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    ta176 replied to the thread Most memorable firehouse meal ?.
    Never got far enough to find out what it was served on. Really didn't matter, unless liverwurst was your favorite cold cut, just not mine.
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    ta176 replied to the thread Most memorable firehouse meal ?.
    Truck had AM B.I. and Eng. had the meal. Upon our return to Quarters found out Liverwurst and Onions was lunch. A few of us paid and...
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    ta176 replied to the thread NYC fire protection.
    To put some things in perspective, here in Huntington they built 550 condo units for people over 55, which means probably no young kids...
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    ta176 replied to the thread NYC fire protection.
    When ever City needed money FDNY was always first on the chopping block. Fire Marshals went first and then Companies.
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    Back then it was 231, 290 and 232 up to Pennsy and 232 was still in Watkins Street.
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    ta176 replied to the thread 6/17/22 Queens 5th Alarm Box 6068.
    308 is only 6 blocks away if in quarters.
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    ta176 replied to the thread 6/17/22 Queens 5th Alarm Box 6068.
    Multiple alarm fires usually warrant Fire Marshal response. Also reports of people trapped would add to the response.
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    The reason for the 6 FF's is due to the adaptive response with 2 Engines and 1 truck responding to a pull box. I still remember 120...
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    ta176 replied to the thread Helmets.
    I just looked in my original helmet from Proby School and there is a tag with #6908 and again my Squad # and line #. It also has the pin...
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    ta176 replied to the thread Helmets.
    Going back some 54 years, yes there was a metal device that had spring loaded metal fingers that they put on your head to determine the...
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    But I only plugged my Tesla in to recharge the battery.
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    ta176 replied to the thread Helmets.
    I still have my original Cairns helmet from proby school with my Squad # and line #. I printed inside in white paint " NYFD", not FDNY...
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    ta176 replied to the thread ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES..
    RET. Lt. John Bob Stippell of E232 on April 9, 2022 at the age of 90. A true 1 of a kind GUY.
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