/q66p36yel/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/uho54mqxz/E_159_will.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uho54mqxz/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/juxl8ar9t/E_159_tt.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/juxl8ar9t/)

Satellite 5:
(http://s10.postimg.org/l8xcnr6p1/Sat_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l8xcnr6p1/)


Runs and Workers - Engine 159 was a top 10 FDNY workers engine company:
(http://s12.postimg.org/w0vu5rzix/E_159_R_W.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/w0vu5rzix/)

E 159 100 years:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2012/060112a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2012/060112a.shtml)

Dongan Hills, SI:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dongan_Hills,_Staten_Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dongan_Hills,_Staten_Island)

http://fdnytrucks.com/files/html/statenisland/e159.htm (http://fdnytrucks.com/files/html/statenisland/e159.htm)


(http://s22.postimg.org/86p299ei5/E_159_Patch.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/86p299ei5/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 03, 2013, 03:32:58 AM
Engine 160/Rescue 5/TSU 2/Collapse Unit 5/Division 8  firehouse  1850 Clove Rd  Concord, SI
- previous quarters of Engine 159, Ladder 81, Brush Fire Patrol 160, Foam Squirt SI, HazMat Support SI, HazMat Technician Unit SI, Hydrant Service 8, Thawing Unit 3, SI Boro Command

     Engine 160 organized 1850 Clove Rd                                 1915
 
     Engine 159 moved to 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160            1929
     Engine 159 returned to 1592 Richmond Rd w/ Ladder 81    1930     
     
     Ladder 81 moved tp 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160              1929
     Ladder 81 returned to 1592 Richmond Rd w/Engine 159      1930

     Division 8 reorganized 1189 Castleton Ave at Ladder 104 (Ladder 79)  1907
     Division 8 moved to 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160               1930
     Division 8 moved to 875 Jewett Ave at Engine 163              1932 
     Division 8 moved to 60 Hannah St at Engine 154                1939
     Division 8 moved to 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160               1951
     Division 8 moved to 256 Hylan Blvd at Engine 152              1974
     Division 8 disbanded                                                         1975
     Division 8 reorganized 1850 Clove Rd                                 1990 

     Hydrant Service 8 organized 875 Jewett Ave at Engine 163  1936
     Hydrant Service 8 moved to 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160   1940     
     Hydrant Service 8 disbanded                                             1957

     Brush Fire Patrol 160 organized 1850 Clove Rd                   1955
     Brush Fire Patrol 160 disbanded approx                              1957

     Thawing Unit 3 organized 875 Jewett Ave at Engine 163      1957
     Thawing Unit 3 moved to 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160        1963
     Thawing Unit 3 moved to 3730 Victory Blvd at Engine 154    1973
     Thawing Unit 3 moved to Engine 159, Engine 163, Engine 154, Engine 165, Engine 164 and Engine 151

     Foam Squirt SI organized 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160        1980
     Foam Squirt moved to 3730 Victory Blvd at Engine 154        1984
     Foam Squirt disbanded                                                      1986     

     Rescue 5 reorganized 1850 Clove Rd                                   1984
          (previously organized and quartered at Engine 153 from 1948 to 1962)   

     Tactical Support Unit 2 organized 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160       1990
     Tactical Support Unit 2 moved to 3730 Victory Blvd at Engine 154   2000
     Tactical Support Unit 2 moved to 256 Hylan Blvd at Engine 152       2001
     Tactical Support Unit 2 moved to 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160        2001
     Tactical Support Unit 2 out of service (WTC)                                   2001
     Tactical Support Unit 2 reorganized at 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160  2002

     HazMat Support SI organized 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160               1996
     HazMat Support SI disbanded                                                         1998
     
     HazMat Technician Unit SI organized 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160    1998
     
     Collapse Unit 5 organized 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160                     2005

Firehouse 1850 Clove Rd:
(http://s16.postimg.org/ollshspr5/Engine_160_wo_Rescue.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ollshspr5/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/dhea6mbmv/E_160_R_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dhea6mbmv/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/gth6du88t/E_160_g.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gth6du88t/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/6br4i37el/IMG_20131019_165903_609.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6br4i37el/)

Engine 160 approx 1915:
(http://s15.postimg.org/5vzs14yp3/E_160_q.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5vzs14yp3/)
Note Hook and Ladder 81 displayed over apparatus door as planned location - H&L 81 assigned to Engine 161 when organized.

Engine 160 current:
(http://s23.postimg.org/rw3awhe1z/E_160_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rw3awhe1z/)


FDNY Staten Island Engine 160 Responding 07-27-12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeLO7JAb_Sk#ws)

fire truck New York FDNY Engine 160 © (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWYk4UtWHVs#ws)

Rescue 5 1950s:
(http://s7.postimg.org/3qhxj4lvr/R_5_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3qhxj4lvr/)
Rescue was located at Engine 155/Ladder 78, New Brighton

Rescue 5 1984:
(http://s21.postimg.org/ntwwhxb4z/R_5_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ntwwhxb4z/)
1976 Mack/Hamerly

Rescue 5 1985:
(http://s18.postimg.org/d1ufg5ew5/R_5_r.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d1ufg5ew5/)
1885 Mack

Rescue 5 current:
(http://s23.postimg.org/ondn4os4n/IMG_20131019_164518_057.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ondn4os4n/)

Rescue 5:
(http://s24.postimg.org/o9yticpf5/IMG_20131019_164526_545.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o9yticpf5/)

Rescue 5:
(http://s21.postimg.org/7qs8nh9k3/IMG_20131019_160337_241.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7qs8nh9k3/)

Fdny Rescue 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ECD2Bd26o#ws)

TSU 2:
(http://s22.postimg.org/4a267qddp/TSU_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4a267qddp/)

Hydrant Service 8 1950s:
(http://s21.postimg.org/x0n0akgbn/Hydrant_1949.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x0n0akgbn/)
1949 International

Foam Squirt Unit:
(http://s22.postimg.org/grsq4juf1/Foam_Squirt_Unit.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/grsq4juf1/)

Engine 160 current:
(http://s10.postimg.org/71nz2lj85/IMG_20131019_161421_843.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/71nz2lj85/)

Division 8 and Engine 160:
(http://s23.postimg.org/srj7axdgn/IMG_20131019_161959_190.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/srj7axdgn/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/j1vtedgtj/IMG_20131019_162035_862.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j1vtedgtj/)

Engine 160/Rescue 5 honors wounded warriors - Wounded Warriors Project:
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/staten_islands_rescue_co_5_hon.html (http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/staten_islands_rescue_co_5_hon.html)

Concord SI neighborhood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord,_Staten_Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord,_Staten_Island)

Engine 160 patch:
(http://s23.postimg.org/54ytntief/Logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/54ytntief/)

Rescue 5 patch:
(http://s16.postimg.org/dyf5xfntt/5_p_5.jpg)
 (http://postimg.org/image/dyf5xfntt/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on November 03, 2013, 10:04:54 PM
Engines 159,64,89 In the top 25 of workers during 1948, A rarity for them back in those days. That means one thing; Lots of brush fires that year. Bet if you go back and check the weather reports It was a very dry spring.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 04, 2013, 01:35:48 AM
3511 - Good points.  Dry seasons can add work to companies which run brush.  But a few SI engine companies were usually in the top 25 engine companies in workers.  E 159 was frequently a top 10 company - in just about every year I checked from the 1940s through 1960 .  E 159 and E 163 were centrally located SI companies, covered a lot of response area and picked up a lot of working fires as 3rd due engines or on multiples.  This continued until 1960 when E 165 and E 166 were organized.  The tremendous volume of fires in the War Years then changed all statistics.

R&W 1945
(http://s8.postimg.org/n6n2cfhip/R_W_1945.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/n6n2cfhip/)

R&W 1948
(http://s16.postimg.org/c152j9fe9/R_W_1948.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c152j9fe9/)

R&W 1949
(http://s24.postimg.org/4jkdi3hdt/R_W_1949.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4jkdi3hdt/)

R&W 1952
(http://s22.postimg.org/qz7ux15p9/R_W_1952.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qz7ux15p9/)

R&W 1953
(http://s18.postimg.org/5hohbnaat/R_W_1953.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5hohbnaat/)

R&W 1957
(http://s7.postimg.org/4t2l48z0n/R_W_1957.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4t2l48z0n/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on November 04, 2013, 08:29:50 AM
Great sample, MacK. Thanks. My uncle, A former battalion chief, Left me his entire set of WNYF's When he passed on. I used to study the runs/workers lists to determine trends. it didn't change much year to year prior to the 1960's except for the brush fire years, that's when you would see engines 38,62,63,64,81,89 pop up on the list. Van Cortlandt, Bronx, and Pelham Bay Parks. Going to Orchard Beach In the early 1950s There were still farms beyond Eastchester Road in BayChester and Allerton.
Ladder 47, however, always one of the busiest truck companies due to their huge response area. second due from Pelham Parkway to Throggs Neck to Classon point.
 I can't comment On Staten Island Other than to notice That in some years Unfamiliar companies would appear on the list.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 05, 2013, 01:01:20 AM
Engine 155/Ladder 78 firehouse 14 Brighton Ave  New Brighton, SI
    - previous quarters of Rescue 5

     Engine 205 organized 80 Jersey St (former quarters of volunteer Brighton Engine)  1905
     Engine 205 moved to 223 Jersey St   1907
     Engine 205 became Engine 155     1913
     Engine 155 moved to new firehouse 14 Brighton Ave w/Ladder 78   1931

     Ladder 103 organized 3 Brook St  (former quarters of volunteer Tompkins Hose 6) 1905
     Ladder 103 became Ladder 78  1913
     Ladder 78 moved to 14 Brighton Ave w/Engine 155  1931

     Rescue 5 organized 14 Brighton Avenue at Engine 155  1948
     Rescue 5 disbanded 1962
     Rescue 5 reorganized 1850 Clove Rd at Engine 160  1984

Firehouse 14 Brighton Ave:
(http://s16.postimg.org/mpz6yj8vl/E_155_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mpz6yj8vl/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/hvgpdg2hj/E_155_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hvgpdg2hj/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/awvjt9k2t/E_155_t.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/awvjt9k2t/)

Engine 155 at 223 Jersey St quarters approx 1922:
(http://s23.postimg.org/ry99leljr/E_155_k.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ry99leljr/)
1922 ALF engine

Ladder 78 at 3 Brook St quarters 1920s:
(http://s9.postimg.org/dqyaao7e3/L_78.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dqyaao7e3/)

3 Brook St former firehouse today:
(http://s16.postimg.org/cipudm1f5/L_78.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cipudm1f5/)

Engine 155:
(http://s15.postimg.org/5ch3eqdqf/E_155_z.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5ch3eqdqf/)

Engine 155:
(http://s15.postimg.org/m7w8dqjgn/E_155_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/m7w8dqjgn/)

Ladder 78:
(http://s16.postimg.org/79utfqj01/L_78_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/79utfqj01/)

L78 James Gordon Bennet medal 1999 FF Fenley: 
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/publications/md00_p11.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/publications/md00_p11.shtml)


Rescue 5:
(http://s17.postimg.org/5qgmw347v/R_5_mmmm.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5qgmw347v/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/4j5l4nmvr/R_5_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4j5l4nmvr/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/usichf9hp/R_5_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/usichf9hp/)

Rescue 5:
Was organized at Engine 155/Ladder 78, 14 Brighton Ave firehouse, in 1948. The apparatus was a 1941 Ward LaFrance hose wagon modified by the shops.  Ladder 78 performed double duty as ladder and rescue.  It was staffed with an officer and 7 firefighters.  Engine 155 had one officer and 6 firefighters for manpower flexibility. 

Ladder 78 members would place a blue slip-over front piece when they responded as Rescue 5.  When they responded as the truck, they always left a man back in quarters as the Rescue chauffeur to be able to respond with the Rescue rig to the Ladder 78 fire.  They picked up the Ladder 78 members and responded to the Rescue incident location.  The chief at the original fire was assigned another truck company to replace Ladder 78.  He also had the responsibility to return Ladder 78's rig after the fire.

Chiefs were required to return Ladder 78 to service whenever operating ASAP to be available for Rescue runs. 

On multiple alarms, if either Ladder 78 or Rescue 5 was assigned, the Richmond dispatcher also assigned the other unit.  The chief then could put either Ladder 78 to work as as a truck or Rescue 5 as a rescue.

Ladder 78 did not relocate and the dispatcher filled out relocation assignments by special calls.

The open Rescue 5 rig was modified by the members with an enclosed body over the old hose wagon hose bed to protect members and equipment and to better match the other Rescues.

Rescue 5 was disbanded in 1962 after the VN bridge opened.  Rescue 2 covered SI.  They were usually assigned on 3rd alarms, or as needed.

Rescue 5 was reorganized in 1984 at Engine 160 for SI responses.  Rescue 5 would later pick up response into the Brooklyn neighborhoods around the VN bridge (e.g. Bay Ridge, Coney Island)



New Brighton, Staten Island, neighborhood:

http://forgotten-ny.com/2004/05/forgotten-tour-16-new-brighton-staten-island/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2004/05/forgotten-tour-16-new-brighton-staten-island/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Brighton,_Staten_Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Brighton,_Staten_Island)

Engine 155:
FDNY Engine 155 Responding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-_cT6r7Unc#ws)

Ladder 78:
FDNY Ladder 78 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOjbjSvGW1c#ws)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on November 05, 2013, 05:55:37 PM
18s Door....   http://nypost.com/2013/11/02/fdny-shuts-door-on-village-legacy/ (http://nypost.com/2013/11/02/fdny-shuts-door-on-village-legacy/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 06, 2013, 02:13:59 PM
Engine 18/Engine 18-2/Squad 18 firehouse 132 W 10th St   Greenwich Village, Manhattan

     Engine 18 organized 132 W 10th St (former firehouse of Guardian Engine 29 volunteer company) 1865
     Engine 18 moved to W 4th St and Barrow St           1891
     Engine 18 moved to new firehouse 132 W 10th St   1892
     Engine 18 disbanded to form Squad 18                   1998

     Engine 18-2 organized 132 W 10th St at Engine 18  1884
     Engine 18-2 disbanded to form Engine 3-2              1891
     Engine 18-2 reorganized 132 W 10th St                  1892
     Engine 18-2 disbanded to form Engine 3-2              1918
     Engine 18-2 reorganized 132 W 10th St                  1926
     Engine 18-2 disbanded                                          1939

     Squad 18 organized 132 W 10th St                         1998
     Squad 18 moved to 253 Lafayette St at Ladder 20   2001
     Squad 18 returned to 132 W 10th St                      2002

     Bn 5 organized 132 W 10th St at Engine 18            1869
     Bn 5 moved to 253 Spring St at Engine 30              1884   

     Bn 7 located at 132 W 10th St at Engine 18         1884-1889

Engine 18 at original 132 W 10th St firehouse:
(http://s22.postimg.org/k052aedod/Sq_18_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k052aedod/)

Engine 18 at new 132 W 10th St firehouse:
(http://s24.postimg.org/dsww1rkrl/E_18_111.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dsww1rkrl/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/yvkt8z30b/E_18_xxxxx.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yvkt8z30b/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/5spwhv1r5/E_18_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5spwhv1r5/)

132 W 10th St firehouse:
(http://s21.postimg.org/503kiecg3/Sq_18_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/503kiecg3/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/4wi5pthmt/mmmmmm.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4wi5pthmt/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/mh08meoyz/mmmm.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mh08meoyz/)

Firehouse model:
(http://s9.postimg.org/6sm80pptn/S_18_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6sm80pptn/)


Squad 18 historic door:
(http://s11.postimg.org/9lqollzqn/Sq_18.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9lqollzqn/)

http://www.ufanyc.org/cms/contents/view/16246 (http://www.ufanyc.org/cms/contents/view/16246)

Squad 18:
(http://s13.postimg.org/63mgd2b8z/Sq_18_g.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/63mgd2b8z/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/uu96qh9kt/Sq_18_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uu96qh9kt/)


Fdny Squad 18 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xHykjhRRgQ#ws)

FDNY Squad 18 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXHn5vN4H74#)

Fdny Squad 18 and Squad 18 Hazmat support. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ldxIrDFxCY#ws)


Squad 18 WTC RIP:
(http://s22.postimg.org/6p8h8rpa5/Sq_18_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6p8h8rpa5/)

132 W 10th firehouse new red door:
(http://s7.postimg.org/bcveem6x3/Sq_18_j.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bcveem6x3/)


Engine 18/Squad 18 history:

http://nyfd.com/manhattan_engines/engine_18/history.html (http://nyfd.com/manhattan_engines/engine_18/history.html)


http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2013/05/lebruns-1892-engine-company-18-no-132.html (http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2013/05/lebruns-1892-engine-company-18-no-132.html)


October 17, 1966 23rd St Fire Box 66-55-598 Engine 18 LODDs - building collapse:
Lieutenant Joseph Priore
Fireman Joseph Kelly #2
Fireman Bernard A. Tepper
Fireman James V. Galanaugh
Fireman Daniel L. Rey, Probie

http://www.nyfd.com/history/23rd_street/box598.pdf (http://www.nyfd.com/history/23rd_street/box598.pdf)


(http://s22.postimg.org/p292jbzr1/Sq_18_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p292jbzr1/)

Engine 18 patch:
(http://s12.postimg.org/antihy221/E_18_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/antihy221/)

Squad 18 logo:
(http://s18.postimg.org/snsc19e0l/Sq_18_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/snsc19e0l/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 10, 2013, 06:30:44 PM
Suburban Ladder 13/Ladder 13/Ladder 13-2/Chemical Engine 9/Battalion 10 firehouse 159 E 87th St  - Yorkville
     - original firehouse of volunteer company "Cornelius V Anderson" Hook and Ladder 10 1862-1865

     Volunteer Ladder 10 was organized 1839 as "Narragansett" Hook and Ladder 10 at E 85th St and 3rd Avenue.  Company reorganized as "Cornelius V Anderson" Ladder 10 in 1859.  They relocated to their new firehouse at 159 E 87th St in 1862. 

     Suburban Ladder Company 13 FDNY was organized at 159 E 87th St   1865
     Suburban Ladder Company 13 became Ladder 13                              1868
     Ladder 13 moved to new firehouse at 159 E 85th St w/Engine 22        1961

     Ladder 13-2 organized at 159 E 87th St at Ladder 13                         1907
     Ladder 13-2 disbanded                                                                    1915

     Chemical Engine 9 organized at 159 E 87th St at Ladder 13                1876
     Chemical Engine 9 disbanded                                                           1877

     Battalion 10 located at 159 E 87th St at Ladder 13                           1960-1961

Cornelius V Anderson - Became Chief Engineer of the original New York Fire Department (volunteer system) in 1837 at 28 years old -
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89685012 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89685012)

FDNY Suburban Engines and Suburban Ladders:
"Between September 1st and December 1st, 33 additional engine companies and twelve ladder companies were added to the new Metropolitan Fire Department. In addition, 5 "Suburban Engines" and 3 "Suburban Ladders" were organized. All of these units were established in former volunteer firehouses.

The "suburban" companies operated differently than the regular "full time" paid units. Hoseman and ladderman in the suburban units were paid less than their counterparts in the regular units but they were permitted to work at their former occupations. They had to conform to all other rules and regulations of the new department, were required to sleep in the firehouse, attend all alarms, and be present in quarters two afternoons per month for drills and committee work. The suburban engine companies were equipped with hand drawn pumpers and the suburban ladder companies were equipped with ladder trucks similar to the regular ladder companies except that they were hand drawn.....
The "part-time" system utilized in the suburban companies was found to be ineffective. As the city expanded north, it was recognized that fully paid units would be needed, so, on December 28th (1867), all of the suburban engines and ladders were disbanded and four new engines and three new ladders were established."
(from NYFD website  http://nyfd.com/history/fdny.html (http://nyfd.com/history/fdny.html))



Ladder 13 original quarters 159 E 87th St:
(http://s16.postimage.org/bb0etg0z5/L_13_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bb0etg0z5/)

159 E 87th St firehouse approx 1929:
(http://s14.postimage.org/5xejbqty5/L_13_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5xejbqty5/)

159 E 87th St firehouse approx 1960:
(http://s22.postimg.org/s68h9e2od/L_13_1960.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s68h9e2od/)

L 13:
(http://s14.postimage.org/fyes7bhnh/L_13_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fyes7bhnh/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/55it8ko4x/L_13.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/55it8ko4x/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/oxas8c2a9/L_13_tl.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oxas8c2a9/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/3z1hts963/L_13_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3z1hts963/)

Firehouse w/Engine 22 and Bn 10 at 159 E 85th St:
(http://s12.postimage.org/eieqzlwpl/E_22_L_13.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eieqzlwpl/)
1960

L 13/E 22/Bn 10 159 E 85th St current:
(http://s13.postimage.org/6k8cgk2ur/E_22_L_13.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6k8cgk2ur/)

Original firehouse 159 E 87th St today:
(http://s18.postimage.org/heddzg9jp/L_13_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/heddzg9jp/)

L 13/E 22/Bn 10 website:
http://www.fdny221310.com/ (http://www.fdny221310.com/)

159 E 87th St firehouse - history:
http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-1868-hook-ladder-13-no-159-e-87th.html (http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-1868-hook-ladder-13-no-159-e-87th.html)

Tower Ladder 13:
Tower ladder 13 FDNY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTWtiwntfgw#)

Engine 22/Tower Ladder 13/Bn 10 HazMat response thru Manhattan traffic:
[Ride along] FDNY Battalion chief 10 + Engine 22 + Tower ladder 13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSH1em79bew#)

Yorkville, Manhattan neighborhood: (home to James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Lou Gehrig, Bob Cousey, the Marx Brothers, Mcauley Culkin, NYC mayor's home Gracie Mansion)

http://www.yorkville-kleindeutschlandhistoricalsociety.com/history.html (http://www.yorkville-kleindeutschlandhistoricalsociety.com/history.html)

http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/tag/yorkville/ (http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/tag/yorkville/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkville,_Manhattan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkville,_Manhattan)

http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/08/clocks-of-yorkville/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/08/clocks-of-yorkville/)


(http://s8.postimage.org/c1afpeks1/L_13_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/c1afpeks1/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 11, 2013, 03:12:00 PM
E 152 (Engine 202)/Division 8/Battalion 21 (Battalion 1/Foam 152 (Foam 83)  firehouse  256 Hylan Blvd   Rosebank, Staten Island

     Engine 202 organized 1212 Bay St former firehouse of volunteer company             1905
     Engine 201 became Engine 152                                                                          1913
     Engine 152 moved to new firehouse 256 Hylan Blvd                                             1930
   
     Division 8 organized at 530 11th St Brooklyn at Engine 20 (Engine 220)               1898
     Division 8 moved to 1189 Castleton Ave SI at Ladder 104 (Ladder 79)                  1907
     Division 8 relocated to Engine 160, Engine 163, Engine firehouses                     1930-1974                 
     Division 8 moved to 256 Hylan Blvd at Engine 152                                               1974
     Division 8 disbanded                                                                                          1975
     Division 8 reorganized at 18150 Clove Rd at Engine 160                                       1990

     Battalion 1 organized at 135 Richmond Rd former firehouse of volunteer company  1905
     Battalion 1 became Battalion 21                                                                          1906
     Battalion 21 address changed to 481 VanDuzer St                                                1910
     Battalion 21moved to 74 Broad St at Engine 153                                                  1915
     Battalion 21 moved to 256 Hylan Blvd at Engine 152                                            1976

     Foam 83 organized at 256 Hylan Blvd at Engine 152                                             1986
     Foam 83 became Foam 152                                                                                1998
     Foam 152 disbanded                                                                                          1998
     Foam 152 reorganized at 256 Hylan Blvd at Engine 152                                        2002

1212 Bay St - previously a volunteer Excelsior Hose 1 firehouse
481 VanDuzer St - original firehouse for Bn 1 (Bn 21) was former firehouse of Rescue Engine Company 9

1212 Bay St firehouse:
(http://s14.postimage.org/9676fo0tp/E_152_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9676fo0tp/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/j0qh4to3j/E_152_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j0qh4to3j/)
E 152 with 1921 ALF

Bn 21:
(http://s10.postimg.org/x0ea8huhh/Bn_21.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x0ea8huhh/)

256 Hylan Blvd firehouse 1930 dedication:
(http://s10.postimage.org/fc6ijt6bp/E_152_21.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fc6ijt6bp/)
(http://s18.postimage.org/ifqwn1tl1/E_152_22.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ifqwn1tl1/)


256 Hylan Blvd firehouse current:
(http://s18.postimage.org/o1vlt1mrp/E_152_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o1vlt1mrp/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/toll6fubt/E_152_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/toll6fubt/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/jxsjfi51x/E_152_aaaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jxsjfi51x/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/j0s7z6xif/E_152_aaaaaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j0s7z6xif/)

Engine 152:
(http://s13.postimg.org/tl0bhxkpf/E_152_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tl0bhxkpf/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/r1l7vk10x/E_152_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r1l7vk10x/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/qucf5s6db/E_152_aaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qucf5s6db/)

Foam 152:
(http://s24.postimg.org/f29po8vg1/Foam_152.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f29po8vg1/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/qx4w1ytkh/Foam_E_152_aaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qx4w1ytkh/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/rwmi1n1vl/Foam_E_152_aaaaaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rwmi1n1vl/)

Rosebank SI neighborhood:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosebank,_Staten_Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosebank,_Staten_Island)

(http://s11.postimage.org/xuag8447j/E_152_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xuag8447j/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 13, 2013, 07:32:27 PM
Engine 307/Ladder 154  - 81-17 Northern Blvd firehouse   Jackson Heights, Queens

     Engine 307 organized 81-17 Northern Blvd w/Ladder 154                          1925

     Ladder 154 organized 81-17 Northern Blvd w/Engine 307                          1925

     Division 14 located at 81-17 Northern Blvd at Engine 307                       1930-1990


81-17 Northern Bvd firehouse:
(http://s11.postimg.org/h8q8ypd73/Engine_307_firehouse_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/h8q8ypd73/)

(http://s17.postimage.org/zf7j2q93f/qqq_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/zf7j2q93f/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/56w24js0z/E_307_Pizza.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/56w24js0z/)

Engine 307:
(http://s14.postimg.org/jzun1502l/E_307_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jzun1502l/)

Ladder 154:
(http://s15.postimg.org/8oinmnptj/L_154_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8oinmnptj/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/nay5muk8t/L_154_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nay5muk8t/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/a4lhkia2j/L_154.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a4lhkia2j/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/l7aet9kdd/L_154_door.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l7aet9kdd/)


http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=engine+307+fdny+youtube (http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=engine+307+fdny+youtube)


Northern Blvd "Then" photograph:
(http://s13.postimage.org/nop07pls3/QQQ.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nop07pls3/)

Northern Blvd "Now" photograph:
(http://s14.postimage.org/dqq1rlfql/qqq_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dqq1rlfql/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/c4kk06qdz/Now.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c4kk06qdz/)

Jackson Heights neighborhood:
http://forgotten-ny.com/2006/04/jackson-heights-and-east-elmhurst-queens-4/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2006/04/jackson-heights-and-east-elmhurst-queens-4/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Heights,_Queens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Heights,_Queens)

(http://s11.postimg.org/qs4j5wq33/E_307_door.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qs4j5wq33/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/710vdbay9/E_307_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/710vdbay9/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 17, 2013, 05:35:29 PM
Rescue 1 firehouses
     R 1 organized 42 Great Jones St at Engine 33                1915
     R 1 moved to 278 Spring St at Engine 30                      1920
     R 1 moved to 243 Lafayette St at Engine 20                  1947
     R 1 moved to 33 W 43rd St at Engine 65                       1960
     R 1 moved to 530 W 43rd St former firehouse Engine 2  1973
     R 1 moved to 215 W 58th St at Engine 23                      1985
     R 1 moved to 440 W 38th St at Engine 34                      1985
     R 1 moved to new firehouse 530 W 43rd St                    1989

R 1 firehouse 33 Great Jones St 1915-1920:
(http://s14.postimg.org/mqyubwzlp/R_1_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mqyubwzlp/)

R 1 approx 1915:
(http://s15.postimg.org/szvu7kfcn/R_1_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/szvu7kfcn/)

January 6, 1915 subway fire stranded 2500 passengers and prompted establishment of 1st rescue company - Rescue 1:

(http://s13.postimg.org/reu2nqqv7/R_1_history_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/reu2nqqv7/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/83yksy7fr/R_1_history_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/83yksy7fr/)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107888/The-day-exhausted-firefighters-battled-New-York-subway-blaze-1915.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107888/The-day-exhausted-firefighters-battled-New-York-subway-blaze-1915.html)

Rescue 1 firehouse 278 Spring Street at Engine 30 1920-1947:
(http://s24.postimg.org/746zammap/278.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/746zammap/)
278 Spring St currently FDNY Museum

(http://s16.postimg.org/if7o0ppvl/278_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/if7o0ppvl/)

R 1's Mack 1920s:
(http://s16.postimg.org/tviochtfl/R_1_bb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tviochtfl/)

R 1's 1939 Ward LaFrance:
(http://s24.postimg.org/n3rkar335/R_1_1939_outside_engine_30.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/n3rkar335/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/e5o1yk29h/R_1_apparatus.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/e5o1yk29h/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/cflm41mil/R_1_1939.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cflm41mil/)

R1 firehouse 243 Lafayette St at Engine 20 1947-1960:
(http://s23.postimg.org/fkgj0zehz/E_20_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fkgj0zehz/)
Engine 20 in front of quarters

R 1 1948:
(http://s21.postimg.org/q09jdohxf/R_1_1948.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/q09jdohxf/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/jz4be7ctz/R_1_1948.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jz4be7ctz/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on November 17, 2013, 06:04:44 PM
"Mack" you have certainly put a lot of work into this thread. I don't know of any other place where any of us could find so much information on the history of the FDNY firehouses. The company patches, the firehouses from Day One, videos of the company,photos of the rigs from past to present.

I think I speak for a great many here saying "Thank You"  and we appreciate what you have done.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on November 17, 2013, 06:59:11 PM
Yes most excellent work on documenting so much FDNY History.....Thanks again mack......on a sidenote regarding R*1 for some who may not be aware...the '85 move to ENG*23 was because the W 43 St FH was destroyed in Multiple Alarm Fire that started next door....the ENG*23 move was very shortlived as the qtrs at ENG*34/LAD*21 had more room.... i had covered in R*1 for awhile as LT while they were @ 34.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 18, 2013, 12:43:30 AM
Rescue 1 firehouses

R 1 firehouse 33 W 43rd St at Engine 65 1960-1973:
(http://s21.postimg.org/rercxbao3/vvv.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rercxbao3/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/aarytycpp/vvvvv.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/aarytycpp/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/s9il88wuh/E_65.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s9il88wuh/)

R 1 1959 Mack:
(http://s16.postimg.org/ebe1u7cxt/1959_Mack.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ebe1u7cxt/)

R 1 1971 Mack:
(http://s21.postimg.org/d5jx9vw77/R_1_1971.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d5jx9vw77/)


33 W 43rd St firehouse:    Fire Engine Company No. 65 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilio_guerra/6770889003/#)

R1 firehouse 530 W 43rd St former quarters Engine 2 1973-1985:
(http://s18.postimg.org/kxixmbbs5/R_1_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kxixmbbs5/)

Rescue 1's firehouse destroyed January 23, 1985: (- as noted by Chief)

'On January 23, 1985, a fire took place in an eight story warehouse adjacent to Rescue 1's quarters on West 43rd Street. There was a heavy fire condition through-out with incredible radiant heat. Without a doubt, this fire is considered one of the most spectacular fires to occur in the City of New York. This fire ultimately reached 10 alarms which is equivalent to two fifth alarm assignments. This is known as a "borough call" response."  from old R 1 website

Rescue 1 was operating at another box and was not in quarters at the time of the fire. Two tower ladders were set up to protect the firehouse from the intense fire condition which was now consuming the entire warehouse. Through the strong efforts of the firefighters, the warehouse eventually collapsed onto the quarters of Rescue 1. The collapse which went through the roof, completely destroyed the firehouse. 

The only piece of the firehouse which stood well was the firehouse door. The firehouse door was re-constructed and placed in the back of the new firehouse built at the same location which re-opened On April 29, 1989. This firehouse door is a "main attraction" to fire buffs around the world as well as the story behind it."

1-23-85 fire audio:  http://hfdradio.com/FDNY.htm (http://hfdradio.com/FDNY.htm)

R 1 firehouse 215 W 58th St at Engine 23 1985:
(http://s9.postimg.org/3soay2j97/e_23_cc.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3soay2j97/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/jgafi1srh/e_23.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jgafi1srh/)

Rescue 1 firehouse 440 W 38th St at Engine 34 1985-1989:
(http://s24.postimg.org/gos1762xt/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gos1762xt/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/57y8gcgqr/e_34_r_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/57y8gcgqr/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/g0lko35vb/e_34_r_1_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g0lko35vb/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 18, 2013, 01:50:47 AM
Rescue 1 firehouse 530 W 43rd St 1989-current:

(http://s14.postimg.org/cv62ojn7h/r_1_new_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cv62ojn7h/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/qtk9j574r/R_1_current.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qtk9j574r/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/fd1j7cltj/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fd1j7cltj/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/v3b2x615t/qqww.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v3b2x615t/)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Fire_Department_Rescue_Company_1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Fire_Department_Rescue_Company_1)


(http://s21.postimg.org/jvvt5ktz7/R_1_current_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jvvt5ktz7/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/rmjoot1rx/fffff.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rmjoot1rx/)

Rig/equipment:  FDNY - Rescue 1 - Rig and Equipment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tjbc4_x-s0#ws)

R 1 responding:
FDNY - Rescue 1 - Responding To 10-75 Box 0617 - 8/13/12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAfPUIg874#ws)

R 1 night tour:
FDNY Rescue 1. A Typical evening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiq4-fmmZEs#)

R 1 9/11  "Company of Heroes - 48 Hours" (1st of 6 parts):
A Company of Heroes FDNY Rescue 1 (Part 1 of 6) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjdSQtbVf4o#)

(http://s2.postimg.org/gzydby4at/R_1_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gzydby4at/)

Rescue 1 history:

     - Placed into service on March 8, 1915 - 1st heavy rescue unit in US. Prior to inception, NYC firefighters faced tough commercial, residential, ship and subway fires without forcible entry tools and breathing apparatus.
     - Equitable Building fire 1912: employees trapped behind bank windows with two-inch steel bars; firefighters used hacksaws to remove the steel bars.
     - January 8, 1915: subway train fire; 700 civilians that were overcome by smoke.
     - First captain, John McElligott was the first rescue company member to test the draeger mask; the only form of breathing apparatus at the time.
     - Initial roster: Captain John McElligott was the first rescue company member to test the draeger mask (only form of breathing apparatus); one Lt; 8 firefighters; all had knowledge in mechanics, engineering, electrician work, trades; given extensive physicals; detailed to school for specialized tools and first aid training.
     - Apparatus: 1914 Cadillac touring car with Draeger masks, the lyle gun, rigging equipment, life belts, a cutting torch, jacks, a pulmotor, an extensive tool kit and a first aid kit
     - Firehouse: 42 Great Jones Street with Engine Company 33
     - Response: special calls by the incident commander; 2nd alarms south of 59 St and 3rd alarms south of 125 St
     - Frontpieces: blue with a white number one; white frontpieces with a blue number one; CAPT white with two lyle guns above blue number one

Detailed history:
http://www.angelfire.com/ny2/fdnyres1cue/oldsite/history.html (http://www.angelfire.com/ny2/fdnyres1cue/oldsite/history.html)

     
Rescue 1 equipment: The HURST System, Maxi-Force air bag system, Low Pressure air bags, Oxy-acetylene MAPP Gas, Explosivemeter MSA, Oxygen Indicators, CO meters and tubes, Gastech GX-91 and Dynamation meters, Geiger Counter and Dosimeters, Thermal Imaging Cameras, The Stanley System, a Chain Saw, Pavement Breakers, Circular Saw and accessories, Air Hammers by Paratech and Ajax, the Cobra Hammer, the Hilti Hammer, Scott Ext., and Air Cart System, Rescom Communications Ropes, ROCO High-Angle Rope equip., Griphoist for rigging, a Winch, an A-Frame and Light Tower, Trench Jacks and Z-Irons, Leak Sealing Kit, KED, SKED, and Long boards, and a Stokes Basket for patient transort, High-Rise Kits, Exposure Suits for pier fires, SCUBA equip., the Lyle Gun, the TAC Stick, the Ramset/ Hilti-gun, Ring Cutter, Whizzer Saw and Sawzall, first-aid equip., and resuscitators, electric comp., and Generators, an inflatable boat for water operations, an Oxygen Cascade System, Air Shores and Air Struts, Tripod and Rollgliss Kits, Air Nailers, Switlick Platform and Sled. This is only a glimpse of what the rescue rig carries. There are also many hand tools, such as forcible entry tools and other big pieces of equipment I have yet to list. No wonder why the rescue rig is called The Big Tool Box and the firefighters and officers of the five rescue companies are elite! As im pretty sure you see, whatever the problem, Rescue will have the tool for it....


