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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Last post by mack on January 16, 2018, 12:16:23 PM »
Engine 83/Ladder 29 Firehouse 618 East 138th Street, Mott Haven, Bronx 6th Division, 14th Battalion  "da' Bums on da' Hill"

     Engine 83 organized 618 East 138th Street w/Ladder 29                      1906

     Ladder 29 organized 618 East 138th Street w/Engine 83                      1906

     Bridge Chemical 63 located at 618 East 138th Street at Engine 83     1939-1944

     Satellite 2 located at 618 East 138th Street at Engine 83                  1965-1975


618 East 138th Street firehouse built 1906:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      


Engine 83:

     

     

     

     

     

     


Ladder 29:

     

     

     

     

     

     


Satellite 2:

     


Engine 83/Ladder 29 Videos:

     

     

     


Engine 83 FDNY Medals:

     CAPT MICHAEL J. CLEARY 1949 STEPHENSON

     LT FRANK M. JACOBY MAR. 11, 1969 KENNY

         

     LT ANTHONY J. ALVA  JAN. 18, 1973 CONRAN

          FDNY 1959-1990, "Tough Tony", retired Captain Ladder 19.

     FF JOHN T. DONNELLAN MAR. 16, 1980 BRUMMER


Ladder 29 FDNY Medals:

     FF JAMES J. FLEURY  APR. 7, 1973 DELEHANTY

     FF JOSEPH KREBBS  SEP. 21, 1974 STEUBEN

     FF ELI V. GIAQUINTO   JUN. 17, 1978 HISPANIC

         

     LT DENNIS P. MARTIN  MAR. 16, 1980 AMERICAN LEGION

          FDNY 1962-1995, retired Deputy Chief

     FF FRANK UNGARO  APR. 29, 1980 MC ELLIGOTT

     CAPT FRANCIS G. GRIFFIN JAN. 11, 1981 FIRE MARSHALS

         

     FF RICHARD P. KEARNS  DEC. 3, 1986 WILLIAMS

         

     FF ALFRED J. ZAHRA  DEC. 3, 1986 EMERALD

         

     FF JAMES M. KERLEY  MAY 21, 1992 FIRE CHIEFS


Engine 83/Ladder 29 LODDs:

     FF JOSEPH FINGER LADDER 29 December 25, 1906

          Christmas Day, 1906, FF Finger was driving Ladder 29 back to quarters from a fire at 271 Ryder Avenue. While turning from St. Annís Avenue onto East 138th Street, the horses bolted. FF Finger, not wearing a seat belt, was jerked from his seat to the ground and the wheels passed over him. Six other fireman were injured, none seriously. Once at Lincoln Hospital, doctors discovered that FF Finger suffered from internal injuries and six fractured ribs. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

     FF JOHN DUFFY ENGINE 83 September 7, 1915

          On September 6, 1915, Engine 83 responded to an excavation site on 138th Street near Cypress Avenue for a trapped 12 year old boy who had fallen into the work site.  In trying to rescue the boy, FF Duffy fell 20 feet into the site.  The boy, Aaron Steinburg of 609 East 138th Street and FF Duffy sustained injuries.  They were rescued and transported to Lincoln Hospital.  The boy had scalp lacerations and survived but FF Duffy died the next day from head and internal injuries.  FF Duffy was 45 years old and lived at 3825 Eagle Avenue in the Bronx.   

         


     FF THOMAS SCHOALES ENGINE 83 September 11, 2001

          FF Thomas Schoales, responded the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, with members of Engine 4.  FF Schoales lost his life when the building collapsed while he was trying to save others.  FF Schoales was the son of BC Edward Schoales, FDNY.

         

          http://www.legacy.com/sept11/cantonrep/story.aspx?personid=147297

          https://nypost.com/2002/01/13/golden-boy-fireman-found-in-wtc-rubble/

     RIP.  Never forget.


Mott Haven:

     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mott_Haven,_Bronx

     http://forgotten-ny.com/2013/11/mott-haven%E2%80%94port-morris-bronx/


Pre-FDNY Mott Haven fire protection:

     Mott Haven Fire Department, a volunteer department, protected Mott Haven from the mid-1800s (unknown organization date) until it merged with the volunteer Morrisania Fire Department in 1856.  MFD provided fire protection until FDNY expanded into the Bronx when it was disbanded in 1874.

          Jackson Engine Company 4 served until 1874

          Mott Haven Ladder Company 2 served until 1874 at 2594 3rd Avenue

               Former firehouse current use: 
 
                   

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General Discussion / Boston Sparks Fire, 1-17-1983
« Last post by grumpy grizzly on January 16, 2018, 11:05:02 AM »
On January 16-17, 1983 a 2-alarm fire destroyed the quarters of the Boston Sparks Association on Fourth Street in South Boston. This fire was attributed to the group of arsonists that were attempting to burn down the city. There motives were several, opposition to Prop 2 1/2 which cut companies, the BSA refusing membership to them among others. Fire destroyed the second and third floors where all the artifacts, antiques, memoralibia, and models were kept. This was especially painful for me as I had made several models, including a large English model with escape ladder which took me several months.
But from this incident arose a better Boston Sparks Association, with new quarters @ Congress Street firehouse which became the museum. In addition the "coffee wagon" was improved and enlargened. I am sure "Mack" can add to this. Proud to say I was a member until I moved to Chicago.
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General Discussion / Re: NYPD.
« Last post by JOR176 on January 16, 2018, 10:33:00 AM »
AC Theresa Shortell is the daughter of a ret Fireman who worked in Eng 216 & L159.
There was also a Lt. in the Police Academy during the 60's and 70's with the same last name. Wonder if he's related also?

I'll find out.
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National / Re: 1/16/18 Boston 3rd Alarm Box 342
« Last post by grumpy grizzly on January 16, 2018, 10:30:51 AM »
Now a fourth alarm, fourth alarm engines are to be ready for foam operations.
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Bronx / Re: 1/13/2018 Bronx All Hands Box 2643
« Last post by JOR176 on January 16, 2018, 10:21:27 AM »
   Normal response used to be E96, E94, E64, TL54, L48 & L47.

96-64-94-45     54-47      48
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General Discussion / Re: NYPD.
« Last post by nfd2004 on January 16, 2018, 10:08:19 AM »
SAY A PRAYER FOR THIS BROTHER IN BLUE STILL IN A COMA 27 YEARS LATER...  https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theerant/p-o-troy-patterson-let-s-keep-him-in-our-prayers-t27920.html

 Without police officers like this risking their lives for us, a lot of us could be the one's lying in a coma from a bullet wound instead.

 I am very thankful for ALL the police officers who are out there every day and night, NOT really knowing if they could be next. Or their families home wondering the same thing too.
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National / 1/16/18 Boston 4th Alarm Box 342
« Last post by Signal73 on January 16, 2018, 09:58:37 AM »
Fire Location: 573 Washington Street

Codman Square

2nd Alarm for a basement fire in a large 1 story tax payer

2 additional R.I.Ts

Now a 3rd Alarm.  Everyone out of the building





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