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    FDNY apparatus placement

    We also encountered the Elevated train tracks on Broadway in Brooklyn where I worked.
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    New Chief of Rescue Operations

    Another 227 boy that made good. Best wishes Joe.
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    FDNY apparatus placement

    As a Truck chauffer I always tried to Ladder the building, either the roof or front of Building, either to vent or remove someone hanging out a window. Were I worked we usually had adjoining buildings so if ladder is not possible to be in front of the bldg. roof man could use adjoining bldg...
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    FDNY apparatus placement

    A truck is a useful tool at a fire, but water puts the fire out.
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    FDNY apparatus placement

    If hydrant is in front of the building, most likely hook up there, unless OSS disc is on it. Makes for an easier stretch and don't like to pass up a working hydrant. Depending on Building type truck can usually work around that scenario.
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    7/18/22 Brooklyn All Hands Box 3334

    It seems like an awful lot of garage fires in both Brooklyn and Queens. Any ideas what's going on? Are there cars in them? E cars or bikes? Or arson or cars with fuel problems? When I was a F.M, 20 some years ago we had a lot of car fires on the street so the owner could get out of the lease. I...
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    7/13/22 Brooklyn All Hands Box 2283

    A junk yard fire is not on my bucket list. Back in the day we had many rag factory fires that were also very unpleasant to extinguish. Too much overhauling.
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    The Blizzard of 1978

    That snow storm in 69 put the Long Island R.R. out of service and a few of the Brothers from Long Island didn't make into work that morning. I lived in the City so getting to work wasn't a major problem, but I remember John T. wanted to hook all that didn't make it in. Since I wasn't involved I...
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    7-13-77...THE BLACKOUT.

    That was my last night tour before going on vacation 0900 hours at the end of the tour. In a few days the Family and I were going to drive across Country to California and see all the sights in between, Mt. Rushmore, Sturgis, San Francisco, LA, Mexico, Texas, New Orleans and end up in Wally...
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    Most memorable firehouse meal ?

    When we used to interchange the Engine would brown bag it, so we had to fend for ourselves. That was with the every third night swap so they knew when we were coming. The busy night next night interchange never knew when we were coming so they had no choice but to include us in.
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    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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    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 just passed on that meal.
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    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 to populate the schools. So with the increase of tax revenue my town taxes still went up $200 a year. And back to NYC, some people are still working from home...
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    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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    6/23/22 AH Brooklyn Box 1714*Delayed*

    Back then it was 231, 290 and 232 up to Pennsy and 232 was still in Watkins Street.
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    6/17/22 Queens 5th Alarm Box 6068

    308 is only 6 blocks away if in quarters.
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    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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    FDNY Ladder 120 Responding March 1970 - VIDEO

    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 riding with a sign that they did 1000 runs in May of that year. Sure was a time in FDNY that was so busy in Brownsville. But all we hear about is the Bronx. Squad...
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    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 holes in it that the fingers made. Since this was the war years a helmet didn't last too long and my next helmet had that conform paper in it with unreadable...
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    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 size they would make for you.
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