7/26/21 Brooklyn 4th Alarm Box 3534

fire374

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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)

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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 site in 1971 (E 245 relocated to E 318, E 326 was disbanded, L 161 relocated to empty fire house of disbanded Engine 244, B 43 relocated to E 246 while current firehouse was built 1968-1971.

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CI used to have 4 engines, 1 H&L, 1 battalion chief.
E326 was organized on W 8th St on 8/16/1939 and was disbanded on 10/1/1952 and reorganized as Engine 251 in Queens.
 

mack

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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)

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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 site in 1971 (E 245 relocated to E 318, E 326 was disbanded, L 161 relocated to empty fire house of disbanded Engine 244, B 43 relocated to E 246 while current firehouse was built 1968-1971.

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CI used to have 4 engines, 1 H&L, 1 battalion chief.

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 "stubby" fire hydrants, would be manually turned on for working fires by request of the Bklyn dispatcher and was operational into the 1970s.
 
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