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  1. JohnnyGage

    VINTAGE FDNY WAR YEAR LIDS

    Bunch of old relic FDNY frontpieces;
  2. JohnnyGage

    VINTAGE FDNY WAR YEAR LIDS

    Very interesting trivia Ray that FDNY used these aluminum pots, thanks for sharing!
  3. JohnnyGage

    VINTAGE FDNY WAR YEAR LIDS

    A few days ago this fire helmet was listed on e-bay for $1000. The frontpiece badge number is 5551 and in another photo of the helmet inside revealed the partial name of Fr. J. McDon… I posted the helmet on this thread and wondered about the story behind this helmet, L 20’s area was known as...
  4. JohnnyGage

    VINTAGE FDNY WAR YEAR LIDS

    UPDATE ON L 20 HELMET; I was just advised that the members of L 20 purchased the helmet and it is on it's way back home to "Hells Hundred Acres" to live forever!
  5. JohnnyGage

    News of Members

    Hey Happy Birthday John, many happy returns, remember, eat birthday cake, the secret to a good life!
  6. JohnnyGage

    VINTAGE FDNY WAR YEAR LIDS

    I have been informed that the above L 20 helmet once belonged to Fr. James McDonnell who died Line of Duty Oct 1985 after suffering severe burns from a fire as Captain of L 42. He pushed two firefighters out of the way as a ceiling collapsed in a fire across the street from the firehouse, he was...
  7. JohnnyGage

    VINTAGE FDNY WAR YEAR LIDS

    I noticed this FDNY L 20 helmet on e-bay for sale. Although it is most likely from the 60’s It got me thinking about L 20 back in the day before the arson plague “War Years'' infected the Bronx. This area in lower Manhattan known today as SOHO was named Hell’s Hundred Acres by then Fire...
  8. JohnnyGage

    "Urgent" message

    Bxengine has it covered, there is also a standard procedure to announce the urgent. "Urgent, urgent, urgent, L 99 with an urgent". At this point L 99 waits for the IC to acknowledge his urgent. The same goes for a Mayday but with a different criteria; for a missing, lost member, unconscious or...
  9. JohnnyGage

    News of Members

    Hello and Happy Birthday Willy, hope you have a grand day today, remember the secret to a Happy and Healthy life is eating Birthday Cake, Carpe Diem, my friend..
  10. JohnnyGage

    News of Members

    Happy Birthday Jack, I hope your special day is filled with fun and blessings, wishing you a wonderful year ahead!
  11. JohnnyGage

    News of Members

    Hey, thats pretty cool! I heard for a few extra shekels I can get the porta-potty shaped shadow box with bandages like the ones Frank is sporting on his coconut!🤕
  12. JohnnyGage

    Television from a different time

    Are you kidding, the womens roller derby was outright violent and viscious, there was no other place to be than the front row in front of the tube on Sunday morning with an overflowing bowl of frosted flakes!
  13. JohnnyGage

    Spring Valley NY, Multi Alarm Fire at assisted living facility, 03/23/21

    The missing Spring Valley Firefighter who was lost following a MAYDAY has been recovered. Volunteer Firefighter Jared Lloyd, a 15-year veteran of the Spring Valley Fire Department was operating inside to remove victims, when he became trapped, losing his life in the Line of Duty.
  14. JohnnyGage

    News of Members

    Thank you my friends, thank you! Your comments made it extra special, a real surprise!
  15. JohnnyGage

    News of Members

    Thank you Willy and all my buddies here on this site! I had a wonderful day, thanks for remembering!
  16. JohnnyGage

    Pump Testing New Super Pumper

    There were also two "Red Hydrants" about six feet apart designated as Superpumper hook up sites that supplied extra water and . I'm pretty sure they are still in existence.
  17. JohnnyGage

    ZIPPO

    Thats very cool, I was looking on e-bay for any old FDNY style lighters.
  18. JohnnyGage

    ZIPPO

    Good news Zippo fans, the lighter has been retrofitted with a butane insert for those who enjoy a stoogie without the chemical taint. Zippo® Butane Lighter - Swap The Insert Mod The Flame www.zippo.com/butane-lighter
  19. JohnnyGage

    LT Timothy Klett Last Tour

    Wishing the "Good Timmy" a very healthy and Happy Retirement. Here Chief Ed and I are presenting Tim with "Tough Timmy's" helmet frontpiece a couple of years ago as Willy mentioned above. .
  20. JohnnyGage

    WESTCHESTER CO PD

    Westchester County NY announced entry level exam, now accepting applications. First time in five years. Exam scheduled for May 15 or 16th. Deadline to file March 29. Details available; www.westchestergov.com/hr
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