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Queens / Re: ENGINE 261
« Last post by mack on Today at 10:29:42 AM »
Squad 6 was in the former quarters of a an engine [56] and ran with a 1970 mack pumper and when it closed in November 1972 eng 74 was relocated to that house ....all squads disbanded in 1976 ran with mack pumpers....squad 1 reopened at 269 late in 1977....
     
Not sure where this is going.  Squad 6 was created for manpower, served most of its service without a pumper and was relocated a few times.  It was eventually assigned a pumper as the War Years progressed so it could operated at fires when engines or trucks were not available before being disbanded. 
Squad 1's formation, transition, subsequent development into today's SOC squad is totally different than Squad 6 and the squads of that earlier era.  And Squad 1 definitely went into service in an empty Park Slope firehouse at least partially to address strong neighborhood and local political pressure.

Effective neighborhood and political pressure can work, not always, but can be the difference to prevent closures, or sometimes to reopen firehouses even if the empty firehouse is repurposed with EMS
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Queens / Re: ENGINE 261
« Last post by wfd444 on Today at 09:42:10 AM »
Squad 6 was in the former quarters of a an engine [56] and ran with a 1970 mack pumper and when it closed in November 1972 eng 74 was relocated to that house ....all squads disbanded in 1976 ran with mack pumpers....squad 1 reopened at 269 late in 1977....
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Queens / 7/28/17 Queens 10-75 Box 1088
« Last post by Signal73 on Today at 09:30:07 AM »
Fire Location: 1027 Beach 19th St Near Mott Ave

L-134 gave the 10-75

Fire on the top floor of a private dwelling

Reports of kids trapped

L-137 Fast

B-47 All hands extra 1&1

Maybe:
E-264,328,265,266,268s/c
L-134,121,137(Fast),158s/c
B-47,54
R-4
Sq-270
D-13
Rac-4

Relocations:
Engine 225 Act. Engine 268
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Communications / Technology / Re: Broadcastify FDNY
« Last post by baileyjeff on Today at 09:29:55 AM »
Still no broadcasting on Bronx or Brooklyn feeds. Anyone heard from Tom?
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Queens / Re: ENGINE 261
« Last post by mack on Today at 08:58:30 AM »
The earlier squads were organized for manpower shortages during periods of war, after FDNY major reduction in work hours change and during the War Years.  These squads were typically assigned converted hose tenders or vans.  These squads did not keep firehouses open. Engines and trucks still remained in firehouses.  Although important to firefighting efforts, their closures were not viewed  the same by communities as disbanded engines and trucks and empty firehouses.
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Queens / Re: ENGINE 261
« Last post by wfd444 on Today at 08:35:03 AM »
squads 1-5 CLOSED a year later in 1976
so not quite a year later more like 2+ years later at the end of 1977
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Queens / Re: ENGINE 261
« Last post by mack on Today at 08:20:36 AM »
Engine 269, Park Slope, Brooklyn.  Closed July 1975.  Community protests.  Reopened a few weeks later. Disbanded again in November 1975. Community protests.  Squad 1 opened in E 269 empty firehouse about a year later to satisfy community.
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Bronx / 7/28/2017 All Hands Bronx Box 2847
« Last post by mikeindabronx on Today at 08:18:24 AM »
1064 Ward Ave., fire 4th fl of an OMD

03:58..BN-3 using 2&2 for a fire in apt.4E

04:04..BN-3, AH/UC, no special units

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Brooklyn / Re: 7/28/17 Brooklyn 10-75 Box 3864
« Last post by mikeindabronx on Today at 08:08:14 AM »
Fire Location: 6713 19th Ave

E-330 gave the 10-75

Fire blowing out the 3rd fl windows of a MD

L-156 Fast

B-42 All Hands Extra 1&1 253/148

B-42 1 10-45 No Code
B-42 2nd 10-45 No Code


03:09..D-8 both 10-45's are code 2's
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