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History / Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Last post by mack on Today at 06:41:32 PM »
^^^^^^^^   http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-103/issue-12/features/shakeup-in-new-york-fire-officials.html

"Frank J. Quayle, Jr. was born on May 18, 1892 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Frank J. Quayle, Sr. was a Captain in the FDNY having joined in 1888. From early in his career, Frank Jr. was very active politically, particularly in his home borough of Brooklyn. A lawyer by training, he represented the district at the Democratic National Conventions of 1932 and 1936. He was elected Sheriff of Kings County in 1934 and was named Postmaster of Brooklyn in 1940. In 1939 he launched an unsuccessful campaign for Brooklyn Borough President.

During the First World War, Mr. Quayle served as a Lieutenant in France with the 52nd Field Artillery and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

Mayor William O'Dwyer appointed Frank Quayle to the post of Fire Commissioner on January 1, 1946. Immediately upon taking office, he abolished the 24-hour workday and won the gratitude of the Uniformed Firemen's Association. He oversaw the post-war boom of New York and the expansion of the fire department during that time.

Perhaps one of the most notable actions taken by Commissioner Quayle was to oversee the creation of the position of Chief of Staff and Operations in December 1946. When he was appointed, the office of Chief of Department was vacant. The Mayor had a strong personal friendship with Deputy Chief Frank Murphy and wanted Chief Murphy to have command of the Uniformed Force. Legislative and political wrangling ensued and Chief Murphy gained the position. When Commissioner Monaghan was appointed after Commissioner Quayle resigned, he abolished the position within one month of taking office.

Commissioner Quayle retired on December 1, 1950."

     - from Find a Grave
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General Discussion / Re: HMTU
« Last post by Battalion10Buff on Today at 05:20:46 PM »
https://www.ferrarafire.com/trucks/6260/ I wonder if this is rescue 5 new  hazmat truck

Looks like the current HMTU rigs and is a bit smaller than the current Hazmat 1 second piece




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History / Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Last post by mack on Today at 05:02:33 PM »
1947 Brooklyn 3rd Alarm:

     

Must have been somebody important, to rate a Lincoln chief's car.

Ray - You are right.  Plate is FDNY 1.  Commissioner Frank J. Quale

     

     
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History / Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Last post by raybrag on Today at 04:46:59 PM »
1947 Brooklyn 3rd Alarm:

     

Must have been somebody important, to rate a Lincoln chief's car.
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Bronx / Re: 5/19/2018 All Hands Bronx Box 2871
« Last post by guitarman314 on Today at 03:40:33 PM »
I have 2 old assignment cards for this box. One is from 1972 and the other is from 1955 when E96 was a Quad so there was a 1st alarm response of 2 & 1.

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General Discussion / Backdraft II
« Last post by grumpy grizzly on Today at 02:29:25 PM »
Filming has begun on "Backdraft II" in Romainia and Toronto. Plot line is Kurt's older son holds Baldwin responsible for his father's death. The son is an investigator with Chicago FD. Comments on the web have been brutal, mostly negative. Can't leave well enough alone!
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History / Re: FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles
« Last post by mack on Today at 02:13:40 PM »
1947 Brooklyn 3rd Alarm:

     
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Manhattan / Re: 5/20/18 Manhattan 10-77 Box 1495
« Last post by Battalion10Buff on Today at 02:01:45 PM »
Box Loaded up, reports of ppl trapped on the 10 floor

Ladder 14 FAST

Rundown based on units 10-84:

E-59,69,80,35
E-58(Nozzle)
E-47(C.F.R.D)
L-30,40,14(Fast)
L-23,26,17(Vent)
B-16,12,11,14(Safety)
R-3
Sq-41
D-6
Rac-1
RB,SB
FC,FCB
Tac-1
CTU

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