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: STAjo on November 18, 2013, 10:04:54 AM
TY,Mack, for all the Great Photo's & History.
Most especially da' 59 Mack !

Nice Shot of a Great Ole Rig !  8)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 19, 2013, 01:55:37 AM
Engine 212 (Engine 12 BFD)/Hi-Ex Foam 82/Hi-Ex Foam 91/Foam 212/Utility 1 firehouse 136 Wythe Ave  Williamsburg, Brooklyn

     Original firehouse at 136 Wythe firehouse of volunteer "Northern Liberties" Engine 5

     Engine 12 BFD organized 136 Wythe Ave  former volunteer firehouse    1869
     Engine 12 BFD became Engine 12 FDNY                                              1898
     Engine 12 became Engine 112                                                            1899
     Engine 112 moved to stables on Wythe Ave vic. N. 9th St                     1908
     Engine 112 moved to new firehouse 136 Wythe Ave                             1908                                       
     Engine 112 became Engine 212                                                          1913
     Engine 212 disbanded                                                                        1975
     Engine 212 reorganized                                                                      1975
     Engine 212 disbanded                                                                        1975
     Engine 212 reorganized                                                                      1978
     Engine 212 disbanded                                                                        2003

     Hi-Ex Foam 82 organized 136 Wythe Ave at Engine 212                        1978
     Hi-Ex Foam 82 became Hi-Ex Foam 91                                                1988
     Hi-Ex Foam 91 moved to 75 Richardson St at Engine 229                      1996
     Hi-Ex Foam 91 moved to 136 Wythe Ave at Engine 212                         1998
     Hi-Ex Foam 91 became Foam 212                                                        1998
     Foam 212 disbanded                                                                           2003

     Utility 1 organized 136 Wythe Ave                                                        1977
     Utility 1 disbanded                                                                              1978
                                                                           
E 6 BFD initial firehouse 136 Wythe Ave:
(http://s18.postimage.org/n1s98ld1h/E_212_original.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/n1s98ld1h/)

Engine 212 quarters:
(http://s17.postimg.org/dfk022wtn/E_212_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dfk022wtn/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/cnfl2qf2p/E_212_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cnfl2qf2p/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/g8tc3q3aj/E_212_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g8tc3q3aj/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/b46tcc2lj/E_212.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/b46tcc2lj/)

http://www.slategallery.com/index.php (http://www.slategallery.com/index.php)

Engine 212:
(http://s23.postimg.org/evagy7hvb/E_212_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/evagy7hvb/)


"Engine Company No. 12 was organized on Sept.
15, 1869, and since that time has occupied its present quarters on Wythe
Avenue near the corner of North Eighth Street.  The house was built in 1861,
and prior to its occupation by Engine Company No. 12 was tenanted by
"Northern Liberties" No. 5 of the Volunteer Department.  The house, with the
exception of a few small repairs, is in a very comfortable condition.  It is
located in the centre of a district which comprises all the large sugar
refineries, oil works and factories which turn out goods of an inflammable
nature, and make the hottest kind of fire when ignited.   Many of the
buildings are eight ten and twelve stories high, and by reason of their
great altitude,  and the large area of ground covered by some of them, the
firemen meet a difficult task when called upon to battle with a fire in one
of them.   The members of No. 12 know whereof they speak when they say that
they are located in the heart of the worst fire district in Brooklyn, for
they have many times had experiences which confirm their belief.   The company
is equipped with a second-class Amoskeag engine, and a four wheeled tender,
and four kind, young, serviceable horses.   On a first-alarm they cover the
entire territory lying between Kingsland Avenue  on the east and Kent Avenue
on the west, and from the Hunter's Point jute works to South Ninth Street."
"Our Firemen - the Official History of the BFD"

http://www.placematters.net/node/1163 (http://www.placematters.net/node/1163)

Engine 212 closure:
http://www.pbase.com/slhfoto/fdnye212pro&page=all (http://www.pbase.com/slhfoto/fdnye212pro&page=all)

Peoples Firehouse: http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/new-yorkers-occupy-engine-company-212-peoples-firehouse-1975-1977

[url=http://postimg.org/image/jto0haxmh/]

[url=http://ny.curbed.com/tags/engine-212]http://ny.curbed.com/tags/engine-212 (http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/new-yorkers-occupy-engine-company-212-peoples-firehouse-1975-1977)

(http://s15.postimg.org/yewr3ec5z/logo_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yewr3ec5z/)
(http://s12.postimg.org/jto0haxmh/Logo_a.jpg)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on November 19, 2013, 12:44:14 PM
In response to the ongoing protest's in the '70s to re open 212..... in 1977 as a "smoke & mirrors" move the city attempted to move R*4 into the qtrs & also have them respond to local boxes w/a Pumper (if they were available)....residents of the "Big Six" multi bldg hi rise complex near R*4s QNS Blvd qtrs immediatly organized a FH blockade consiting of hundreds of residents....the city abandonded that idea before it got off the ground ....their next move was to organize an undermanned Unit w/a Pumper that responded to 212s former boxes & in addition to regular ENG equipment it also carried some dewatering equipment ...it was designated as Utility Unit 1.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: STAjo on November 20, 2013, 08:23:20 PM
In response to the ongoing protest's in the '70s to re open 212..... in 1977 as a "smoke & mirrors" move the city attempted to move R*4 into the qtrs & also have them respond to local boxes w/a Pumper (if they were available)....residents of the "Big Six" multi bldg hi rise complex near R*4s QNS Blvd qtrs immediatly organized a FH blockade consiting of hundreds of residents....the city abandonded that idea before it got off the ground ....their next move was to organize an undermanned Unit w/a Pumper that responded to 212s former boxes & in addition to regular ENG equipment it also carried some dewatering equipment ...it was designated as Utility Unit 1.

I seem to recall a Story about sending a Unit Out on a Run so the City sould then Shut-Down the House while the Members were out - was that E. 212 or some other Company where the City Pulled That Dastardly, Cowardly Act !?!   ???
Thanks Again, Mack & JK
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mac8146 on November 20, 2013, 09:08:26 PM
E-232 was falsely relocated if I remember on a super bowl sunday night tour and upon return members were told to clean out lockers unit is closed. This closing is reason we now have a 45 day notice if a unit is on the chopping block.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 20, 2013, 10:18:21 PM
I believe it was in 1988 - Superbowl - Engine 232 was relocated - and then returned to quarters to be disbanded.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on November 20, 2013, 11:44:17 PM
E-232 was falsely relocated if I remember on a super bowl sunday night tour and upon return members were told to clean out lockers unit is closed. This closing is reason we now have a 45 day notice if a unit is on the chopping block.
Correct....they were relocated to ENG*207 who was still in service.....207 is quartered w/the BKLYN Boro Command....Homer Bishop the Commander orchestrated it .....when they got back to their qtrs the Marshals were there & the house was closed. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on November 20, 2013, 11:54:04 PM
In 1989 when koch closed ENG*41 a community activist ran inside the FH & handcuffed himself to a suspension member under the Rig....ESU was ordered to cut the cuffs & remove him ......in 1990 when we  re opened the FH as SQ*41 w/the old green mack the one half of the handcuff was still attached under the rig.....the same guy was arrested a few months after the FH re opened because he was now protesting the fact that it was a Squad responding to nine BNs on 10-75s...he wanted it to stay in the neighborhood.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 21, 2013, 12:19:32 AM
Engine 232/Ladder 176 - Tin House
(http://s13.postimage.org/hrsmbgeub/E_232_b4f3059aba6eb7686c454db6b8d70838.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hrsmbgeub/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on November 21, 2013, 02:10:55 AM
http://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/2013/11/historic-firehouses-of-manhattan-photographs-by-stephen-healy.html (http://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/2013/11/historic-firehouses-of-manhattan-photographs-by-stephen-healy.html)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: JOR176 on November 21, 2013, 10:10:23 AM
E-232 was falsely relocated if I remember on a super bowl sunday night tour and upon return members were told to clean out lockers unit is closed. This closing is reason we now have a 45 day notice if a unit is on the chopping block.
Correct....they were relocated to ENG*207 who was still in service.....207 is quartered w/the BKLYN Boro Command....Homer Bishop the Commander orchestrated it .....when they got back to their qtrs the Marshals were there & the house was closed.

Chief, 232 was relocated to 207 and when they arrived there was Marshall and Police presence,they were told to take their personal gear off the rig,and and the members were taken back to the Tinhouse (RIP) where they would see Marshalls and Police around the barricade,The members were allowed in one by one to clean out their lockers.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 69 METS on November 21, 2013, 07:18:11 PM
In 1989 when koch closed ENG*41 a community activist ran inside the FH & handcuffed himself to a suspension member under the Rig....ESU was ordered to cut the cuffs & remove him ......in 1990 when we  re opened the FH as SQ*41 w/the old green mack the one half of the handcuff was still attached under the rig.....the same guy was arrested a few months after the FH re opened because he was now protesting the fact that it was a Squad responding to nine BNs on 10-75s...he wanted it to stay in the neighborhood.

I can still hear him singing his hit single, "Oh God, Not a Squad" which he performed nightly in front of quarters while his crew banged on the apparatus doors.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 25, 2013, 02:35:24 AM
Engine 285/Ladder 142/Thawing Unit 5 firehouse  103-17 98th St  Ozone Park, Queens

     Engine 285 organized 103-17 98th St w/Ladder 142      1915

     Ladder 142 organized 103-17 98th St w/Engine 285      1915   

     Thawing Unit 5 located at 103-17 98th St             1957-1973


(http://s10.postimage.org/rjl8asfet/e_285.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rjl8asfet/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/cmq9htdot/e_268.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cmq9htdot/)

Current:
(http://s7.postimage.org/3orcovr2v/Engine_285.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3orcovr2v/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/aowlwu49j/kkkkk.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/aowlwu49j/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/r72pspjnp/E_285.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r72pspjnp/)


Engine 285:
(http://s24.postimg.org/ocp6i02s1/285.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ocp6i02s1/)

Ladder 142:
(http://s9.postimg.org/56rxgkb3f/142.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/56rxgkb3f/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/9vmrcc20l/L_142.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9vmrcc20l/)

FDNY Engine 285 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZGSevF6iR8#)

FDNY ******NEW****** LADDER 142 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afmy-PPhVNw#ws)

Ozone Park, Queens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_Park,_Queens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_Park,_Queens)

http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/01/ozone-park-queens/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/01/ozone-park-queens/)


(http://s10.postimg.org/61xwgxa2d/aaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/61xwgxa2d/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on November 25, 2013, 12:07:13 PM
Same design as E94/L48 and E268/L137
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 27, 2013, 07:21:34 PM
Engine 94/Ladder 48/Battalion 3/Battalion 3-2/Tactical Control Unit 513   firehouse 1226 Seneca Avenue  Hunts Point, Bronx

     Engine 94 organized 1226 Seneca Avenue w/Ladder 48                     1915

     Ladder 48 organized 1226 Seneca Avenue w/Engine 94                     1915

     Battalion 3 organized 253 Spring St at Engine 30                              1869
     Battalion 3 relocated to E 20, L 20, L 18, L 20, L 9, L 20, E 20, L 20   1880-1922
     Battalion 3 reorganized at 1213 Intervale Ave at Engine 82                1956
     Battalion 3 relocated to 1226 Seneca Avenue at Engine 94                 1968

     Battalion 3-2 organized at 1226 Seneca Avenue at Engine 94              1968
     Battalion 3-2 disbanded                                                                    1969

     Tactical Control Unit 513 organized 1226 Seneca Avenue at Engine 94  1969 
     Tactical Control Unit 513 disbanded                                                    1971

1226 Seneca Avenue firehouse:
(http://s15.postimg.org/cd9mxbn53/Firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cd9mxbn53/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/h8b9tw5u5/Engine_94_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/h8b9tw5u5/)
Centennial

(http://s17.postimg.org/jv85m2kwr/E_94_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jv85m2kwr/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/kba5xf3ib/E_94_B.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kba5xf3ib/)

Engine 94:
(http://s10.postimg.org/tut6b30cl/E_94_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tut6b30cl/)
Thanks Willy D

(http://s15.postimg.org/c2oc8r4dj/Engine_94_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c2oc8r4dj/)
Thanks Tom B

Ladder 48:
(http://s27.postimg.org/yrnj9g1lb/L_48.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yrnj9g1lb/)

Engine 94/Ladder 48:

http://1226seneca.com/ (http://1226seneca.com/)

Engine 94/Hook & Ladder 48, FDNY, Hunts Point (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mateox/7551025822/#)


Ladder 48/Bn 3:
FDNY Ladder 48 & Battalion 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgmB1vNQwBw#)

Engine 94:
FDNY Engine 94 Responding to a call in the Hunts Point section of Da Bronx (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGNV23zdB7I#)

Hunts Point:
http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/03/hunts-point-bronx/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/03/hunts-point-bronx/)

Hunts Point history:
http://www.slideshare.net/pderienzo/history-of-hunts-point-crucial (http://www.slideshare.net/pderienzo/history-of-hunts-point-crucial)

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/burnt-out-lots-southern-blvd-public-park-rebuild-neighborhood-image-article-1.1156870 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/burnt-out-lots-southern-blvd-public-park-rebuild-neighborhood-image-article-1.1156870)

June 28, 1976 - Engine 94/Ladder 48 quarters - large street fight outside firehouse spilled into quarters - no police were available to assist companies

1977 Hunts Point fire:
(http://s10.postimg.org/hzkobif0l/ggg.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hzkobif0l/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/72wr7k64v/cccc.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/72wr7k64v/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on November 28, 2013, 11:52:34 AM
Some great stuff as always, mack!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 29, 2013, 05:12:51 AM
Engine 268/Ladder 137/Bn 47  firehouse 92-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd  Rockaway

     Engine 168 organized 111-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd in firehouse volunteer Atlantic Engine 1   1905
     Engine 168 became Engine 268                                                                         1913
     Engine 268 moved to new firehouse 259 Beach 116th St w/Ladder 137                1913
     Engine 268 moved to 92-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd at Engine 266                         2000     
     Engine 268 moved to 259 Beach 116th St                                                          2000
   
     Ladder 137 organized 259 Beach 116th St at Engine 268                                    1913

     Bn 47 located at 259 Beach 116th St w/Engine 268                                            2000
 
259 Beach 116th St firehouse "The Beach House":
(http://s8.postimg.org/kto24vmch/E_268_f_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kto24vmch/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/6mdy2zx0l/E_268_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6mdy2zx0l/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/6qtuiu2j1/E_268_f_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6qtuiu2j1/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/uh1zh76gh/E_268_f_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uh1zh76gh/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/504uhhgrz/E_268_f2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/504uhhgrz/)


Firehouse historical landmark: http://queens.brownstoner.com/tag/engine-co-268/ (http://queens.brownstoner.com/tag/engine-co-268/)

Centennial:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2013/112113a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2013/112113a.shtml)


Engine 268/Ladder 137 webpage: http://www.e268l137.com/ (http://www.e268l137.com/)

Engine 268:
(http://s27.postimg.org/8esje3zfz/E_268_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8esje3zfz/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/n6zip6g2z/E_268_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/n6zip6g2z/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/l598futvx/E_268_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l598futvx/)

Ladder 137:
(http://s18.postimg.org/tvmrizx0l/L_137.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tvmrizx0l/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/l97x0z2rr/L_137_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l97x0z2rr/)

FDNY Ladder 137 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onKOmxpAhD8#)

FDNY Ladder 137 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIWoYJipj3U#)


Rockaway - major incidents and fires:

September 20, 1892:   http://www.rockawaymemories.com/RockawayFire.htm (http://www.rockawaymemories.com/RockawayFire.htm)

November 10, 1916:  Great White St Fire  http://www.rockawaymemories.com/WhiteStreetFire01.htm (http://www.rockawaymemories.com/WhiteStreetFire01.htm)

July 3, 1937: Seaside Fire   http://www.rockawaymemories.com/1937%20Seaside%20Fire.htm (http://www.rockawaymemories.com/1937%20Seaside%20Fire.htm)

September 12, 1960:  Hurricane Donna
Hurricane Donna Hits The Rockaways (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yByHpYAy_yw#)

November 12, 2001:  American Airlines Fight 587 crash kills 265

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines_Flight_587 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines_Flight_587)

http://stevespak.com/fires/queens/plane.html (http://stevespak.com/fires/queens/plane.html)


October 26-30 2012 Hurricane Sandy: FDNY removed the majority of its units from the Rockaway neighborhood because of extreme danger. They left Engine 268 and Ladder 137 as the lone units:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2012/110812a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2012/110812a.shtml)

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/rockaways-fire-fighters-work-24-hour-shifts-blaze-dangers-amplify-article-1.1199997 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/rockaways-fire-fighters-work-24-hour-shifts-blaze-dangers-amplify-article-1.1199997)

http://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/fdny-honors-boro-heroes-from-sandy/article_5ca55ab7-01cf-5a9e-b83d-10ef5e0217e2.html (http://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/fdny-honors-boro-heroes-from-sandy/article_5ca55ab7-01cf-5a9e-b83d-10ef5e0217e2.html)


Rockaway history:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockaway,_Queens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockaway,_Queens)

http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/queens/rockaways/beach116th/index.htm (http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/queens/rockaways/beach116th/index.htm)

http://www.rockawaymemories.com/ (http://www.rockawaymemories.com/)


(http://s18.postimg.org/pyrinezfp/e_268_logo2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pyrinezfp/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on November 29, 2013, 12:53:14 PM
Ladder 121/Bn 47 former firehouse  88-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

     Ladder 71 organized 88-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd former quarters Volunteer Hose 2                 1905
     Ladder 71 became Ladder 121                                                                                              1913
     Ladder 121 moved to new firehouse 92-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd w/Engine 266                       1922

     Bn 47 organized 88-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd w/L 121 former quarters Volunteer Hose 2           1905
     Bn 47 moved to new firehouse 92-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd w/Engine 266                               1922

88-03 Rockaway Beach firehouse with volunteer member rally for civic project (prior to FDNY):
(http://s14.postimage.org/kx6xt3u8t/Rockaway_102nd_st_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kx6xt3u8t/)

Bn 47 at 88-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd:   
(http://s7.postimg.org/heicxazfr/Bn_47.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/heicxazfr/)

FDNY Battalion 47 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKGg40Rue3M#ws)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 01, 2013, 01:54:14 AM
Seaside Hose and Engine 1  firehouse  Rockaway Beach Blvd near Henry St (Beach 102nd St)

     Note - volunteer company preceeded FDNY Engine 167 organized in 1905 at this location.  Engine 167 became Engine 267 in 1913 and moved to new firehouse at 92-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd with Engine 266.  Engine 267 was disbanded in 1972. 

     Seaside Hose 1 organized Rockaway Beach Blvd near Henry St    1888
     Seaside Hose 1 disbanded                                                         1905

     Seaside Engine 1 organized Rockaway Beach Blvd near Henry St   1895
     Seaside Engine 1 disbanded                                                        1905

Seaside Engine 1 in front of firehouse:
(http://s29.postimg.org/7ktvrjntv/Seaside_Hose_and_Engine_1_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7ktvrjntv/)

1900:
(http://s30.postimg.org/6bj197cz1/Seaside_Hose_and_Engine_1_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6bj197cz1/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/s0miqt4kt/Seaside_Hose_and_Engine_1_1904.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s0miqt4kt/)

1904:
(http://s24.postimg.org/48ngk1rvl/Seaside_Hose_and_Engine_1_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/48ngk1rvl/)

1904:
(http://s30.postimg.org/ez0u0yg6l/Seaside_Hose_and_Engine_1_1904.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ez0u0yg6l/)

Police officers pose in front of firehouse:
(http://s24.postimg.org/ms6cbg0v5/Seaside_Hose_and_Engine_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ms6cbg0v5/)


Rockaway streets were named prior to becoming part of NYC: http://www.rockawaymemories.com/RockawayStreetNames04.htm (http://www.rockawaymemories.com/RockawayStreetNames04.htm)

Rockaway map 1886:
(http://s14.postimg.org/p2gk9q3wd/Rockaway_Map_Late_1800s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p2gk9q3wd/)

Rockaway map early 1900s:
(http://s23.postimg.org/6g7d6frlz/Rockaway_Map_Early_1900s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6g7d6frlz/)

Rockaway map 2013:
(http://s22.postimg.org/iu5c4doyl/Rockaway_Map_2013.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/iu5c4doyl/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 02, 2013, 02:23:07 AM
Engine 30/Engine 30-2/Engine 30-3/Ladder 8/Ladder 8-2/Rescue 1/Bn 5/Oxygen Therapy Unit/Ambulance 4/Ambulance 3/Satellite 1 - former firehouse - current FDNY Museum - 278 Spring St SoHo

     Engine 30 organized 18 Renwick St former volunteer Hose 41 Alert firehouse          1865
     Engine 30 moved to 253 Spring St former volunteer Hose 24 National firehouse      1866
     Engine 30 moved to new firehouse 278 Spring St w/Engine 30-2                            1905
     Engine 30 disbanded                                                                                           1959
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Engine 30-2 organized 278 Spring St at Engine 30                                                 1905
     Engine 30-2 disbanded                                                                                        1918
     Engine 30-2 reorganized 278 Spring St at Engine 30                                              1925
     Engine 30 disbanded                                                                                           1939         

     Engine 30-3 organized 278 Spring St at Engine 30                                                 1909
     Engine 30-3 disbanded                                                                                        1911

     * Note - Engine 30 was a triple section engine company 1909-1911

     Battalion 5 located at 253 Spring St former volunteer firehouse at Engine 30         1884-1903
     Battalion 5 located at 253 Spring St former volunteer firehouse at Engine 30         1904-1905
     Battalion 5 located at 278 Spring St at Engine 30                                                1905-1959

     Searchlight Engine 1 located at 253 Spring St former volunteer firehouse at E 30   1903-1904

     Ladder 8 located at 278 Spring St at Engine 30                                                   1914-1915
     Ladder 8-2 located at 278 Spring St at Engine 30                                                  1917

     Rescue 1 located at 278 Spring St  at Engine 30                                                1920-1947

     Oxygen Therapy Unit located at 278 Spring St  at Engine 30                               1948-1974

     Ambulance 4 located at 278 Spring St at Engine 30                                           1965-1968

     Ambulance 3 located at 278 Spring St  at Engine 30                                               1968

     Satellite 1 located at 278 Spring St                                                                  1967-1974

     FDNY Museum organized as Fire College Museum in Long Island City                      1934
     FDMY Museum moved to 100 Duane St at Engine 1                                               1959
     FDNY Museum moved to 278 Spring St                                                                 1987

278 Spring St firehouse is classified as Beaux-Arts architecture  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaux-Arts_architecture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaux-Arts_architecture)

http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-1904-engine-co-30-fire-museum-no.html (http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-1904-engine-co-30-fire-museum-no.html)


Engine 30 at 253 Spring St:
(http://s14.postimg.org/qal3mepgt/Engine_30_at_253_Spring_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qal3mepgt/)

Engine 30 1905 American LaFrance and hose wagons:
(http://s22.postimg.org/h9i1j2wot/E_30_E_30_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/h9i1j2wot/)

Engine 30 1908 high pressure hose tender:
(http://s10.postimage.org/py87kcfol/E_30_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/py87kcfol/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/t79hr07cn/E_30_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t79hr07cn/)

Engine 30 regulation hose tender 1908:
(http://s28.postimg.org/dax38kkmh/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dax38kkmh/)

Engine 30 1923 Mack hose tender:
(http://s13.postimage.org/fnr8bgucj/E_30_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fnr8bgucj/)

Engine 30 1924 American LaFrance pumper:
(http://s14.postimage.org/3tefgpprh/E_30_7.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3tefgpprh/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/z8f9q822b/E_30_1924.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/z8f9q822b/)

Engine 30 Mack hose wagon:
(http://s18.postimage.org/mxicy78ph/E_30_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mxicy78ph/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/l3jfwb2j9/E_30_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l3jfwb2j9/)

Engine 30 1939 Mack pumper:
(http://s16.postimage.org/6riqwegg1/E_30_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6riqwegg1/)

Rescue 1 1939 Ward LaFrance at 278 Spring St :
(http://s9.postimg.org/qkuenkaej/E_30_r_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qkuenkaej/)


278 Spring St:
(http://s15.postimage.org/6wzew36if/Museum_1_M.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6wzew36if/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/z3lsx78hj/Museum.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/z3lsx78hj/)

(http://s2.postimg.org/pc3b4jiz9/gggg.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pc3b4jiz9/)


FDNY Museum:
http://www.nycfiremuseum.org/ (http://www.nycfiremuseum.org/)

Slideshow: FDNY Museum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW26vjtXrUA#)

SoHo:
http://www.sohonyc.com/history.html (http://www.sohonyc.com/history.html)

New York City - Video Tour of SoHo, Manhattan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPflq6u9YWk#)

(http://s8.postimg.org/5os4t46v5/logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5os4t46v5/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/buzqg6u5r/ffff.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/buzqg6u5r/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 04, 2013, 06:22:53 PM
Engine 280/Ladder 132/Ambulance 2/Rescue Collapse Unit 2  firehouse 489 St Johns Place  Prospect Hts, Brooklyn

     Engine 280 organized 489 St Johns Place                                 1913

     Ladder 132 organized 489 St Johns Place at Engine 280            1913

     Ambulance 2 located at 489 St Johns Place at Engine 280    1949-1963 and 1968-1977

     Rescue Collapse Unit 2 organized at Engine 280                       2004
     Rescue Collapse Unit 2 became Collapse Rescue Unit 2             2005

Ladder 132 at 489 St Johns Place firehouse:
(http://s27.postimg.org/w9124uoof/E_280.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/w9124uoof/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/k407da7pf/E_280_bb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k407da7pf/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/bxmvo6eyv/L_132_nn.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bxmvo6eyv/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/hz41nad0n/L_132_j.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hz41nad0n/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/fxdud14lb/E_280_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fxdud14lb/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/ycrf7tgnd/E_280_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ycrf7tgnd/)

Engine 280:
(http://s29.postimg.org/3wbuytzf7/E_280_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3wbuytzf7/)

Ladder 132:
(http://s17.postimg.org/9fi6kcv4b/L_132_s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9fi6kcv4b/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/umagxbq1r/L_132_z.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/umagxbq1r/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/ngcdz2bkt/L_132_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ngcdz2bkt/)

Ambulance 2 1950s:
(http://s29.postimg.org/jo9g7z7vn/Ambulance_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jo9g7z7vn/)

Engine 280/Ladder 132 Centennial:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2013/102513a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2013/102513a.shtml)

FDNY Firehouse Engine 280 & Ladder 132, Prospect Park North, Brooklyn, New York City (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/2825683611/#)


FDNY ENGINE 280 & NEW FDNY LADDER 132 RESPONDING & FDNY SSL-132, THE EYE OF THE STORM. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CASUvx_6PJw#ws)

Prospect Heights neighborhood: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospect_Heights,_Brooklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospect_Heights,_Brooklyn)

Prospect Park: http://www.prospectpark.org/about/history/timeline (http://www.prospectpark.org/about/history/timeline)

(http://s29.postimg.org/o92pbnzwz/L_132_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o92pbnzwz/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/vnmprruk1/E_280_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vnmprruk1/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/xqx4zfucx/E_280_logo_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xqx4zfucx/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on December 04, 2013, 11:01:05 PM
Once again excellent job mack...note that in the 1st photo the adjacent bldgs had been constructed w/o front Fire escapes which were added later. ......also at one point up into the '70s one of the 2 Fire Marshall Cars (Car 50 ) was quartered w/132 & had a small office on the 3rd Fl.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: JOR176 on December 05, 2013, 11:44:07 AM
Once again excellent job mack...note that in the 1st photo the adjacent bldgs had been constructed w/o front Fire escapes which were added later. ......also at one point up into the '70s one of the 2 Fire Marshall Cars (Car 50 ) was quartered w/132 & had a small office on the 3rd Fl.

Chief , I agree. I started going to that firehouse when I was 10 yrs old  LOL  (1952) I want to add that in the 50's early 60's Car 17 (Chief Fire Marshall Martin Scott) was quartered with L 132 and  Amb 2 with E 280 as the houses were separate at that time.I would also like to add that I lived in the neighborhood and it was referred to as Bed-Stuy up to Eastern Parkway.I guess things change for the realtors. The WNYF's of the late 50's or early sixties had 132 listed as Bed-Stuy on the Runs and Workers list, the area was Zone 16, and the Post Office was on Atlantic Ave between Bedford & Nostrand. The area south of Eastern Pkwy was known as Crown Heights.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 05, 2013, 12:08:56 PM
Staten Island - Fire Alarm Central Office/Richmond Communications Center/Staten Island Fire Communications

     Fire Alarm Central Office 516 Richmond Terrace, New Brighton                                      approx 1903
     Richmond Fire Alarm Central Office, 10 Richmond Terrace, Borough Hall                                    1906
     Richmond Communications Center 65 Slosson Ave Castleton Corners, SI dedicated February 26, 1962
     Staten Island Fire Communications closed/communications relocated to MetroTech, Bklyn           2009

Fire Alarm Office 516 Richmond Terrace, Richmond Building
     - replaced local bell towers and fire observation towers
     - first fire alarm office on SI all existing fire alarm boxes
     - dispatched volunteer fire companies
     - full time fire dispatchers 

Richmond Fire Alarm Central Office, 10 Richmond Terrace, Borough Hall
     - 1st floor fire alarm office
     - SI FDNY firehouses were connected to Richmond dispatcher by two telegraph lines w/separate routes to each firehouse
     - if a telephone pole went out of service, the other system would still be operational
     - dispatched Richmond FDNY units and SI volunteer companies 1906-1962

Richmond Communications Center/Staten Island Fire Communications Office 65 Slosson Ave
     - state-of-the art fire dispatch facility when built
     - site included an Emergency Communications Center for entire NYC
     - 3 story steel-reinforced building w/basement and sub-basement
     - fallout and blast protection from atomic weapons designed for sub-basement  (Cold War era design) 
     - designed for 1625 existing Richmond fire alarm boxes w/capability for 5000 boxes
     - dispatched Richmond/SI FDNY units and SI volunteer companies 1962-2009
     - subsequent facility use by other city departments and US Park Police


Borough Hall - Richmond FDNY dispatchers - 1st floor:
(http://s8.postimg.org/klmoqr4bl/R_x.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/klmoqr4bl/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/w6ah1dhfz/R_xa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/w6ah1dhfz/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/uxm38tw2r/R_x1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uxm38tw2r/)

SI Borough Hall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staten_Island_Borough_Hall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staten_Island_Borough_Hall)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/about/si_boroughhall.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/about/si_boroughhall.shtml)


Richmond Communications Center 65 Slosson Ave 1962:
(http://s27.postimg.org/pxtqlj98v/R_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pxtqlj98v/)

Richmond Communications Center WNYF 1962:
(http://s29.postimg.org/na3s49msj/R_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/na3s49msj/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/advjmhdvz/R_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/advjmhdvz/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/64shg3bh9/R_6.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/64shg3bh9/)

Staten Island Fire Communications Office current:
(http://s23.postimg.org/6l3l88wvb/R_8.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6l3l88wvb/)

FDNY bell system: 
(http://s11.postimg.org/iqb5gahan/Bells.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/iqb5gahan/)

FDNY radio terminology:  FDNY radio terminology:  http://www.fdnewyork.com/terms.asp (http://www.fdnewyork.com/terms.asp)

Note several site members were chief dispatchers and dispatchers at Staten Island Fire Communications Office to include Atlas and Frank Raffa

(http://s22.postimg.org/6k3r93xel/R_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6k3r93xel/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 05, 2013, 01:26:55 PM
Once again excellent job mack...note that in the 1st photo the adjacent bldgs had been constructed w/o front Fire escapes which were added later. ......also at one point up into the '70s one of the 2 Fire Marshall Cars (Car 50 ) was quartered w/132 & had a small office on the 3rd Fl.

Chief , I agree. I started going to that firehouse when I was 10 yrs old  LOL  (1952) I want to add that in the 50's early 60's Car 17 (Chief Fire Marshall Martin Scott) was quartered with L 132 and  Amb 2 with E 280 as the houses were separate at that time.I would also like to add that I lived in the neighborhood and it was referred to as Bed-Stuy up to Eastern Parkway.I guess things change for the realtors. The WNYF's of the late 50's or early sixties had 132 listed as Bed-Stuy on the Runs and Workers list, the area was Zone 16, and the Post Office was on Atlantic Ave between Bedford & Nostrand. The area south of Eastern Pkwy was known as Crown Heights.

