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ENGINE 235/BATTALION 57 FIREHOUSE 206 MONROE STREET BEDFORD STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 57 "THE EYE OF BED STY"


BED-STY


Bedford-Stuyvesant: "Bedford was the first major settlement east of the then Village of Brooklyn on the ferry road to the town of Jamaica and eastern Long Island. Stuyvesant Heights, however, was farmland; the area became a community after the American Revolutionary War. . . In 1800, Bedford was designated one of the seven districts of the Town of Brooklyn, and in 1834 it became part of the seventh and ninth wards of the newly incorporated City of Brooklyn." - Wikipedia


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History: http://theweeklynabe.com/2012/06/23/bed-stuy-brooklyn-a-very-brief-history/


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Engine 235 - member names, addresses, dates entered FDNY and yearly salaries - from 1915 City Record.


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ENGINE 220/LADDER 122 FIREHOUSES 530-532 11TH STREET, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 48 "PRIDE OF PARK SLOPE"


Engine 20 BFD organized 532 11th Street 1882
Engine 20 BFD became Engine 20 FDNY 1898
Engine 20 became Engine 120 1899
Engine 120 new firehouse 530 11th Street 1907
Engine 120 became Engine 220 1913
Engine 120 moved to 1309 Prospect Avenue at Engine 240 1996
Engine 220 returned 530 11th Street 1997

Ladder 72 organized 532 11th Street former firehouse Engine 120 1907
Ladder 72 became Ladder 122 1913
Ladder 122 moved to 395 4th Avenue at Engine 239 1996
Ladder 122 returned 532 11th Street 1997

Battalion 48 organized 395 4th Avenue at Engine 139 1906
Battalion 48 moved to 530 11th Street at Engine 220 1930
Battalion 48 moved to 1309 Prospect Avenue at Engine 240 1978


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ENGINE 220/LADDER 122 FIREHOUSES 530-532 11TH STREET, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 48 "PRIDE OF PARK SLOPE"


BROOKLYN FIRE DEPARTMENT


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OUR FIREMEN : THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE BROOKLYN FIRE DEPARTMENT - ENGINE COMPANY NO. 20 : A HUNDRED FIRES IN ONE YEAR


On Eleventh Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, is located the well-appointed house of Engine No. 20. When the company was organized, in 1882, by Commissioner John N. Partridge, the house, then just completed, was looked upon as a model for comfort and convenience. It was the first of the fine quarters that now shelter several of the recently organized companies, and to Colonel Partridge more than anyone else is due the credit for many of the innovations. The building is of brick, two stories in height, with a one-story extension for stables and storehouse. On the former is a lookout, from which fires can be seen for a long distance in every direction. The neighborhood is one of the finest in the city. It is within a block of Prospect Park, on an elevation and in a fast-growing section. When first organized the company was composed of a Foreman and eleven picked men, mostly from other companies. A fine new Amoskeag engine, with an improved tender and a trio of trained steeds were the pride of the members. Patrick LAMEY, a fireman of long experience, was the first Foreman. The district, at that time, was not as important as it is now.

The company responded to only 42 first alarm calls and it was nothing unusual for it to go for two and three weeks without attending a fire. Not so now. It responds to 71 first alarm calls, and during the year 1891 did service at ninety-three fires, large and small. The district covered by the company is bounded by the city line, Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues, Gowanus Canal, Greenwood Cemetery and Twenty-eighth Street. Within its confines are several large car stables, including the Brooklyn City stables. the Fifth Avenue stables, the Seventh Avenue stables, the Vanderbilt Avenue stables. the depot of the Prospect Park & Coney Island Railroad and the stables of the Smith and Jay Streets line. In addition to these there are many large factories and institutions. Among them are the mammoth works of the Ansonia Clock company. William M. Brasher & Co.'s oilcloth factory, Somers Brothers' ornamental tin manufactory, also the Home for the Aged, and all the large business houses that line Fifth and Seventh Avenues.

The company, as now composed, is an excellent one. The men are quick, intelligent and conscientious, and have won encomiums from the Commissioner and Chief Engineer of the Department, besides the business men and residents of the district, for the way in which they have performed their duty. By prompt action on many occasions, disastrous fires have been averted.

During the ten years of service of the company, there has not been what can really be called a big fire in that district. The nearest approach to this was the conflagration at the oilcloth factory of William Brasher & Co., where one of the members of the company, William Chinn, lost his life while going to the fire, and two others were injured. The company has rendered excellent service at large fires throughout the city. At the recent disastrous fire in Smith, Gray & Co.'s building it was one of the last to leave the scene.

PATRICK LARNEY, the first Foreman, served for nearly five years, when he was retired.

MATTHEW FOHEY, who is now Foreman of Engine No. 28, was LAMEY's assistant and was placed temporarily in charge. He served in that capacity until July 1, 1889.

PETER FARRELL, the present Foreman, was born in the Sixth Ward, on the last day of Aug., 1850. In the days of the Volunteer Fire Department, when still in his teens, he was a member of Neptune Engine No. 3, located on Hicks Street, near Degraw. On June 1, 1874, he was appointed a fireman and served as a bell-ringer in the Sixth Ward tower, and for three years in the same capacity at the City Hall. He spent eleven years as a member of Engine No. 3 and from there went to Engine No. 17, where he remained six months. Then he was made a Foreman and assigned to Engine No. 10. After three years' active service in the latter company, he was transferred to his present post, which he has filled with signal ability. During his nearly eighteen years in the Department he has had several narrow escapes from death. In the Glass House fire on State Street, in 1885, he rescued a woman from the ruins. The walls fell and buried her with many others in the debris. After a hazardous effort, in which his own life was in danger, he brought the victim to the surface and was publicly thanked for his valor. At a fire in Casey's rosin factory, on Richard Street, he assisted in the rescue of two men who were entombed in the storehouse.

