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    7/26/21 Brooklyn 4th Alarm Box 3534

    CI had 4 engines, 2 trucks and a BC. CI had a history of huge year round crowds, large hotels, amusement parks, bath houses and frequent multiple alarms. It also had one of the city's high pressure water systems which an engine could hook up to and operate a line from. This system, with its...
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    7/26/21 Brooklyn 4th Alarm Box 3534

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    7/26/21 Brooklyn 4th Alarm Box 3534

    Sorry - CI had 4 engines, 2 trucks and a BC. Sorry for not including L 166.
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    Queens,NY Video Captures Teen Mob Beating Up Off-Duty Firefighter 7/23/2021

    Repulsive, but unfortunately, not surprising. Maybe time for employees to ignore NYC laws and to move out of the city because NYC laws do not seem to be enforced or enforceable - laws which protect people. Maybe time for cowardly city leadership, in NYC and other cities and towns, to forget...
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    7/26/21 Brooklyn 4th Alarm Box 3534

    Engines 244, 245, 326, 318 Ladder 161 Battalion 43
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    Closing companies/Moving companies

    No need to apologize for question.
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    7/26/21 Brooklyn 4th Alarm Box 3534

    Old Engine 244 firehouse on W 15th Street - disbanded 1968 just in time for the War Years and CI fires. This was an old BFD firehouse (E 44 BFD) Old quarters for E 245, E 326, L 161, B 43 - old volunteer FH to left was original quarters of E 245 - current W 8th Street firehouse built on...
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    7/26/21 Brooklyn 4th Alarm Box 3534

    E 318/L 166 Firehouse dedication Firehouse 1940
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    7/26/21 Brooklyn 4th Alarm Box 3534

    CI 1924 (2811 Mermaid Avenue outline in red) CI 1951 CI 1996 CI 2012
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    7/26/21 Brooklyn 4th Alarm Box 3534

    3 block run for 318/166. This was a busy box during War Years - a lot of working fires, MFAs, trash, ADVs, muggings. 1940s 2811 Mermaid Avenue was a barber shop. 1980s - Store vacant -apartments above store occupied - building to left gone. This is what Mermaid Avenue looked like in...
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    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. Commercial Structure Fire July 24, 2021

    Thanks for the report. A good job, a tough job.
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    FDNY WATER RESCUE'S.

    I think they would best be posted as an incident in the respective boro incident listings (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, SI) where they have always been posted. That seems to work for all non-fire incidents that are of interest or that require significant resources - subway/train...
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    Volunteer fire house in the city.

    Quints would have found their way into FDNY if they were feasible in NYC. They would not be good options for CFCs of the 1970s which at least had both engine and ladder apparatus. Would a Quint at Engine 151 be able to replace both Engine 151 and Ladder 76 - no. Although a nice concept for...
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    Volunteer fire house in the city.

    FDNY did not have Quints but it has had combined engine-truck companies for long periods of time. FDNY had "combined engine companies". Combination engine companies were organized in the early days of the department, primarily in outlaying areas. Existing engine and truck companies were...
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    Volunteer fire house in the city.

    FDNY did not have Quints, but they had Quads. FDNY had WLF "Quads" in service as the apparatus for some engines and some truck companies in the 1950s. The unit was either an engine company or a truck company. A single engine without a truck in its quarters could use ladders for a rescue...
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