JOR176 - L132 in 1960 Runs and Workers top 25 as Bed-Sty company:

1960:
(http://s16.postimage.org/5olii3vv5/R_W_1960.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5olii3vv5/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 1261Truckie on December 05, 2013, 11:39:07 PM
Thanks, Mack, for the 280/132 history. Like JOR 176, I also grew up in the neighborhood and hung out in the house as a kid. I was an Auxiliary there from 1968 to 1975.
The house, when built, had a wall running down the middle of the building and two of everything (housewatch, kitchen, bunkrooms, etc) except for a coal fired furnace which was on the engine side. In the mid 60's 280 built an addition onto their part of the house for a dining/sitting room leaving the much smaller kitchen/dining area for cooking and washing only. 132 followed their lead in the late 60's/early 70's.
The wall was breached in the late 60's with one hole behind the housewatch desks. Over the years that wall has become like swiss cheese (multiple holes on all three floors). It is now truly one house.
During the 60's 132 was a top relocating company, spending a lot of time at 120. The Ambulance and the Marshalls have been replaced these days with the Collapse rig and 132's SOC truck.
Always good companies and good guys however. Some things will never change.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on December 06, 2013, 10:36:06 AM
I did my Auxiliary training at E280/L132 back in 1964.  We learned knots, connections, etc.  Taught by a great old school FDNY Lieutenant.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 06, 2013, 12:12:18 PM
Engine 7/Engine 7-2/Ladder 1/Division 1/Hydrant Service 1/Smoke Ejector 1/Relay Hose Wagon 1/Ladder 10/Battalion 1/FDNY Museum firehouse   100 Duane St, Manhattan

     Engine 7 organized 22 Chambers St former vol Engine 22 Protector firehouse    1865
     Engine 7 moved to 12 Centre St w/Ladder 1                                                   1876
     Engine 7 moved to 22 Chambers St w/Ladder 1                                              1877   
     Engine 7 moved to new firehouse 49 Beekman St                                           1903
     Engine 7 moved to new firehouse 100 Duane St w/Ladder 1                            1905

     Engine 7-2 organized 100 Duane St at Engine 7                                             1905
     Engine 7-2 disbanded                                                                                   1939
 
     Ladder 1 organized 26 Chambers St w/E 7 at former vol Ladder 1 Mutual firehouse   1865
     Ladder 1 moved to 12 Centre St w/Engine 7                                                   1876
     Ladder 1 moved to 26 Chambers St w/Engine 7                                              1876
     Ladder 1 moved to 100 Duane St new firehouse w/Engine 7                                            1905

     Division 1 located at 100 Duane St at Engine 7                     1907-1938  and  1941-1956

     Hydrant Service 1 organized at 100 Duane St at Engine 7                                1936
     Hydrant Service 1 disbanded                                                                         1957

     Smoke Ejector 1 located at 100 Duane St  at Engine 7                                    1941-1957     

     Relay Hose Wagon 1 organized 100 Duane St  at Engine 7                                1942
     Relay Hose Wagon 1 disbanded                                                                     1945

     Ladder 10 located at 100 Duane St  at Engine 7                                         1970-1975

     Battalion 1 moved to 100 Duane St at Engine 7                                              1974

     FDNY Museum located at 100 Duane St active firehouse in spare bay            1959-1981


Engine 7 at 22 Chambers St firehouse:       
(http://s8.postimg.org/da1wswff5/E_7_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/da1wswff5/)

Ladder 1 at 22 Chambers St firehouse:
(http://s24.postimg.org/p52i66fch/E_7_L_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p52i66fch/)

100 Duane St  firehouse:
(http://s11.postimg.org/k1o091lbj/E_7_now.jpg)

 (http://postimg.org/image/k1o091lbj/)(http://s14.postimg.org/s83f1i7ct/E_7_2.jpg)

 (http://postimg.org/image/s83f1i7ct/)(http://s9.postimg.org/ngywi9hrf/E_7_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ngywi9hrf/)


Engine 7 steamer:
(http://s7.postimg.org/pah5k3n0n/E_7_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pah5k3n0n/)

Engine 7 members at 100 Duane St:
(http://s22.postimg.org/yq8otytfh/E_7_ttt.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yq8otytfh/)

Ladder 1 at City Hall:
(http://s28.postimg.org/rm8gndi95/L_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rm8gndi95/)

Ladder 1 1914 Seagrave:
(http://s16.postimg.org/8dozybj75/L_1_e.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8dozybj75/)(http://s30.postimg.org/f5m0ooce5/L_1_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f5m0ooce5/)

Ladder 1 1937 Seagrave:
(http://s21.postimg.org/rwfe0p7nn/L_1_h_1937.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rwfe0p7nn/)

Ladder 1 1939 FWD:
(http://s30.postimg.org/xmz9hu2t9/L_1_g_1938.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xmz9hu2t9/)(http://s22.postimg.org/x3oj5unp9/L_1_f_1939.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x3oj5unp9/)

Ladder 1 1960 ALF:
(http://s12.postimg.org/sv9ea0vfd/L_1_1960.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sv9ea0vfd/)

Tower Ladder 1 1964 Mack:
(http://s22.postimg.org/p7dp8h7y5/L_1_1963.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p7dp8h7y5/)(http://s23.postimg.org/lapcfjmqv/L_1_1963_A.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lapcfjmqv/)

100 Duane St firehouse history:
http://nyfd.com/history/ladder_1.two.html (http://nyfd.com/history/ladder_1.two.html)

Engine Company No. 7/Hook & Ladder Company No.1 Fire Engine Company (http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilio_guerra/9679931804/#)

Historical Notes: 
     Engine 7 was preceeded by volunteer Protector Engine 22, organized in 1840. Ladder 1 was preceeded by Mutual H & L 1 organized in 1772.  Protector Engine 22 ran a large engine, "Old Junk," and was housed at Chambers and Centre Streets in City Hall Park in the basement of the old Dispensary.  In 1851, the Common Council appropriated money to construct a 3-story building in City Hall Park to house two companies under one roof for the first time: "Protector" Engine 22 then at 22 Chambers Street and "Mutual" H & L 1 then at 26 Chambers St. Both volunteer companies were disbanded in 1865.
     In 1832, the New York Mutual Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 volunteers purchased a horse to pull their engine. One of the reasons may have been due to a shortage of firefighters caused by a yellow fever epidemic. The other stations were unsympathetic. One evening the anti-equine element crept into the stable, shaved the horse’s mane and tail and painted a white stripe down the horse’s back, embarrassing the company. To add insult to injury, the Oceanus volunteers beat the horse-drawn Mutuals to a fire.
     H & L 1 is the only new paid department company to maintain its original number, location, red helmet front pieces and apparatus from the original old volunteer fire department companies.  9 of the original 12 firemen who were members H & L 1 of the new paid department in 1865 were originally volunteer members in the old company.

Engine 7:
(http://s30.postimg.org/48w83stkt/E_7_r.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/48w83stkt/)

Tower Ladder 1:
(http://s7.postimg.org/f14idcm6f/L_1_jj.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f14idcm6f/)
(http://s22.postimg.org/khjmpi8hp/L_1_J.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/khjmpi8hp/)

100 Duane St firehouse:
(http://s22.postimg.org/tzjdpju65/Bn_1_inside.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tzjdpju65/)(http://s28.postimg.org/mtvfkbd0p/E_7_inside_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mtvfkbd0p/)


New York FDNY - Engine 7, Ladder 1, Battalion 1 - everybody goes! (HD-VIdeo) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkjY2PdgZuc#ws)

FDNY A full house response Ladder 1, Engine 6,7 and battalion 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeLY-KiONzo#)

FDNY Engine 7, Ladder 1, Battalion 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpElx6C1bmM#ws)

Centennial:
(http://s28.postimg.org/u16b7o2p5/E_7_L_2_g.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/u16b7o2p5/)

Never forget:
(http://s27.postimg.org/az7ng4ae7/E_7_plaque.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/az7ng4ae7/)


(http://s22.postimg.org/ay9xw1kzh/L_1_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ay9xw1kzh/)(http://s15.postimg.org/qwls2al6f/E_7_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qwls2al6f/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on December 06, 2013, 05:18:44 PM
I did my Auxiliary training at E280/L132 back in 1964.  We learned knots, connections, etc.  Taught by a great old school FDNY Lieutenant.
Was it Lt Frank Guthy ?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: JOR176 on December 06, 2013, 07:17:37 PM
I did my Auxiliary training at E280/L132 back in 1964.  We learned knots, connections, etc.  Taught by a great old school FDNY Lieutenant.
Was it Lt Frank Guthy ?

I was an Aux Lt. in E 280 but moved when I got married in 1963,The Lt. that had been in charge was Lt. William (Wild Bill ) Mulligan.   :)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 08, 2013, 01:57:50 AM
Engine 234/Battalion 38/Salvage 1/Rescue 2  firehouse  1472 Bergen St   Crown Heights, Brooklyn

     Engine 34 Brooklyn Fire Department organized 1472 Bergen St                               1893
     Engine 34 BFD became Engine 34 FDNY                                                                 1898
     Engine 34 became Engine 134                                                                              1899
     Engine 134 became Engine 234                                                                            1913
     Engine 234 moved to 1352 St Johns Place at Ladder 123                                        1979

     Battalion 38 located at 1472 Bergen St at Engine 234                                         1948-1977

     Salvage 1 located at 1472 Bergen St                                                                  1979-1985

     Rescue 2 moved to 1472 Bergen St                                                                      1985

Engine 234 at 1472 Bergen St firehouse:
(http://s23.postimg.org/lgm6keqd3/E_234.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lgm6keqd3/)

1472 Bergen St 1980s:
(http://s24.postimg.org/fafq3wuup/E_234_firehouse_1980s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fafq3wuup/)


December 18, 1884 - St John's Orphan Asylum fire (St Marks between Albany and Troy) occurred 21 children and 5 adults.  The nearest BFD firehouse was the distant Ladder 2 (FDNY L 102) on Bedford St.  Engine 234 was organized in the years following this fire and others in the area.  St John's Park, vicinity of the 1472 Bergen St firehouse is named for the orphanage.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9F05EED6113EEF33A2575AC1A9649D94659FD7CF (http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9F05EED6113EEF33A2575AC1A9649D94659FD7CF)
 
St Johns Orphan Asylum:
(http://s30.postimg.org/kl02jzsnx/St_Johns_Orphan_Asylum_BPL.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kl02jzsnx/)

St John's Orphan Asylum fire:  http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2010/03/walkabout-the-l-1/#st-johns-orphanage-bigstory5-1 (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2010/03/walkabout-the-l-1/#st-johns-orphanage-bigstory5-1)

St. John's Park:  http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2012/08/walkabout-bklyns-small-parks-st-johns-park/ (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2012/08/walkabout-bklyns-small-parks-st-johns-park/)


Engine 34 BFD organized:
(http://s8.postimg.org/xm5go7k3l/E_234_Bklyn_Eagle_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xm5go7k3l/)


1472 Bergen St Rescue 2 firehouse:
(http://s28.postimg.org/h2ld2wamh/R_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/h2ld2wamh/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/ivfz39mbr/r_2_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ivfz39mbr/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/xycuxgt77/R_2_firehouse_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xycuxgt77/)

Crown Heights:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Heights,_Brooklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Heights,_Brooklyn)

http://www.brooklynpix.com/catalog30bk.php?locality_no=11251 (http://www.brooklynpix.com/catalog30bk.php?locality_no=11251)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 09, 2013, 05:58:02 PM
Engine 206/Foam 86/Foam 206  firehouses   East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

     Engine 6 Brooklyn Fire Department organized 14 High St former volunteer firehouse  1869
     Engine 6 BFD moved to new firehouse 189 Pearl St                                                 1892     
     Engine 6 BFD became Engine 6 FDNY                                                                     1898
     Engine 6 became Engine 106                                                                                 1899
     Engine 106 became Engine 206                                                                             1913
     Engine 206 moved to new firehouse 1196 Metropolitan Ave                                     1915
     Engine 206 moved to new firehouse 1201 Grand St                                                1976

     Foam 86 organized 1201 Grand St                                                                        1978
     Foam 86 became Foam 206                                                                                  1998
     
Engine 6 BFD 14 High St:     
(http://s29.postimg.org/7fluoxwbn/E_206_High_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7fluoxwbn/)

Engine 206 1959:
(http://s18.postimg.org/qot8d7ev9/E_206_1959.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qot8d7ev9/)

Engine 206 1196 Metropolitan Ave:
(http://s22.postimg.org/mtym0s4fh/E_206_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mtym0s4fh/)

Engine 206 former firehouse 1196 Metropolitan Ave:
(http://s22.postimg.org/6yedb838t/E_206_Metropolitan_Ave.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6yedb838t/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/7nyzsm9p3/E_206_Metropolitan_Ave_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7nyzsm9p3/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/7runep3bl/E_206_Metropolitan_Ave_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7runep3bl/)

Engine 206 former 1296 Metropolitan Avenue location:
(http://s28.postimg.org/pdxl8qxuh/E_206_Metropolitan_Ave_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pdxl8qxuh/)

Engine 206 1201 Grand St:
(http://s21.postimg.org/ed7f26iub/E_206_g.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ed7f26iub/)

Engine 206 1201 Grand St location:
(http://s9.postimg.org/xx938besr/E_206_Grand_Street_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xx938besr/)

Engine 206 old vs new firehouse locations:
(http://s28.postimg.org/d9mx5iac9/E_206_Grand_Street_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d9mx5iac9/)

Engine 206:
(http://s28.postimg.org/rb83ijsnt/E_206_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rb83ijsnt/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/f4y08fc53/E_206_t.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f4y08fc53/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/yf12jq3nn/E_206_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yf12jq3nn/)

Engine 206:
FDNY Engine 206 responding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFUZnnRGX6A#)

Foam 206:
(http://s29.postimg.org/eipla6tb7/Foam_206.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/eipla6tb7/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/86xd9iwod/Foam_206_t.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/86xd9iwod/)

FDNY 1988 Mack Alcohol Foam Engine 206 start-up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtVjrUmfJ6E#ws)


Newtown Creek tour on fireboat John J Harvey:
http://forgotten-ny.com/2004/05/newtown-creek/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2004/05/newtown-creek/)


East Williamsburg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Williamsburg,_Brooklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Williamsburg,_Brooklyn)

East Williamsburg Industrial Park: http://www.ewvidco.com/about01.htm (http://www.ewvidco.com/about01.htm)

Newton Creek: environmental problems  http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfund/npl/newtowncreek/ (http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfund/npl/newtowncreek/)


(http://s21.postimg.org/tsoto9psz/E_206_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tsoto9psz/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/vr0yf63cd/E_206_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vr0yf63cd/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on December 09, 2013, 08:26:32 PM
Shows where city government was in 1976. In the midst of The War Years, When both firefighters and equipment were being run into the ground, the new fire house was built. The old building still stands, as do many of its contemporaries that remain in service. What was the point? No wonder the city was on the verge of bankruptcy.

 As a matter of record, I was asked by the Koch campaign a year later to submit a report on the FDNY capitol building program. I recommended that the existing buildings be renovated and the money saved be diverted for men and equipment.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on December 10, 2013, 03:28:14 AM
Shows where city government was in 1976. In the midst of The War Years, When both firefighters and equipment were being run into the ground, the new fire house was built. The old building still stands, as do many of its contemporaries that remain in service. What was the point? No wonder the city was on the verge of bankruptcy.

 As a matter of record, I was asked by the Koch campaign a year later to submit a report on the FDNY capitol building program. I recommended that the existing buildings be renovated and the money saved be diverted for men and equipment.
Yes i agree that new FH's in some cases were unecesary...many could have been renovated at that time as is being done a lot more today ....when i was in LAD*108 on Siegel St we where moved to Union Av in Aug '71....we were busy  but at the time we thought the work on the Southside might be more (not to disrespect the guys on the Southside ) but after moving & loosing boxes East in Bushwick that area ( Bushwick)  really took off after we moved ( a difference being 2nd Due or Second alarm)...in those days there was plenty of work for everybody in BKLYN but we wanted more  ....even if our FH was not renovated maybe  moving to a temporary site might have worked & having a new FH  built on the original spot ....the strange part of the 108 equation is that the FH plot @ 112 Siegel St still sits vacant to this day ? .....as far as the original post on 206 ...they were in the 35*BN back in the day when they were on Metropolitan Av as a single ENG w/a Hosewagon into the '70s...the FH was at times inundated w/mosquitoes from the creek....the house had a wall in between...the other side had the 1st fl containing old hand drawn pumpers stored there & later transferred to the Museum....the 2nd Fl had a ton of 4/5 gallon stirrup pump hand water extinguishers.....the 3rd fl was covered w/old steel pot WW2 Civil Defense Helmets......    when the FH was built it was lettered for ENG*206 & LAD*133.....133 was never organized until 1998 in the qtrs of 275 ....as far as the lettering from the 133 side....it remained in place until the early '70s ...SQ*3 got the 3's ....as far as the rest of the letters (other than the K).... i dont know where they went ?....after the New 206 FH was built a block over the original FH was purchased by a basket weaving & sales business....after huricane sandy the new FH was flooded & rigs damaged so i guess the old FH was damaged also since it was closer to the creek.     
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 10, 2013, 07:43:07 AM
3511 and the Chief make good point about firehouse decisions made as neighborhoods were being incinerated during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

- The firehouse for Engine 17/Ladder 18 /Bn 4  on Broome St, only 30 years old at the time and still in good condition, was abandoned for new, costly quarters on 25 Pitt St. The Lower East Side was very busy (Alphabet City) then. Squad 5 was planned to occupy the big new firehouse - but never made it - went to the Bronx instead.  The vacated firehouse on Broome St in still standing.

Old Broome St firehouse - (Squad 5 operated from here 1966-1969):
(http://s22.postimg.org/634dx2pel/aaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/634dx2pel/)

Pitt St firehouse - 1973 - "E 17/L 18/Squad 5/Bn 4" above doors (E 17 disbanded in 1991; E 15 relocated to Pitt St in 2001)
(http://s24.postimg.org/43l0xf1gx/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/43l0xf1gx/)
Firehouse built for 3 companies and BC - Squad 5 operated at 55 E Broadway and then moved to the Bronx in 1974


- Engine 245 / Ladder 161 / Bn 43 had their Coney Island firehouse on W 8th St razed to build a new firehouse in 1971.  The old firehouse had housed 2 engine companies, a truck and the chief effectively.  At a time when Coney Island also became busy, Engine 244 on W 15th St was shut down and money was spent on construction while Coney Island burned down without a 3rd engine.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on December 10, 2013, 11:34:25 AM
Which is not to say that some firehouses did not eventually need replacement.

 In the Bronx, Engines 48 and 50 were in vintage houses from the 1880s. They had already been rebuilt at least once and could really not accommodate modern apparatus. Engine 68 (just a single bay for both an engine and truck) and engine 71 ( too difficult for access for a truck on Park Avenue) probably necessary also. Engine 63 needed for consolidation with L39.

 Engine 75? Doubtful. Same design as E82 and similar to engine 79, both renovated and going strong.

E46/L27 old house recently designated with landmark status. NYPD Would love to have 46/27's new house. Why not accommodate them? With Rescue 3 now in new quarters, renovate the old house and move 46 / 27 back.

 Housebound on a snowy day in the metropolitan area. Guess I have nothing better to do then rebuild the FDNY.
 Sno
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 10, 2013, 01:27:00 PM
There were many new firehouses built mid-1950s to 1960.  FDNY still had many old single company firehouses built by volunteer companies in Manhattan and the BFD in Brooklyn as the War Years began. A lot of new firehouses were built from 1967-1977.  These companies moved to new quarters:

Engines 3, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 35, 37, 48, 50, 53, 54, 63, 85, 96, 154, 206, 207, 209, 216, 219, 222, 225, 232, 238, 241, 245, 248, 262, and 283
Ladders 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 18, 19, 20, 27, 40, 43, 58, 102, 105 and 712. 

There were maybe a few more, and I am sorry for missing battalions and special units which moved or were relocated.  There was a lot of money spent building new facilities during this period of high fire activity, arson, false alarms in a city experiencing major budget problems. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on December 10, 2013, 02:52:02 PM
Nice photo of the "new" 17/18/4 quarters with the '72 Plymouth green & black and the new blue/white color scheme on the '73 Plymouth. The 72's had 6 cylinder 225cid engines and the 73's now came with 318cid engines.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 10, 2013, 11:17:26 PM
Engine 201  firehouses

     Engine 1 Brooklyn Fire Department organized 633 4th Avenue former volunteer firehouse  1869
     Engine 1 BFD moved to 5113 4th Avenue                                                                       1891
     Engine 1 BFD became Engine 1 FDNY                                                                             1898
     Engine 1 became Engine 101                                                                                         1899
     Engine 101 became Engine 201                                                                                     1913
     Engine 201 moved to 5011 7th Avenue                                                                          2007
     Engine 201 moved to new firehouse 5113 4th Avenue w/Ladder 114                                2009
                                                                                                                                                       
Engine 201 history:  http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_201.html (http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_engines/engine_201.html)

Engine 1 BFD at 633 4th Avenue:
(http://s28.postimg.org/5dwy24u7t/E_201_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5dwy24u7t/)
Formerly firehouse of volunteer Putnam Engine 21

633 4th Avenue original firehouse - current picture:
(http://s11.postimg.org/5uzj627lb/E_201_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5uzj627lb/)

5113 4th Avenue firehouse:
(http://s11.postimg.org/rvtnrwuen/E_201_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rvtnrwuen/)


(http://s9.postimg.org/v7wu1ovjv/E_201_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v7wu1ovjv/)

5011 7th Avenue firehouse:   
(http://s28.postimg.org/g85nvyfi1/E_201_xxx.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g85nvyfi1/)
Former quarters Engine 278

5113 4th Avenue new firehouse:
(http://s28.postimg.org/6dsauyfp5/E_201_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6dsauyfp5/)
With Ladder 114

http://rktb.com/projects/institutional/fdny-engine-company-201/ (http://rktb.com/projects/institutional/fdny-engine-company-201/)

http://www.officenewswire.com/9183 (http://www.officenewswire.com/9183)

Ribbon cutting - January 1, 2009:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2009/011309a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2009/011309a.shtml)

(http://s14.postimg.org/976xlf3od/E_201_aaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/976xlf3od/)

Engine 201:
(http://s16.postimg.org/8zs96kr9t/E_201_u.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8zs96kr9t/)

Engine 201/Ladder 114 Box 2637 510 61st St Medal Day:
Medal Day: Engine 201 and Ladder 114 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JF2Ecu7hI8#ws)

Sunset Park, Brooklyn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_Park,_Brooklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_Park,_Brooklyn)

http://forgotten-ny.com/2007/11/sunset-park-brooklyn-part-1/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2007/11/sunset-park-brooklyn-part-1/)


(http://s16.postimg.org/ovlonm781/E_201_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ovlonm781/)


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: STAjo on December 11, 2013, 12:33:41 AM

 Wow ! RKTB Architects did a Great Job on that FH for 201/114 & 40 !

Thanks Again, Mack !
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: kidfrmqns on December 11, 2013, 08:31:51 AM
Regarding E17/TL18 firehouse, on the Delancy Street side of the firehouse are more large garages (I think 3 bays). I was told in the early 90's that these were built for ESU, but they never moved. Anyone else hear this?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on December 11, 2013, 04:41:09 PM
Many if not all Police Precints built in NYC from the '60s on have those type bays in the bldg not ESU related.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 13, 2013, 07:11:05 AM
NYPD 7th Precinct - adjacent to Engine 15/Ladder 18/Battalion 4 firehouse  19 1/2 Pitt St, Lower East Side

(http://s27.postimg.org/nwygoebyn/L_18_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nwygoebyn/)

(http://s2.postimg.org/7j69gccv9/L_18_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7j69gccv9/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/bsrugs3t9/L_18_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bsrugs3t9/)


http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_007.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_007.shtml)

The 7th Precinct serves the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It is the second smallest precinct in the city consisting of only .62 square miles. The population is enhanced during working hours due to the thriving businesses on Orchard St. and the large transient population utilizing the Williamsburg Bridge and the 2 subway stations at Essex Street and Delancey and Essex St. and E. Broadway.

(http://s23.postimg.org/idx7ulqdz/L_18_e.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/idx7ulqdz/)

Old 7th Precinct:
(http://s29.postimg.org/9wdktwzs3/L_18_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9wdktwzs3/)

Old Manhattan South precincts:
http://www.policeny.com/thehousemanhattansouth1.html (http://www.policeny.com/thehousemanhattansouth1.html)

Old Manhattan North precincts:
http://www.policeny.com/thehousemanhattannorth1.html (http://www.policeny.com/thehousemanhattannorth1.html)

Old Bronx precincts:
http://www.policeny.com/thehousethebronx1.html (http://www.policeny.com/thehousethebronx1.html)

Old Queens precincts:
http://www.policeny.com/thehousequeens1.html (http://www.policeny.com/thehousequeens1.html)

Old SI precincts:
http://www.policeny.com/thehouserichmond1.html (http://www.policeny.com/thehouserichmond1.html)

Old Brooklyn North precincts:
http://www.policeny.com/thehousebrooklynnorth1.html (http://www.policeny.com/thehousebrooklynnorth1.html)

Old Brooklyn South precincts:
http://www.policeny.com/thehousebrooklynsouth1.html (http://www.policeny.com/thehousebrooklynsouth1.html)

Old HQ buildings:
http://www.policeny.com/thehouse1.html (http://www.policeny.com/thehouse1.html)

** NYPD history links: (excellent historical links)
http://www.policeny.com/sitemap.html (http://www.policeny.com/sitemap.html)


(http://s9.postimg.org/nitk6npbv/7th.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nitk6npbv/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/6onc5gylf/7th.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6onc5gylf/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/5b1s2vshn/7th_vv.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5b1s2vshn/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 13, 2013, 09:21:18 AM
FDNY Firehouses/NYPD Precincts    Side-by-Side

FDNY Engine 245/Ladder 161/Battalion 43 and NYPD 60th Precinct 
W 8th St Coney Island, Brooklyn
(http://s18.postimg.org/sec0k45h1/Engine_245_60_pct.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sec0k45h1/)

Engine 248/Battalion 41 and NYPD 67th Precinct
Snyder Avenue, Flatbush, Brooklyn
(http://s10.postimg.org/u9vo899bp/E_248_67th_Precincts.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/u9vo899bp/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/b9d8ixmar/E_248_67th_Precinct_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b9d8ixmar/)

Engine 216/Ladder 108/Bn 35 and NYPD 90th Precinct
Union Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(http://s12.postimg.org/yjjqk4bhl/E_216_90th_Pct.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yjjqk4bhl/)

Engine 76/Ladder 22/Battalion 11 and NYPD 24th Precinct
W 100th St Upper West Side, Manhattan

(http://s10.postimg.org/qws0za54l/E_76.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qws0za54l/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/9xtwvevvb/E_76_24th_Pct.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9xtwvevvb/)


FDNY Engine 266 and NYPD 100th Precinct
Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway
(http://s30.postimg.org/hjvz9jy25/Engine_266_100th_pct_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hjvz9jy25/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/oblpvcbd3/100th.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oblpvcbd3/)


Engine 15/Ladder 18/Bn 4 and NYPD 7th Precinct
Pitt St Lower East Side, Manhattan
(http://s30.postimg.org/4zdvp3qy5/L_18_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4zdvp3qy5/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on December 13, 2013, 10:07:20 AM
Don't forget E8/L2/Bn.8 and the 17th Precinct on E.51 street between 3rd & Lexington Aves. in Manhattan.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 13, 2013, 11:13:17 AM
FDNY/NYPD

Engine 8/Ladder 2/Battalion 8 and 17th Precinct
E 51st St, Mid-Town, Manhattan

(http://s16.postimg.org/olcp1g54x/E_8.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/olcp1g54x/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/k7nvjngh5/E_8_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k7nvjngh5/)

Thanks memory master!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on December 13, 2013, 11:44:58 AM
FDNY/NYPD

Engine 8/Ladder 2/Battalion 8 and 17th Precinct
E 51st St, Mid-Town, Manhattan

(http://s16.postimg.org/olcp1g54x/E_8.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/olcp1g54x/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/k7nvjngh5/E_8_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k7nvjngh5/)

Thanks memory master!

  Am I correct in thinking that Engine 8/Ladder 2/Battalion 8 are the only companies in the FDNY to be a part of a commercial High Rise Office building ?

  I think Boston also has a similar firehouse used by Rescue 1 (?)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: CVILLE 7111 on December 13, 2013, 11:51:49 AM
207 Engine/110 Truck/31 Battalion & 84 Precinct
216 Engine/108 Truck/35 Battalion & 90 Precinct
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: smokeeater405 on December 13, 2013, 11:54:07 AM
Hey nfd2004 I think 4 engine 15 truck at the seaport is also part of a high rise. Not sure if there's more.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 13, 2013, 12:39:30 PM
FDNY/NYPD 

Engine 207/Ladder 110/Battalion 31 and Precinct 84
Tillary St, Downtown Brooklyn

(http://s14.postimg.org/dm5yu3a0t/E_207_84th_Pct_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dm5yu3a0t/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/m62yax0u9/E_207_84th_Pct.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/m62yax0u9/)

The former location of the Superpumper and the Supertender.

Thanks C'ville
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 13, 2013, 12:55:36 PM
Bill - You are right about Boston.  Engine 10/Tower Ladder 3/Rescue 1/Division 1 are located in 123 High St high rise office building downtown Boston.


(http://s24.postimg.org/vd538j1qp/R_1_boston.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vd538j1qp/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/coacsizhp/R_1_boston_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/coacsizhp/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on December 13, 2013, 01:11:37 PM
Bill - You are right about Boston.  Engine 10/Tower Ladder 3/Rescue 1/Division 1 are located in 123 High St high rise office building downtown Boston.


(http://s24.postimg.org/vd538j1qp/R_1_boston.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vd538j1qp/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/coacsizhp/R_1_boston_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/coacsizhp/)

FDNY Engine 4, Ladder 15 and Decon. Unit 4 house is located at the base of a high-rise building at 42 South St. near South Street Seaport. I believe this house and FDNY Engine 8, Ladder 2, and Battalion 8 are the only houses built into a high-rise building in the city.

Yes, to answer Willy D's question and to follow up on Mack's post(not to step on anyone's post), Boston FD Engine 10, Tower Ladder 3, Rescue 1, H4(T.S.U. 1), H6(Collapse Rescue 1), J20(Dive Rescue 1), and C6(Division 1) are all located under a high-rise at 125 Purchase St. in Downtown Boston, next door to a Boston EMS Station. I believe the first 2-3 floors of that high-rise are part of this firehouse. It's a really nice house to visit. This firehouse replaced one that was torn down on Oliver Street, right behind the current house, from the '70's and '80's: the quarters of Engine 25, Ladder 8/Tower Unit, Rescue 1, Division 1, Searchlight 1. Engine 25 was disbanded, Ladder 8 was disbanded to form Aerial Tower 1, which in turn became the Tower Unit, which in turn became Tower Ladder 3, which was originally Ladder 3 running with Engine 3 in the South End. Engine 10 and it's Wagon moved in from Mt. Vernon Street on Beacon Hill.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 13, 2013, 01:12:39 PM
Engine 4/Ladder 15 42 South Street, Manhattan   firehouse in high rise office building

(http://s27.postimg.org/erpddxonj/E_4_Ladder_15.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/erpddxonj/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/9b62qdjf5/E_4_Ladder_15_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9b62qdjf5/)

per Smokeeater 405
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 13, 2013, 01:20:18 PM
1075k - thanks for the added info.  You never step on my stuff. You make it right or make it better.  Good info about another busy firehouse.  I also think that BFD intended to possibly move their HQ to this location from their Southampton St., Roxbury, site in the 1980s while the "Big Dig" was still in process.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: manhattan on December 13, 2013, 01:27:58 PM
E-40/L-35 is in a high-rise residential at 66th and Amsterdam
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 13, 2013, 01:37:29 PM
http://www.engine40ladder35.com/The%20Cave.htm (http://www.engine40ladder35.com/The%20Cave.htm)

"manhattan" knows Manhattan.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 13, 2013, 02:45:36 PM
Not a high rise but Engine 211/Ladder 119 in Williamsburg is in a 5 story building.  I believe this firehouse was the first home of the Superpumper.

(http://s30.postimg.org/pledq7e3x/Engine_211.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pledq7e3x/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on December 13, 2013, 03:28:56 PM
Not a high rise but Engine 211/Ladder 119 in Williamsburg is in a 5 story building.  I believe this firehouse was the first home of the Superpumper.

(http://s30.postimg.org/pledq7e3x/Engine_211.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pledq7e3x/)
  26 Hooper St. was a former commercial laundry bldg. with 3 bays which were designated for E211, E251 & L119. E251 & L119 were located at 47/48 Washington St. within the Brooklyn Navy Yard and they both moved out Nov. 24, 1941 with E251 going to E211's house at 166 Clymer St. and L119 going to E210's house on Carlton Ave. On May 24, 1944, E211, E251 & L119 all moved into 26 Hooper St.  E251 was disbanded Nov. 1, 1946 then reorganized Oct. 1, 1952 in Queens. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 13, 2013, 03:54:46 PM
Thanks Gman.  Wasn't the Superpumper and Supertender originally quartered on Hooper St before the firehouse with Engine 207 on Tillary St was completed?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: manhattan on December 13, 2013, 04:01:15 PM
http://www.engine40ladder35.com/The%20Cave.htm (http://www.engine40ladder35.com/The%20Cave.htm)

"manhattan" knows Manhattan.

The hint is in the name!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on December 13, 2013, 04:32:41 PM
1075k - thanks for the added info.  You never step on my stuff. You make it right or make it better.  Good info about another busy firehouse.  I also think that BFD intended to possibly move their HQ to this location from their Southampton St., Roxbury, site in the 1980s while the "Big Dig" was still in process.
Thanks, Mack! I never knew about the BFD wanting to move their HQ to Downtown.

In reference to the "Big Dig", either what is today the BFD Special Unit H4 or H5 out of this house, also known as "Fort Hill Square", ran as a "Tunnel Rescue Unit" for a while, a 2nd piece to Rescue 1.

(http://www.firenews.org/mass/b/BostonTSU1-2012JG.JPG)
E-40/L-35 is in a high-rise residential at 66th and Amsterdam
Sorry guys, forgot about "The Cavemen" of E40/L35 on Amsterdam.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: CVILLE 7111 on December 13, 2013, 04:48:37 PM
The Super Pumper and Tender were both quartered on Hooper Street (E.210) until the Tillary Street house (E.207) was built.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on December 15, 2013, 08:20:20 AM
The Super Pumper and Tender were both quartered on Hooper Street (E.210) until the Tillary Street house (E.207) was built.

E211/L119 on Hooper street.  ;)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: CVILLE 7111 on December 15, 2013, 09:22:39 AM
OOOOPPSSS!!!  Keystroke error!  Thanks for picking that up MM!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 147 on December 16, 2013, 02:48:24 PM
3511 and the Chief make good point about firehouse decisions made as neighborhoods were being incinerated during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

- The firehouse for Engine 17/Ladder 18 /Bn 4  on Broome St, only 30 years old at the time and still in good condition, was abandoned for new, costly quarters on 25 Pitt St. The Lower East Side was very busy (Alphabet City) then. Squad 5 was planned to occupy the big new firehouse - but never made it - went to the Bronx instead.  The vacated firehouse on Broome St in still standing.

Old Broome St firehouse - (Squad 5 operated from here 1966-1969):
(http://s22.postimg.org/634dx2pel/aaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/634dx2pel/)

around 1996 the old firehouse was renovated by a movie production  company for a planned TV  show that never got beyond filming the pilot movie. There was a squatter leaving in the firehouse and the production company put him up in a mobil home. they went as far as pots in the kitchen and books and clipboards in the office. They had a weight room and tv room all for nothing.

