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mack

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Does anybody know the location of the picture of 3 FFs sitting side by side on the seats on the deck of TCU*712 that had been posted on this site.... the FF on the right is a young Bill Bokelmann .
Still looking, Chief.

This is TCU 712 from Man Alive series.

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These are the TCU 712 pictures I found, but you are looking for the picture which showed the 3 members sitting under the aerial ladder. I think it was a WNYF picture. Will look there next.
 

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Chief - I think the picture you want was on this site and maybe WNYF which shows the 8-member seating of the rebuilt 144 ft hi-ladders which went to the TCU 712 and TCU 732 when formed in 1969. It showed 3 FFs sitting on the 3 added chairs. I think the picture became non-viewable in the Hi Ladder thread or the Unique Apparatus thread.
 

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Chief - I think the picture you want was on this site and maybe WNYF which shows the 8-member seating of the rebuilt 144 ft hi-ladders which went to the TCU 712 and TCU 732 when formed in 1969. It showed 3 FFs sitting on the 3 added chairs. I think the picture became non-viewable in the Hi Ladder thread or the Unique Apparatus thread.
I'll check WNYF presumably Issue 1/70 when I get home, see if I can take a new picture of it.
 

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Thanks Phil. This is the full WNYF article from 4th issue 1969:

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TCU 712 was organized November 1969 at Engine 82/Engine 85/Ladder 31/Bn 27 (2 engines, 2 trucks, 1 BC on Intervale Ave in 1969). Then relocated to the nearby Tin House at Engine 85. It became Ladder 59 in 1972.

The former high ladder (145 ft) units had minimal storage for a full complement of truck company ladders, tools and equipment - but were configured with seating for 8 members.

In 1970, Intervale Ave. responses were:

Engine 82 8204
Engine 85 5838
Ladder 31 5523
TCU 712 4607
Bn 27 6438

Total 28,612


TACTICAL CONTROL UNIT 712 BRONX ORG. 1215 Intervale Ave. At E-82 (Nov. 15, 1969) NQTRS. 1264 Boston Rd. W/ E-85 (Jul. 8, 1971) DISB. (To Org. Ladder 59) (Nov. 24, 1972)
 
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Waryears216

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DENNIS SMITH Eng*82 on…..1-21-22 - at the age of 81. OTJ 18 years 1963-1981
Author of 16 books, most notably Report from Engine Co. 82 and former member of the FDNY pipes and drums

His books gave a glimpse of the life of South Bronx fireman in 70s
Rest In Peace brother!
 
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In regard to AC George Willett reply # 1921 above..... Thanks to Ladder2....
ladder2 said:
AC Willett was appointed 6/1/1947 (with an equated date to 2/1/1944 due to military service).
FF in L34 (& maybe L30?), Lt in L25, Capt in L30
BC in B12 (1960-64) & B11 (1964-65)
DC (promoted 1965), spent year at BOT & later assigned to D7 (1967 to 1976)
Promoted to DAC in 1976
Was SI Borough Commander & was IC at the Port Mobil fire in 1979 (WNYF 4-79).
Retired 8-15-1988 as a 4-star Chief of Support Services (28 years as a Chief Officer).
He was allowed to work past superannuation for 1 year, probably one of the last members to be extended.
RIP Chief. Condolences to family & friends.
 

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^^^^ Mark McCay (Son of Harry McCay) was a FF in LAD*27 & R*4 & a LT in LAD*45 & died of 9-11 related injury.
 
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