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Queens / Re: 11/18/2017 Queens All Hands Box 4464
« Last post by manhattan on November 18, 2017, 04:37:25 PM »
Back in the 50's there was a W.T. Grant's store right there. Similar to a Woolworth's if you will. Across from that on the s/w corner of Main Street & 37 Avenue was a "Masters" Dept. Store. E 272 & B52 were around the corner on 38th Avenue between Main Street & Prince Street. Just a tad of trivia on a rainy afternoon.

Wasn't there also a Gertz around there?
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General Discussion / Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Last post by 68jk09 on November 18, 2017, 04:20:17 PM »
RET FM TOM BIESLEN....I received this e mail from RET Corona Tiger Pete G. regarding Tom.....QUOTE..To All, I have some bad news. "Tom Bieslen" retired Fire Marshal out of the Brooklyn Base and a member of "The Peoples Firehouse", has passed away. Tom has been cremated already. No Funeral or wake. He passed 3 days ago. What he left is money for all of us to have a party on HIM! That will be at a later date, I will contact everyone. Tom was also know as MSGT Tom Bieslen from the 106th C.E, Fire Dept. at Westhampton, Gabreski Airport. I had the pleasure of calling Tom a good friend. As, many of you know Tom and a lot of us traveled the world together. We, Lovingly called Tom "Joe Polucka" The last time I saw Tom was at Wally Hasting wake, He was not in good health then. He and talked for some 2 hours. It hurts me deeply even to write this to you guys. Please remember Tom and his Family Jeanie and her two daughters in your paryers. Pete G. ..UNQUOTE.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......Before Promotion to Fire Marshall Tom was a FF in ENG*94 then ENG*212.

BIESELIN Thomas J. 72, award-winning husband, coolest dad-grandpa, master storyteller, avid reader, lover of beer and super friend to many, died on November 14, 2017. Tom was a shining example of hard work and tenacity which he put into practice in all of his career paths, most notably for decades as Firefighter and Fire Marshall with the FDNY at Engine 212 in Brooklyn. Tom was a Veteran and served in the US Marine Corps, Army National Guard and retired as a Master Sergeant from the Air National Guard. In his retirement, Tom was the President and CEO of his self-made company, Case Closed Inc., providing investigative services for EEO claims. Tom's legacy as an incredible person lives on through his wife of 50 years, best friend and teenage sweetheart, Jean Bieselin, his smart, kind daughters Julie, Christine and Amy, their equally fantastic husbands, Josh Faby, James Clark and Mark Craparo, his favorite (and only) grandchild Casey Elizabeth Craparo, his sister Lee and her husband Larry Blatt, his brother Herb (who recently passed away) and Herb's wife Dorothy, and a village of friends gained over his many well-lived decades. In lieu of flowers, have your car's oil changed and check your tire pressure. Tom would have wanted you to drive safely. Donations can also be made in Tom's name to: The NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, The Bowery Mission (NYC), Marine Toys for Tots Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-­ all charities that Tom & Jean proudly supported. A celebration of Tom's life is planned for December with details to follow.

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Queens / Re: 11/18/2017 Queens All Hands Box 4464
« Last post by memory master on November 18, 2017, 04:09:13 PM »
Back in the 50's there was a W.T. Grant's store right there. Similar to a Woolworth's if you will. Across from that on the s/w corner of Main Street & 37 Avenue was a "Masters" Dept. Store. E 272 & B52 were around the corner on 38th Avenue between Main Street & Prince Street. Just a tad of trivia on a rainy afternoon.
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Manhattan / Re: 11/17/2017 Manhattan 5th Alarm Box 1622
« Last post by ladder197 on November 18, 2017, 03:25:34 PM »
Of the TLs operating are any 95’ TLs?

6th Alarm(Relief)
E-35,91,76,286,38,24,206
L-21 Act. 45,12 Act. 14,58,172,163
B-31,17(Staging)
Rac-3s/c
Car-6A
Tac-2s/c

TL44 was the only 95 footer on the first 5 Alarms - Not sure when they went into operation.
With the 6th Alarm they brought in the big boys with 4 of those 5 TLs being 95's - TL21 being the lone 75'.