Pitt St firehouse - 1973 - "E 17/L 18/Squad 5/Bn 4" above doors (E 17 disbanded in 1991; E 15 relocated to Pitt St in 2001)
(http://s24.postimg.org/43l0xf1gx/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/43l0xf1gx/)
Firehouse built for 3 companies and BC - Squad 5 operated at 55 E Broadway and then moved to the Bronx in 1974


- Engine 245 / Ladder 161 / Bn 43 had their Coney Island firehouse on W 8th St razed to build a new firehouse in 1971.  The old firehouse had housed 2 engine companies, a truck and the chief effectively.  At a time when Coney Island also became busy, Engine 244 on W 15th St was shut down and money was spent on construction while Coney Island burned down without a 3rd engine.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 17, 2013, 12:38:18 AM
Perry Hose Company 23 - firehouse 48 Horatio St  Greenwich Village - volunteer company

   Triton Hose Company 23 organized Charles St near Hudson St              1839
   Triton Hose Company 23 name changed to Perry Hose Company 23     Unknown           
   Perry Hose Company 23 moved to new firehouse 48 Horatio St             1847
   Perry Hose Company 23 disbanded                                                     1865


(http://s27.postimg.org/682zy9r2n/hhhhhhh.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/682zy9r2n/)

48 Horatio St former firehouse - current:
(http://s15.postimage.org/x5oa37fpj/44_Horatio_St.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/x5oa37fpj/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/8t9trkm9x/bbbbbbb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8t9trkm9x/)

No. 23. -- Triton. -- Perry. -- This company first organized under the name of "Triton" on April 1, 1839, and subsequently changed the name to "Perry," in honor of the celebrated Commodore. Two round panels of Perry Hose, illustrating commodore Perry's victory, and which were owned by ex-President King of the Fire Department, were preserved at the Volunteer Firemen's Headquarters. Hose No. 23 was located in Charles Street, near Hudson; after 1847 in Horatio Street, near Hudson, and went out of service in 1865 when the paid Metropolitan Department was established.
(from "Our Firemen - The History of the NY Fire Departments")


Nicknames - volunteer companies in NYC and other cities had distinct nicknames selected by company members for unit identification and morale.  They usually decorated their rigs with correspondiing titles and images:

"Triton" - a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the sea. He is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively, and is herald for his father. He is usually represented as a merman, having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish, his shoulders barnacled with sea-shells.  Like his father, Poseidon, he carried a trident. However, Triton's special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves. Its sound was such a cacophony, that when loudly blown, it put the giants to flight, who imagined it to be the roar of a dark wild beast.

(http://s8.postimg.org/revv63n29/images_CADN76_ZT.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/revv63n29/)


"Perry" - Commodore Matthew C. Perry claimed Key West for US; responsible for modernization of the US Navy in the early 1800s; established curriculum at US Naval Academy; "Father of the Steam Navy" (modernized fleet); commandant of NY Navy yard in 1840s; explorer who visited and "opened" Japan for US in 1850s   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Matthew_Perry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Matthew_Perry)

http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/teach/ends/opening.htm (http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/teach/ends/opening.htm)

Perry Hose Company 23 would be within the current response areas of Squad 18, Engine 3, Ladder 12 and Battalion 7

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on December 17, 2013, 01:51:47 PM
Some more great stuff, Mack! It's really interesting to hear about the history of some of the pre-1865 volunteer companies that preceded the FDNY. It's amazing that a lot of these historic houses are still standing from that time period.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on December 17, 2013, 02:23:54 PM
Mack, would you have a picture of the old E16 quarters on E.25 street? I had one years ago but who knows where it went. That also was a vollie house. Keep up the good work. Can't wait until you get to the Queens houses.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on December 20, 2013, 01:41:21 AM
ENG*237....  http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-ANTIQUE-PHOTOGRAPHS-BROOKLYN-NEW-YORK-FIRE-ENGINE-237-TRUCKS-MEN-HORSES/111241812952?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D3525009590419911344%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D181282247210%26 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-ANTIQUE-PHOTOGRAPHS-BROOKLYN-NEW-YORK-FIRE-ENGINE-237-TRUCKS-MEN-HORSES/111241812952?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D3525009590419911344%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D181282247210%26)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 22, 2013, 08:32:07 AM
memory master - I will post more complete Engine 16 history.

Engine 16 at 223 E 25th St:
(http://s23.postimg.org/y6bppar2v/E_16_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y6bppar2v/)

223 E 25th firehouse:
(http://s30.postimg.org/dr8qvcbzx/E_16_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dr8qvcbzx/)

223 E 25th St former firehouse:
(http://s29.postimg.org/p0gsigasz/E_16_225_E_25th_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p0gsigasz/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: manhattan on December 22, 2013, 08:45:28 AM
You're doing great work here, mack.  Do you know if the small structure on the firehouse roof (abutting exposure 2) would have been the hose tower?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 22, 2013, 11:33:04 AM
manhattan - good question about structure on roof - some additional views:

(http://s21.postimg.org/5quypukab/E_16_roof_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5quypukab/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/le0faag23/E_16_roof.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/le0faag23/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/mhkjm90p7/E_16_roof_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mhkjm90p7/)

- appears to be part of original structure
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 147 on December 22, 2013, 11:34:53 AM
manhattan - good question about structure on roof - some additional views:

(http://s21.postimg.org/5quypukab/E_16_roof_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5quypukab/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/le0faag23/E_16_roof.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/le0faag23/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/mhkjm90p7/E_16_roof_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mhkjm90p7/)

- appears to be part of original structure

Might be a Bulkhead.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on December 22, 2013, 11:42:52 AM
That was the top of the hose tower gentlemen. As you walked into quarters from the street the hose tower roll-up door was just to your left on the apparatus floor.
Thank you so very much Mack, I appreciate your time. Thank you again sir!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on December 29, 2013, 08:29:37 PM
QTRS OF R*1 BEFORE THE FIRE (Former qtrs of ENG*2 RIP)........   http://www.ebay.com/itm/FDNY-Rescue-1-Quarters-at-530-West-43rd-St-4-x-6-photo/271358562827?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D3751825581862659960%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D271358562827%26 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/FDNY-Rescue-1-Quarters-at-530-West-43rd-St-4-x-6-photo/271358562827?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D3751825581862659960%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D271358562827%26)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on December 30, 2013, 03:22:46 PM
Rescue 1's old quarters when occupied by Engine 2:
(http://s16.postimg.org/5ia49n8u9/zzz.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5ia49n8u9/)

Rescue 1 former firehouse:
(http://s29.postimg.org/whe6wlj5f/r_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/whe6wlj5f/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 01, 2014, 12:35:39 PM
Engine 2 firehouses - 304 W 47th St and 530 W 43rd St  Midtown Manhattan

     Engine 2 organized  304 W 47th St former quarters of volunteer "Hudson" Engine 1          1865
     Engine 2 moved to 530 W 43rd St former quarters of volunteer "Washington" Hose 12      1870
     Engine 2 moved to 604-606 W 43rd St                                                                          1894
     Engine 2 moved to new firehouse 530 W 43rd St                                                            1895
     Engine 2 disbanded                                                                                                      1972

Notes:
     - Predecessor of Engine 2 was first fire company in NYC - volunteer "Hudson" Engine 1
     - "Hudson" Engine 1 was established 1731 in a shed on Wall St vicinity of then City Hall - original apparatus brought from London - everyone in neighborhood was required to turn out for fires - company moved several times and built original firehouse at 304 W 47th St which served as quarters for FDNY Engine 2 (1865-1870), Chemical Engine 5 (1875-1877) and Bn 7 (1874-1879) - Engine 1 fireman Francis Joseph died in line of duty at a fire in 1827

(http://s28.postimg.org/bz1kzfp6x/E_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bz1kzfp6x/)

Sketch of volunteer Engine 1 firehouse on Duane St 1823-1843
(http://s10.postimg.org/fli5nvw9h/Vol_E_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fli5nvw9h/)

     - The volunteer firehouse built in 1852 at 304 W 47th St was replaced by a new firehouse in 1884 which served as quarters for Engine 54 and Bn 9 - former firehouse still stands as theater        http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2011/10/lebruns-1888-engine-company-54-304-west.html (http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2011/10/lebruns-1888-engine-company-54-304-west.html)
     - Engine 2's firehouse at 530 W 43rd St became quarters of Rescue 1 in 1973 - was destroyed by a fire in 1984 - was rebuilt for Rescue 1 in 1989 


Engine 2:
(http://s27.postimg.org/8y1e9n9z3/E_2_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8y1e9n9z3/)

Engine 2 hose tender early 1900s:
(http://s24.postimg.org/cg2z36rhd/E_2_2_hose_tender.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cg2z36rhd/)

Engine 2 1930s Mack pumper:
(http://s23.postimg.org/ldaty3g87/E_2_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ldaty3g87/)

Engine 2 1947 ALF pumper:
(http://s23.postimg.org/640a00stj/E_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/640a00stj/)

Engine 2 1958 Mack pumper at 530 W 43rd St firehouse:
(http://s16.postimg.org/5ia49n8u9/zzz.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5ia49n8u9/)

530 W 43rd St when occupied by Rescue 1:
(http://s29.postimg.org/whe6wlj5f/r_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/whe6wlj5f/)


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 02, 2014, 03:15:52 AM
Engine 302/Hydrant Service 13/Ladder 155 firehouse - 143-15 Rockaway Blvd 
South Ozone Park/Rochdale, Queens

     Engine 302 organized 137-24 Rockaway Blvd former firehouse Hose 4      1921
     Engine 302 moved to new firehouse 143-15 Rockaway Blvd                     1931

     Hydrant Service 13 organized 143-15 Rockaway Blvd at Engine 302          1936
     Hydrant Service 13 moved to 89-56 162nd St at Engine 275                     1949
     Hydrant Service 13 disbanded                                                                1957

     Ladder 155 organized 107-12 Lefferts Blvd w/Engine 308                        1926
     Ladder 155 moved to 143-15 Rockaway Blvd at Engine 302                     1947

Note:  Hose 4 organized 92-11 150th St at former volunteer firehouse          1907
          Hose 4 moved to new firehouse 137-24 Rockaway Blvd                       1912
          Hose 4 disbanded to form Engine 302                                                1921

143-15 Rockaway Blvd firehouse:
(http://s17.postimg.org/8iqqgt6mz/E_302.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8iqqgt6mz/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/unu21rfwv/E_302_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/unu21rfwv/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/mpw8yb77p/E_302_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mpw8yb77p/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/bb84tn60t/E_302_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bb84tn60t/)

Engine 302:
(http://s21.postimg.org/ykzbsck1f/E_302_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ykzbsck1f/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/k4m978db7/jjjjj.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k4m978db7/)

FDNY Engine 302 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEqu8BcDMjs#)

Ladder 155:
(http://s12.postimg.org/fxd2qrnnt/L_155_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fxd2qrnnt/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/4yxkxjscd/L_155_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4yxkxjscd/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/4bkiie0z1/L_155_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4bkiie0z1/)

Rochdale neighborhood:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochdale,_Queens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochdale,_Queens)
S. Ozone park neighborhood:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Ozone_Park,_Queens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Ozone_Park,_Queens)

(http://s17.postimg.org/51oodu7kr/L_155_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/51oodu7kr/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/x3ra1v8ml/E_302_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x3ra1v8ml/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 03, 2014, 12:33:27 PM
Engine 211/Ladder 119/Division 11/Superpumper 1/Supertender 1/Satellite 1 - firehouses - Williamsburg, Brooklyn

     BFD Engine 11 organized 173 Clymer St former firehouse volunteer Victory Eng 13  1869
     BFD Engine 11 moved to new firehouse 166 Clymer St                                     1888
     BFD Engine 11 became FDNY Engine 11                                                          1898
     Engine 11 became Engine 111                                                                        1899
     Engine 111 moved to 190 Clymer St                                                               1909
     Engine 111 moved to new firehouse 166 Clymer St                                          1910
     Engine 111 became Engine 211                                                                      1913
     Engine 211 moved to new firehouse 26 Hooper St w/Ladder 119                       1944
   
     FDNY Ladder 69 organized 47/48 Washington Avenue at Engine 151 (Bklyn)      1901
     Ladder 69 became Ladder 119                                                                        1913
     Ladder 119 moved to 160 Carlton Avenue at Engine 210                                   1941
     Ladder 119 moved to new firehouse 26 Hooper St w/ Engine 211                      1944

     Division 11 located at 166 Clymer St at Engine 211                                      1927-1930
     Division 11 located at 26 Hooper St at Engine 211                                        1948-1951

     Superpumper 1 organized at 26 Hooper St at Engine 211                                  1965
     Superpumper 1 moved to 172 Tillery St at Engine 207                                      1972
     Superpumper 1 disbanded                                                                              1975

     Supertender 1 organized at 26 Hooper St at Engine 211                                    1965
     Supertender 1 moved to 172 Tillery St at Engine 207                                        1972
     Supertender 1 disbanded                                                                                1975

     Satellite 1 organized and located at 26 Hooper St at Engine 211                         1965

     Water Tower 5 located at 47/48 Washington Ave at Engine 251/Ladder 119         1932

     Ladder 104 located at 166 Clymer St firehouse at Engine 211                          1931-1932

Original firehouse BFD Engine 11 at 173 Clymer St:
(http://s27.postimg.org/3u3sdai5b/173_clymer_st.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3u3sdai5b/)
Former firehouse of volunteer Victory Engine 13

BFD Engine 11 at 166 Clymer St:
(http://s16.postimg.org/o9utyie7l/E_211_aaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o9utyie7l/)

BFD Engine 11: 
- original apparatus was 2nd class Amoskeag engine and 4 wheel hose tender
- horses assigned were named Bill, Sam, Mike and Charlie.  Horse named Charlie dislocated right arm of driver William O'Brien while being shoed and broke firefighter James Pryor's kneecap with a kick.
- original response was 81 boxes on 1st alarm and 82 on 2nd alarms
- responded to high hazard response area
 

Engine 111 173 Clymer Street 1913:
(http://s1.postimg.org/3ujx1dfrf/E_211_fh_clymer.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3ujx1dfrf/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/s7e79k5lf/E_211_fh_1910.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s7e79k5lf/)

Engine 211/Division 11 166 Clymer Street  1923:
(http://s9.postimg.org/e1dsritzv/E_211_Division_11_fh_166_Clymer_Street_1923.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/e1dsritzv/)

Engine 211/Ladder 119 new firehouse 26 Hooper Street 1944:
(http://s27.postimg.org/lepscnkhb/E_211_26_hooper_street.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lepscnkhb/)

Original firehouse Ladder 119 (Ladder 69)/Engine 251/Water Tower 5 47/48 Washington Ave
(http://s21.postimg.org/5j1g4a6w3/L_119_Wallabout.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5j1g4a6w3/)
Wallabout Market replaced by Brooklyn Navy Yard expansion for WWII
http://brooklynhistory.org/blog/2011/06/29/brooklyn-history-photo-of-the-week-wallabout-market/ (http://brooklynhistory.org/blog/2011/06/29/brooklyn-history-photo-of-the-week-wallabout-market/)
http://brooklynhistory.org/blog/2011/11/18/wallabout-bay-and-the-brooklyn-navy-yard-2/ (http://brooklynhistory.org/blog/2011/11/18/wallabout-bay-and-the-brooklyn-navy-yard-2/)

26 Hooper St firehouse:
(http://s13.postimg.org/qdl23ia03/e_211.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qdl23ia03/)
Opened 1944

(http://s13.postimg.org/70u5x8kdf/E_222_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/70u5x8kdf/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/ga0iowbhd/E_211_aaaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ga0iowbhd/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/abjkrzfj5/E_211_aaaaaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/abjkrzfj5/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/5soqnf889/Hooper_St_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5soqnf889/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/tpa7yclt9/E_211_fh_10.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tpa7yclt9/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/er2u0wwof/E_211_fh_11.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/er2u0wwof/)

(http://s2.postimg.org/5izhck2w5/E_211_fh_13.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5izhck2w5/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/70u5x8kdf/E_222_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/70u5x8kdf/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/ovkkstw93/E_211_Hooper_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ovkkstw93/)

Engine 211:
(http://s8.postimg.org/t6n1ithy9/E_211_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/t6n1ithy9/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/57q0fecfh/E_211_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/57q0fecfh/)

Ladder 119  1959 Mack 85 ft:
(http://s21.postimg.org/w301tto4j/L_119_1959_Mack_85ft.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/w301tto4j/)

Ladder 119  144 ft high ladder  1960s:
(http://s14.postimg.org/x4i2q3ppp/L_119_1960_144_ft_high_ladder.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x4i2q3ppp/)

Tower Ladder 119 1960s:
(http://s14.postimg.org/bzy7oxgq5/L_119_1960s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bzy7oxgq5/)
3rd FDNY tower ladder

(http://s27.postimg.org/barv1akin/L_119_1969_3rd_TL.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/barv1akin/)


(http://s27.postimg.org/pl3rp6q1r/E_211_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pl3rp6q1r/)



(http://s2.postimg.org/ej94tv5b9/E_211_ap_8.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ej94tv5b9/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 03, 2014, 12:47:47 PM
Superpumper1/Supertender 1/Satellite 1 organized at 26 Hooper St firehouse at Engine 211 and Ladder 119 in 1965

Superpumper 1:
(http://s27.postimg.org/h1wa3mdlr/SP_aaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/h1wa3mdlr/)
Located at 26 Hooper St with Engine 211/Ladder 119/Supertender 1 1965-1972
Ladder 119 had compact high ladder - engine and truck parked in one bay behind each other

Superpumper 1:
(http://s7.postimg.org/hiqf2e2xj/SP_1965.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hiqf2e2xj/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/fmzasn1wf/SP_Bill.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fmzasn1wf/)

Supertender 1:
(http://s17.postimg.org/oiyz68vm3/ST_aaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oiyz68vm3/)
Original monitor

(http://s7.postimg.org/3wuanlaon/ST_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3wuanlaon/)
(http://s23.postimg.org/61lwtcrrb/ST_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/61lwtcrrb/)

Superpumper system:
(http://s24.postimg.org/3srnht17l/SP_System.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3srnht17l/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/5wb5u5i7x/sp_system_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5wb5u5i7x/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/un0kstkd3/sp_system_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/un0kstkd3/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/e0chjkktp/sp_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/e0chjkktp/)

Superpumper 1 and Supertender 1 moved to 172 Tillery St firehouse when it opened in 1972:
 (http://s10.postimg.org/rcgo216ad/xxxxx.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rcgo216ad/)



http://voices.yahoo.com/what-was-fdny-super-pumper-5879964.html?cat=37 (http://voices.yahoo.com/what-was-fdny-super-pumper-5879964.html?cat=37)

http://doyleimages.smugmug.com/FDNY/Rigs-of-the-SPS/12689923_rCt9tg/913032943_NQrDrBz# (http://doyleimages.smugmug.com/FDNY/Rigs-of-the-SPS/12689923_rCt9tg/913032943_NQrDrBz#)!i=913032943&k=NQrDrBz

(http://s9.postimg.org/ibniixa6j/SP_Front.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ibniixa6j/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/sgp4ksayb/sp_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sgp4ksayb/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 03, 2014, 01:00:49 PM
Superpumper and Supertender located at 26 Hooper Street when organized:

- Structure supported size and weight of apparatus
- Access to highway/bridges
- Proximity to waterfronts
- Area considered high fire hazard district
- Centralized location to respond to all sections of NYC

Superpumper and Supertender projected to respond to 300 major fires per year - all 3rd alarms or greater; 2nd alarms in selected battalions; or when special called.  Satellites responded to 2nd alrams in response areas; alarms when Superpumper assigned; alarms when fireboat assigned; or when special called.


(http://s2.postimg.org/90b81ygw5/Hooper_St_Location_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/90b81ygw5/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 03, 2014, 04:49:49 PM
Satellite 1 was organized at Engine 211 at 26 Hooper St but moved to Engine 31's firehouse in Lower Manhattan later in 1965:
(http://s9.postimg.org/jnsausouj/Sat_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jnsausouj/)

Satellite 1's 1965 Mack:
(http://s15.postimg.org/8fk46x087/Sat_1_bill.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8fk46x087/)

(http://s2.postimg.org/8mt6o2o79/satellite_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8mt6o2o79/)

Satellite 2 was organized at Engine 83's quarters in the Bronx in 1965:
(http://s27.postimg.org/pykxnuxcv/Engine_83_sat_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pykxnuxcv/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/6mihbhugj/Satellite_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6mihbhugj/)

Satellite 3 was organized at Engine 242's firehouse in Brooklyn in 1965:
(http://s7.postimg.org/hzwcq5lg7/Sat_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hzwcq5lg7/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/8gzsq85cx/Sat_3_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8gzsq85cx/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on January 03, 2014, 06:12:49 PM
Back in 1968 when the Medical Office was @ Spring St (current location of the Fire Museum & former location of the three Sections of disbanded ENG*30) a Satellite was also quartered there...just the Rig & 2 FFs.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: CVILLE 7111 on January 03, 2014, 06:37:46 PM
The Satellite officer and a driver were also located at Spring Street with Satellite 1. They had a station wagon with water main maps and a manifold aboard.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 03, 2014, 07:20:28 PM
278 Spring St firehouse - Engine 30:
(http://s15.postimg.org/c6hbxo12f/E_30.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c6hbxo12f/)
Currently FDNY museum

Satellite 1 was located at Engine 30 at 278 Spring St from 1967-1974 (thanks Chief)

Satellite 1 them moved to Engine 9's/Squad 5's vacant firehouse at 55 E Broadway, E 27 at 173 Franklin St, Engine 33 at 42Great Jones St and Engine 27 all in 1975.

Satellite 1 relocated to Engine 9/Ladder 6 firehouse at 75 Canal Street later in 1975:
(http://s27.postimg.org/aicgy8bj3/Eng_9.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/aicgy8bj3/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 03, 2014, 11:50:20 PM
Found 1965 WNYF article covering planning for Superpumper system.  Article covers concept, projected capabilities, apparatus, firehouse selection, response pattern and selection of Superpumper personnel.
 
(http://s13.postimg.org/bmfaw57vn/s_P_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bmfaw57vn/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/46jgtfq8d/s_P_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/46jgtfq8d/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/j7fzf1t4l/s_P_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j7fzf1t4l/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/8taere743/s_P_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8taere743/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 12, 2014, 04:12:51 PM
Engine 164/Ladder 84/Brush Fire Patrol 164/Brush Fire Unit 1/Brush Fire Unit 84/Brush Fire Unit 164/Brush Fire Unit 504  - firehouse 1560 Drumgoole Rd W (originally Carlton Ave) Huguenot, Staten Island

     Engine 164 organized 1560 Drumgoole Rd W  w/Ladder 84                         1937

     Ladder 84 organized 1560 Drumgoole Rd W  w/Engine 164                         1937

     Brush Fire Patrol 1 organized 1560 Drumgoole Rd W at Engine 164   1955-1956 and 1963-unknown
   
     Brush Fire Unit 1 organized 1560 Drungoole Rd W at Engine 164          1970-1980
     Brush Fire Unit 1 became Brush Fire Unit 84                                              1980
     Brush Fire Unit 84 became Brush Fire Unit 164                                          1981
     Brush Fire Unit 164 became Brush Fire Unit 504                                        1982
     Brush Fire Unit 504 disbanded                                                                 1991
     Brush Fire Unit 1 reorganized 1560 Drumgoole Rd W at Engine 164            1997

Note - Originally response area covered by Engine 164/Ladder 84 were protected by volunteer Huguenot Engine 1 located at 939 Huguenot Avenue 1895-1937.  Company had large response area and assisted original FDNY SI companies.  939 Huguenot Avenue firehouse is still standing and was remodeled into an insurance office building after an all-hands fire early 1980s:

(http://s17.postimg.org/fiesz61wr/Huguenot_Engine_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fiesz61wr/)

Firehouse 1560 Drumgoole Rd W:
(http://s18.postimg.org/bunipai2t/E_164_firehouse_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bunipai2t/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/6g149fcr1/E_164_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6g149fcr1/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/xgzjhza4h/E_164_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xgzjhza4h/)

Engine 164/Ladder 84 members - companies organized 1937:
(http://s9.postimg.org/p28albfcr/E_164.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p28albfcr/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/5adxr2beb/E_164_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5adxr2beb/)

Engine 164 - brush fire Everton Ave and Rosedale Ave (off Woodrow Rd) Huguenot SI:
(http://s22.postimg.org/ekje1w0ct/E_164_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ekje1w0ct/)
Muddy tires were typical of SI rigs.  Looks like Brush Unit visible behind engine.

Same box today - brush replaced by apartments and townhouses:
(http://s18.postimg.org/6a6152pdx/bbbbb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6a6152pdx/)
Everton Ave and Rosedale Ave - Huguenot SI

(http://s7.postimg.org/hpjf1gdpz/E_164_vg.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hpjf1gdpz/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/jxpl38xdl/164_ccc.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jxpl38xdl/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/yle16n8gd/E_164_gg.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yle16n8gd/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/m8nkebe3v/E_164_g.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/m8nkebe3v/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/wdkiqtddh/E_164_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wdkiqtddh/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/n8nquii19/E_164_h.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/n8nquii19/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/ahtqom0e9/E_164_m.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ahtqom0e9/)

FDNY Engine 164 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AyniNqYYDw#ws)

Ladder 84 1970 Seagrave rearmount:
(http://s14.postimg.org/vglemq2kt/L_84.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vglemq2kt/)

Ladder 84 1982 Mack 75ft tower ladder:
(http://s27.postimg.org/o7im0plv3/L_84_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o7im0plv3/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/4g7c0iivz/L_84_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4g7c0iivz/)

Note:  Ladder 84's response area is very large.  5 mile runs south into Tottenville and 3 or 4 miles north into Annandale and beyond as the 2nd due truck.  Estimate they cover approx. 30-plus square miles on initial alarm assignments.
 
Engine 164 and Ladder 84 at 3 car accident:
FDNY Engine 164 & Ladder 84 at a 3 car MVA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUXtWhsvvxM#ws)
 
Engine 164/Ladder 84 firehouse location of brush fire season staging area 1960s:
(http://s12.postimg.org/55bdhg4y1/E_164_dd.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/55bdhg4y1/)
Firehouse was hub of heavy brush fire activity 1960-1980


Manhattan and Brooklyn engine companies staged at Engine 164 for brush fire response:
(http://s21.postimg.org/4ctv5vdlf/e_164_ddd.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4ctv5vdlf/)

Note:  Companies were staged at beginning of day tours at Engine 164/Ladder 84 during spring and fall brush season; Field Comm Unit would receive alarm location from Richmond dispatcher and assign 2 or 3 engines to respond; staging area would empty rapidly, often with several brush fires being fought simultaneously


Brush Fire Patrol 1 approx 1967 - vehicles loaned from US Army and modified by Shops - staffed by officer and 2 FF (driver and nozzleman):
(http://s22.postimg.org/iqp0wdsgd/E_164_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/iqp0wdsgd/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/l46ynaz53/E_164_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l46ynaz53/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/kc52y4y41/E_164_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kc52y4y41/)

Note:  Original Brush Fire Patrol apparatus were spare Ward LaFrance CD units.  FDNY purchased specified brush fire units in 1980s.

Brush Fire Unit 1:
1997 International BFU 1:
(http://s15.postimg.org/64mk9nqlz/BFU_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/64mk9nqlz/)

BFU 1 in front of 1560 Drumgoole Rd W firehouse:
(http://s9.postimg.org/8n9rv07zv/E_164_BFU_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8n9rv07zv/)

Huguenot neighborhood:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguenot,_Staten_Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguenot,_Staten_Island)

(http://s27.postimg.org/teeh74jcf/E_164_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/teeh74jcf/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: memory master on January 13, 2014, 01:51:05 PM
164 lost a little bit of 1st due boxes with the establishment of E168 back in June of 2005.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 13, 2014, 02:16:42 PM
Memory Master - great point, Engine 164 and Engine 151 both lost boxes when Engine 168 was organized.  The truck companies did not.  Ladder 84 still has same response area.  The companies on the West side of SI are still all single engine companies (Engine 158, Engine 154, Engine 168).

I remember visiting Engine 164/Ladder 84 firehouse (before Engine 167/Ladder 87 were organized in Annadale) and the housewatch area was surrounded with boxes the engine and truck responded to - Tottenville almost to Great Kills to the area the SI Mall was built.

There were countless dummy boxes for the large tracks of undeveloped land with projected roads.  During the depression era of the 1930s, the federal government's "CCC", Civilian Conservation Corps,  built miles of sidewalks through the South Shore of SI and there were no roads - just sidewalks.  But the sidewalk trails gave kids access deep into wooded areas to start brush fires which were hard to get to.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families, ages 18–25 as part of Roosevelt's New Deal. A part of the New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments. The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men, to relieve families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression in the United States while at the same time implementing a general natural resource conservation program in every state and territory. Maximum enrollment at any one time was 300,000; in nine years 3 million young men participated in the CCC, which provided them with shelter, clothing, and food, together with a small wage of $30 a month ($25 of which had to be sent home to their families).

The American public made the CCC the most popular of all the New Deal programs.  Principal benefits of an individual's enrollment in the CCC included improved physical condition, heightened morale, and increased employability. Of their pay of $30 a month, $25 went to their parents. Implicitly, the CCC also led to a greater public awareness and appreciation of the outdoors and the nation's natural resources; and the continued need for a carefully planned, comprehensive national program for the protection and development of natural resources.

During the time of the CCC, volunteers planted nearly 3 billion trees to help reforest America, constructed more than 800 parks nationwide and upgraded most state parks, updated forest fire fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways in remote areas.  per Wikipedia

CCC built state-of-the-art SI Zoo and miles of sidewalks on SI during the 1930s:
( http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1586.html (http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1586.html) )

FDR's Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItGEM1H8qD4#ws)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 18, 2014, 12:44:45 PM
Mack: Incredibly interesting info about 164/84 !! I can't tell you how surprised to see those old pics of the rigs! Nice to see some info on the boys that are first due to me! Not too long ago, I was just sitting down honestly realizing how large 84's response area is: including Second due, they will be see at any incident @ any location on the entire south shore of the borough, from tottenville to Annadale/Eltingville. Can't forget they are also 2nd due @ Visy Paper - miles away on the West Shore Expwy. Living surrounded by woods over here in Huguenot, I can tell you from personal expirence these woods have kids trecking in them all the time, myself included! I have noticed these sidewalks you speak of and have even seen a hydrant or two right in the middle of the woods! These sidewalks just stop suddenly, don't lead anywhere, and are smack dab in the middle of these woods. Now I know when and why they were constructed! The woods behind Tottenville High School are always being infiltrated by students cutting class, they smoke there and then what's next: small brush fire. If it's deep enough, it can surely turn into a big one -like the 2nd alarm there back in November. Keep the old stats and info (and pics) comin! It makes a young one like me appreciate everything much more!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 22, 2014, 01:04:12 PM
Engine 287-2/Engine 292/Rescue 4/Search Light 4/Ladder 136  firehouse  64-18 Queens Blvd, Woodside, Queens

     Engine 287-2 organized 67-32 Queens Blvd former volunteer firehouse 1913
     Engine 287-2 moved to new firehouse 64-18 Queens Blvd                    1914
     Engine 287-2 became Engine 292                                                       1918

     Rescue 4 organized at 64-18 Queens Blvd at Engine 292                      1931
     Rescue 4 moved to 30-89 21st St at Engine 262                                  1996
     Rescue 4 returned to 64-18 Queens Blved at Engine 292                      1997

     Search Light 4 located at 64-18 Queens Blvd at Engine 292         1938-1966

     Ladder 136 located at 64-18 Queens Blvd at Engine 292             1996-1997


Woodside originally protected by volunteer fire companies: Woodside Hook and Ladder 3 and Friendship Hose 3.

Woodside Hook and Ladder 3 firehouse 58-11 39th Ave:
(http://s17.postimg.org/kakzn2wyz/Woodside_Ladder.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kakzn2wyz/)
58-11 former volunteer firehouse today:
(http://s27.postimg.org/nf9vqmtn3/today.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nf9vqmtn3/)

64-18 Queens Blvd firehouse:
(http://s27.postimg.org/9scjqixe7/R_4_FH_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9scjqixe7/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/kof3t7i91/R_4_FH_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kof3t7i91/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/p9uzx3xk3/R_4_firehouse_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p9uzx3xk3/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/4eywa6uul/R_4_firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4eywa6uul/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/dguzqqe8x/R_4_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dguzqqe8x/)

30-89 21st St firehouse - Rescue 4 located at Engine 262 1996-1997:
(http://s15.postimg.org/o0747uxav/E_262.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o0747uxav/)

Engine 292:
(http://s17.postimg.org/sm2yj3q7f/E_292.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sm2yj3q7f/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/s9ct08qch/E_292_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s9ct08qch/)

Rescue 4:

Rescue 4 1930s in front of 64-18 Queens Blvd:
(http://s30.postimg.org/v7reenxd9/R_4_orgainzed.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v7reenxd9/)

Rescue 4 1939 Ward LaFrance:
(http://s21.postimg.org/emhj9i1s3/R_4_1939_International.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/emhj9i1s3/)
Prior service at Rescue 1

Rescue 4 converted 1941 Ward LaFrance hose wagon in front of 64-18 Queens Blvd:
(http://s22.postimg.org/k1g5gde65/R_4_1941_Ward_La_France_converted_hose_wagon.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k1g5gde65/)
Rescue 4's 1939 Ward LaFrance rig was totaled in fatal crash with Ladder 136 July 31, 1954

Note:  FF Joseph P. Dugan  Ladder 136 and FF Samuel A Schiller E 324 were killed in accident - RIP:
(http://s24.postimg.org/963lx8gf5/aaaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/963lx8gf5/)

Rescue 4 1954 International in front of 64-18 Queens Blvd:
(http://s28.postimg.org/hbfg48x3t/R_4_1954_International.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hbfg48x3t/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/zf0a42axr/R_4_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/zf0a42axr/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/zbwgdzp8v/R_4_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/zbwgdzp8v/)

Rescue 4 "Firehouse" series:
FIREHOUSE Rescue 4 FDNY (Part 1 of 4) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWH8AOyCVUY#)

FIREHOUSE Rescue 4 FDNY (Part 2 of 4) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEmw7FsTCIg#)

FIREHOUSE Rescue 4 FDNY (Part 3 of 4) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lutdxAQ2COo#)

FIREHOUSE Rescue 4 FDNY (Part 4 of 4) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMeLMhHFTTY#)


Father's Day fire - June 17, 2001- RIP - Never Forget:

http://www.stevespak.com/fathersday.html (http://www.stevespak.com/fathersday.html)

http://www.fdnewyork.com/99557512.asp (http://www.fdnewyork.com/99557512.asp)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2011/061811a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2011/061811a.shtml)


Engine 292/Rescue 4:
Engine 292 and Rescue 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z29MGr45w8o#)

FDNY ENGINE 292 AND RESCUE 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t03g1aF426U#ws)

Engine 292 modified response:
FDNY - Engine 292 - Modified Response - 4/1/13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1_T5ihofeg#ws)
Woodside neighborhood:
http://forgotten-ny.com/2005/10/woodside-queens-part-1/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2005/10/woodside-queens-part-1/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Woodside,_Queens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Woodside,_Queens)


(http://s29.postimg.org/wyaubzjc3/E_292_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wyaubzjc3/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/7893r29w9/E_292_logo_bc.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7893r29w9/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/cea5pph7v/E_292_logo_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cea5pph7v/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/5v23xxrij/R_4_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5v23xxrij/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/43gcw8493/th_CAGTC6_BA.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/43gcw8493/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/pg6ebbtzj/th_CAITUDTP.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pg6ebbtzj/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 23, 2014, 11:57:10 PM
Engine 205/Ladder 118 firehouse - 74 Middagh St, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

     Engine 5 BFD organized 160 Pierrepont St in former firehouse of volunteer Pacific Engine 14  1869
     Engine 5 BFD became Engine 5 FDNY                                                                                 1898
     Engine 5 became Engine 105                                                                                             1899
     Engine 105 became Engine 205                                                                                         1913
     Engine 205 moved to 274 Hicks St at Engine 224                                                                1925
     Engine 205 moved to new firehouse 74 Middagh St w/Ladder 118                                        1929

     Ladder 68 FDNY organized 365 Jay St in former BFD fire headquarters                                  1901
     Ladder 68 became Ladder 118                                                                                           1913
     Ladder 118 moved to new firehouse 74 Middagh St w/Engine 205                                        1929
     Ladder 118 moved to 172 Tillary St at Ladder 110                                                               1992
     Ladder 118 moved to 74 Middagh St at Engine 205                                                             1993

Note:  Volunteer Pacific Engine 14 organized 1946

Engine 5 BFD:
     "Perhaps the most centrally situated of the two score headquarters of the fire-companies, upon which the city depends for protection, is the house of Engine Company No. 5, in Pierrepont Street near Fulton. Many hundreds of times have the doors been thrown open and the engine dashed forth to answer alarms from all parts of the city. Engine No. 5 responds to first-alarms in the territory in and contiguous to Fulton Street, from Clark Street to Hudson Avenue, which includes much of the most valuable property in the city. In this region are the public buildings, including the City Hall, Court House, Municipal Building, Hall of Records, and the new Federal Building; the principal places of amusement in the Western District, including the Academy of Music, Grand Opera House, Park Theatre, Star Theatre, and the recently completed Columbia Theatre; all the chief hotels of the city; such important structures as the Brooklyn Library, the Long Island Historical Society's building, the Hamilton and Germania clubhouses, the great dry goods houses, the offices of the principal banks and trust companies, a number of large churches, the Polytechnic and Packer Institutes, and the great office buildings surrounding City Hall Square. Property worth many millions of dollars is guarded first of all by this engine company. On second alarms it is called to the great warehouses on the waterfront and to the greater part of the Western District; while in response to third alarms and special calls it may be summoned to the Eastern District, and even to Greenpoint and East New York. Ever since the fatal and disastrous fire in the Brooklyn Theatre, at Washington and Johnson Streets, on Dec. 5, 1876, when 278 lives were lost, special precautions have been taken to avoid a repetition of the disaster even upon a small scale, and firemen are detailed from Engine No. 5, to attend each matinée and evening performance in the playhouses within its territory, to be in readiness to flood the stage and quench any incipient conflagration.

