A LOOK BACK.

68jk09

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Photo from Aug 1965 of the Super Pumper Tender operating at a Boro Call in a Lumber Yard at Stewart Ave & Scholes St in BKLYN (108 1st Due from Seigel St).....as the text states the Super Pumper System did not officially go in service until Oct 1965 but was brought to this large Fire.....note the tormentors on the side of the Rig to counteract the powerful stream...also there is a Hose Tag on the supply line at the Rig...... www.ebay.com/itm/Official-FDNY-Photograph-of-a-Super-Pumper-Satellite-Tender-operating-in-Aug-65/264754870747?hash=item3da49eb9db:g:r5IAAOSwnDJe2t3q
 

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Our members Garrett Lungren., aka "69mets", and this sites administrator John Bendick, aka "jbendick" were a part of that firehouse at the time.

John B has told me that the first year he got there it was a fairly "quiet house". He was assigned there after Squad 2 was disbanded. But almost overnight, that area of the Bronx became the new hot spot for the arson spread of the South Bronx. Those companies were now a part of the busiest for runs and workers in the city.

As a buff then, the buff map of the Bronx had changed. The West Bronx was now the hot spot if you wanted to watch these guys fight fires.

Today Engine 75, Ladder 33 and Battalion 19 have a new firehouse located just south of the old one at 2175 Walton Ave. The former firehouse is now the quarters of FDNY/EMS Station 19. John Bendicks grandson, John T now works as an EMT out of his grandfathers former firehouse.
 

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Thanks to John Dwyer ... Photo of LAD*103-2 ....after they were disbanded this RM went to the original 103 to replace their TL....
 

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I rec'd this History reminder from one of my proby school classmates RET BC Bill Moore..... 49 yrs ago today on 8-10-68 the following Second Sections & new Units were formed jump starting our '68 FFs List
Div. 9, Bn 3 (2),Bn 12 (2), Bn 14(2), Bn 37(2), Bn 39(2),Eng. 41(2), Eng 46 (2), Eng 91(2), Eng 217(2), Eng. 233(2), Lad 26 (2), Lad 56, Lad 103 (2),.
 
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