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Brooklyn / Re: 6/18/18 Brooklyn 10-75 Box 3954
« Last post by Signal73 on June 18, 2018, 10:12:19 AM »
Just listened to the to recording. Confirmed L-153
Brooklyn / Re: 6/18/18 Brooklyn 10-75 Box 3954
« Last post by FDNYSTATENISLAND on June 18, 2018, 09:44:54 AM »
153 must have been in the area to be assigned. Nowhere near this job.
Brooklyn / 6/18/18 Brooklyn 10-75 Box 3954
« Last post by Signal73 on June 18, 2018, 09:21:38 AM »
Fire Location: 1140 President St

Fire top floor of a 4 story MD


All Hands

History / Re: My younger Buff years
« Last post by mack on June 18, 2018, 07:43:18 AM »
FDNY had a robust Auxiliary firefighting program that was initiated during World War II and then continued even broader during the Cold War era into the FDNY "War Years".  Auxiliaries were trained in firefighting skills to supplement fire units depleted by wartime service of department members.  Political leaders watched what happened in London during the war and were afraid that NYC might see similar attacks.  FDNY actually sent a chief and members to London during the air war to study the London Fire Brigade and to help. Following WW II and the Korean War, there was national concern about Cold War firefighting requirements and there were massive drives to recruit and train fire auxiliaries IN NYC. There was significant federal funding for CD fire apparatus and many WLF CD pumpers were purchased in the 1950s which remained in service for many years. Fire auxiliary members wore issued red helmets and black rubber coats.   Auxiliaries staffed the CD apparatus or rode with FDNY units.  There is an old WNYF article from the 1950s or 1960s which covered a large scale FDNY auxiliary pumper assistance trip to Danbury CT to help with flooding following a storm. There were still boxes of red helmets left in some firehouse cellars well into the 1960s. During the War Years, auxiliary members wore yellow helmets and assisted FDNY members with many duties riding as an extra member on apparatus.  As Bill said, many became members of FDNY, Fire Patrol, dispatchers, NYPD, members of other departments and volunteer firefighters in their communities.  I also read that the NY Fire Patrol also played a closer role assisting FDNY during World War II.  I believe they received fire suppression equipment and established a special reporting relationship to the FDNY fire commissioner during the war when FDNY companies were riding shorthanded.  FDNY established manpower squads during these periods of time, too.       
General Discussion /
« Last post by E82T31B27 on June 18, 2018, 03:09:02 AM »
How come certain or a majority of apparatus images are posted on
Apparatus / Re: Ladder 25 (past to present)
« Last post by E82T31B27 on June 18, 2018, 02:53:12 AM »
Thank you too!
Apparatus / Re: Ladder 25 (past to present)
« Last post by guitarman314 on June 18, 2018, 02:41:39 AM »
If you want to know what some of L25's early rigs looked like: From 1925 to 1936 they had a 1925 Seagrave 75 ft. wood stick (#238), From 1936 to 1953 they ran with a 1936 FWD 85ft. wooden aerial. From 1953 to 1960 they ran with a 1953 ALF700 series open cab 85ft. metal aerial (#368). From 1960 to 1975 they had a 1960 ALF900 series 100ft. (#453).
Queens / 6-18-18...QNS AH 1037 10-77....FATAL FIRE.
« Last post by 68jk09 on June 18, 2018, 02:21:38 AM »
0216 hrs ENG*328 gives a 10-75....0217 hrs LAD*134 makes it a 10-77....711 C Seagirt Ave bet Beach 7 & Beach 8 Sts.  a 25 sty 600X500 class 1 OMD....0225 hrs BN*47 using AH DWH. ....0232 hrs one 10-45 no code...0252 hrs DV*13 reports the 10-45 is a code 1  ...PWH.
Apparatus / Re: Ladder 25 (past to present)
« Last post by E82T31B27 on June 18, 2018, 02:17:43 AM »
Thank you!
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