No. 5 is the only engine company housed on the Heights, and it traces its history back to the old Engine Company No. 14 of the Volunteer Department, established in Love Lane in 1846. Ten years later it removed to the present quarters. It was the crack company of the Volunteer Department and the sons of many of the best families on the Heights had been connected with it. Their house was expensively decorated and furnished, and they owned a fine engine. At present No. 5 is equipped with a fine Amoskeag engine, which has been in use for seven years. It is fitted with all facilities for the work of extinguishing fire. To draw the engine and tender four horses are stabled in the engine house. The names over their stalls are Tom, Jerry, Speed, and Dick. The same names are bestowed upon successive occupants of the stalls. One of the most knowing horses ever attached to the company was a strawberry roan, which was in service for nine years, an unusually long time, and was finally run over by an engine and killed. As Engine No.5 is the nearest to the City Hall it is the show company of the city, and visitors frequently have the horses and men called out to see how quickly they can start. The horses usually get exercise enough in going to the fires to which the engine is summoned, but sometimes the interval is so long that they have to be taken out for exercise. The members of No. 5 have taken part in many great fires. The most diastrous was that in the old Brooklyn Theatre. The scenes after the flames were under control and the bodies were being brought forth were such as to cause the stoutest firemen to draw back, but the members of No.5 stuck to their posts throughout the trying ordeal. Among the other large fires in which this company has taken an important part have been those in Weclisler and Abraham's dry goods house in lower Fulton Street ; in Ovington's art and crockery store; in the old Elm Place Congregational church, on the foundation of which the Grand Opera House was built; and in Smith, Gray, Co.'s clothing store. At the last named fire, No. 5 was one of the earliest to arrive and the men battled with the flames and smoke until nearly suffocated. On second and third alarms the company has been called to all the great fires in the city. Despite the perils incurred the company has never had a man killed on duty and only a few have been injured." 
From Our Firemen the Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Department

Engine 5 BFD at 160 Pierrepont St:
(http://s27.postimg.org/pw9054d67/E_205_BFD_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pw9054d67/)

Engine 205 steamer:
(http://s24.postimg.org/twbklo9ap/E_205_steamer.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/twbklo9ap/)

Engine 205 located at Engine 224 firehouse at 274 Hicks St from 1925-1929:
(http://s28.postimg.org/fd0qr7tmh/E224.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fd0qr7tmh/)

Ladder 68 at 365 Jay Street:
(http://s9.postimg.org/fuof4ftln/L_68_Jay_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fuof4ftln/)

Ladder 68 firehouse 1901-1929 at 365 Jay St:
(http://s24.postimg.org/4jwxbqyvl/L_68_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4jwxbqyvl/)

74 Middagh St firehouse:

(http://s30.postimg.org/qlnnn45al/E_205_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qlnnn45al/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/x4gi01hhp/E_205_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x4gi01hhp/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/5mj1tpkuf/E_205_6.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5mj1tpkuf/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/svxu9izb1/E_205_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/svxu9izb1/)

Engine 205:
(http://s28.postimg.org/ky06ykbeh/E_205_B_W_engine.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ky06ykbeh/)

Ladder 118:
(http://s16.postimg.org/oh2zj1o81/L_118_recent.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oh2zj1o81/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/rqhepicbl/L_118_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rqhepicbl/)

Ladder 118 responding to World Trade Center:
(http://s30.postimg.org/op9b1i85p/L_118_911.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/op9b1i85p/)

Ladder 118 World Trade Center:
(http://s29.postimg.org/5dwy2e9qb/L_118_WTC.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5dwy2e9qb/)

Engine 205 and Ladder 118 responding:
FDNY - Brooklyn Tiller Ladder 118 and Engine 205 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDpVPvJjYk0#)

Ladder 118 responding:
FDNY LADDER 118 ( tiller) RESPONDING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjJ4YWwHuoQ#)

FDNY Tiller Ladder 118 Brooklyn Heights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QqBpiqjct8#)

Engine 205 returning to quarters:
FDNY Engine 205 returning into Quarters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z09gs8YSGHw#)

Brooklyn Heights neighborhood:
http://www.thebha.org/about-the-neighborhood/history/ (http://www.thebha.org/about-the-neighborhood/history/)

http://macaulay.cuny.edu/student-projects/2005/neighborhoods/16/history.shtml (http://macaulay.cuny.edu/student-projects/2005/neighborhoods/16/history.shtml)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Heights (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Heights)

Brooklyn Bridge history:
Modern Marvels, S01E07 , The Brooklyn Bridge, fULL Length EPisode (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko4OE3WJfnM#)

(http://s13.postimg.org/nuzi19xf7/images_JGIA4_J1_Z.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nuzi19xf7/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 24, 2014, 02:04:16 AM
Mack, again great info on a great house - 205/118. I'm over there often and see 205/118 frequently responding - 118 recently got a brand new tiller, looks great. Speaking of it, although 118 truck has a normal/decently large response area, 205 engine has a rather small responce area especially first due. Half of Brooklyn Heights, the other half is first due to E 224. 205 also responds first due to DUMBO, but that's really it for them. If you were to look at their map in the firehouse you'd be surprised on how "robbed" they are of a first due area. 207 and 224 are super close. They get a lot of highway runs being practically next to the on ramp of the BQE under the Brooklyn Bridge. They run in second due with the Tillary Street Tigers, E 207/ L 110 (also brand new) and Bn. 31. 205/118 protects the very upscale and sorta "untouchable" tree lined, brownstone streets of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn. Second due to the FDNY headquaters at Metrotech. As for fires, not many in the area, although 118 was the FAST truck to a job just the other day in Carroll Gardrens. Both companies have over 1,000 runs per year and house some great men. Thanks for the info and pics Mack. Keep me coming.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: STAjo on January 24, 2014, 03:16:06 AM
Mack, again great info on a great house - 205/118. I'm over there often and see 205/118 frequently responding - 118 recently got a brand new tiller, looks great. Speaking of it, although 118 truck has a normal/decently large response area, 205 engine has a rather small responce area especially first due. Half of Brooklyn Heights, the other half is first due to E 224. 205 also responds first due to DUMBO, but that's really it for them. If you were to look at their map in the firehouse you'd be surprised on how "robbed" they are of a first due area. 207 and 224 are super close. They get a lot of highway runs being practically next to the on ramp of the BQE under the Brooklyn Bridge. They run in second due with the Tillary Street Tigers, E 207/ L 110 (also brand new) and Bn. 31. 205/118 protects the very upscale and sorta "untouchable" tree lined, brownstone streets of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn. Second due to the FDNY headquaters at Metrotech. As for fires, not many in the area, although 118 was the FAST truck to a job just the other day in Carroll Gardrens. Both companies have over 1,000 runs per year and house some great men. Thanks for the info and pics Mack. Keep me coming.

Anyone Else Notice, BFD Lettering on da' Truck ? [God Bless Em' !]
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 24, 2014, 03:32:03 AM
Lol STAjo. I found this picture of 205's response area... Try to look closely... Pinker shade is first due, green is second due and purple is third due.
(http://s29.postimg.org/493e3xgoz/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/493e3xgoz/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on January 24, 2014, 04:30:39 PM
Great stuff as always, mack!

That picture Ladder 118 on their way to the Trade Center sends chills up your spine. 118 lost a Lieutenant and five Firefighters and 205 Engine lost a Lieutenant when the South Tower collapsed.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: grumpy grizzly on January 24, 2014, 05:29:27 PM
agree with fdny 1075 post, who knew the hell they were going to.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on January 24, 2014, 05:32:24 PM
Back in the late 6s, my two brothers and I all lived on Brooklyn Heights, in separate apartments, but all within E 205/L118's first due area.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 25, 2014, 01:00:44 AM
Brooklyn Hts:
http://forgotten-ny.com/2013/09/middagh-street-brooklyn-heights/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2013/09/middagh-street-brooklyn-heights/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on January 25, 2014, 01:01:13 AM
1 year 9-11 Anniversary article in the NY Daily News...... 
Anguish of Ladder Company 118

 By MICHELE MCPHEE
 DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF

The men of Ladder 118/Engine 205 stood in The Pit at Ground Zero under steel beams that once supported the Marriott World Trade Center Hotel - now a gravesite for their brothers.
 
Firefighter Richie Murray's eyes welled with tears of fury as the wind whipped up a sandstorm around them.
 
"This makes me angry," Murray said as he wiped grit from his face, much like he did a year ago when his company lost eight firefighters. "I'm thinking of bad things down here. If I had my way, I would never set foot on this place again."
 
At 8 a.m., firefighters from the "Fire Under the Bridge" company and family members of the lost gathered in front of the Brooklyn Heights firehouse to make the solemn trip.
 
As they marched 150 strong toward the subway near the Brooklyn Bridge, no one could help but look at the span and picture Ladder 118's rig racing over it toward the burning twin towers - an image captured by a photographer and immortalized on the front page of the Daily News last Oct. 5.
 
All six men aboard the truck were lost. Two other men from the firehouse also were killed.
 
Yesterday's pilgrimage to Ground Zero was felt most acutely by the firefighters from the house who survived that morning.
 
"I should have been killed, and to relive my steps from that day. ..." Firefighter Tim Julian said, his voice trailing off. "I don't want to remember it."
 
It was hard not to recall every ugly detail of that day, though, as the firefighters stood in a seven-story hole while the names of the dead were recited.

Hopes dimmed
 
It was there that firefighters digging through the rubble found Capt. Marty Egan - who had been working at FDNY headquarters on Sept. 11 - the morning after the attack.

"Marty was the first guy we recovered, and he was one of the best fire officers on the job," said Engine 205 firefighter, John Sorrentino. "When we found out he didn't make it, it dimmed our hopes that anyone else did."
 
It was in that hole they also found the bodies of Scott (the Dog) Davidson, Vernon (Mo) Cherry, Joey (Bells) Agnello, Pete (Big Head) Vega and Lt. Robert (Dizzy Dean) Regan.
 
The remains of the rig's driver, Leon (Express) Smith, and Engine 205's former officer, Lt. Robert Wallace, have never been recovered.
 
Smith's mother, Marilyn Smith, stood at the site yesterday, pleading with God to bring her son home. His family and firefighters held hands, formed a circle and prayed for his soul.
 
"It's Leon," Marilyn said, as the wind nearly knocked her to the ground. "I can feel him."
 
Later, the company returned to the firehouse where Gov. Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta were waiting to shake their hands.
 
The Rev. Michael Carrano, the pastor at Assumption Church around the corner from the firehouse, was among the men the politicians thanked. Last year, he had stared at the photograph of Ladder 118 on its last run and said, "Those guys were driving straight into the gates of Hell."
 
Yesterday, as the eight widows and 33 children who lost their heroes ate lunch together, Carrano had a different take on the anniversary.
 
"Now we are driving through the gates of hope," he said.

...
 
CONTINUED RIP TO ALL.

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on January 25, 2014, 01:22:26 AM
Another LAD*118 LODD was FF Philip D'Adamo ..Chauf on 12-1-84 @  a Multiple in a school where 118 was 2nd Due......CONTINUED RIP.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 25, 2014, 02:10:12 AM
Very interseting 68, thank you for posting. May they continue to RIP.

I found this article on the fire of 12/1/84 in the school from the NYTimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/1984/12/04/nyregion/school-after-fatal-fire-seeks-temporary-home.html (http://www.nytimes.com/1984/12/04/nyregion/school-after-fatal-fire-seeks-temporary-home.html)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 25, 2014, 02:09:41 PM
(http://s28.postimg.org/cruklptjd/111.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cruklptjd/)

Street named after FF D'Adamo
http://www.steinway.lagcc.cuny.edu/FILES_DOC/Microfilms/05/011/0000/00001/051912/05.011.0000.00001.051912.10961996.PDF (http://www.steinway.lagcc.cuny.edu/FILES_DOC/Microfilms/05/011/0000/00001/051912/05.011.0000.00001.051912.10961996.PDF)
Document contains biography of FF D'Adamo

Former US Marine and NYPD officer.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on January 25, 2014, 04:21:46 PM
Mack nice tribute post Thank You...i know the Supreme Sacrifice photo posted (from WNYF ?) states 75-460 however i think it was a Second ...i was at the Fire w/R*2 & there were many Units operating including R*1 also....maybe it was a 75 w/many extra Units i am not sure...anybody have any records on it showing what it went to ?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 27, 2014, 09:57:30 AM
Was walking past this school: St. Ann's - site of the 12/1/84 fire where FF D'Adamo lost his life while fighting. Snapped a quick pic of the building, it's quite old.
(http://s14.postimg.org/a9ba309kt/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a9ba309kt/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 27, 2014, 06:08:20 PM
Pictures of St Ann's School fire, 12/1/84.  RIP FF D'Adamo:

(http://s1.postimg.org/6fjze7h17/St_Ann_s_Fire_1_e.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6fjze7h17/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/y8troagz3/St_Ann_s_Fire_1_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y8troagz3/)

(http://s1.postimg.org/h3nqd1r0b/St_Ann_s_Fire_1_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/h3nqd1r0b/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/3sw2fdjgx/St_Ann_s_Fire_1_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3sw2fdjgx/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/lmw5uerwx/St_Ann_s_Fire_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lmw5uerwx/)



Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 27, 2014, 06:17:05 PM
Chief - seems like it had to be a 2nd alarm or greater.  A school.  Tough building.  NY Times reported 17 FDNY members injured.

Was the truck in picture 2 L 118?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 27, 2014, 06:23:24 PM
Some great pics right there mack. Looks like a multiple to me. Thank you for posting.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 27, 2014, 06:46:47 PM
Fire building - 129 Pierrepont St - St Ann's School - converted from men's athletic club:

(http://s18.postimg.org/4d5q06j85/129_Pierrepont_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4d5q06j85/)

http://www.brooklynvisualheritage.org/crescent-club (http://www.brooklynvisualheritage.org/crescent-club)

Streetscapes/129 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights; 1906 Building, Once an Athletic Club, Now a School:

By CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Published: August 13, 2000
WHAT was once one of Brooklyn's most important clubs is now St. Ann's School, founded in 1965 at 129 Pierrepont Street with unconventional goals and described in its brochure as ''an amusement park'' in which the amusements include Aristophanes, Darwin and Baudelaire. Now the school is in the middle of a $1 million facade renovation for the building, which was completed in Brooklyn Heights in 1906 for the Crescent Athletic Club.

In the late 19th century, Brooklyn was a city, not a borough, and it had a growing network of civic, cultural and political organizations. The Crescent Athletic Club was organized in 1884 to play football in Prospect Park, and soon became a social and athletic organization. Such was the rapid growth of Brooklyn that within 10 years the club had a giant complex in Bay Ridge -- fields, a boathouse and a shingled country club -- along with a downtown building at 25 Pierrepont Street.

Brooklyn became part of New York City in 1898, and the club kept expanding. In 1902 The New York Tribune reported that the club, with membership limited to 1,500 and dues of $50 a year, was going to build a new clubhouse. The new building, designed by Frank Freeman, went up at Pierrepont and Clinton Streets across from the Long Island Historical Society (now the Brooklyn Historical Society).
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on January 27, 2014, 07:12:36 PM
Chief - seems like it had to be a 2nd alarm or greater.  A school.  Tough building.  NY Times reported 17 FDNY members injured.

Was the truck in picture 2 L 118?
  I don't think it was L118, probably rearmount because it has twin light bars on the roof instead of one long bar.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 27, 2014, 07:30:57 PM
I would think it's 110 they're a close second due
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on January 27, 2014, 10:14:20 PM
Can you place truck company (L 110 or L 118) by street position (on Clinton) in photo based on probable response route?

Gman - Was L 118 a tiller?



Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 27, 2014, 10:49:31 PM
Yep 118 is a tiller

As for the street and truck placement, 118 would of been first due coming up off of Henry Street and making a left onto Pierrepont and going right up infront of the fire building.

110 would be coming in off of Tillary Street, and either did one of the two things (upon confirmation of 10-75) went up a one way street (Clinton) to park themselves on the right side of the fire bldg. at the corner of Clinton and Pierrepont (looks like that's what they did) - or they could of came up Henry St. as well and just repositioned themselves into that position on the side of the bldg. If I had to guess, I would say the first option of going up Clinton the wrong way, it's not that long of a stretch of one way road. Hope this included map helps: the red point is the fire bldg. 205/118 would be coming from the top left of the map near the BQE curve. 207/110/31 would be coming from the right of the map, or east. You can see Tillary Street in the map. Keep in mind that Clinton Street- the street on the right of the bldg. is a one way. Hope this educated guess helps.

P.S: this looked like some job. - Heavy fire out the windows of a multi-decade old school with around 6 floors. Tough one. Again, may FF D'Adamo RIP

(http://s27.postimg.org/8206i01rj/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8206i01rj/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on January 28, 2014, 06:23:23 PM
I was driving R*2 that night...this was one of our normally assigned boxes  as we were still on Carlton Av w/210....110 was in 1st Due position & had their Aerial up (incidentally the recently deceased CPT Dan Tracy was the Officer in 110 that night)...118's Tiller was in 2nd Due position coming into the block from Henry St but could not reach the Fire bldg since 224 was on a hyd West of the Fire bldg on the narrow street....105 was an additional LAD  IFO the bldg....the Fire originated in a theater which had doors to the main stair both on the  main ( lower level) & also on the balcony level of the theater......the library where we found Phil was on the floor above that....heavy Fire in the theater .....heavy smoke above in the library...the bldg which was 13 stories did have working standpipes w/standpipe hose attached which was utilized by SQ*1 along w/other handlines.....R*1 was also assigned when Phil was reported missing when a Roll Call was ordered by DV*10. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 28, 2014, 07:50:06 PM
Thanks for the info Chief. Tough fire to work at? I bet you'll never forget a job like this - question: is 110 still first due to this location or did they switch with 118?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on January 29, 2014, 01:35:10 PM
L118 is and always was first due at this box.  What the chief said was L 110 got into the first due position, not necessarily that they arrived first.  E 224 blocked access for L 118.

From 1967 to 1973, I lived in the building immediately behind this building: 40 Clinton Street.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 29, 2014, 06:56:02 PM
Oh thanks John, got it now.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: rayyorkson on January 30, 2014, 04:48:25 PM
Chief, was he the one that turned the clock upside down?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on January 30, 2014, 05:03:31 PM
Chief, was he the one that turned the clock upside down?
Yes earlier that tour.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 01, 2014, 01:56:32 PM
Engine 224  firehouse  274 Hicks Street  Brooklyn Hts, Brooklyn

    Engine 24 BFD organized 153 Furman St                    1886
    Engine 24 BFD became Engine 24 FDNY                     1898
    Engine 24 became Engine 124                                   1899
    Engine 124 moved to new firehouse 274 Hicks St        1904
    Engine 124 became Engine 224                                 1913

    Engine 224-2 organized 274 Hicks St at Engine 224     1917
    Engine 224-2 disbanded                                            1918

Engine 24 BFD at 153 Furman St:
(http://s29.postimg.org/cle2mvwar/E_224_BFD_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cle2mvwar/)

Engine 224 1950s at 274 Hicks St:
(http://s11.postimg.org/6neqsumcf/E_224_1932_Seagrave_Hose_Wagon_1957.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6neqsumcf/)
1932 Seagrave

274 Hicks St firehouse:
(http://s16.postimg.org/5nozrpngx/E_224_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5nozrpngx/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/avrpgi5vn/E_224_e.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/avrpgi5vn/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/nv1dcf321/E_224_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nv1dcf321/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/3w687qx1z/E_224_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3w687qx1z/)

(http://s2.postimg.org/qb5g3l991/Engine_224.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qb5g3l991/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/57ccwqvyh/E_224_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/57ccwqvyh/)

Engine 224:
(http://s3.postimg.org/5z8a3yicv/Engine_224_1992.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5z8a3yicv/)

Engine 224 relocating:
(http://s9.postimg.org/baa07g7ob/E_224_RELOCATING.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/baa07g7ob/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/v8ujglr95/E_224_RELOCATING_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v8ujglr95/)


1992 - Engine 224 at Bronx 5th alarm:
*** FDNY *** OLD STUFF *** E224 & L124 Tonka Truck ON SCENE, 1992. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cGW1_ULXOg#)

1992 - Engine 224 responding Washington Heights Riots:
*** FDNY*** ALF PUMPER E224 RIDE ALONG TO WASHINGTON HEIGHTS RIOTS - JULY 1992. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ50Oiw-YZU#)

1992 Washington Heights Riots:
Washington Heights Protest, Pt. 2 (July 1992) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH_2Roelsw4#)

Engine 224 relocating:
FDNY - Engine 224 - Returning From Relocation - 11/20/12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8RjTo-0Teg#ws)


(http://s3.postimg.org/mvs9bq73j/E_224_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mvs9bq73j/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 02, 2014, 06:25:40 PM
Engine 286/Ladder 135  firehouses 74-01 Cypress Hill St, 71-55 Metropolitan Ave and 66-44 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, Queens

     Engine 286 organized 74-01 Cypress Hill St in former volunteer Ivanhoe Ladder 10 firehouse   1913
     Engine 286 moved to new firehouse 66-44 Myrtle Avenue                                                      1913

     Ladder 135 organized 71-55 Metropolitan Ave in former volunteer Fearless Ladder 7 firehouse  1913
     Ladder 135 moved to 66-44 Myrtle Ave at Engine 286                                                            1914

     
Ivanhoe Hook and Ladder 10 in front of Cyprus Hills St firehouse:
(http://s15.postimage.org/kach72co7/e_286_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kach72co7/)

http://www.timesnewsweekly.com/sites/www.timesnewsweekly.com/files/archives/Archives2001/091301/NewFiles/OURNEIGH.html (http://www.timesnewsweekly.com/sites/www.timesnewsweekly.com/files/archives/Archives2001/091301/NewFiles/OURNEIGH.html)

Cyprus Hills St former firehouse currently private home:
(http://s9.postimage.org/ek72c07h7/E286.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ek72c07h7/)
Engine 286 organized in this firehouse in 1913

Fearless Ladder 7 in front of Metropolitan Ave firehouse:
(http://s21.postimg.org/dx8psrrtv/Fearless_Ladder_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dx8psrrtv/)
Ladder 135 organized in this firehouse in 1913

Organized in 1891, this volunteer company protected the village until displaced by the city’s Fire Department in September 1913. The building survived for years as a store until its demolition on August 15, 1986

66-44 Myrtle Avenue firehouse:
(http://s18.postimg.org/r0n9vqe79/E_286_e.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r0n9vqe79/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/t2g198hbx/E_286_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/t2g198hbx/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/6ww2nvf6t/E_286_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6ww2nvf6t/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/xu4i1p3ll/E_286_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xu4i1p3ll/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/blcf9fyvn/E_286_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/blcf9fyvn/)

Engine 286:
(http://s29.postimg.org/yjm5vnbyr/E_286_dd.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yjm5vnbyr/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/6px50kwg9/E286_appar.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6px50kwg9/)

(http://s4.postimg.org/ds0ynmvih/E_286_LODD.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ds0ynmvih/)

Ladder 135:
(http://s1.postimg.org/wekrm9u7f/Ladder_135.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wekrm9u7f/)

Engine 286/Ladder 135 Centennial:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2013/092413a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2013/092413a.shtml)

Neighborhood - Glendale
http://www.glendaleny.com/glendale-ny-history/ (http://www.glendaleny.com/glendale-ny-history/)

http://forgotten-ny.com/2005/03/have-you-been-to-glendale/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2005/03/have-you-been-to-glendale/)


(http://s15.postimg.org/crlec8rpz/E_286_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/crlec8rpz/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 03, 2014, 12:00:45 PM
Engine 288/Ladder 136/Squad 288/HazMat 1/HazMat Support Queens/HazMat Technician Unit Queens  - firehouses  61-55 Maspeth Ave and 56-29 68th St  Maspeth, Queens
     
     Engine 288 organized 61-55 Maspeth Avenue in former quarters of volunteer Maspeth Engine 4       1913
     Engine 288 moved to new firehouse 56-29 68th St                                                                       1914
     Engine 288 disbanded to form Squad 288                                                                                    1998

     Ladder 136 located at 56-29 Maspeth Avenue at Engine 288                                                    1974-1976

     HazMat 1 organized 56-29 Maspeth Avenue at Engine 288                                                             1984

     HazMat Support Queens organized 56-29 68th St at Squad 288                                                     1998
     HazMat Support Queens became HazMat Technician Unit Queens                                                   1998

Note: Maspeth Engine 4 operated from 1890 to 1913 prior to FDNY:

http://www.junipercivic.com/juniperberryarticle.asp?nid=409 (http://www.junipercivic.com/juniperberryarticle.asp?nid=409)

(http://s13.postimage.org/kf1mjou0z/Maspeth_engine_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kf1mjou0z/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/xlr2j7pqb/maspethengine4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xlr2j7pqb/)

Former firehouse currently Frank Kowalinski American Legion Post 4:
 
(http://s16.postimage.org/s16bjua01/Maspeth_4_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/s16bjua01/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/whh6emqah/Maspeth_4_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/whh6emqah/)

56-29 68th St firehouse:
(http://s28.postimg.org/3nvneevyx/Maspeth_fire_house_100_year_old_postcard_c2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3nvneevyx/)

(http://s3.postimg.org/vp7j7zp3j/Sq_288.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vp7j7zp3j/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/d4npmdg0p/Sq_288_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d4npmdg0p/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/7l395k6eb/Sq_288_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7l395k6eb/)

(http://s2.postimg.org/51auexjut/Squad_288_mmm.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/51auexjut/)

Squad 288:
(http://s27.postimg.org/kzdktcjf3/Sq_288_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kzdktcjf3/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/cf1ocen91/Sq_288_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cf1ocen91/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/i2vlq6jwv/Sqyad_288_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/i2vlq6jwv/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/5oiprv9cf/Sq_288_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5oiprv9cf/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/l4my6718d/Sq_288_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l4my6718d/)

HazMat 1:
(http://s24.postimg.org/pg2bgnegx/Haz_Mat_1_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pg2bgnegx/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/bfdcev8ql/Haz_Mat_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bfdcev8ql/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/ywzvt0pyb/HM_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ywzvt0pyb/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/jhfryaxoh/HM_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jhfryaxoh/)

Squad 288 responding:
Fdny Squad 288 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4iop-_I630#ws)

FDNY BRAND ****NEW**** SQUAD 288 RESPONDING INTO A 10-75 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Ck7097Rbg#ws)

Squad 288/HazMat 1 responding:
FDNY Queens Squad 288 Responding, Haz Mat1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2GbmF2MxCQ#ws)

Squad 288:
FDNY UPCLOSE VIEW OF BRAND ****NEW**** SQUAD 288 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0ZsdTcaP7U#ws)

Lest we forget - WTC:
Joseph Hunter 9-11 FDNY Squad 288 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2nCQTEwGgA#ws)

(http://s29.postimg.org/x1c6f438j/Squad_1_gg.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x1c6f438j/)


Squad 1 web site: http://www.fdnysquad288.com/ (http://www.fdnysquad288.com/)

Landmark firehouse: http://queens.brownstoner.com/category/landmark-2/page/2/ (http://queens.brownstoner.com/category/landmark-2/page/2/)

Maspeth:
"The name "Maspeth" is derived from the name of "Mespeatches" Indians, one of the 13 main Indian tribes that inhabited Long Island. It is translated to mean "at the bad waterplace" relating to the many stagnant swamps that existed in the area. The original Indian village was located on rising ground east of Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 Settlement began with the Dutch West India Company fur traders between 1621 and 1638 along Newtown Creek. The first formal colonization began in 1642 with the "Newtown Patent" which granted over 13,000 acres of land to those wishing to settle and develop the land now represented by all of Western Queens County. Twenty-eight English settlers, mostly of the Quaker religion, began the village of Maspeth.

 Maspeth served as the center of the water trade with New Amsterdam and as the center for milling. Tide mills, that ground grain into flour, were established along Newtown Creek, Maspeth Creek, and their tributaries.

 The first storekeepers to serve Maspeth were Nathanial Hazard and Francis T. White. Their foodstuffs and clothing stores were located at the Maspeth Town Dock, at 56th Terrace and Rust Street, during the late 1700's.

 Great developments and growth of Maspeth took place after the Revolutionary War. Colonial roads were resurfaced with crushed oyster shells or with wooden planks. Early businesses included Peter Cooper's Glue Factory, Lawrence's Rope Works, Cord Meyer's Animal Carbon Plant, Sampson Oil Cloth Factory, James Inglis' Shirt Factory, A. Fisk Metal Casket Company, Mt. Clivet Cemetery, Laurel Hill Chemical Works, Haberman's Tin Factory, Gimpel Brothers Dairy, Beyer's Dairy, Gruebel Plumbing, Griff's Hardware, Maspeth Press and K-Ting Rope.

 Today the population of Maspeth exceeds 50,000 people and the area provides employment for over 20,000 people." - Maspeth Chamber of Commerce

 http://forgotten-ny.com/2013/07/maspeth-to-elmhurst-queens/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2013/07/maspeth-to-elmhurst-queens/)



(http://s28.postimg.org/ltfyegehl/Sq_288_logo_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ltfyegehl/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/vdxp8avkf/Sq_288_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vdxp8avkf/)(http://s8.postimg.org/5lfq5pkld/Sq_288_logo_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5lfq5pkld/)(http://s27.postimg.org/cs44ljxov/Sq_288_logo_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 05, 2014, 01:01:22 AM
Engine 17 - firehouse 91 Ludlow St  Lower East Side

     Engine 17 organized 91 Ludlow St in former quarters of volunteer Essex Engine 8          1865
     Engine 17 relocated (unknown location)                                                                      1879
     Engine 17 moved to new firehouse 91 Ludlow St                                                          1880
     Engine 17 moved to new firehouse 185 Broome St with Ladder 18/Bn 4                         1939
     Engine 17 moved to new firehouse 25 Pitt St with Ladder 18/Bn 4                                 1973
     Engine 17 disbanded                                                                                                  1991

     Engine 17-2 organized 91 Ludlow St at Engine 17                                                         1917
     Engine 17-2 disbanded                                                                                               1918                                                       

Note - Volunteer Essex Engine 8 preceded FDNY Engine 17 protecting the Lower East Side.  Engine 8 was organized in 1776 at Maiden Lane and relocated to Chatham St, Leonard St, Essex St, Ludlow St and Ludlow St.  Engine 8 was disbanded in 1865.

Engine 17 at 91 Ludlow St:
(http://s30.postimg.org/6ordp32q5/Engine_17.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6ordp32q5/)

91 Ludlow St former firehouse:
(http://s24.postimg.org/z5y4088td/E_17_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/z5y4088td/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/4itxe8d8j/E_17_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4itxe8d8j/)

Engine 17:
(http://s28.postimg.org/a6btb0vax/E_17_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a6btb0vax/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/vrk5vdzlx/E_17_1940s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vrk5vdzlx/)

Engine 17 1960s:
(http://s30.postimg.org/fk6go7clp/Engine_17_1960s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fk6go7clp/)

Engine 17  1970s:
(http://s28.postimg.org/eb4sxcghl/Engine_17_Mack.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/eb4sxcghl/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/pd9vvsak9/E_17_22.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pd9vvsak9/)

(http://s1.postimg.org/8hj4ttf8r/E_17_1970s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8hj4ttf8r/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/p9v713w4t/E_17_a_1970s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p9v713w4t/)

185 Broome St firehouse early 1970s:
(http://s14.postimg.org/7rh5cktil/Engine_17_Broome_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7rh5cktil/)

25 Pitt St firehouse mid 1970s:
(http://s22.postimg.org/vqxywxtfx/Engine_17_1973.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vqxywxtfx/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 08, 2014, 05:20:58 PM
Picture of Rescue 1's former firehouse - 530 W 43rd St - during firefighting operations in 1985 for adjoining warehouse 5 alarm alarm fire.  Warehouse wall collapsed and destroyed Rescue 1's quarters.

(http://s29.postimg.org/i07q7mbw3/R_1_firehouse_blaze.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/i07q7mbw3/)
Firehouse is building to right with flag.

Radio recordings:
http://hfdradio.com/FDNY.htm (http://hfdradio.com/FDNY.htm)


Rebuilt R 1 firehouse - 530 W 43rd St
(http://s11.postimg.org/qmo59dcfz/Rescue_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qmo59dcfz/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 14, 2014, 01:39:32 AM
Engine 306/Ladder 152/Battalion 53/Ladder 167  firehouse - 40-18 214th Place    Bayside, Queens

     Engine 306 organized 40-18 214th Place w/Ladder 152                                   1924
     Engine 306 disbanded                                                                                  1975
     Engine 306 reorganized 40-18 214th Place                                                     1975

     Ladder 152 organized 40-18 214th Place w/Engine 306                                   1924
     Ladder 152 moved to new firehouse 61-20 Utopia Parkway w/Engine 299         1960

     Battalion 53 organized 40-18 214th Place at Engine 306                                  1930
     Battalion 53 moved to 64-04 Springfield Blvd at Engine 326                             1994

     Ladder 167 relocation to 40-18 214th Place at Engine 306

Note:  Bayside was originally protected by The Enterprise Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, incorporated on December 20, 1890. By 1902 a Certificate of Incorporation was issued to the Bayside Fire Company and the two organizations consolidated into the Bayside Fire Department. In order to accommodate their growing organization, this fire house was built in 1912-1913 and dedicated on Fireman's Day, September 1, 1913. It was located near the public library on Elsie Place (41st Avenue) and First Street (214th Place).

