Search results

  1. 8


    Article on use of "Z IRONS" with illustrations is in WNYF 1964-1, pages 20 and 21. Partial illustration from that article attached.
  2. 8

    Battalions vs Divisions

    From C 1961 FDNY Manual of Communications Have used this section when necessary, esp in case of a likely worker
  3. 8


    How did the MPO make out?
  4. 8

    3/14/21 Queens 10-75 Box 5146

    Long gone, and a few other names or occupants since
  5. 8

    Elizabeth,NJ 2 Dead After 5 Alarm Building Fire 10/5/2020

    January 25, 2003; My photo of Mutual Aid arriving to fire at South First Street near Third Ave Elizabeth. Ladders 87 and 149 acting? respond to the fire. FIRE FIGHTER and KANE also s/c, Larger boat couldn't access fire due to shallow water, smaller boat due to ice in Elizabeth River.
  6. 8

    Anniversary of GOLDEN VENTURE

    The morning of June 6, 1993 in the wee hours, the Chinese refugee ship GOLDEN VENTURE grounded off Rockaway. FDNY responded and our fireboats launched small boats in heavy surf to remove passengers. Here is FIRE FIGHTER off shore as members help in removal. Incidentally this was the anniversary...
  7. 8

    Ugliest Rig Ever Built (Hijacked to Loftus Suction Collector)

    Loftus Suction Collector stored on running board just behind rear fender. CD45 195? Ward LaFrance pumper.
  8. 8

    Ugliest Rig Ever Built (Hijacked to Loftus Suction Collector)

    Article on Loftus Suction Collector in WNYF April 1951. (the E53 photo is not from the article)
  9. 8

    FDNY "Longest Run" - 110 Years Ago - Great Baltimore Fire

    The September 1934 issue of Fire Lines lists the companies that responded to Baltimore as: Engines 5 7 12 13 16 26 27 31 33 and Truck 5. A table in the article also indicates each companies' arrival time, hours worked, hose used, number of men, and the Company Commander. Other Fire Department's...
  10. 8

    Vintage FDNY Videos

    From WNYF 2nd/1952 For historical purposes only, not recommended to try on a contemporary apparatus.
  11. 8

    Vintage FDNY Videos

    From Fire Engineering, 1941
  12. 8

    Vintage FDNY Videos

    From Fire Engineering 1930
  13. 8

    FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies

    The other notable "High Ladder" job was the Jewish Theological Seminary Library at Broadway & West 122 St on 4/18/1966. Ladder 119 was special called from Brooklyn to this Second Alarm. Photo and a complete article is in WNYF 2/1966. There is no mention on the serviceability or location of the...
  14. 8

    FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies

    This clip is from Gus Johnson's "Handbook..." of the Ladder 119 High Ladder job in Brooklyn, 12/30/1966.
  15. 8

    FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies

    This 1937 photo shows a lot of buildings on Austin Street, the firehouse is pretty much alone on Queens Boulevard.
  16. 8

    Hose Wagons & 2-Piece Engine Cos.

    For those wondering where the term "wagons" originated, back in the horse drawn era generally all engine companies were "two-piece" companies. They were composed of the horse-drawn steam engine (or pumper) with a separate piece, known as the wagon, that carried the hose (loaded much as it is...
  17. 8

    FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions

    Bresnan distributor works on the same principle as a lawn sprinkler.  Orifices are aligned so together they force the head to revolve in the same direction (similiar to the ancient Hero's Aeolipile - look it up).  The typical 2 1/2" Bresnan had 9 orifices and its total output was equal to a...
  18. 8

    Rear Mounts and Tillers

    From what I remember, because of assignments of trucks, this Flatbush Ave fire (Third Alarm on arrival, late 1970s) had two or three ladder pipes working early in the operation. Trucks in this photo are L113, L132, L147.
  19. 8

    Bronx dispatchers

    Brooklyn C O , 2010