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Foreman FARRELL is surrounded by a capable company of men. He is known among firemen as one of the most considerate of captains, but at the same time strict disciplinarian. All he asks the men under him to do is to live up to the rules of the Department and do their duty. Men who shirk their duties find no quarter with him.

Assistant Foreman MARCUS FITZGERALD, at the present time the company has no Assistant Foreman. MARCUS FITZGERALD, who served since his promotion in Feb 1892, up to the middle April, was transferred back to Engine No. 12, where he had served ten years as a private. .

Engineer DAVID ROCHE, who has been a member of the company since its organization, was born in Ireland, in 1842, but came to this country when a boy. When the war broke out he joined the Confederate army and served with Company A Fourth Georgia Infantry, Doles Brigade. He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department, running with Hose No. 9. When that company was organized into Engine No. 8, he was made Engineer and continued as such until the organization of the Paid Department. He is the present Engineer of the company and is regarded as a superior mechanic.

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JOHN W. DUNN has been a fireman since Aug. 6, 1883. He served as a member of Truck No. I for two years and was then transferred to Engine No. 20, where he has continued since. DUNN is a good fireman and is immensely popular with his associates. He weighs two hundred and twenty pounds, but is as active as a professional athlete, and like all stout men he is good-natured and fond of a joke. While going to a fire one dark night three years ago, he was thrown from the tender and received an injury to hip that incapacitated him from duty for four months.

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JAMES T. SHANNON was born in New York City, March 7, 1847. At the age of two he removed to this city, and has lived on Sixteenth Street ever since. He was appointed a fireman Sept. 15, 1878. He served successively in Truck No. 1 and Engines Nos. 1 and 4, until Engine No. 20 was organized, since when he has been a member of that company. He is the only member of the original company with it at present. In the days of the Volunteer Fire Department he was a member of Fourteen Hose and Engine No. 21.

GEORGE H. FLETCHER, after his appointment as a fireman on Feb. 1, 1884, served for fifteen months as a member of Engine No. 2 and for a short time with Engine No. 1. The remainder of the time he has been a member of Engine No. 20, of which he is stoker. Before becoming a fireman he was a machinist and brass-finisher.

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JEREMIAH J. DELANEY has an enviable record as a fireman. He was appointed Nov. 1, 1883 and assigned to Truck No. 1, where he served for a year, and was then sent to Engine No. 20. He rescued a child from a burning building at Henry Street and Hamilton Avenue, and at the fire in Cobb's foundry in Feb., 1884, he had his ankle broken while-assisting in the rescue of a man. On another occasion he suffered internal injuries from a fall while in the discharge of his duties. He served in the navy during the late war and was present at the taking of Mobile and also in the blockade of that port.

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RICHARD S. HEARD, a brother of Veterinary Surgeon Heard of the Department, was appointed a fireman Sept. 10, 1887, and has served continuously with Engine No. 20 since that time. He was born in Ogdensburg, N. Y., forty years ago, and before becoming a fireman was a veterinarian. He knows all about a horse, and the excellent condition in which the animals of Engine No. 20 are always to be found is evidence of his skill. He is a jolly bachelor and likes the life of a fireman.

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THOMAS F. ENNIS was born July 29, 1865, in this city, and was made a fireman Feb. 1, 1887. He served for a year and a-half as a member of Engine No. 19 and was then transferred to Engine No. 20. He was a truck driver before being a fireman, and that he was a good one is attested by the fact that he is the present careful driver of his engine, and has never met with an accident. During the blizzard he rescued a woman from a snowbank on Seventh Avenue. But for his timely assistance she would have been frozen to death. ENNIS comes of an old Brooklyn family.

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JAMES T. DONOHUE has been a fireman a little more than a year, but in that time has shown that he is made of the right material. He was appointed March 12, 1891, and has performed duty only as a member of Engine No. 20. He is thirty-one years of age and a perfect athlete. Before becoming a fireman he was an iron-smelter.

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ALEXANDER J. REEKIE, the most recent acquisition to the company, was made a fireman March 23, 1891, and was a member of Truck No. 1 for eight months. In Oct.1891, he was transferred to his present post, and in that short time has commended himself to his superior officers, by his intelligent devotion to duty. Before his appointment he was an engineer in the dry goods house of Wechsler & Abraham, the members of that firm signing his application and urging his appointment. He was born in Brooklyn on Jan.17, 1858.

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- from OUR FIREMEN : THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE BROOKLYN FIRE DEPARTMENT, FROM THE FIRST VOLUNTEER TO THE LATEST APPOINTEE.
COMPILED FROM THE RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT. ILLUSTRATED WITH ETCHED PORTRAITS AMD SCENES. BROOKLYN, N. Y. 1892.
 
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ENGINE 20 BFD ORGANIZED 532 E 11TH STREET - 1882

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532 E 11TH STREET FIREHOUSE BUILT 1882 FOR ENGINE 20 BFD

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530 E 11TH STREET FIREHOUSE BUILT 1907 FOR ENGINE 120

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