Bayside Volunteer Fire Department new firehouse 1913:
(http://s27.postimg.org/skgf2qdbz/Bayside_Firemen_s_Day1914.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/skgf2qdbz/)

1916:
(http://s16.postimg.org/6tezbc9cx/Bayside_Enterprise_H_L_1_Baysiudefire_house.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6tezbc9cx/)


After the City of New York took over fire protection services for Bayside in 1924 the building was used by the local Democratic party and later the 111th Police Precinct.

Bayside Volunteer Fire Department history:  http://www.hoflink.com/~bayside/bysdfire.html (http://www.hoflink.com/~bayside/bysdfire.html)
     

1924 FDNY orders disbanding Bayside Volunteer Fire Department companies;
(http://s28.postimg.org/fr2jabcp5/E_306_orders.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fr2jabcp5/)

Firehouse 40-18 214th Place:
(http://s29.postimg.org/t5yg8otub/Engine_306_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/t5yg8otub/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/mgdo42nex/E_306_w.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mgdo42nex/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/w2he253pb/E_306_x.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/w2he253pb/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/b5t18103d/E_306_xxx.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b5t18103d/)

Engine 306:
(http://s29.postimg.org/69q7qcqvn/E_306_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/69q7qcqvn/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/y06h306sh/E_306_u.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y06h306sh/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/9fs73jdm5/E_306_t.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9fs73jdm5/)

FDNY - 11/8/12 - Queens - Ladder 167 - Engine 306 - Responding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXFbChYVF1s#ws)

FDNY ENGINE 306 HAULING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbKirJ5qDZI#ws)

FDNY ENGINE 306 RESPONDING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrvPjgBAN0Y#ws)

FDNY ENGINE 306 RESPONDING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c35-UKOaFUc#ws)


http://www.qgazette.com/news/2011-07-20/Features/Bayside_Celebrates_Preservation_Of_Engine_306.html (http://www.qgazette.com/news/2011-07-20/Features/Bayside_Celebrates_Preservation_Of_Engine_306.html)


Bayside:
http://forgotten-ny.com/2012/03/from-flushing-to-bayside/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2012/03/from-flushing-to-bayside/)


Ft Totten:

"Originally farmland, the United States Army purchased the first 110 acres of the Willets Point peninsula on May 16, 1857 for $200,000. The unexpectedly high cost of land needed to defend New York City’s eastern gateway from assault by the Confederate south caused a scandal in Congress, which generated an investigation. The remaining 26.35 acres were purchased on April 14, 1863 fro $57,000.

The only structures on Willets Point at the time of its purchase by the Army were a farmhouse that had also served as a tavern, a double house facing the water, which was only occupied during the summer and a stable standing near the salt marsh that separated the point from the mainland. Of these structures, only the 1829 farmhouse remains, awaiting restoration where it was moved adjacent to the present day Officers’ Club.

During 1857, Congress appropriated $155,0000 for the building of the fort at Willets Point, but construction did not actually begin until 1862. By that time, the Civil War was in its second year, and the point was already a busy military base. New York was the leading hub of the country’s transportation systems, particularly railroads and shipping. “Staging areas” were needed in the New York area where men could be temporarily assembled and trained while they were waiting for transportation to the front. The undeveloped Army property at Willets Point was ideal for this purpose.

Beginning with the Army Corps of Engineers, subsequent units passing through the fort in the early days of the Civil War were: the 2nd Main Infantry, the 15th New York Volunteer Engineers and the 6th New York Infantry also known as the “United States Chasseurs”.

The names of two future leading figures in the Confederacy are linked with the beginnings of Fort Totten. It is believed that Robert E. Lee, as an officer in the Army Engineers, was responsible for some of the preliminary design work for the fort, and it was Jefferson Davis who, as Secretary of War, made the presentation before Congress requesting approval for its construction. Colonel William Petit Trowbridge of Astoria, Queens was placed in charge of construction of the fort to include a wharf and battlement foundations extending downward 12 feet below the normal water level of the Sound. Approximately 400 civilian construction workers were employed earning up to $3 a day.

If the fort as originally designed had been completed it would have been the most formidable structure in the New York area to include five tiers of guns and five sides to enclose a parade ground in the center. Walls were eight feet thick built of gray granite blocks quarried in the State of Maine and delivered on ships and barges. Ironwork included the armored “Totten shutters” for the gun ports with curved tracks set into the floors to train the guns. Only a two sided, two level battery was actually completed facing the Sound with the upper casemate left unroofed as seen today. Construction ceased in 1864 as the war drew to a close.

Wooden barracks were constructed to house up to 3000 troops. Near the end of the war they were used to house the Grant General Hospital, a facility that treated over 5000 sick and wounded Northern soldiers. Injured Confederate soldiers were confined to Hart Island across the Sound from Willets Point.

Colonel Henry Larcom Abbot, Chief of the Engineer Battalion which relocated from West Point was commander of Fort Totten after the Civil War. He was a great believer in military education. He found the Point to be well suited for the practical instruction of the troops in works of siege including land mining, bridge building and reconnaissance. His program received official recognition as the Engineering School of Application. Many wartime experiments were performed at the Point as a precursor of what was to become its primary purpose in the coming decades. A possible early submarine model was tested off the point. A laboratory set up on the Sound developed and tested electrically detonated mines controlled from a position on shore. Examples of these mines site atop the entrance pillars of Fort Totten today. Devices to measure the force of underwater explosions, strength of mooring cables, insulated wires to carry electrical charges underwater, and ways to test the system without detonation were all developed at the Fort Totten laboratory. Congress favored the use of submarine mines “torpedoes” as a relatively inexpensive form of harbor defense.

Another defensive weapon developed at Willets Point was the coast defense mortar; short cannons firing at a steep angle using pointed shells to descend almost vertically thereby penetrating the lightly armored deck of an approaching warship. In 1885, after a review of the country’s aging coastal defenses, many of the innovations developed at Willets Point were adopted under the “Endicott System”. In 1898, by order of President McKinley, the Fort at Willets Point was renamed Fort Totten, in honor of General Joseph Totten who had designed the casemate system in use at the fort.

In 1902, the Engineers were replaced with the Coast Artillery after which, the School of Application was moved to Washington DC. During the First World War, the Fort served as a major staging point for troops en route to the war zone. In 1922, the first anti-aircraft unit arrived at Fort Totten. During World War II the Fort was made the headquarters of the Antiaircraft Command of the Eastern Defense Command. In 1944 it was named headquarters of the North Atlantic region of the Air Transport Command, which handled troop movements, by air through LaGuardia Field.

The Fort had been the location of major Army hospitals since the Civil War, frequently home to medical research facilities. Stationed here was Major Walter Reed, who later played a primary role in conquering yellow fever. In 1947, the Armed Forces Medical Research Laboratory was established at the Fort to develop or improve medical equipment for the specific needs of the military.

After more than 100 years of service to our country, Congress approved the closing of Fort Totten in September 1995. The Army Reserve Command remains, although greatly reduced in size. The Coast Guard has relocated to Kings Point. The New York City Fire Department controls one third of the property as a training center and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation manages the final third of the property as a public waterfront park. The 1870 Officers’ Club is now the home of the Bayside Historical Society."
Bayside Historical Society

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Totten_(Queens) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Totten_(Queens))

Ft Totten - current home to FDNY EMS Academy:
(http://s13.postimg.org/hthn3634j/FDNY_ems.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hthn3634j/)

A Day at the FDNY EMS Academy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4zgmmONZV4#)


Engine 306 web page:
http://engine306.tripod.com/index.html (http://engine306.tripod.com/index.html)

Engine 306 LODD Firefighter Antonio Assante  - 1952 - barn fire  - arson case solved 43 years after fire:
http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/ashes-memory-fire-prober-solves-40-yr-old-arson-article-1.682910 (http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/ashes-memory-fire-prober-solves-40-yr-old-arson-article-1.682910)

Engine 306 LODD: Firefighter Charles R. Nagle
Aug 11, 1926 65 Bell Blvd
Overcome by gass in cesspool rescuing workers

(http://s15.postimg.org/3m3ps95hj/E_306_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3m3ps95hj/)(http://s11.postimg.org/v169w6dlr/E_306_logo_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v169w6dlr/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on February 14, 2014, 01:47:51 AM
   Some repurposed NYC firehouses:   http://untappedcities.com/2014/02/13/7-repurposed-fire-stations-in-nyc/ (http://untappedcities.com/2014/02/13/7-repurposed-fire-stations-in-nyc/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on February 14, 2014, 04:23:10 AM
In regard to reply # 562 above ....across the st from 306 as posted was an early Vollie house which later became the NYPD 111 Pct until 1965 when the 111 moved to a new bldg on Northern Blvd ....in many of the early pictures they show a hydrant IFO the site....today the hyd is still in the same spot & the Bayside Municipal Parking lot is now located there. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 14, 2014, 10:28:13 AM
In regard to reply # 562 above ....across the st from 306 as posted was an early Vollie house which later became the NYPD 111 Pct until 1965 when the 111 moved to a new bldg on Northern Blvd ....in many of the early pictures they show a hydrant IFO the site....today the hyd is still in the same spot & the Bayside Municipal Parking lot is now located there.

(http://s12.postimg.org/hxks9o1qx/E_306_bbcc.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hxks9o1qx/)


(http://s27.postimg.org/xohxjs2kf/E_306_bb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xohxjs2kf/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 14, 2014, 10:37:46 AM
Old 111th Pct - NYPD - former volunteer firehouse across street from Engine 306:

(http://s10.postimg.org/b968023gl/111.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b968023gl/)


Formerly a volunteer firehouse:

(http://s16.postimg.org/6tezbc9cx/Bayside_Enterprise_H_L_1_Baysiudefire_house.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6tezbc9cx/)


Thanks Chief
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 14, 2014, 05:55:31 PM
Engine 306 LODD - Firefighter Antonio Assante

(http://s29.postimg.org/9vqfbfl03/Untitled.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9vqfbfl03/)

"She recalls a church filled with firefighters, her grieving mother and a Mass that soothed but did not mend her broken heart. On New Year's Eve in 1952, Sister Bernadette Clare Assante's father was killed when he fell from a fire truck rushing to a burning barn in Bayside, Queens. For 43 years, Sister Bernadette, her mother, brother and sister have believed Firefighter Antonio Assante's death was an accident. Now, because of an implausible scenario, the family knows he died because of an arsonist, who has confessed. It's a truth that brings neither rage nor sorrow to Sister Bernadette, who was 20 when her father died. It's a truth that brings memories of a spiritual man who encouraged her to become a nun. "I don't have to be angry, I don't have to be sad," said Sister Bernadette, who keeps her father's photo in her office at Dominican Commercial High School in Queens, where she is principal. "I remember him as a great man and none of this affects that," she said.

" The resolution of the case is the stuff of a mystery novel. It began on a plane in March with a chance meeting between a city fire marshal, Robert LaSalle, and 48-year-old twins from Bayside. On the flight to South Carolina, the twins exchanged small talk with LaSalle, who said he was an investigator. "The next thing I know, they're telling me about a fire from 1952.

" The twins, whose identity is being withheld, told LaSalle they had been playing in the woods that New Year's Eve day near Lawrence Estates, at 223d St. and 40th Ave. About noon, they saw a neighborhood youth walk into a barn on the property and light up two bales of hay. The barn burst into flames. Firefighter Assante, who worked out of Bayside Engine Co. 306, sped to the blaze aboard Engine No. 38869. At 221st St. and 39th Ave., the rig made a sharp left turn, throwing him to the icy pavement. His death, at 50, was attributed to a fractured skull. The twins, just 6 years old at the time and unaware of Assante's death, told LaSalle that in the years since the fire they had seen the arsonist in Bayside. They had seen him three years ago.

"One of the twins, he tells the guy, 'Hey, you still playing with matches?

' " LaSalle said. The twins also knew his first name, and that he had once worked for a private sanitation carter. LaSalle found and confronted him. "I asked him if he ever visited this particular barn or knew about this particular fire," LaSalle said. "At first he said he didn't remember. Then he started crying.

" He told the fire marshals he had been a mischievous 14-year-old kid. He never knew a firefighter had died. The man wrote out a confession and included an apology to the Assantes. The Fire Department is not prosecuting him because he was a minor. His identity remains a secret. Sister Bernadette said she appreciated the apology, and hoped the man could live with himself. "Maybe now he can live in peace," she said."


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/ashes-memory-fire-prober-solves-40-yr-old-arson-article-1.682910#ixzz2tL74zkS3 (http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/ashes-memory-fire-prober-solves-40-yr-old-arson-article-1.682910#ixzz2tL74zkS3)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 15, 2014, 02:04:49 PM
Engine 321/Foam 87/Foam 321/Brush Fire Unit 6   firehouse  2165 Gerritsen Ave  Brooklyn

     Engine 321 organized 2165 Gerritsen Ave                               1930

     Foam 87 organized 2165 Gerritsen Ave at Engine 321              1986
     Foam 87 became Foam 3212                                                  1998

     Brush Fire Unit 6 organized 2165 Gerritsen Ave at Engine 321  1997

Engine 321 firehouse dedication 1930:
(http://s11.postimg.org/zeksxn1cf/E_321.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/zeksxn1cf/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/qrxowtf55/E_321_all.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qrxowtf55/)

Firehouse 2165 Gerritsen Ave:
(http://s10.postimg.org/7hhwc7mc5/E_321_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7hhwc7mc5/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/crk0pr2i5/E_321_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/crk0pr2i5/)

(http://s4.postimg.org/gqu1hzgmx/E_321_aer.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gqu1hzgmx/)


Engine 321:
(http://s3.postimg.org/nk1xme4fj/E_321_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nk1xme4fj/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/rnguqlot5/E_321_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rnguqlot5/)

Foam 321:
(http://s8.postimg.org/70ye2ms1d/Foam_321_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/70ye2ms1d/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/cr1n0yf0t/Foam_321.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cr1n0yf0t/)


LODD Engine 321 -  FF Michael F. Logan  - died as a result of exhaustion while operating at an alarm.     September 5, 1935  RIP


Marine Park is Brooklyn's largest park: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/marinepark/history (http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/marinepark/history)


(http://s30.postimg.org/jhkd01bu5/E_321_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jhkd01bu5/)


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 3511 on February 15, 2014, 03:53:05 PM
This link re decommissioned fh's sent by a friend. Thought I'd share as it goes with mack's thread.

http://untappedcities.com/2014/02/13/7-repurposed-fire-stations-in-nyc/ (http://untappedcities.com/2014/02/13/7-repurposed-fire-stations-in-nyc/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 17, 2014, 12:41:38 AM
Marine 1 - berth - Pier A - Battery Park - Hudson River  - 1960-1992

Built 1884-86 for NYC Dept of Docks and Harbor Police.  The design mirrored the Statue of Liberty which could be viewed from a similar but shorter tower. The roof was tin, painted green to resemble copper. In renovation by the Battery Park City Authority this roof was discarded, and replaced with copper.

The pier was expanded in 1900 and again in 1919 with a clock installed in the pier's tower as a memorial to 116,000 US servicemen who died during World War I.  It was the first World War I memorial erected in the United States.

The New York City Fire Department used the pier from 1960 to 1992 as a fireboat berth (Marine 1).


http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2012/01/1886-department-of-docks-headquarters.html (http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2012/01/1886-department-of-docks-headquarters.html)


Pier A  Department of Docks:
(http://s27.postimg.org/taf8lo5db/pier_a_vintage.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/taf8lo5db/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/gwul96pur/Pier_A_Dept_of_Docks.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gwul96pur/)

FDNY fleet 1908 in front of Pier A:
(http://s27.postimg.org/wdyuex7an/FDNY_FB_1908_Fleet_Pier_A_1_A_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wdyuex7an/)

FDNY renovation 1950s:
(http://s18.postimg.org/4g7xijyt1/pier_a_loc_1950s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4g7xijyt1/)

Marine 1 relocated to Pier A 1960-1992:
(http://s7.postimage.org/g3n9nh3qv/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/g3n9nh3qv/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/r9hkofdx3/Pier_A_Active.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/r9hkofdx3/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/vh9r5fxnv/Marine_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vh9r5fxnv/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/z214lrow5/old_photos_13.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/z214lrow5/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/xa40ey2bn/old_photos_14.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xa40ey2bn/)

Marine 1 history:
http://marine1fdny.com/history_new.php (http://marine1fdny.com/history_new.php)

http://www.capecodfd.com/PAGES%20Special/Fireboats_FDNY_03_Old-M1.htm (http://www.capecodfd.com/PAGES%20Special/Fireboats_FDNY_03_Old-M1.htm)


Pier A after Marine 1 relocated:
(http://s15.postimage.org/imcv8qkc7/Pier_A_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/imcv8qkc7/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/rp1sz510t/Pier_A.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rp1sz510t/)



http://nyc-architecture.com/LM/LM005-.htm (http://nyc-architecture.com/LM/LM005-.htm)


From 1992 onward, the pier was vacant and fell into disrepair.  A restoration of the pier commenced in 2009 with several restaurants planned:

http://ny.curbed.com/places/pier-a (http://ny.curbed.com/places/pier-a)

(http://s1.postimg.org/72ehi3ma3/pier_a_downtown_manhattan_waterfront.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/72ehi3ma3/)


(http://s17.postimg.org/gffavdlm3/aaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gffavdlm3/)





(http://s27.postimg.org/u5tup2ey7/Marine1_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/u5tup2ey7/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on February 17, 2014, 12:59:21 PM
Pier A also housed what they now call the Quartermaster Dept. of the FDNY.  I bought my  first turnout coat there back in the 60s.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: CVILLE 7111 on February 17, 2014, 01:08:05 PM
I believe that the Community and News Service (CANS) response car was also quartered there for a time.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: patrickfd on February 17, 2014, 01:08:30 PM
Picture from last August when I was in the area. If I remember correctly it was being renovated into a museum although I forget for who.
http://www.squadfirephotos.com/Other/FDNY-fire-houses/i-WnC8BQR (http://www.squadfirephotos.com/Other/FDNY-fire-houses/i-WnC8BQR)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 17, 2014, 09:30:35 PM
Engine 66 (Marine)/Marine 6/Marine Division/Marine 6-2  -  berths  Ft of Grand St  East River (1941-1992) Manhattan  and Brooklyn Navy Yard (1992-current) Brooklyn

     Engine 66 organized foot of Grand St, East River                           1898
     Engine 66 new quarters foot of Grand St, East River                      1932
     Engine 66 new quarters foot of Grand St, East River                      1941
     Engine 66 disbanded                                                                   1955

     Marine 6 organized foot of Grand Street, East River                       1959
     Marine 6 moved to Bldg 292, Brooklyn Navy Yard                          1992

     Marine 6-2 organized at Bldg 292, Brooklyn Navy Yard at Marine 6  1993
     Marine 6-2 disbanded                                                                   1994
 
     Engine 66 (Marine)/Marine 6 fireboats :
           Robert A Van Wyck                       1898
           Renamed William L Strong          1898-1938
           George B McClellan                     1938-1953
           Dr Harry M Archer                       1958-1961
           Alfred E Smith                            1961-1992
           Kevin C Kane                              1992-2011
           Bravest                                      2011-
 
Engine 66 (Marine)  Fireboat William L Strong (also named Robert A VanWyck) 1898-1948:
(http://s28.postimg.org/dj2x2cta1/Engine_66_William_L_Strong_1898_1948.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dj2x2cta1/)

Marine 6 Fireboat Dr Harry M Archer launch - 1958:
(http://s7.postimg.org/ix9ath4jr/Marine_6_Dr_Harry_M_Archer_launch_1958.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ix9ath4jr/)

Marine 6 berth - Ft of Grand Street  East River:
(http://s16.postimage.org/4htan0uw1/Marine_6_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4htan0uw1/) - in service

Marine 6 Fireboat Kevin C Kane  - Brooklyn Navy Yard  2001:
(http://s11.postimg.org/joqs7yhn3/Marine_6_Kevin_C_Kane_May_2001_Navy_Yard.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/joqs7yhn3/)

Marine 6 Fireboat Bravest 2011:
(http://s29.postimg.org/x6pcq1nir/FDNY_Trip_071411_Bravest_M6_1934.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x6pcq1nir/)

Bravest dedication:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2011/052611b.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2011/052611b.shtml)

Bravest dedication:
New FDNY Fireboat, Bravest, Christened and Commissioned (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD79LcnxWH8#ws)

Bravest East River:
MARINE 6 FIRE BOAT BRAVEST fdny east river (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfvaRq3yniY#ws)

Marine Division Brooklyn Navy Yard:
(http://s8.postimg.org/uqccattrl/Marine_Division.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uqccattrl/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/ac3no3kjr/Navy_Yard.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ac3no3kjr/)


Cape Cod FD - FDNY Fireboats:
http://www.capecodfd.com/PAGES%20Special/Fireboats_FDNY_12_Historic-Boats.htm (http://www.capecodfd.com/PAGES%20Special/Fireboats_FDNY_12_Historic-Boats.htm)



(http://s30.postimg.org/syldpt7bx/Bravest_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/syldpt7bx/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 26, 2014, 05:38:02 PM
Ladder 108/Bn 35   firehouse    112 Seigel St  East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
       (also served as initial quarters for Engine 18 BFD which became FDNY Engine 218)

     Engine 18 BFD organized 112 Seigel St                      1877
     Engine 18 moved to 650 Hart St                                1887
     
     Ladder 8 BFD organized 112 Seigel St                        1887
     Ladder 8 BFD became Ladder8 FDNY                          1898
     Ladder 8 became Ladder 58                                       1899
     Ladder 58 moved to 89-91 Humboldt St                     1906
     Ladder 58 moved to 112 Siegel St                             1907
     Ladder 58 became Ladder 108                                   1913
     Ladder 108 moved to 187 Union Ave w/Bn35              1971
     (Note:  Engine 216 moved to 187 Union Ave later in 1971)

     Bn 35 organized 166 Clymer St at Engine 111            1906
     Bn 35 moved to 137 Powers Ave at Engine 113          1908
     Bn 35 moved to 166 Clymer St at Engine 211             1915
     Bn 35 moved to 112 Siegel St at Ladder 108              1927
     Bn 35 moved to 187 Union Ave w/Ladder 108            1971

Brooklyn Eagle 1887 Ladder 8 BFD organized:
(http://s22.postimg.org/6p2gr1pp9/Brooklyn_Eagle_1887_L_8_organized.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6p2gr1pp9/)

From "Our Firemen: the Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Department":
     "Hook and Ladder Company No. 8 occupied a two-story brick structure with brown-stone facings, on Siegel Street near Graham Avenue, in the Sixteenth Ward. The district covered by this company is a large and particularly dangerous one, for the reason that nearly every lot has a front and rear house standing upon it, the majority of which are four-story frame dwellings occupied chiefly by German families. On a first-alarm the members respond to calls from 108 boxes, which cover the territory bounded by Leonard and Jackson Streets, by Newtown Creek, Atlantic and Albany Avenues, and by Penn Street and Broadway. In addition to this they cover 88 boxes on a second-alarm and 56 on third-alarm, which latter takes in the Greenpoint District. On"special calls" they go down to the Western District. Among the large buildings in the district are St.Catherine's Hospital, the Montrose Avenue Orphan Asylum, St. Joseph's Home, St. John's College, Home for the Aged, the Beecher Home, St. John's Orphan Asylum, Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church. There are also in this district several public schools, the Lyceum Theatre, Batterman's dry goods and furniture stores, Berlin's dry goods house, Worn & Sons' furniture factory, the Iron Clad manufactory, Bossert's lumber yard, Newman's lumber yard, and Puger's sash and blind factory.

     This company was organized Nov. 30, 1887. The house was formerly occupied by Engine No. 18. It has a second-class Hayes truck with extension-ladders, which was built in 1890. "Tom," a gray horse, and "Frank" and "Billy," dark bays, all fine, serviceable young horses, furnish the power for transportation. District Engineer Fanning's horses "Joh'n" and "Dick," a roan and chestnut, also have their quarters in the house. The apparatus and horses are always in the pink of condition when not in active service. There are among the members those who have been in perilous positions while in the discharge of their duties as protectors of the property and lives of citizens, and still others who have unflinchingly thrown aside all feeling of personal safety to save the lives of those who were cut off by smoke and flame."

Street map:
(http://s17.postimg.org/w04llxvln/Ladder_108_Map.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/w04llxvln/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_East_Williamsburg_(2009).jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_East_Williamsburg_(2009).jpg)

L 8 BFD at 112 Siegel St:
(http://s14.postimg.org/577qd99j1/L_108_picture.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/577qd99j1/)

L 108:
(http://s9.postimg.org/jekic5ix7/L_108_ff.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jekic5ix7/)

1961:
(http://s30.postimg.org/p2c8hq925/l_108_1961_joe_miller_on_truck.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p2c8hq925/)

112 Siegel St 1960s:
(http://s27.postimg.org/lgv6jr4u7/L_108_responding.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lgv6jr4u7/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/5er8fec1p/L_108_Quaters_112_Seigel_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5er8fec1p/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/ocshf2y4z/L_108_bdway_summner.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ocshf2y4z/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/lukrhpstj/L_108_Geo_Cassidy_in_seat.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lukrhpstj/)

L 108 responding
(http://s30.postimg.org/v9jhniwd9/L_108_responding.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v9jhniwd9/)

(http://s13.postimg.org/w0sq0xc9v/1961_fdny_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/w0sq0xc9v/)

1971:
(http://s24.postimg.org/wj1ng2wm9/L_108_SEIGEL_ST_AUG_71.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wj1ng2wm9/)

L 108/Bn 35/Bn 60 - last tour 112 Siegel St:
(http://s7.postimg.org/z55tl7uc7/L_108_Last_Tour_in_112_Seigel_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/z55tl7uc7/)
Note: Bn 60 assigned to operate with Bn 35 for last tour on 112 Siegel St.

Engine 216/Ladder 108/Battalion 35 187 Union Avenue firehouse:
(http://s1.postimg.org/mzr865esb/L_108_Union.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mzr865esb/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/ht84qyymh/L_108_img016_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ht84qyymh/)

L 108 at the Rock 1975:
(http://s29.postimg.org/ug0v7i9n7/L_108_rock1975c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ug0v7i9n7/)

L 108/Bn 35 1976
(http://s28.postimg.org/opvep5kcp/L_108_UNION_AVE_JUNE_76.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/opvep5kcp/)

1976:
(http://s7.postimg.org/g1h3im6vr/L_108_1976.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g1h3im6vr/)

L 108 apparatus:
FDNY ***NEW*** LADDER 108 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qvOYhSMHeY#ws)

Note:  additional L 108 pictures  http://nycfire.net/forums/index.php/topic,24281.0.html (http://nycfire.net/forums/index.php/topic,24281.0.html) (thanks Chief)


East Williamsburg: 
http://forgotten-ny.com/2007/04/east-williamsburg-part-1-brooklyn/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2007/04/east-williamsburg-part-1-brooklyn/)

http://forgotten-ny.com/2007/04/east-williamsburg-part-2-brooklyn/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2007/04/east-williamsburg-part-2-brooklyn/)

http://brooklynbased.com/blog/2012/07/24/the-neighborhood-name-police-east-williamsburg/ (http://brooklynbased.com/blog/2012/07/24/the-neighborhood-name-police-east-williamsburg/)

Old pictures:  http://gothamist.com/2012/05/03/28_photos_of_williamsburg_youve_nev.php#photo-1 (http://gothamist.com/2012/05/03/28_photos_of_williamsburg_youve_nev.php#photo-1)

http://www.mhtbrooklyn.org/en_ourneighborhood.htm (http://www.mhtbrooklyn.org/en_ourneighborhood.htm)


Ladder 108 Runs and Workers 1944-2012:

Year Ladder Runs EMS Workers OSW ALL HANDS
1944 108      926            354
1947 108      967            711
1950 108    1166            861
1953 108    1363            967
1954 108    1335          1026
1956 108    1315          1000
1960 108    1845          1116
1962 108    2234          1190
1964 108    2709          1216
1966 108    3607          1512
1969 108    5443          3604
1970 108    6037          4239
1971 108    6145          4307
1975 108    4450          3277   
1976 108    4703          3310     
1977 108    3949          3582 
1978 108    3804          2530   
1979 108    4233          2717   
1980 108    4742          3090   
1981 108    4456          3015   
1982 108    4508          2971   
1983 108    4462          3073    508 
1984 108    4026          2765   
1985 108    3726          2598    474 
1986 108    3718          2664    448 
1987 108    4018          2904    386 
1988 108    3920          2913    392 
1989 108    4188          3252    407 
1990 108    4198          3173    405 
1991 108    4041          3066    402 
1992 108    4038          3198    429 
1993 108    4361          3595    435 
1994 108    4020          3330    551 
1995 108    3763          2136    518 
1996 108    3304   70   2739    533 
1997 108    3010 198   2529    526 
1998 108    2793   63   2382    508 
1999 108    2835   38   2415    444 
2000 108    2779   29   2299    430 
2001 108    2696     0   2244    457 
2002 108    2635     0   2152    435 
2003 108    2801     0   2296    430 
2004 108    2778     0   2245    452 
2005 108    2778     0   2245    447 
2006 108    2637     0   2236    439 
2007 108    2918     0   1668    405 
2008 108    2726     0   2324    464 
2009 108    2954     0   2626    430 
2010 108    2947     0   2523    464   67
2011 108    2942     0   2513    407 107
2012 108    2941     0   2693    404   52
Thanks Frank Raffa and WNYF

Note: Ladder 108 consistently in the top 25 runs and workers totals


(http://s2.postimg.org/i66xc9lp1/L_108_logo_eagle.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/i66xc9lp1/)(http://s24.postimg.org/rrjuygr6p/L_108_eagle_108s.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rrjuygr6p/)(http://s2.postimg.org/wc05u5ul1/L_108_tee.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wc05u5ul1/)(http://s15.postimg.org/bao78io13/108_copy_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bao78io13/)(http://s17.postimg.org/ayamv06yj/L_108_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ayamv06yj/)(http://s28.postimg.org/5rwy3m1uh/th_CARS7_J88.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5rwy3m1uh/)(http://s30.postimg.org/67isa8hd9/th_CA0_KZR4_J_bb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/67isa8hd9/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 27, 2014, 12:59:48 AM
Ladder 108/Bn 35/Bn 60  - Siegel St firehouse last tour picture - August 8, 1971

Bn 60 was assigned to work at Siegel St with Bn 35 during its last tour.  Bn 60 was an operational "fight fires only" battalion which operated during the peak of the War Years, 1970-1975, in Brooklyn.  It was nominally located at Engine 218 but would be assigned to the busiest battalions for tours and operate "piggy-back" with the assigned chief, as a 2nd section to share the fire fighting runs/workers burden.  There were no administrative duties, no assigned companies, no specific district - just take in boxes in the busy battalions. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 27, 2014, 01:30:39 AM
L 108 additional note from 1961 NY Mirror article:

Siegel St was highlighted as the "Busiest Firehouse" by the newspaper for 1960.  Ladder 108 was acknowledged as the leading truck company with 702 hours worked at jobs compared with 670 hours worked by L 102.  L 108 had 1845 runs and 1116 workers in 1960 which were among the NYC leading ladder company totals. 


(http://s14.postimg.org/5ck9oj37h/daily_mirror.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5ck9oj37h/)(http://s29.postimg.org/vyt32gdsz/daily_mirror1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vyt32gdsz/)(http://s30.postimg.org/vocdrmkfh/daily_mirror2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vocdrmkfh/)

WNYF Runs and Workers 1960:
(http://s16.postimage.org/5olii3vv5/R_W_1960.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5olii3vv5/)
L 108 4th in total ladder company workers for 1960

Note - The NY Mirror was a NYC daily newspaper, 1924-1963, with the second largest daily circulation in America.  It had a popular Sunday color section.  It was forced to close following the 1962-1963 114 day newspaper strike (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962%E2%80%9363_New_York_City_newspaper_strike (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962%E2%80%9363_New_York_City_newspaper_strike)).
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: CFDMarshal on February 27, 2014, 08:02:53 AM
Mack, Is there a pic of the young JK in some of those pics from L108 maybe those from the Rock. Jump in here Chief!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: Norah Ryan on February 27, 2014, 08:44:50 AM
Hi , my name is Norah and if I am correct about my father and his career with  NYFD we must have been in the same place at times .My dad was Battallion Chief  Thomas Ryan  .My siblings and I are trying to find the house my dad slept in and I and my younger sister think it was on Broome   The elder siblings and cousin think Varrick .We also remember riding in the car but was the Battallion chief car White .I lost my Dad to unfortunate circumstances  and It has been a long time since we all have even talked about some of these things .I would love to hear from you and talk about the firehouse . my sister and I have a lot of very vague memories as we were quite young . Any help with putting some pieces in place would be so great . Sincerely .n
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 27, 2014, 09:57:16 AM
Mack, Is there a pic of the young JK in some of those pics from L108 maybe those from the Rock. Jump in here Chief!

Elwood -  Jack Kleehaas located in these pictures:

12/31/69:

(http://s28.postimg.org/shaazv2zd/KLEEHAAS_12_31_69.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/shaazv2zd/)

L 108 at the Rock 1975:
(http://s29.postimg.org/ug0v7i9n7/L_108_rock1975c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ug0v7i9n7/)

L 108/Bn 35 1976
(http://s28.postimg.org/opvep5kcp/L_108_UNION_AVE_JUNE_76.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/opvep5kcp/)

Rescue 2 1984:
(http://s7.postimg.org/sbub51aev/jkk.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sbub51aev/)

Picture of LT Kleehaas with newly organized Squad 41:
(http://s24.postimg.org/4ajmtw5o1/jack_kleehaas.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4ajmtw5o1/)
Middle.

 

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 27, 2014, 11:58:28 AM
Hi , my name is Norah and if I am correct about my father and his career with  NYFD we must have been in the same place at times .My dad was Battallion Chief  Thomas Ryan  .My siblings and I are trying to find the house my dad slept in and I and my younger sister think it was on Broome   The elder siblings and cousin think Varrick .We also remember riding in the car but was the Battallion chief car White .I lost my Dad to unfortunate circumstances  and It has been a long time since we all have even talked about some of these things .I would love to hear from you and talk about the firehouse . my sister and I have a lot of very vague memories as we were quite young . Any help with putting some pieces in place would be so great . Sincerely .n

Norah - The former firehouse at 185 Broome St where your father most likely worked as Battalion Chief is still standing:

(http://s30.postimg.org/v5lckt04t/aa_Broome_St_Firehouse_today.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v5lckt04t/)

The Battalion Chief of the 4th Battalion operated from this very busy firehouse from 1939-1973.  There were other firefighting companies loacted there if you remember your visits - Engine 17 (now disbanded), Ladder 18, and maybe Squad 5 (also disbanded). 

185 Broome St firehouse in 1969:
(http://s29.postimg.org/w7vzmpzvn/20_NYC_Firehouse_Jun_1969.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/w7vzmpzvn/)

A new firehouse was built in 1973 nearby at 25 Pitt St where the chief and the companies moved to.

