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History / Re: Canvas or Rubber
« Last post by memory master on September 21, 2017, 02:28:41 PM »
As an engine man my dad had the rubber coat and in the winter he wore a pea coat underneath it. Most of the guys in a truck wore the canvas coat and of course the dungaree jacket. When the "yellow striped" coats came out I believe they were from Janesville or Midwestern.
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Manhattan / Re: 9/21/17 Manhattan 10-75 Box 605
« Last post by mikeindabronx on September 21, 2017, 02:24:06 PM »
Fire Location: 16 W 22 St off 5th Ave

B-7 gave the 10-75

Fire in the duct work 12 story 55x120 commercial bldg


BN-7, using 1&2 investigating a lite smoke condition

L-3 FAST

BN-7, All Hands, fire in a restaurant at ground level

13:22..D-1, PWH


https://www.google.com/maps/place/16+W+22nd+St,+New+York,+NY+10010/@40.7413858,-73.9911465,3a,75y,211.01h,100.24t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sncQAhQZSxd7IzLBwgmlH6g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c259a3847a067f:0xf2688248373f2f28!8m2!3d40.7410477!4d-73.9914288
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History / Re: Canvas or Rubber
« Last post by lucky on September 21, 2017, 02:22:26 PM »
I preferred the rubber coat, being in an Engine. I stayed drier and I believed warmer in the winter. The rubber didn't get as stiff in sub freezing temperatures. I remember a shoe store on Lefferts Blvd., north of Atlantic Ave., who would repair coats and helmets. The rubber coats were easy to repair when torn, a tire patch kit or old inner tube was usually up to the job.
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History / Canvas or Rubber
« Last post by 1261Truckie on September 21, 2017, 01:44:17 PM »
For those of us would were around before Bunker Gear: What kind of turnout coat did you wear - Canvas or Rubber?
I wore a canvas turnout coat because I thought it to be more durable than rubber. It had been modified by a guy on Blake and Rockaway Avenues in Brooklyn who put on a larger collar, bellows under the arms, larger pockets and shortened the length of the coat.
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Manhattan / 9/21/17 Manhattan 10-75 Box 605
« Last post by Signal73 on September 21, 2017, 12:50:34 PM »
Fire Location: 16 W 22 St off 5th Ave

B-7 gave the 10-75

Fire in the duct work 12 story 55x120 commercial bldg

Maybe:
E-14,3,1,16
L-12,24,3(Fast)
B-7,6
R-1
Sq-18
D-1
Rac-1
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History / Re: My younger Buff years
« Last post by 1261Truckie on September 21, 2017, 12:40:16 PM »
As so many have said before, the anchor of the War Years was the men themselves. These guys were amazing. Ordinary men who did extraordinary things. The amount of running they did with their respective companies, the amount of working fires they responded to, their creativity in dealing with the situations they were faced with, their resourcefulness in overcoming a variety of obstacles and the camaraderie they displayed were beyond belief and second to none. What always amazed me was that there were waiting lists of guys wanting to transfer into these busy companies. That, by itself, is a real testament to the dedication of the New York Fireman/Firefighter.
Yes, the Department provided some innovative tools (radios, towerladders, rearmounts, partner saws, TCU's, second sections, etc), but it was the men who were the glue that held it all together and made it work by working with the tools, experimenting with new techniques and honing their skills at job after job.
I was privileged to be a part of that family and learned lessons that I carry with me to this day. 
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by 1261Truckie on September 21, 2017, 12:18:57 PM »
Mack,
Thanks for posting the video. Some familiar faces, some familiar companies and many memories.
Jim (aka 1261)
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by mack on September 21, 2017, 11:07:54 AM »
This video may have been posted before but excellent pictures from 1970s and 1980s - as it has been said "the best of times and the worst of times":

     
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