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General Discussion / Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Last post by 68jk09 on Today at 03:38:17 AM »
RET FF ELI V. QIAQUINTO LAD*29...eb 13, 1936 - May 1, 2017

Passed away unexpectedly at CPMC in San Francisco. Born and raised in Harlem, NYC to Babette and Peride Giaquinto. Eli was a navy veteran and decorated NYC fireman. He drove the ladder truck at Engine 83, Ladder 29 "Da Bums On Da Hill" So. Bronx and retired after 25 yrs. He moved to SF after meeting Susan, who became the love of his life. Eli started two successful business in SF, Giaquinto Janitorial and Great Escape Fire Escape Service. Eli had a warm and generous heart that showed by spoiling any animals. He would cook special meals for Truckie, Maggie, Rocky, Rita and Kook-A-La.

He loved playing softball, starting in NYC as a teenager until age 58 in the SF bar leagues. Eli also spent his years having fun as a bartender at Zhivago's and "The Bell" and being a patron to many others. He frequented the Abbey Tavern with everyone laughing from his stories complete with NY accent while drinking his favorite, a Makers Mark Manhattan on the rocks.
Eli was into gaming and had the magic touch in choosing many winning horses at Bay Meadows OTB, picking yearly football pool winners; even just winning the 2017 Masters Golf pool by picking the long shot. His infamous AA "Attitude Adjustment" party he hosted with Susan for 12 years and monthly poker nights with "the guys" allowed him to express his love for entertaining friends.

Everyone has a favorite "Eli" story to smile upon; The Big "E" will be missed by all.

He leaves behind his wife, Susan Stanich Giaquinto; daughter Kim Giaquinto Hart, granddaughters Toni Marie Wright (Benny), Sammi Jo Jean; and Kayla Rae Powell, daughter of the late Lori Giaquinto-Powell; sister and brother-in-law Francine Stanich Bailey and Jim Bailey; nephew Michael Bailey; half-brother and sisters Bill, Carol, Marian and Nancy.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 26th at the Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco at Noon.

- Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 14, 2017

RIP.


Great Escape Fire Escape Company

greatescapeinc.com/about-us/
REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Last post by 68jk09 on Today at 02:50:13 AM »
Extremely disappointed in some of the buffs here.  L 29 was TL 29 for a time.  No one noticed!   

Also noteworthy, the late FF Eli Giaquinto, a L 29 medal winner, went on to start a major fire escape servicing company in San Francisco.
I remember LAD*29 before TL's were in fashion & Charlie Bohan was the Chauf  of 29 when we 108 while interchanged with 106 (by request) Relocated to 29. 
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Last post by 68jk09 on Today at 02:33:41 AM »
Yes the weight of the TL over the Bridge to Randalls Island was the problem.






















 
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Brooklyn / 1/16/18 Brooklyn All-Hands Box 1212
« Last post by FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 16, 2018, 10:37:24 PM »
152 Prospect Park West @ 10 Street

Fire in the bulkhead of a 4 story MD

All-Hands

Engine 220 / Ladder 122 First Due

Rundown may be affected as BC48 normally first due BC is operating at AH box 2510 with Squad 1. (Squad 1 looks to be on the initial ticket for this box 1212).
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Last post by guitarman314 on January 16, 2018, 10:30:03 PM »
Not sure of when This happened thinking late 80s early 90s but TL29 switched rigs with L50 who had a rearmount. Maybe other members can be more specific as to reasons, also remember that TL50 had received a 95 tower and swapped that rig with TL51 due to turning radius out of quarters being tight so they became a 75 tower again.
There was an issue regarding tower ladder responses onto bridge from Randalls to Wards Island.
 
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Last post by mac8146 on January 16, 2018, 10:26:44 PM »
Not sure of when This happened thinking late 80s early 90s but TL29 switched rigs with L50 who had a rearmount. Maybe other members can be more specific as to reasons, also remember that TL50 had received a 95 tower and swapped that rig with TL51 due to turning radius out of quarters being tight so they became a 75 tower again.
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Last post by guitarman314 on January 16, 2018, 10:22:15 PM »
Engine 83's 1947 ALF (front/left) and 1959 Mack (rear/right) operating at the 1961 "Ice House fire" at 137th St. & Rider Ave. Ladder 29's aerial with two ladderpipes is seen on the right side of the 2nd photo. The aerial on the left was a 1959-60 Mack/Maxim, either L14 or L30.




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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Last post by guitarman314 on January 16, 2018, 10:14:41 PM »
     That firehouse was one of my favorites to visit back around 1960-64 because they kept three pumpers there. E83's pumper was a 1959 Mack C-95 1000gpm (#1024), their hosewagon was a 1947 American LaFrance (#9025 ex-E220) 750gpm "bathtub" that we kids used to sit in, and a 1954 Ward LaFrance Civil Defense pumper C.D. 46 that was used as a 2nd pc. wagon more often than the '47 ALF. In 1963, they got a 1954 Mack L 1000gpm (#1099 ex-E10) that would be there until 1965 when Satellite 2 came along. Two years later, from 1967-69, I would get to see that '54 Mack almost every day when I worked at a Camera store next to Engine 65 on W. 43rd St. BTW, Ladder 29's 1960 American LaFrance was the first 100ft. aerial assigned to the Bronx. The next Bronx 100ft. aerials in came in 1962 with L19 & L27 getting 1962 Seagraves and L31 & L41 getting 1962 ALF's.
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Brooklyn / 1/16/18 Brooklyn All-Hands Box 2510
« Last post by FDNYSTATENISLAND on January 16, 2018, 10:14:31 PM »
515 East 7 Street near Cortelyou Road

Fire in apartment 2D on the 2nd floor of a 7 story MD

All-Hands

Probably: E281, E240, E250, E282
               L147, L148, T157F
               RS02, SQ01
               BC. 48, 41
               Div. 15
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