25 Pitt St Firehouse in 1973:
(http://s16.postimg.org/c4hra7ysh/64_NYFD_May_1973.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c4hra7ysh/)


Here is a website with many pictures of the chiefs and firefighters who who worked at Broome St and also at Pitt St.  Hopefully you can locate pictures of your father in their "Pictures" section:

http://www.ladder18fdny.com/ (http://www.ladder18fdny.com/) 


The other firehouses you mentioned most likely would not have had battalion chiefs assigned:

14 N Moore St (and Varrick St) famous firehouse of Ladder 8 (Ghostbuster movie firehouse) - still active firehouse:
(http://s3.postimg.org/560q8jayn/AAAA.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/560q8jayn/)

Broome St firehouse of Engine 55 in Little Italy - still active firehouse:
(http://s27.postimg.org/kbrsibxsf/aaaaaaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kbrsibxsf/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 27, 2014, 09:45:25 PM
Ladder 108  - 1977:

DES MOINES REGISTER • Frl., Nov. 25, 1977   "Fire Storm Rises in New York City"  by JOHN J. GOLDMAN NEW YORK, N.Y. -

"Siren wailing, radiator leaking, the "Pride of Williamsburg" roars out of the gray firehouse on Union Avenue. The hook and ladder turns into sunlight and shadows sifting down through elevated train tracks along Brooklyn's Broadway. Fireman Jack Kleehaas, nicknamed the "ghetto fox" by his truckmates, is at the wheel. Harry Ford steers the tiller in the rear. Cars scatter as the two thread the big engine down the busy street, siren and horn fighting the roar of a graffiti- covered train passing overhead to Manhattan. Ladder 108's red paint .has long faded. On its body firemen have chalked graffiti of their own: "Fun City Special. You Light 'em. We Fight "em." A few blocks away the truck pulls up at an occupied building — the only occupied building left on the block. Arsonists have burned down the houses on all four corners. Flooded Basement The cail, it turns out, is over a pipe, leaking for two days, that has filled the basement with water until it is nearing the furnace. Fireman Jim Kopp dons hip boots and wades into the cellar amid floating garbage but is unable to stop the leak. So the firemen advise the owner to call the city again t and this time to announce that it is a health emergency. Over coffee back at the firehouse, Kopp says, "Every time there's a water leak, they call us. We're electricians because every time a light goes out, they call us. Auto mechanics. Locksmiths — people get locked out, children lost, people mugged. They pull the box after you've done, like, 17 runs and a couple of good fires, you go over there and a guy says my basement is flooded . . . "We used to be very, very pleased with our jobs down here because most of the buildings used to be occupied. They (the occupants) were poor and they lived in rat traps of tenements. But it still was occupied and we tried to do the best we could. What happens now, they are abandoning this neighborhood and walking away from it, but they are torching it before they go." Another fireman interrupts. "They are losing blocks and blocks of the city." Dramatic Rise in Arson Throughout the nation, the rate of arson has flared dramatically in recent years until, according to the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration, about one out of four fires is deliberately set. Insurance companies estimated arson losses at more than $2 billion last year, almost twice the 1975 amount. But few places have so intense a problem as some New York City neighborhoods. When President Carter toured toe South Bronx recently he saw just one well-publicized area of destruction. There are others, such as Brooklyn's Williamsburg and Bushwick sections. In an effort to halt the burning, New York recently doubled its of fire marshals from 75 to ISO. It has hired 600 more firemen and is speeding up their training to relieve beleaguered firefighters. The city's problem is complicated by an epidemic of false alarms — 212,098 so far this year, up 24.7 per cent from a year, ago. In 1976, firemen in the Bronx answered 511 false alarms from just one box — the city record. That box is on a corner across from a schoolyard. Some Alarms Ignored During the Fourth of July weekend, the flood of false alarms crested so high that the Fire Department was forced to ignore some boxes pulled in Brooklyn. At one point calls there were coming in at the rate of 400 an hour. "We're experiencing false alarm rates beyond what were predicted," says John O'Hagan, New York's fire commissioner. "Our system was never designed to handle the number of alarms we have. "Are we losing neighborhoods?" O'Hagan was asked. "Yes," he replied glumly. Impact on City Life "If you monitor fire incidents, you can predict social decline ... One night it's the Bronx, then Brooklyn, Manhattan. It's cyclical." What of the impact on the life of the city? "It means," the commissioner said, "we'd better start getting some assistance to solve our social and economic problems or we are not going to have a city that resembles the city we know." Williamsburg's Ladder 108 knows well about false alarms and arsonists. In July the company was first to arrive at a nasty four-alarm fire burning through five frame houses. An arsonist had used oil to torch them and when the flames flared, Ladder 108's engine caught fire. The men had to turn hoses on their own truck. Before it was extinguished, the tires melted, ropes burned off ladders, paint charred and lenses became molten plastic. The department scurried around to find a replacement, and the engine Ladder 108's men nicknamed "Fun City Special" appeared - with more than 94,000 miles on its odometer, 139,000 engine-use miles on another gauge and a bad radiator leak. A 14-year veteran, it had been put out to pasture. With more than a touch of sarcasm, the firemen chalked slogans on their substitute. They pulled it alongside a newer pumper belonging to Engine Co. 216 in their firehouse. And they took a ribbing. Both companies share the Union Avenue firehouse, and camaraderie is close. It is a key station, serving not only Williamsburg, but also Bushwick, Greenpoint, Maspeth in Queens and even farther parts of the city if the fire is big enough. Bushwick and Williamsburg are transition neighborhoods sliding downhill with gathering speed. Evidence of decline is all about Medicaid mills, boarded-up window*, charred remains of homes, stray dogs nosing at piles of garbage, streets with potholes deep enough to swallow a wastebasket Wary of Teens The psychic toll of fear and anger is not subtle either. Bands of restless black and Puerto Rican teen-agers lounge on corners or In the doorway of the local Y, its windows covered against vandalism. They wear sneakers, which which policemen have nicknamed "felony shoes." The firemen view the young men warily. When Ladder 108 returned from a recent run, one of the men found four teen-agers sitting on the hood of his car. "Hey, fellas, can you please get off the car?" he asked in his friendliest manner. "If I told them get the hell off my car, the next day it would be stripped," he explained. "You have to be careful what you say because if you have anything of value they will destroy it on you. "We have people who are prisoners in their own houses. They are just staying home hoping they can get up the next morning without getting mugged or burned out." In Williamsburg and Bushwick, residents live behind window grates, walk their children to school en masse or go to the store in groups for protection. Sometimes fear comes walking through the firehouse door. A man walked in recently to make a complaint. He explained that he lived next to a burned-out building and a gang had threatened that he was next to be torched. He left the firehouse without giving his name for fear of being killed. When the men of 108 put out a fire in three buildings on Myrtle Avenue, they found a man in one room shaking with fear. He knew who had torched the structure. The terrified apartment dweller said the fire had' started after a husband bad a fight with his wife, who then threw the man out. The husband returned to the buildings and set them on fire. "He almost fainted when we said, 'Let's get the cops. We'll bring it to the chief.' He almost threw up be got so scared," said a firefighter describing the scene. " 'No, you can't bring me out on the street. They'll kill me,'" he told the firemen. Revenge and Greed Revenge is just one cause of the arson epidemic in Williamsburg and Bushwick. The men of 108, who estimate that perhaps 80 per cent of the fires they fight are set deliberately, find that kids torch vacant buildings for fun or because they are paid to do it Unscrupulous wrecking companies look favorably on a convenient fire that saves workmen's salaries. Some landlords unable to carry a building hire professional i arsonists to burn it for the insurance. Some residents ignite their rundown apartments to relocate at the expense of New York City, which pays temporary hotel bills and buys some belongings for homeless fire victims. "We have people who have a fire in the building and they want to be relocated," says fireman Kleehaas. "A minor fire. We tell them they can't be relocated. We get back there 45 minutes later, the whole apartment is burned. "There is some guy two floors down who wasn't affected by the fire. 'I want to be relocated,'" he says. "He's on the other side of the building. Not even water damage. You get back there at 2 o'clock in the morning. His apartment is on fire. It's a game. "It's like a culture around here. Instead of sticking a knife in a guy's tires or something they throw gasoline in the stairway and they get him and everybody else who is in the building." Nice Place Once All this is especially poignant to Nick Pelella, who was born five blocks from the Union Avenue firehouse. An older man, his fellow firefighters have nicknamed him "No. 1." Pelella recalled. "Mostly German, Italian, Jewish and Polish. Everybody kept their streets clean. What's happening here in the last 10 years is unbelievable. It can't believe it. "I lived in a coal flat and the people here have the same thing, and they call it a ghetto. It was no ghetto. They made it a ghetto." For the last 10 years, the Union Avenue firehouse has been one of the busiest in the city. So far this year Ladder 108 and Engine 216 have responded to 7,765 alarms, 4,043 of them false. Kopp and fireman Bernard Mullen were reminded how difficult the job is recently. When Ladder 108 arrived at a burning building, neighbors screamed that a child was trapped on the second floor directly above the flames. The blaze blocked the only staircase. Kopp and Mullen scrambled up a ladder, and in a rear bedroom found a six-year-old boy. He had been left alone at home. With the youngster in tow, they crawled through five rooms of dense smoke past a burning door and window until they reached the safety of the ladder. The youngster was revived with oxygen. And after the fire was put out, the firemen found a surprise — $800 in one room which they turned over to the fire marshals. Hours later a woman walked into the fire house. "Where's my money?" she asked angrily. She didn't thank the firemen for saving her son. "As far as loss of life, each guy will tell you a story you want to choke on," says Kopp. When Ladder 108" arrived at a fire in tenements above a former olive oil factory. Their truck was one of the first. Flames were shooting out of every window. Children were being thrown out of the building from five different fire escapes. "To watch the chief go on the air at that time, screaming for all available ambulances - 'We have multiple injuries and probably loss of life,' and trying to find the people, that had to be one of the worst," Kopp recalled. Nine children and four adults were killed in that one. Especially dangerous and unrewarding is fighting the fires that break out in the abandoned buildings littering Williamsburg and Bushwick. Sometimes in these structures the firemen find booby traps - holes cut in the floor covered over with paper. "How many times (do) you go to a fire and the building is totally vacant?" asks Kopp in exasperation. "It's not going to go on fire by itself. In the last few weeks, to the delight of the men of 108, who now have their original hook and ladder back, there have been some slight signs of improvement. Williamsburg and Bushwick have been saturated with fire marshals, and this appears to have somewhat lessened arson in the area. But questions remain about what will happen when the marshals are shifted to other areas of the city. And winter looms — a traditionally hard time for firefighters."


Note - FF Harry Ford  (formerly L 108 - assigned to R 4)   LODD   6-17-2001   Fathers Day Fire   RIP
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Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on February 28, 2014, 12:32:05 PM
Engine 249/Ladder 113  firehouse  491 Rogers Avenue   Flatbush, Brooklyn

     Engine 49 BFD organized 491 Rogers Avenue w/Ladder 23 BFD        1896
     Engine 49 BFD became Engine 49 FDNY                                          1898
     Engine 49 became Engine 149                                                        1899
     Engine 149 became Engine 249                                                      1913
     Engine 249 relocated to 489 St Johns Place at Engine 280                1996
     Engine 249 returned to 491 Rogers Avenue                                     1997

     Ladder 23 BFD organized 491 Rogers Avenue w/Engine 49 BFD        1896
     Ladder 23 BFD became Ladder 23 FDNY                                          1898
     Ladder 23 became Ladder 13                                                         1898
     Ladder 13 became Ladder 63                                                         1899
     Ladder 63 became Ladder 113                                                       1913
     Ladder 113 relocated to 2900 Snyder Avenue at Engine 248             1996
     Ladder 113 returned to 491 Rogers Avenue                                     1997

Engine 249/Ladder 113 history: http://www.nyfd.com/history/engine_249.pdf (http://www.nyfd.com/history/engine_249.pdf)

491 Rogers Avenue firehouse early 1900s (then - Engine 149/Ladder 63):
(http://s15.postimg.org/nis4x2387/E249_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nis4x2387/)

1896 Brooklyn Eagle newspaper - new BFD fire companies:
(http://s2.postimg.org/qptfl4yl1/E_249_1896.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qptfl4yl1/)

1896 Brooklyn Eagle newspaper - new apparatus BFD Engine 49:
(http://s23.postimg.org/v4q5yub5z/E_249_1896_new_engine.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v4q5yub5z/)

1896 Brooklyn Eagle newspaper - volunteer companies honor new paid units:
(http://s7.postimg.org/6p3ujmobb/E_249_1896.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6p3ujmobb/)

Note:  Before the City of Brooklyn established paid fire companies in Flatbush, the area was protected by the existing volunteer fire companies of the Town of Flatbush incorporated as the Flatbush Fire Department:
    Washington Engine 1
    Melrose Hose
    Malbone Hose
    Woodbine Hose
    Windsor Hose  (located at 1286 Prospect Avenue)
    Washington H&L 1
    Farmer H&L 2

Melrose Hose:
(http://s28.postimg.org/9ey9yxip5/Melrose_Hose_2_Flatbush.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9ey9yxip5/)

Brooklyn 1890s:
(http://s7.postimg.org/cqb6rk6mv/Brooklyn_Neighborhoods_Map_approx_1890.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cqb6rk6mv/)

491 Rogers Avenue approx 1960s:
(http://s1.postimg.org/sld1s9ui3/R_249.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sld1s9ui3/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/7lsrifkov/491_Rogers_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7lsrifkov/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/mjo3zeij7/E_249_111.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mjo3zeij7/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/kt16iu02f/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kt16iu02f/)

Engine 249:
(http://s12.postimg.org/fy0yqimjd/E_249.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fy0yqimjd/)

Engine 249/Ladder 113 responding:
FDNY Engine 249 & Ladder 113 Responding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqORX4AwAcs#ws)

FDNY LADDER 113 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgm4J4-5YuY#ws)


http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/publications/md00_p13.html (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/publications/md00_p13.html)

Engine 249 LODD: Lt John H. Martinson 2008 RIP - http://www.waldwickfiredepartment.com/fullstory.php?57639 (http://www.waldwickfiredepartment.com/fullstory.php?57639)

Engine 249 LODD:  FF Matthew Miller
Jan 30, 1908 Box # 22-644, Canarsie Ave and Snyder Ave. 28 E. 38th St.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens section of Flatbush:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospect_Lefferts_Gardens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospect_Lefferts_Gardens)

http://www.brooklynpix.com/catalog21bk.php?locality_no=11801 (http://www.brooklynpix.com/catalog21bk.php?locality_no=11801)

(http://s9.postimg.org/at1es0m57/E_249_logo_mm.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/at1es0m57/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 1261Truckie on March 01, 2014, 01:14:49 PM
249 and 113 is one of those good houses over in the 38 in Brooklyn. Many of "the Rats" covered for the troops from 280 & 132 when the "Eye of the Storm" celebrated their Centennial last October. 280 set up a display on the apparatus floor which was harvest in tone. The center piece was a huge pumpkin. During the evening, "the Rats" brought the pumpkin into the kitchen and carved a rat face into it.....good laughs and good times. The guys in 280/132 said 249/113 was one of the houses that was very supportive in the aftermath of 9/11.

When originally built, 249/113's house was two stories and a third story was added a couple of years ago durig house renovations. I don't know what ended up in the addition, but it gave the guys extra room.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 01, 2014, 04:56:54 PM
Engine 249/Ladder 113 491 Rogers Avenue firehouse:

(http://s15.postimg.org/4s3mk3fsn/flatbush60.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4s3mk3fsn/)

Maybe late 1940s.


(http://s28.postimg.org/lm8l4av09/ff1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lm8l4av09/)(http://s28.postimg.org/j51fas0hl/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j51fas0hl/)



Ladder 113:
(http://s28.postimg.org/uexmomeq1/L_113_dp.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uexmomeq1/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/j17sshwyz/L_113_dd.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j17sshwyz/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/5e6erboyb/L_113.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5e6erboyb/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on March 01, 2014, 09:18:02 PM
Some great stuff on 108 and Camp Rogers! Thanks, mack!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: scoobyd on March 01, 2014, 11:36:55 PM
1261- the pumpkin story- very funny, very creative work by the Rats who filled in the 6X on St. John's. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on March 02, 2014, 12:45:29 AM
Years ago when i covered there they had a wall mural of the Gotham City skyline but instead of the bat signal in the sky they had a "RAT" signal.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: scoobyd on March 02, 2014, 01:10:00 AM
creative bunch, those Rats!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 02, 2014, 11:52:39 AM
Engine 205 original firehouse  160 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

     Engine 5 BFD organized 160 Pierrepont St in former firehouse of volunteer Pacific Engine 14  1869
     Engine 5 BFD became Engine 5 FDNY                                                                                 1898
     Engine 5 became Engine 105                                                                                             1899
     Engine 105 became Engine 205                                                                                         1913
     Engine 205 moved to 274 Hicks St at Engine 224                                                                1925
     Engine 205 moved to new firehouse 74 Middagh St w/Ladder 118                                        1929

    Volunteer Pacific Engine 14 organized 1846

E 5 BFD at 150 Pierrepont St firehouse:
(http://s27.postimg.org/pw9054d67/E_205_BFD_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pw9054d67/)


Former firehouse 160 Pierrepont St in 1958 - used by American Legion:
(http://s11.postimg.org/4qps67e0v/E_205_Pierrepont_St.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4qps67e0v/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/3mmry2745/E_205_aaa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3mmry2745/)



Joe's restaurant was at corner of Fulton and Pierrepont St:
(http://s18.postimg.org/wyxgif2p1/Joes_Pierrepont_st.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wyxgif2p1/)

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/07/walkabout-dine-at-joes-brooklyn-part-1/ (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/07/walkabout-dine-at-joes-brooklyn-part-1/)

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/07/walkabout-dine-at-joes-part-2/ (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/07/walkabout-dine-at-joes-part-2/)


Current E 205 firehouse at 74 Middagh St firehouse:
(http://s30.postimg.org/qlnnn45al/E_205_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qlnnn45al/)


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 02, 2014, 12:59:18 PM
Engine 237/Battalion 7 (Bn 27)  firehouse 43 Morgan Avenue  Bushwick, Brooklyn

     Engine 37 BFD organized 43 Morgan Avenue                                 1895
     Engine 37 BFD became Engine 37 FDNY                                        1898
     Engine 37 became Engine 137                                                      1899
     Engine 137 became Engine 237                                                    1913

     District Engineer 7 BFD organized 112 Siegel St at Engine 18 BFD    1885
     District Engineer moved to 43 Morgan Avenue at Engine 37             1896
     District Engineer 7 became Battalion 7 FDNY                                  1898
     Battalion 7 moved to 650 Hart St at Engine 18                               1898
     Battalion 7 became Battalion 27                                                    1898
     Battalion 27 disbanded                                                                 1906
     Battalion 27 reorganized 1213 Intervale Avenue at Engine 82          1969
     Battalion 27 moved to 2828 Briggs Ave at Engine 79                       1978
     Battalion 27 moved to 2025 Bailey Ave at Engine 81                       2008
     Battalion 27 returned to 2828 Briggs Avenue at Engine 79               2010

BFD Fire Commissioner announces new companies - Engine 37 and Engine 38:
(http://s12.postimg.org/4s9glgddl/Engine_37_New_1895.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4s9glgddl/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/5a24k25df/E_237.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5a24k25df/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/4zuqth3ah/E_237_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4zuqth3ah/)

Engine 237 1969:
(http://s2.postimg.org/gav0o4fdx/engine_237_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gav0o4fdx/)

43 Morgan Avenue firehouse 1960s:
(http://s3.postimg.org/nwfd14jzj/E_237_Quarters_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nwfd14jzj/)

E 237 43 Morgan Avenue:
(http://s11.postimg.org/az3chyo5b/E_237_d.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/az3chyo5b/)

(http://s2.postimg.org/x275fe0v9/E_237_f.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x275fe0v9/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/vvjt6v3jh/E_237_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vvjt6v3jh/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/4qh1m77nt/E_237_h.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4qh1m77nt/)

E 237:
(http://s27.postimg.org/d4vsv2nb3/E_237_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d4vsv2nb3/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/stb72xbj1/E_237_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/stb72xbj1/)
(http://s4.postimg.org/cvvfl82l5/E_237_ddd.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cvvfl82l5/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/t0ltse2oj/Engine_37_New_mmmmmm.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/t0ltse2oj/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/aro48mntt/E_237.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/aro48mntt/)


Lt Richard Nappi Engine 237 LODD 2012 RIP:

(http://s3.postimg.org/kk02azdin/Lt_N.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kk02azdin/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/lyr3xt9n7/E_237_LT_N.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lyr3xt9n7/)

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fallen-firefighter-lt-richard-nappi-firefighters-family-article-1.1063334 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fallen-firefighter-lt-richard-nappi-firefighters-family-article-1.1063334)

(http://s22.postimg.org/r8mxwkuy5/E_237_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r8mxwkuy5/)



Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 68jk09 on March 03, 2014, 08:41:45 AM
I remember 237 back in '61 when LT Vinny Carlson my friends Uncle was a LT there.....the kitchen was on the 3rd floor back then.... some great guys ...Tony Ciaccio...Gerry Lombardi...Junius Rahn...& many others....the regular Rig was a '47 ALF which was Out Of Service often & a Civil Defense Rig was In Service often....when the large demolition area of the Lindsay Park Houses site was ongoing every night there was a "Lindsay Park Patrol" that left from 237's Qtrs every 3 hrs & drove through the demo area....a CD Pumper w/2 FFs & many nights  some young Fire hungry Auxiliaries on board.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 03, 2014, 09:30:50 AM
Chief - Was Junius Rahn the battalion chief who also started the FDNY motorcycle club?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdhistorian on March 03, 2014, 11:20:40 AM
Brooklyn District Engineer/Battalion 7 became Battalion 27 in 1898.

In 1906, Battalion 27 was renumbered as Battalion 37, remaining with Engine 118/218 until 1949.

Battalion 37 was renumbered 47 as part of the Brooklyn and Queens renumbering of Chiefs, which preceded the 1913 renumbering of Engines & Ladders.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 03, 2014, 04:32:35 PM
FDNY Historian - Thanks for the help about FDNY battalion transitions. 

There are many changes with names and numbers related to: the FDNY expansion into the Bronx in the 1880s with combination companies; the annexation of Brooklyn, Queens and SI in 1898; the transition of Brooklyn and Long Island City paid departments into FDNY in 1898; the replacement of Queens, Brooklyn and SI volunteer departments and companies; the re-numbering of Brooklyn units in 1898; the re-numbering Brooklyn and SI units in 1913; fireboat re-designation from engine companies (marine) to marine units; double engine and ladder companies; combination companies transitioning to engine and ladder companies;combination engine/ladder companies; suburban ladder companies; chemical engine companies; Tactical Control Units (TCUs); brush fire patrol and brush fire units; foam units and foam powder units; squad manpower units and special operations squads; simple expansion; and movement of companies and battalions between boroughs. It is clear as mud. 

I think you are saying:

     Brooklyn District Engineer 7 BFD organized 112 Siegel St at E 18 BFD                 1885
     Brooklyn District Engineer 7 moved to 43 Morgan Ave at E 37 BFD                      1896
     Brooklyn District Engineer 7 became Bn 7 FDNY                                            1896 (Brooklyn annexed by NYC)
     Bn 7 (FDNY Brooklyn) moved to 650 Hart St at E 18 FDNY (Bklyn)                      1898
     Bn 7 (FDNY Brooklyn) became Bn 27                                                                1898
     Bn 27 became Bn 38 at 395 4th Ave at E 139                                                    1906 (Brooklyn units had re-numbered 1899)
     Bn 38 moved to 231 Herkimer St at Engine 114                                                 1906           
     Bn 38 moved to 1472 Bergen St at Engine 234                                                  1948 (Brooklyn units had re-numbered in 1913)
     Bn 38 moved to 1352 St Johns Pl at L 123                                                         1977

   or  District Engineer 7 BFD to Bn 7 to Bn 27 to Bn 38


Also it looks like
   Bn 3-2 to Bn 27 Bronx in 1969

   Bn 37 Queens to Bn 47 Queens in 1906



   
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 03, 2014, 05:57:47 PM
Engine 231/Ladder 120/Bn 44/Squad 4/Bn 44-2/Bn 58  Firehouse  107 Watkins St   Brownsville, Brooklyn   

     Engine 31 BFD organized 1772 Pitkin Ave                                     1892
     Engine 31 BFD became Engine 31 FDNY                                       1898
     Engine 31 became Engine 131                                                     1899
     Engine 131 moved to 107 Watkins St with Bn 34                          1905     
     Engine 131 became Engine 231                                                   1913
     Engine 231 moved to 423 Ralph Ave at Engine 227                       1995
     Engine 231 moved to 107 Watkins St w/Ladder 120/Bn 44             1996

     Ladder 70 organized 107 Watkins St at Engine 131                       1905
     Ladder 70 became Ladder 120                                                     1913
     Ladder 120 moved to 855 Howard St at Engine 283                      1995
     Ladder 120 moved to 107 Watkins St w/E 231/Bn44                     1996

     Battalion 34 organized 107 Watkins St at Engine 131                    1905
     Battalion 34 became Battalion 44                                                 1913
     Battalion 44 moved to 855 Howard St at Engine 283                      1995
     Battalion 44 moved to 107 Watkins St w/E 231/L 120                    1996
   
     Squad 4 organized 107 Watkins St at Engine 231                          1955
     Squad 4 moved to 214 Bristol Street at Engine 283                        1956

     Battalion 44-2 organized 107 Watkins St at Engine 231                  1965
     Battalion 44-2 became Battalion 58                                               1969
     Battalion 58 moved to 5105 Snyder Ave at Engine 310                    1971
     Battalion 58 moved to 1361 Rockaway parkway at Engine 257         1995
     
     Engine 232 organized at 107 Watkins St at Engine 231                    1966
     Engine 231 moved to 266 Rockaway Ave "Tinhouse" w/TCU 732       1971

                           
107 Watkins St (early 1900s):
(http://s9.postimage.org/n2xxkr5rv/E_231.jpg)

Early Bn 44:
(http://s8.postimage.org/8d9s7za01/E_231_Unk.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/n2xxkr5rv/)

E 231 and L 120 Portraits:
(http://s1.postimage.org/ylusc09bv/E_2321_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ylusc09bv/)(http://s2.postimage.org/gzzoygxwl/L_103.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gzzoygxwl/)

L 120 1920s:
(http://s2.postimage.org/s3jb42j6t/E_231_L_103.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/s3jb42j6t/)

L 120 1924:
(http://s7.postimage.org/4nf46qjpj/ladder_120_1924.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4nf46qjpj/)

1928:
(http://s2.postimage.org/wahxommxx/E_231_1928.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wahxommxx/)

1933:
(http://s14.postimage.org/9x7rk4jx9/E_231_1933.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9x7rk4jx9/)

L 120 1930s:
(http://s13.postimage.org/7h6x2mbfn/ladder_120_1930s.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7h6x2mbfn/)

Watkins St looking towards Pitkin 1945:
(http://s8.postimage.org/yelmjogv5/E_231_1945.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yelmjogv5/)

L 120 1953:
(http://s1.postimage.org/3zz2a8vgb/L_120_1953.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3zz2a8vgb/)

Housewatch (dates unknown):
(http://s2.postimage.org/8j6nubqud/E_231_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8j6nubqud/)
(http://s8.postimage.org/v5kksk4ip/1161115541.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v5kksk4ip/)(http://s1.postimage.org/fd0xdlzqz/1161118649.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fd0xdlzqz/)

L 120 1960s:
(http://s2.postimage.org/wfapouw85/1161127746.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wfapouw85/)
1963 Seagrave

1967:
(http://s7.postimage.org/ic73vn0hz/1970s.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ic73vn0hz/)

1970s
(http://s2.postimage.org/x3zleczad/E_231_1960s.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/x3zleczad/)

L 120 1995:
(http://s27.postimg.org/ggs61upzj/L_120_1995.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ggs61upzj/)

107 Watkins St current:
(http://s29.postimg.org/jmtq1daub/231.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jmtq1daub/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/sc33orrtx/E_231_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sc33orrtx/)

Homepage:  http://www.watkinsst.com/news/index/layoutfile/home (http://www.watkinsst.com/news/index/layoutfile/home)
http://www.capecodfd.com/PAGES%20Special/FDNY4.htm#Top (http://www.capecodfd.com/PAGES%20Special/FDNY4.htm#Top)
http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_120.html (http://www.nyfd.com/brooklyn_ladders/ladder_120.html)

Centennial Celebration 2006:
FDNY L120 Centennial Speeches (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQvvMLgA800#)

Engine 231:
Fdny engine 231 new (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta3_XCJh6P8#ws)

Ladder 120 1995:
Beautiful FDNY Mack Tower Ladder L120 back to quarters, 1995. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66JZQZIq4kM#)

Bn 44 1995 night response:
FDNY, Ride along with BC 44 at night, Brooklyn, NY, January 27, 1995 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcZNpkpP4vk#)

FDNY Battalion 44 goes on a run outside of its district (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xURXoSAoR8#ws)

Engine 231 engine driver FF Mortimer A Roberts LODD 1901
FF Roberts was 34 and had a wife and 5 children.  FF Roberts' widow was awarded $10000 due to negligence of construction workers who left debris in street without warnings.  Engine 231 responded over dirt piles left in road and FF Roberts was thrown from apparatus.   RIP:
(http://s29.postimg.org/g3hzgvhgz/PPPPPP.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g3hzgvhgz/)


Brownsville:
http://forgotten-ny.com/2005/06/brownsville-and-east-new-york-brooklyn/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2005/06/brownsville-and-east-new-york-brooklyn/)

http://www.oldnycphotos.com/brownsville.html (http://www.oldnycphotos.com/brownsville.html)

http://lightbox.time.com/2012/01/31/brownsville-brooklyn/#1 (http://lightbox.time.com/2012/01/31/brownsville-brooklyn/#1)


(http://s2.postimage.org/6gfj8dig5/logo.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6gfj8dig5/)(http://s28.postimg.org/ylqgvh7op/ppppp.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ylqgvh7op/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on March 03, 2014, 06:01:09 PM
I like the shot of the Viet Nam banner the guys are holding. :)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: Bxboro on March 03, 2014, 06:47:04 PM
I used to ride with the 44 in the 80's. As a buff, this was the best place to ride back then in my opinion. In the 8 or so years I rode with the 44, I NEVER spent a night without going to a fire. Great memories and experience !! The 44 Aide (Ratso) was a piece of work too !!! Dinner was always around 11 pm in those days if you were lucky !!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdhistorian on March 03, 2014, 11:13:12 PM
Thanks Mack.

The most difficult part when researching a renumbering is to determine what the ultimate change was.  Units might be relocated, replaced, or redesignated, usually a combination of all.  The only thing that does not happen is a unit existing in two locations or with two designations at the same time.

Battalion 25 moving from Eng 58’s quarters to Eng 91’s quarters was a relocation.

Eng 208 closing and Eng 167 opening on the very same day is (probably) a replacement – (lose one company in Brooklyn, gain one company in SI)

TCU 712 becoming Ladder 59 was a redesignation (part-time Bronx Ladder to full time Bronx Ladder) (also involved a relocation which is why it was a combination event)

A unit remaining in place but changing identity is a renumbering  (Lad 68 renumbered Lad 118)

This one is trickier:
Eng 225 moving from Liberty Ave to Lincoln Ave in 1970 is a relocation (they retained their 225 identity) but then Eng 332 (a new unit) went into 225’s old house.  That would not be a renumbering because 225 still existed.

The brush fire units probably had the most changes in numbers and designations (BFU 1-8, Brush Patrol  (Eng number), BFU (80 series), and BFU (500 series))

The 1906 renumbering affected Brooklyn and Queens battalions and divisions.  The battalions were renumbered +10.  This bumped the Brooklyn battalions into the 30’s and the Queens battalions into the 40’s, while releasing the 20’s for SI.

The Brooklyn District Engineers became FDNY battalions on January 28, 1898 (redesignation,  District Engineer to Battalion);

The Brooklyn Battalions renumbered +20 on April 13, 1898 (renumbering, BC1 became BC21), this resolved the conflict with Manhattan BC numbers;

The Brooklyn and Queens Battalions renumbered +10 on April 15, 1906 (renumbering, BC21 became BC31);

This was more of a ‘round-robin’ because in order for BC21 to become BC31, BC31 had to become BC41 at the same time.  This was a renumbering rather than a relocation (in my opinion) because no battalion actually, physically moved.

Like you said, clear as mud.  It's challenging to keep it all straight.

Original BC27 became BC37, remaining at 650 Hart St before and after.  (Original BC37 became BC47 in Queens)  It probably would not be correct to say that the Queens 37 moved to Brooklyn. (Again, IMHO)

BC38 was originally BC28 on Herkimer St before and after.  The first BC38 was organized April 1, 1906 and renumbered BC48 just two weeks later on April 15, 1906.  Not sure why they even bothered for two weeks.

Sometimes, numbers get re-used after a period of time.  BC3-2 became BC27 in 1969.  Another confusing technicality!  3-2 was clearly renumbered, but since 27 had previously existed but gone since 1906, you could say that they (27) were reorganized.

Mack, great posts about the companies and houses, especially the vintage photos!
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 04, 2014, 01:01:42 AM
fdhistorian - Thanks for the explanations. 


A few more questions:

2nd sections: 
     There has been frequent use of forming 2nd sections in busy companies and battalions.  But sometimes the additional company or battalion was designated with a new number (e.g. - E 85 instead of E 82-2; E 232 instead of E 231-2; Bn 58 instead of maintaining Bn 44-2). 

     Sometimes units were formed and operated as 2nd sections for many years.  Then they were changed to new company designations (e.g. - E 246-2 became E 327; E 264-2 became E 328).

Combination fire companies:
     The combination fire companies formed in 1974 had new numbers unlike previous combined engine/truck companies which maintained the original engine number (Combo 131 instead of Combo 151 on SI; Combo 121 in the Bronx instead of Combo 70; Combo 151 in Queens instead of Combo 311).   

Use of open numbers within borough when new companies are formed:  E 232 used the former fireboat designation when formed in 1966 but lower numbers 213 and 223 were available.  Why were the lower available numbers skipped?

Engine 72 was disbanded in Manhattan in 1957 and reorganized as Engine 41-2 in the Bronx, disbanded in 1958, reorganized in 1968 and disbanded in 1974.  But in 1972, a new Engine 72 was organized in the Bronx.

Thanks again.  Just curious about lineage.



 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: nfd2004 on March 04, 2014, 08:27:10 AM
I used to ride with the 44 in the 80's. As a buff, this was the best place to ride back then in my opinion. In the 8 or so years I rode with the 44, I NEVER spent a night without going to a fire. Great memories and experience !! The 44 Aide (Ratso) was a piece of work too !!! Dinner was always around 11 pm in those days if you were lucky !!

  I think "Patrickfd", retired East Hartford Firefighter, and his father, a Hartford Firefighter, used to also ride with 231/120 and the 44. I know one thing though, "Bxboro" and "Patrickfd" all got hooked. They were steady visitors to that Watkins St firehouse. And 20 or 30 years later, they still tell me about it.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: 1261Truckie on March 04, 2014, 08:43:08 AM
In the late 60's and early 70's, when I rode with L-132, we did a LOT of relocating to 120. We knew we would always get a job (or two) while there. The companies in that house were among the best on the job and in the world.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 04, 2014, 10:08:36 AM
Watkins Street - neighborhood changes:

Then:
(http://s29.postimg.org/59fxfz7sj/WS_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/59fxfz7sj/)

Now:
(http://s21.postimg.org/hyrbjf87n/WS_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hyrbjf87n/)


Then:
(http://s16.postimg.org/m2bium4r5/WS_S_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/m2bium4r5/)(http://s22.postimg.org/cxz6kgta5/WS_S_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cxz6kgta5/)

Now:
(http://s28.postimg.org/6rzu4lmw9/WS_S_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6rzu4lmw9/)


The neighborhood 1924:
(http://s23.postimg.org/qw8d5itnr/WS_aerial_1924.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qw8d5itnr/)

1996:
(http://s30.postimg.org/4cnp864vx/WS_aerial_1996.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4cnp864vx/)

2012:
(http://s3.postimg.org/xb2sjah0v/WS_aerial_2012.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xb2sjah0v/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdhistorian on March 04, 2014, 11:14:32 AM
Lineage is a great description for following company histories.  A genealogical analogy might be:

Eng 208 becoming Eng 167 – descendant, as in father-son or mother-daughter;

TCU 712 to Lad 59 – descendant, but slightly different, as in father-daughter or mother-son;

BC21 to BC31 – name change, same person-different identity, as in daughter to wife to mother to grandmother;

BC27 in Brooklyn in the 1910’s, disbanded, and then reorganized in the Bronx in the 1960’s – reincarnation;

So, following the analogy:

2nd sections – twins, same family, same house;

82/85, 231/232 – close neighbors, two family house, eventually get their own house;

BC 44-2 to BC 58 – this is trickier, twin has son, son moves out and starts own household;

246-2 to 327 – time for twin’s son to start own household, like above;

Combination fire companies – married, divorced  (E70 & L53 = CFC 121, then separate again);

Open numbers – sometimes used, sometimes skipped, sometimes never used (Eng 322, Lad 139, Lad 141, Lad 145) – still working on that.