Thanks for the information.
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Manhattan / Re: 11/17/2017 Manhattan 6th Alarm Box 1622
« Last post by BoroCall on November 18, 2017, 02:44:23 PM »
One Missing After 6-Alarm Fire Guts Upper Floors Of Hamilton Heights Apartment Building

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/11/18/investigation-underway-after-6-alarm-fire-guts-upper-floors-of-hamilton-heights-apartment-building/

Hamilton Heights fire: 1 unaccounted for, believed to be inside building
Email

http://abc7ny.com/1-unaccounted-for-believed-to-be-inside-nyc-fire-building/2665989/
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Queens / 11/18/2017 Queens 10-75 Box 8914
« Last post by firephish on November 18, 2017, 01:36:07 PM »
Address: 144-05 129 Avenue - between 144 & 145 Street

Fire on the 1st floor of a 2 story 20x60 PD.

1315 - TL-155 - We have fire in the walls. Stretching a line.

1316 - Bn. 51 - Start out the 4th Engine (E-311).

1324 - Bn. 51 - Using 2x2 for a small fire in the walls.

1330 - Bn. 51 - Transmit the 10-75. Fire is extending to the 1st floor.

TL-158 FAST

1332 - Bn. 51 - Fire on the 1st floor. 2 L/S, 1 L/O, trucks opening up, searches in progress.

1336 - Bn. 51 - Primaries are negative throughout. Return the Rescue.

1343 - Div. 13 - Secondaries are in progress. PWH - Duration 30 minutes.

1346 - Div. 13 - Under Control - Duration 33 minutes.

Maybe:
E-302, 303, 308, 311
L-155, 126, 158F
B-51, 54
S-270
R-4
D-13
RAC-4
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by guitarman314 on November 18, 2017, 01:13:06 PM »
Old Pirsch ad:

     

What company?
  Photo is of L26's 1953 Pirsch rolling out of their old 52 E. 114th St. firehouse. Three 1953 Pirsch 85ft. aerials were originally assigned to 26, 31 & 123. FDNY specs at that time asked for NO cab doors.
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Manhattan / Re: 11/17/2017 Manhattan 6th Alarm Box 1622
« Last post by guitarman314 on November 18, 2017, 12:58:42 PM »
   A couple of Local News stations are saying there is one 6th floor tenant reported missing.
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Manhattan / Re: 11/17/2017 Manhattan 6th Alarm Box 1622
« Last post by mikeindabronx on November 18, 2017, 12:48:34 PM »
Two of the eight communications units, E-7 and E-263, are piloting use of the Kutta radio system.  The nearest Kutta equipped unit is assigned as the communications unit for incidents in Manhattan.

The Kutta system consists of two 45-watt UHF radios with all Fire and EMS channels, and a third radio operating on a much lower medium frequency, all in a Pelican case.  One UHF radio can be used as a post radio, or the two UHF radios may be used as a stand-alone repeater. The third mode uses with the medium frequency radio as a link to another Kutta unit. E-7 and E-263 each carry two complete Kutta systems.





Kutta provides Next-Generation Radios to First Responders and Mine Operators
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Kutta Radios, Inc. provides next-generation medium-frequency radios to First Responders and Mine Operators as a reliable, cost-effective solution to communication and tracking needs. Kutta radios use the metallic items found in the existing infrastructure of buildings, mines, and other enclosed environments to create communication paths that can extend for miles. These metallic items, such as cables, wires, and rails help propagate the Kutta radio signals and strengthen the overall transmission. This is in contrast to traditional radio signals which are diminished by the presence of metallic items and perform poorly in an enclosed environment. This innovative leap forward has resulted in a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a Medium-Frequency Omni-Directional Antenna, and has resulted in the founding of Kutta Radios, Inc., in Phoenix, AZ.

Originally funded by the U.S. Army - Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, Kutta was tasked with developing a new radio device to meet the challenges of subterranean communications. Through multiple trade studies and several years of research and development, Kutta was able to create an innovative medium frequency radio capable of transmitting voice & data signals for several miles in underground environments. As the technology continued to evolve, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) expressed an interest in further developing the radio for use in underground coal mines. Working in partnership with NIOSH, Kutta was able to demonstrate successful communications using existing mine infrastructure, and together have made significant strides in enhancing worker safety in the coal mining industry.

Today, Kutta’s DRUM® Communication & Tracking System is Part 23 MSHA approved for underground coal mine operation, and has been successfully installed in coal multiple mines throughout the United States. In addition to this success, Kutta has also begun working with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) - Research and Development Team to refine the technology further for utilization by First Responders in emergency situations. Multiple demonstrations have been made to First Responder teams in New York as of Jan 2012, and Kutta is optimistic for potential sales of the refined units in the same calendar year.

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