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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by enginecap on June 23, 2017, 06:22:06 PM »
Spent my first year on the job there.....sheer torture
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News and Events / Re: News of Members
« Last post by auxlteng225 on June 23, 2017, 05:46:17 PM »
Hey Mack, looks like I fell through a crack and got lost. For all hands, I just celebrated my EIGHTY SIXTH  ( 86 th ) birthday on Flag Day, June 14, 2017. With all my health issues not sure if I will make 87 but sure giving it a go. God bless you all.
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by mack on June 23, 2017, 05:17:58 PM »
Engine 163/Ladder 83  Firehouse   875 Jewett Avenue  Westerleigh, Staten Island   Division 8, Battalion 22


     Engine 163 organized 875 Jewett Avenue w/Ladder 83                 1932

     Ladder 83 organized 875 Jewett Avenue  w/Engine 163                1932

     Thawing Unit 3 located at 875 Jewett Avenue at Engine 163     1957-1963, 1983-1987

     Purple K Unit 163 organized 875 Jewett Avenue at Engine 163      2007



875 Jewett Avenue firehouse:

     

     

     

     


Engine 163:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


Ladder 83:

     

     

     


Purple K Unit 163:

     


Engine 163/Ladder 83 Auxiliaries World War II:

     


Engine 163/Ladder 83 videos:

     

     
   

Engine 163 LODD:

     FF Michael Gurumba, Engine 163, heart attack at fire, August 28, 2001

         

          http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/rookie-fireman-27-dies-collapses-battling-s-fire-5th-perish-job-year-article-1.928985

          http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/29/nyregion/heart-attack-kills-new-firefighter-during-a-blaze-on-staten-island.html


     RIP.  Never forget.


Volunteer history:  Engine 163 and Ladder 83 replaced volunteer company Defender Hook & Ladder 7, located at 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:

         

     1721 Victory Blvd firehouse:

         

     1721 Victory Blvd firehouse 1916:

         


Westerleigh, Staten Island:

     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westerleigh,_Staten_Island

     http://forgotten-ny.com/2000/06/westerleigh-staten-island/

     https://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/realestate/westerleigh-si-built-on-temperance.html






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News and Events / Re: News of Members
« Last post by mack on June 23, 2017, 04:55:49 PM »
Another Happy Birthday - 1261 Truckie!  Thanks for being you.
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News and Events / Re: News of Members
« Last post by mack on June 23, 2017, 04:54:49 PM »
Happy Birthday, Rev.  A great guy and a good friend.
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Bronx / Re: 6/22/17 Bronx 5th Alarm Box 2865
« Last post by fdny747 on June 23, 2017, 04:16:28 PM »
Where was 92 Engine?
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News and Events / Re: News of Members
« Last post by 68jk09 on June 23, 2017, 03:35:18 PM »
Happy & Healthy Birthday Rev....Best wishes for many more.
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Bronx / Re: 6/22/17 Bronx 5th Alarm Box 2865
« Last post by waterboy on June 23, 2017, 01:42:25 PM »
A few photos of the scene at:  http://www.firstonscenephotos.com/FDNY/Bronx
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General Discussion / FDNY New Freq's
« Last post by Chud Da Bronx on June 23, 2017, 01:18:06 PM »
I put in new FDNY freqs on my radio shack scanner.
If you go to live audio on this website it will not work.
i informed da web master about it.
Chud Da Bronx.
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Bronx / Re: 6/22/17 Bronx 5th Alarm Box 2865
« Last post by raybrag on June 23, 2017, 12:58:36 PM »
Thanx for the video, Maj. ;)
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