Eng 72 – almost had me stumped on that one – Eng 72 became 41-2 – father-son, son adopted as brother in new family;

Eng 72 – reincarnated son born of 88-2 twin

It’s like a soap opera!

Does anyone out there have an idea what prompted the redesignation of the Fireboat Engines to Marine Units? (and why Marine unit and not Fireboat?) 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 04, 2014, 05:04:03 PM
Lineage is a great description for following company histories.  A genealogical analogy might be:

Eng 208 becoming Eng 167 – descendant, as in father-son or mother-daughter;

TCU 712 to Lad 59 – descendant, but slightly different, as in father-daughter or mother-son;

BC21 to BC31 – name change, same person-different identity, as in daughter to wife to mother to grandmother;

BC27 in Brooklyn in the 1910’s, disbanded, and then reorganized in the Bronx in the 1960’s – reincarnation;

So, following the analogy:

2nd sections – twins, same family, same house;

82/85, 231/232 – close neighbors, two family house, eventually get their own house;

BC 44-2 to BC 58 – this is trickier, twin has son, son moves out and starts own household;

246-2 to 327 – time for twin’s son to start own household, like above;

Combination fire companies – married, divorced  (E70 & L53 = CFC 121, then separate again);

Open numbers – sometimes used, sometimes skipped, sometimes never used (Eng 322, Lad 139, Lad 141, Lad 145) – still working on that.

Eng 72 – almost had me stumped on that one – Eng 72 became 41-2 – father-son, son adopted as brother in new family;

Eng 72 – reincarnated son born of 88-2 twin

It’s like a soap opera!

Does anyone out there have an idea what prompted the redesignation of the Fireboat Engines to Marine Units? (and why Marine unit and not Fireboat?)


October 1959  FDNY organization chart:
 (http://s27.postimg.org/bpqgec93z/1959_FDNY_Org_Chart.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bpqgec93z/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: guitarman314 on March 04, 2014, 08:55:47 PM
Interesting note: 1959 chart shows both Div. 6 and Batt. 3 at E.82 ???
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdhistorian on March 04, 2014, 11:26:05 PM
Also interesting that Marine 4 was skipped until 1962 when the John Glenn was delivered.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 04, 2014, 11:35:33 PM
Interesting note: 1959 chart shows both Div. 6 and Batt. 3 at E.82 ???

It looks like a Divison 6 has been in Brooklyn, SI, the Bronx and Manhattan.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdny1075k on March 05, 2014, 10:36:49 AM
Interesting note: 1959 chart shows both Div. 6 and Batt. 3 at E.82 ???

It looks like a Divison 6 has been in Brooklyn, SI, the Bronx and Manhattan.
Like the song goes, "They've been everywhere, man". :)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 05, 2014, 12:11:49 PM
Brooklyn Central Office, Bureau of Fire Communications   35 Empire Blvd, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 
     Built 1913
     Closed 2008 (operations moved to Metro-Tech

Brooklyn Central Office 1920s:
(http://s16.postimg.org/9kgz7onkh/1920s_communications_office.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9kgz7onkh/)

History and design:
http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2011/06/building-of-the-day-35-empire-boulevard/ (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2011/06/building-of-the-day-35-empire-boulevard/)

2001:
http://capecodfd.com/PAGES%20Special/FDNY9.htm (http://capecodfd.com/PAGES%20Special/FDNY9.htm)

(http://s28.postimg.org/6c23lsj7d/FDNY_Brook_FA2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6c23lsj7d/)(http://s21.postimg.org/vgadjtaxf/FDNY_Brook_FA3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vgadjtaxf/)

Current 35 Empire Blvd:
(http://s17.postimg.org/b47p9mtcr/Brooklyn_Empire_Blvd.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b47p9mtcr/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/5op0d1iuz/Bklyn_Dispatcher.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5op0d1iuz/)



Recent FDNY Dispatcher job announcement:
https://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/downloads/pdf/noes/201404076000.pdf (https://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/downloads/pdf/noes/201404076000.pdf)

Frank Raffa's Web Site:
http://www.fdnewyork.com/terms.asp (http://www.fdnewyork.com/terms.asp)


Brooklyn FDNY radio link:
http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/8586/web (http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/8586/web)


(http://s11.postimg.org/wb4ryopzj/brooklynco.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wb4ryopzj/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdhistorian on March 05, 2014, 01:45:05 PM
The original Brooklyn divisions were 6,7,8 and 9.  SI was 10.  In January 1906, 10 renumbered as 6, placing a 6 on SI.  In November 1906, Bronx Division 5 renumbered as 6, so 6 was in Da Bronx. In 1907, 6 went to 80’s house in Manhattan.

The 6 reappeared in Da Bronx in 1956 and has remained there except between 1995 and 1997 when it was renumbered 3, while the 11 was renumbered 6 in Brooklyn.

Try following that lineage a hundred years from now!

The original 10 was 6 and now is 8.
The original 5 is now 6.
The original 6 became 10 which then reorganized present 8.  The 1995-1997 renumbering was technically inaccurate because 11 was originally 7, not 6.

Confused?  Let’s try it this way.

Original Manhattan 1 – became 2, then new 1 reorganized same day, further south
Original Manhattan 2 – became 3
Original Manhattan 3 – closed in Harlem and 1 reorganized same day, different area
Original Bronx 4 – became 5 *
Original Bronx 5 – became 6 *
Original Brooklyn 6 – became 10
Original Brooklyn 7 – became 11 *
Original Brooklyn 8 – became 12 *
Original Brooklyn 9 – became 13 *
Original Staten Island 10 – became 6 but eventually 8

*Briefly renumbered and renumbered back in 1995-1997

The original Manhattan Division 1,2,3 renumbering is very confusing to follow because only one division actually moved and it renumbered in the process (original DC3 actually became new DC1 by closing and reorganizing on the same day, just like 208 to 167, while 1 and 2 renumbered without moving).

This happened in 1906.  Division 14 – 17 formed years later.  It appears that the Marine Division was not  numbered.

It is interesting that the number of divisions is almost the same as 100 years ago.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 05, 2014, 02:24:35 PM
April 1945 FDNY organization chart:
(http://s30.postimg.org/mdtlv78el/1945.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mdtlv78el/)
Reserve engine and truck locations indicated on chart; 2 section companies; water towers.


October 1959  FDNY organization chart:
 (http://s27.postimg.org/bpqgec93z/1959_FDNY_Org_Chart.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bpqgec93z/)
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Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on March 05, 2014, 03:46:20 PM
Odd to see E 310 in the 44 Battalion on the 1959 chart; when I worked in E 248 in the 60s and occasionally rode with Batt. 41 E 310 was in the 41 Battalion.  That changed when Batt 58 was set up in their quarters.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 05, 2014, 09:47:48 PM
Can anyone identify this firehouse?  Looks like a single engine house.  Brooklyn?  No front door except for apparatus.

(http://s22.postimg.org/6w8lju2t9/Firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6w8lju2t9/)

This is from a 1930s FDNY video (about 2 minutes into video).

FDNY 1920's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQLlJVagmOs#)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 05, 2014, 09:51:39 PM
Another unknown former firehouse - Queens? - Rockaway? - a volunteer company firehouse which also served as initial quarters for newly formed FDNY units?

(http://s27.postimg.org/ft6smjqrj/Unknown_FDNY_Former_Firehouse.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ft6smjqrj/)

Update - original firehouse for FDNY Engine 172 (later 272) in Flushing.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: raybrag on March 06, 2014, 07:37:00 AM
I didn't realize that steamers lasted into the 1930's.  Does anyone know when the last one was taken out of service?  Was it E31?
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: johnd248 on March 06, 2014, 09:19:02 AM
Top picture might be E 248 at their old house at 2261 Church Avenue, near Bedford Avenue.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 06, 2014, 08:48:54 PM
Engine 81/Ladder 46  firehouse  3025 Bailey Avenue, Kingsbridge, Bronx

     Engine 81 organized 3045 Albany Crescent          1905
     Engine 81 new firehouse 3025 Bailey Avenue       1913

     Ladder 46 organized 3045 bailey Avenue at Engine 81   1913

3025 Bailey Avenue firehouse: 
(http://s30.postimg.org/4mfx7iqjh/E_81_FH_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4mfx7iqjh/)


(http://s27.postimg.org/fupz0xvwf/E_81_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fupz0xvwf/)

Engine 81 horses to motorized apparatus:
(http://s18.postimg.org/j6lr7kt39/E_81.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j6lr7kt39/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/mdnerlxhb/Engine_81.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mdnerlxhb/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/c8sr9cev5/E_81_FFF.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c8sr9cev5/)

Engine 81:
(http://s17.postimg.org/auy87eacb/E_81_B.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/auy87eacb/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/bwiwiwo95/E_81_A.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bwiwiwo95/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/p8vux6zmb/E_81_C.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p8vux6zmb/)

Ladder 46:
(http://s21.postimg.org/lfnhx5pcz/L_46.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lfnhx5pcz/)

(http://s9.postimg.org/h8os7fqkb/L_46_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/h8os7fqkb/)

Engine 81/Ladder 46 responding:
Fdny Engine 81 and Ladder 46 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uswoJHYy14#ws)

Fdny Engine 81 and Ladder 46 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAyA2AcMw-g#ws)

FDNY Engine 81 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMixY46t-ck#ws)

Engine 81/Ladder 46 centennial:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2013/092613a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2013/092613a.shtml)

Kingsbridge:
http://thebx.net/info/_neighborhoods_bronx_kingsbridge.php (http://thebx.net/info/_neighborhoods_bronx_kingsbridge.php)

http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/09/kingsbridge-hts-van-cortlandt-village-bronx/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/09/kingsbridge-hts-van-cortlandt-village-bronx/)

Old NYPD 50th Pct:
(http://s16.postimg.org/4m0g6q881/Old_50th_Pct.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4m0g6q881/)

Kingsbridge armory:
(http://s28.postimg.org/pfwzgd8ll/CITY_sub_article_Large.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/pfwzgd8ll/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsbridge_Armory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsbridge_Armory)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/nyregion/kingsbridge-armory-in-bronx-gets-new-development-push.html?_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/nyregion/kingsbridge-armory-in-bronx-gets-new-development-push.html?_r=0)



(http://s10.postimg.org/xu4crm19x/E_81_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xu4crm19x/)(http://s1.postimg.org/hl6o1uju3/E_81_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hl6o1uju3/)


Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 07, 2014, 12:46:32 PM
Bronx Central Office, Bureau of Fire Communications   1129 East 180th St  West Farms, Bronx

(http://s18.postimg.org/x51iaoiph/BX_CO_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x51iaoiph/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/70g5bzvkv/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/70g5bzvkv/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/ux8tgg2jx/BX_CO_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ux8tgg2jx/)

(http://s28.postimg.org/4di2jt5gp/BX_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4di2jt5gp/)

Bronx 1995:
FDNY Bronx Dispatch Operations - vintage FDNY video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvEhjBbv_L8#)

Bronx  11/27/96:
http://www.fdnewyork.com/fire.asp (http://www.fdnewyork.com/fire.asp)

Bronx dispatcher vintage radio clips:
http://www.firegroundphotos.net/bronxco/dispatch.html (http://www.firegroundphotos.net/bronxco/dispatch.html)

Bronx FDNY radio link:
http://tunein.com/radio/FDNY-Bronx-Fire-Dispatch-s148231/ (http://tunein.com/radio/FDNY-Bronx-Fire-Dispatch-s148231/)

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-street-named-late-fdny-dispatcher-dennis-o-connell-article-1.118848 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-street-named-late-fdny-dispatcher-dennis-o-connell-article-1.118848)

(http://s22.postimg.org/5hg9ab0r1/th_CAZV5_YNF.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5hg9ab0r1/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: raybrag on March 07, 2014, 02:58:22 PM
I didn't realize that steamers lasted into the 1930's.  Does anyone know when the last one was taken out of service?  Was it E31?

Answered my own question, courtesy of the NYC Fire Museum's web site.  The last steam pumping engine to see service in FDNY was retired in 1933 after service with E93, E5, E268 and finally on Welfare Island.  It was a 1912 American LaFrance Second Size steam pumping engine, registration #3384.  It was originally horse drawn, then powered with a Christie tractor, and then with a Van Blerck tractor.  It originally entered service on March 20, 1913.  It resides in the museum today.  Here's a link to it:

http://nycfiremuseum.pastperfect-online.com/32553cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=40F622F8-D8A0-4B68-AA9D-707929209694;type=101 (http://nycfiremuseum.pastperfect-online.com/32553cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=40F622F8-D8A0-4B68-AA9D-707929209694;type=101)

As an aside, the last horse drawn FDNY pumper went out of service in December, 1922.
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: turk132 on March 07, 2014, 05:16:16 PM
WNYF 3/58
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 07, 2014, 07:53:25 PM
WNYF 3/58

Great story, Turk.  Otto was promoted off the 1921 steamer engineer list.  That's great.  Some things never change in the department - civil service tests and promotion lists.

He was born in the 1880s and served 45 years in FDNY. 
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 08, 2014, 02:14:19 AM
Otto Kutzke was awarded the Albert S. Johnston Medal by Mayor LaGuardia for heroic actions at a Jersey City ammunitions ship fire, April 24th, 1943.  Engine 57 and Engine 86, fireboats, were at tremendous risk fighting the fire aboard a ship loaded with munitions for the war.

Otto Kutzke:
(http://s18.postimg.org/4pdyjq1f9/Otto_K.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4pdyjq1f9/)
Thanks Turk132

The El Estero ship fire was considered one of the greatest nautical disasters which did not happen, due to the heroic action of crews who knew the explosive danger involved:

El Estero after fire extinguished:
(http://s27.postimg.org/tziesscrz/el_estero.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tziesscrz/)

Fireboat Firefighter:
(http://s27.postimg.org/6gbq4atv3/Fire_Fighter.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6gbq4atv3/)
Fireboat John Harvey also operated at great risk.

http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2012/06/the-el-estero-fire-the-greatest-nautical-disaster-that-didnt-happen/ (http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2012/06/the-el-estero-fire-the-greatest-nautical-disaster-that-didnt-happen/)

http://www.nww2m.com/2013/04/remembering-the-day-new-york-harbor-almost-blew-up/ (http://www.nww2m.com/2013/04/remembering-the-day-new-york-harbor-almost-blew-up/)


Paul Hashagen:
(http://s1.postimg.org/nadt5q5d7/Otto_K.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nadt5q5d7/)

Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 09, 2014, 07:24:01 PM
I didn't realize that steamers lasted into the 1930's.  Does anyone know when the last one was taken out of service?  Was it E31?

Answered my own question, courtesy of the NYC Fire Museum's web site.  The last steam pumping engine to see service in FDNY was retired in 1933 after service with E93, E5, E268 and finally on Welfare Island.  It was a 1912 American LaFrance Second Size steam pumping engine, registration #3384.  It was originally horse drawn, then powered with a Christie tractor, and then with a Van Blerck tractor.  It originally entered service on March 20, 1913.  It resides in the museum today.  Here's a link to it:

http://nycfiremuseum.pastperfect-online.com/32553cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=40F622F8-D8A0-4B68-AA9D-707929209694;type=101 (http://nycfiremuseum.pastperfect-online.com/32553cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=40F622F8-D8A0-4B68-AA9D-707929209694;type=101)

As an aside, the last horse drawn FDNY pumper went out of service in December, 1922.

As noted by Ray, last run by FDNY horse-drawn pumper was Engine 205:

(http://s11.postimg.org/4eyrtkqu7/E_205_last_run_horses.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4eyrtkqu7/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 09, 2014, 07:47:14 PM
Ladder 108/Bn 35   firehouse    112 Seigel St  East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

112 Siegel St 1960s:
(http://s27.postimg.org/lgv6jr4u7/L_108_responding.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lgv6jr4u7/)

Ladder 108 Runs and Workers 1944-2012:

Year Ladder Runs EMS Workers OSW ALL HANDS
1944 108      926            354
1947 108      967            711
1950 108    1166            861
1953 108    1363            967
1954 108    1335          1026
1956 108    1315          1000
1960 108    1845          1116
1962 108    2234          1190
1964 108    2709          1216
1966 108    3607          1512
1969 108    5443          3604
1970 108    6037          4239
1971 108    6145          4307
1975 108    4450          3277   
1976 108    4703          3310     
1977 108    3949          3582 
1978 108    3804          2530   
1979 108    4233          2717   
1980 108    4742          3090   
1981 108    4456          3015   
1982 108    4508          2971   
1983 108    4462          3073    508 
1984 108    4026          2765   
1985 108    3726          2598    474 
1986 108    3718          2664    448 
1987 108    4018          2904    386 
1988 108    3920          2913    392 
1989 108    4188          3252    407 
1990 108    4198          3173    405 
1991 108    4041          3066    402 
1992 108    4038          3198    429 
1993 108    4361          3595    435 
1994 108    4020          3330    551 
1995 108    3763          2136    518 
1996 108    3304   70   2739    533 
1997 108    3010 198   2529    526 
1998 108    2793   63   2382    508 
1999 108    2835   38   2415    444 
2000 108    2779   29   2299    430 
2001 108    2696     0   2244    457 
2002 108    2635     0   2152    435 
2003 108    2801     0   2296    430 
2004 108    2778     0   2245    452 
2005 108    2778     0   2245    447 
2006 108    2637     0   2236    439 
2007 108    2918     0   1668    405 
2008 108    2726     0   2324    464 
2009 108    2954     0   2626    430 
2010 108    2947     0   2523    464   67
2011 108    2942     0   2513    407 107
2012 108    2941     0   2693    404   52
Thanks Frank Raffa and WNYF

Ladder 108 as well as several other engine and truck companies consist R&W leaders:

R&W 1941:
(http://s30.postimg.org/kktp06d99/R_W_1941.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kktp06d99/)

R&W1942:
(http://s9.postimg.org/t1fdup7dn/R_W_1942.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/t1fdup7dn/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 09, 2014, 11:59:22 PM
Engine 319/Bn 59 - firehouse - 78-11 67th Rd  Middle Village, Queens

     Engine 319 was established October 15, 1930, Special Order # 180
     Engine 319 was placed in service October 18, 1930
       
     Battalion 59 organized 111-36 Merrick Blvd at Engine 275   1970
     Battalion 59 disbanded                                                     1975
     Battalion 59 reorganized 78-11 67th Rd at Engine 319         1984
     Battalion 59 disbanded                                                     1989
 
Engine 319 dedication ceremony October 18, 1930 :
(http://s7.postimage.org/ya1cnclp3/E_319.jpg)
 (http://postimage.org/image/ya1cnclp3/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/bc5kmihav/E_319_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bc5kmihav/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/3jvtggtc1/E_319_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3jvtggtc1/)

Dedication parade 1930:
(http://s7.postimage.org/t16bph39z/E_319_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t16bph39z/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/v32e64gev/E_319_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v32e64gev/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/hc5mycupt/E_319_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hc5mycupt/)

78-11 67th Rd firehouse:
(http://s7.postimage.org/blgr1itp3/E_319_10.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/blgr1itp3/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/vieg3ew6h/E_319_9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vieg3ew6h/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/64thnrz05/E_319_8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/64thnrz05/)


(http://s1.postimg.org/5tk2l09zf/E_319_FH.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5tk2l09zf/)

Engine 319:
(http://s22.postimg.org/8edt0t8a5/E_319_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8edt0t8a5/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/6jt37ydrn/E_319_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6jt37ydrn/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/v9iiwpbjn/fdny_engine_397_large.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v9iiwpbjn/)



Engine 319 apparatus as follows:

10-18-30 to 12-25-30  1921 American LaFrance 700 GPM.     Reg # 3576

12-25-30 to 9-19-51    1930 Mack Bulldog 700 GPM.     Reg # 1004

9-19-51 to 11-14-68     1951 Ward LaFrance   750 GPM.    Reg # 2594

11-14-68 to 4-19-71     1963 International Harvester.   1000. GPM.    Reg #. 2-10ST

4-19-71 to  10-10-72.   1958 Mack  1000 GPM.    Reg # 1023

10-10-72 to 8-11-75.    1969 Mack.  1000 GPM.   Reg #. MP 6923

8-11-75 to 2-20-81.      1972 Mack.  Rapid Water. 1000 GPM.  Reg# MP 7212

2-20-81 to 3-13-93.      1980 American LaFrance  1000 GPM.  Reg # AP 8029

3-13-93 to 5-16-2003.  1993 Seagrave.  1000 GPM      Reg # SP 9326

5-16-03 to present.       2003 Seagrave.  1000 GPM.    Reg #. SP 03001

TBD 2004                     2014 KME 

(Apparatus thanks to Aux War Years Captain)


E 319 LODD - Fireman Daniel Sullivan - died 9-11-54 as a result of injuries received responding to Box 5-7-5109 on 9-11-54 RIP

(http://s15.postimg.org/owvuqyk5j/lodd.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/owvuqyk5j/)


Pre-FDNY volunteer fire companies:
http://www.junipercivic.com/juniperberryarticle.asp?nid=1282 (http://www.junipercivic.com/juniperberryarticle.asp?nid=1282)

Fearless Ladder 7 in front of Metropolitan Ave firehouse:
(http://s21.postimg.org/dx8psrrtv/Fearless_Ladder_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dx8psrrtv/)

Middle Village, Queens:
http://forgotten-ny.com/2007/04/forgottentour-28-juniper-valley-middle-village-queens/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2007/04/forgottentour-28-juniper-valley-middle-village-queens/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Village,_Queens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Village,_Queens)

http://www.junipercivic.com/HistoryArticle.asp?nid=53 (http://www.junipercivic.com/HistoryArticle.asp?nid=53)

(http://s7.postimage.org/c60dhycbb/FDNY_E_319_The_Lone_Wolf.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/c60dhycbb/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 10, 2014, 12:18:27 AM
Engine 319 - 67th St - 1930 vs 2014

1930:
(http://s7.postimage.org/t16bph39z/E_319_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t16bph39z/)

2014:
(http://s28.postimg.org/bsrsgtveh/E_319_parade_noe.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bsrsgtveh/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 10, 2014, 04:07:48 PM
Engine 254/Ladder 153  firehouse    901 Avenue U    Gravesend, Brooklyn

     Engine 54 BFD organized 56 Gravesend Neck Rd in former volunteer quarters      1895
     Engine 54 BFD became Engine 54 FDNY                                                            1895
     Engine 54 became Engine 154                                                                          1899
     Engine 154 became Engine 254                                                                        1913
     Engine 254 moved to new firehouse 901 Avenue U                                             1924

     Ladder 153 organized 901 Avenue U at Engine 254                                             1925


901 Avenue U firehouse:
(http://s16.postimage.org/jo4812m01/E_254.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jo4812m01/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/8gxuxp6tl/E_254_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8gxuxp6tl/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/c2l64q3q1/E_254_FAH_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c2l64q3q1/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/kespuzhfh/E_254_FHFH.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kespuzhfh/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/5yvjtmtp7/e_254.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5yvjtmtp7/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/yg9auaad9/E_254_e.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yg9auaad9/)

Engine 254:

(http://s28.postimg.org/vrdhqeuux/E254_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vrdhqeuux/)

(http://s15.postimg.org/hu0ajbx1z/E254_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hu0ajbx1z/)

Engine 254 operates at SI 6 alarm brush fire:
(http://s11.postimg.org/qwys9l50v/E_254_aa.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qwys9l50v/)

Ladder 153:
(http://s11.postimg.org/8fvln4er3/L_153_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8fvln4er3/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/ub540ujkh/L_153_b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ub540ujkh/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/x2wtwr3mb/L_153_c.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x2wtwr3mb/)

August 2, 1978 - Waldbaums Fire -  RIP:

     FF George Rice Ladder 153
     FF James McManus Ladder 153
     Lt. James Cutillo 33 Battalion
     FF Harold Hastings 42 Battalion
     FF Charles Bouton Ladder 156
     FF William O’Connor Ladder 156
 
http://stevespak.com/waldbaums.html (http://stevespak.com/waldbaums.html)

http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/tag/fire/ (http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/tag/fire/)


Gravesend: 
http://forgotten-ny.com/2013/05/avenue-u-gravesend/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2013/05/avenue-u-gravesend/)

http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/09/gravesend-part-2-brooklyn/ (http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/09/gravesend-part-2-brooklyn/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravesend,_Brooklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravesend,_Brooklyn)

Both Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay had horse race tracks in the early 1900s.  This is a 1904 video of the Gravesend track:
http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/01/26005/ (http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/01/26005/)


(http://s17.postimage.org/vc3n74sgr/e_254_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vc3n74sgr/)(http://s1.postimg.org/5nt2yfgp7/E_254_logo_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)(http://s11.postimg.org/d8a0caysv/a_logo_Patch_E254_L153.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d8a0caysv/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: fdhistorian on March 11, 2014, 12:10:53 AM
Engine 154/254 at 2310 Ocean Parkway from 1911 to 1924
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: STAjo on March 11, 2014, 05:20:40 PM
Hmm... : 'Watch Dawgs', Excellent ! Watchin' 'U'.

As Always, Thanks, Mack !
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 12, 2014, 12:49:04 AM
Engine 73/Ladder 42/Squad 2/Battalion 55/Battalion 26 - firehouse - 655/657 and 661 Prospect Avenue - Woodstock, Bronx

     Engine 73 organized 655/657 Prospect Avenue                                    1900
     Engine 73 relocated to 1226 Seneca Avenue at Engine 94                     2000
     Engine 73 returned to 655/657 Prospect Avenue                                  2001

     Ladder 42 organized 661 Prospect Avenue                                           1913
     Ladder 42 relocated to 1213 Intervale Avenue                                     2000
     Ladder 42 returned to 661 Prospect Avenue                                        2001

     Squad 2 organized 655/657 Prospect Avenue at Engine 73                    1955
     Squad 2 disbanded                                                                             1976

     Battalion 55 organized 655/657 Prospect Avenue at Engine 73              1969
     Battalion 55 disbanded                                                                       1988

     Battalion 26 moved to 655/657 Prospect Avenue at Engine 73               1991
     Battalion 26 moved to 1155 Washington Avenue at Engine 50               1997
     

Landmark firehouses: 
http://observer.com/2012/08/257577/#slide1 (http://observer.com/2012/08/257577/#slide1)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/2524.pdf (http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/2524.pdf)

655/657 and 661 Prospect Avenue:
(http://s2.postimage.org/90ikbxomt/Prospect_avenue_1938.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/90ikbxomt/)(http://s30.postimg.org/omfn529ul/E_73_FH_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/omfn529ul/)

(http://s11.postimage.org/6btp3uf5r/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6btp3uf5r/)(http://s1.postimage.org/dhqczch3v/E_73_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dhqczch3v/)(http://s22.postimg.org/gqbwean31/E_73_FH.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gqbwean31/)(http://s22.postimg.org/tchpxe065/E_73_FH_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tchpxe065/)

(http://s4.postimg.org/bs6uu51rd/E_73_FH_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bs6uu51rd/)


Engine 73:
(http://s24.postimg.org/kfo0a18c1/E_73_111.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kfo0a18c1/)(http://s17.postimg.org/79z9v94gb/E_73_22.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/79z9v94gb/)(http://s15.postimg.org/ma0eeqg7r/E_73_333.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ma0eeqg7r/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/cmycpsv5r/E_73_10.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cmycpsv5r/)(http://s30.postimg.org/lxz33mpgd/E_73_555.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lxz33mpgd/)(http://s27.postimg.org/y0kdun6bj/E_73_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y0kdun6bj/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/9e3079w0h/E_73_444.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9e3079w0h/)(http://s27.postimg.org/latxms2in/E_73_5656.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/latxms2in/)(http://s16.postimg.org/4lt6vu1ch/E_73_7766.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4lt6vu1ch/)(http://s13.postimg.org/t9vgb000z/E_73_9.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/t9vgb000z/)

Ladder 42:
(http://s30.postimg.org/kjp2pcwnx/L_42_a.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kjp2pcwnx/)(http://s27.postimg.org/naos2shxb/L_42_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/naos2shxb/)


(http://s29.postimg.org/6tj74lnur/L_42_E_73.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6tj74lnur/)

Note - pictures from Engine 73/Ladder 42 Facebook site:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/FDNY-Engine-Co-73-Ladder-Co-42/241077632639489 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/FDNY-Engine-Co-73-Ladder-Co-42/241077632639489)

Engine 73/Ladder 42 100 years:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2013/091013a.shtml (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2013/091013a.shtml)


Sq 2 1960s:
(http://s13.postimage.org/6chmx9i2r/Scan_Pic0029.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6chmx9i2r/)

Engine 73/Ladder 42/Squad 2  -  R&Ws in the 60s and 70s:

  1961 RUNS                        1962 RUNS                        1963 RUNS                         1964 RUNS                         1965 RUNS
E58   3024   L26  3214       E283 2980  L120 3410      E283  3627  L120 4112      E283  4952   L120 4970      E231  6170   L120  6077
E283 2701   L120 2888       E82  2733  L103 3349      E231  3157  L103 3816      E231  4935   L103 4316      E283  6148   L103  5550
E82   2648   L103 2627       E58  2708  L26  3208       E82   3051  L26  3500       E82    4612   L26   4013      E290  5551   L31   4253
BC12 4457                        E231 2618  L123 2522      E290  2801  L43  2907       E58    4245   L31   3759      E82    5137   L26   4088
SQ2  3597                        BC44 4206                        BC44 4902                       E290   4155                        E73    4777
SQ4  3362                        SQ4  4056                        SQ4   4838                       BC44   5976                        BC44  7815
                                       SQ2  3738                         SQ2   4311                      BC3    4241                         R3      2570
                                                                                                                      SQ4    3651
 
  1966 RUNS                          1969 RUNS                             1970 RUNS                          1971 RUNS
E82   6234   L120  6476      E94  7477   L31  7806       E290   7151   L120   8791       E82  7876  L120    8013
E73   5730   L103  5824      E73  6876   L48  7643       E231   6983  L103-1 8047       E283 6900 L103-1 7726
E94   5413   L31    4976     E45   6758  L120 7127       E41-1  6898  L103-2 7889      E41-1 6808 L103-2 7704
E283 5279   L123  4677      E290 6655   L27  7070       E232   6704  L123    7650      E231  6731  L123   7201
E290 5114   L48    4563      E231  6290 L103-1 7032     E50-1  6680  L48     6673      E41-2 6692  L48    6879
BC3  6008                          E82   6183 L103-2 6752     E283    6644  L29     6211      E88-1 6634  L31    6864
SQ4  7483                          SQ3  8445                        SQ4      9694                         SQ4   9795
SQ2  7335                          SQ4  8277                        SQ3      9278                         SQ1   7841
R3    3031                          SQ2  7918                        SQ1      7892                         R2     4060
                                         R2    3483                        R2        3859                         M5    1507


(http://s12.postimage.org/yqepaynkp/R_E_1966.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yqepaynkp/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/otyd8uk8z/R_W_1969.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/otyd8uk8z/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/5p9uusev9/R_W_1970.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5p9uusev9/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/xmguh9t8r/R_W_1971.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xmguh9t8r/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/6u6wi6625/R_W_1975.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6u6wi6625/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/539l4ee01/R_W_1979.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/539l4ee01/)

Engine 73 responding:
FDNY Engine 73 Responding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XcuiLDVAik#ws)

FDNY Engine 73 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPLSAzJFUbg#ws)


LODDs  (Never Forget - RIP):
Lt. Robert Davison (1951)
Firefighter Henry Holster (1927)
Firefighter Nathan Levine (1947)
Firefighter Patrick O’Keefe (1943).
Lt. Brian Ahern (2011)
Lt. Raymond Murphy (2011)
Firefighter Peter Bielfeld (2011)


Woodstock, Bronx:   
The community lies in the South Bronx, and is just North of Mott Haven above 149th street, just East of Melrose at 3rd Avenue, just South of Morrisania at 161st, and just West of Hunts Point at Bruckner Blvd. The area was inhabited in the 1860s primarily by German immigrants.  It was named the 1860s due to the area's wooded nature. It is a mix off old tenement buildings, classic brownstones, frame homes, affordable housing developments and housing projects!


(http://s29.postimg.org/kw9pxbimb/E_73_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kw9pxbimb/)(http://s1.postimg.org/opijyku97/E_73_logo_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/opijyku97/)

(http://s2.postimg.org/xqcf4aoit/fdny_engine_456_large.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xqcf4aoit/)(http://s22.postimg.org/p8zl78eot/L_42_logo.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p8zl78eot/)




Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 13, 2014, 12:46:28 AM
Engine 319 - Firefighter Dan Sullivan - LODD

(http://s24.postimg.org/4tcx7xhm9/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4tcx7xhm9/)

FF Sullivan died September 11, 1954.  The NY Times did a follow-up story on FF Sullivan and his daughter after the September 11, 2001 attack:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/decades-before-911-attack-the-date-marked-one-firefighters-death/ (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/decades-before-911-attack-the-date-marked-one-firefighters-death/)


Special thanks to AuxWarYearsCapt who did a remarkable service to the Sullivan family and to Engine 319, as noted in the article. 


Engine 319 firehouse:
(http://s22.postimg.org/qgeuy5wvx/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qgeuy5wvx/)

Engine 319 1954:
(http://s2.postimg.org/r4ys1ndbp/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r4ys1ndbp/)
Title: Re: FDNY Firehouses
Post by: mack on March 15, 2014, 01:30:01 AM
Engine 295/Ladder 144  firehouse    12-49 149th St  Whitestone, Queens

     Firehouse built in 1915 at 14-09 149th St.  Firehouse moved 1938-1939 to 12-49 149th St.

     Engine 295 organized 14-09 149th St w/Ladder 144    1915
     Engine 295 relocated 150-43 14th Ave w/Ladder 144   1938
     Engine 295 moved to 12-49 149th St w/Ladder 144    1939

     Ladder 144 organized 14-09 149th St w/Engine 295    1915
     Ladder 144 relocated 150-43 14th Ave w/ Engine 295  1938
     Ladder 144 moved to 12-49 149th St w/ Engine 295   1939

     Battalion 52 located at 14-09 149th St w/Engine 295    1927-1928

     Bridge Chemical 64 organized 150-43 14th Ave at Engine 295      1939
     Bridge Chemical 64 moved to 12-49 149th Street w/Engine 295   1939
     Bridge Chemical 64 disbanded&n