FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section

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ENGINE 46/LADDER 27 FIREHOUSE 460 CROSSBRONX EXPRESSWAY, CLAREMENT, BRONX DIVISION 6, BATTALION 17 "CROSS BRONX EXPRESSWAY"

Chemical Engine 4 organized 720 East Tremont Avenue 1874
Chemical Engine 4 new firehouse 485 East Tremont Avenue 1876
Chemical Engine 4 became Combination Engine 46 1881
Combination Engine 46 new firehouse 451 East 176th Street 1895
Combination Engine 46 became Engine 46 Engine 46 1904
Engine 46 new firehouse 460 Cross Bronx Expressway 1972

Engine 46-2 organized 451 East 176th Street at Engine 46 1968
Engine 46-2 disbanded 1969

Ladder 27 organized 453 East 176th Street at Engine 46 1904
Ladder 27 new firehouse 460 Cross Bronx Expressway at Engine 46 1972

Ladder 27-2 organized 453 East 176th Street at Ladder 27 1970
Ladder 27-2 disbanded 1972


453 EAST 176TH STREET FIREHOUSE

Ladder 58 organized 453 East 176th Street 1972
Ladder 58 new firehouse 927 East Tremont Avenue w/Battalion 18 1974

Battalion 56 organized 453 East 176th Street at Ladder 27 1969
Battalion 56 moved 460 Cross Bronx Expressway at Engine 46 1975
Battalion 56 disbanded 1989

Rescue 3 located at 453 East 176th Street 1992-2010
 
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Midtown Manhattan Division 3

While the many and varied fire protection issues of Midtown Manhattan’s Division 3 are not necessarily unique to this division, the intense concentration of all of them within this small area of New York City creates an endless supply of complex challenges. From its intense population density, where people living on Billionaires Row are in sight of homeless encampments, to its diverse concentration of extreme construction, ranging from underground tunnel systems to multiple mega hi-rises rising more than 800 feet above the ground, to its geographical isolation located between two tidal rivers on an island, the most routine incidents can easily require multiple alarm and special resources. A common and usually routine ‘room and contents’ fire in an apartment building requires a major second alarm equivalent response when the apartment is located in a hi-rise or mega hi-rise building. A basic vehicle fire can create a major event if that vehicle fire happens to be in a mile plus long highway tunnel, located underground and under a river. Without having a major airport, Division 3 has had plane crashes into the upper floors of buildings, and into both rivers. Ships have burned and capsized in its port facilities. Simple fires can create life safety issues of great magnitude if they occur in one of the major transportation terminals which see over 100,000 people passing through them daily. A simple trash fire in a subway tunnel not only affects commuters but may find homeless people endangered who are living underneath the platforms. Tourists are attracted to the theater district, Times Square, Madison Square Garden and the Javits Center. Hudson Yards is a city within the city, built above a railroad switching yard. Roosevelt Island is an isolated island accessible by a drawbridge. Midtown Division 3, is home to the United Nations, foreign consulates and numerous national news media organizations, keeping it under the intense visibility of the entire world.

Division 3Organized235 W 58th St, Manhattan 1897with Engine 23
Division 3Relocated205 W 77th St, Manhattan 1902with Ladder 25
Division 3Relocated126 E 50th St, Manhattan 1903with Ladder 2
Division 3Relocated221 E 75th St, Manhattan 1904with Engine 44
Division 3New Station52 E 114th St, Manhattan 1904with Ladder 26
Division 3Disbanded 1906

Division 3Reorganized115 W 33rd St, Manhattan 1906with Ladder 24, from Division 2, former station Division 2
Division 3New Station142 W 31st St, Manhattan 1946with Engine 1
Division 3Relocated215 W 58th St, Manhattan 1951with Engine 23
Division 3Relocated142 W 31st St, Manhattan 1956with Engine 1
Division 3Renumberedas Division 2 1995

Division 2Reorganized205 W 77th St, Manhattan 1995with Ladder 25, former station Division 4
Division 2Renumberedas Division 3 1995

Division 3Reorganized720 Melrose Ave, Bronx 1995with Engine 71, from Division 6
Division 3Renumberedas Division 6 1995

Division 3Reorganized142 W 31st St, Manhattan 1995with Engine 1
Division 3Renumberedas Division 2 1995

Division 2Reorganized205 W 77th St, Manhattan 1995with Ladder 25, former station Division 4
Division 2Renumberedas Division 3 1997

Division 3Reorganized720 Melrose Ave, Bronx 1995with Engine 71, from Division 6
Division 3Renumberedas Division 6 1997

Division 3Reorganized205 W 77th St, Manhattan 1997with Ladder 25, from Division 2
Division 3Temporary215 W 58th St, Manhattan 2003with Engine 23
Division 3Renovated205 W 77th St, Manhattan 2004with Ladder 25
 

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Midtown Manhattan Division 3

While the many and varied fire protection issues of Midtown Manhattan’s Division 3 are not necessarily unique to this division, the intense concentration of all of them within this small area of New York City creates an endless supply of complex challenges. From its intense population density, where people living on Billionaires Row are in sight of homeless encampments, to its diverse concentration of extreme construction, ranging from underground tunnel systems to multiple mega hi-rises rising more than 800 feet above the ground, to its geographical isolation located between two tidal rivers on an island, the most routine incidents can easily require multiple alarm and special resources. A common and usually routine ‘room and contents’ fire in an apartment building requires a major second alarm equivalent response when the apartment is located in a hi-rise or mega hi-rise building. A basic vehicle fire can create a major event if that vehicle fire happens to be in a mile plus long highway tunnel, located underground and under a river. Without having a major airport, Division 3 has had plane crashes into the upper floors of buildings, and into both rivers. Ships have burned and capsized in its port facilities. Simple fires can create life safety issues of great magnitude if they occur in one of the major transportation terminals which see over 100,000 people passing through them daily. A simple trash fire in a subway tunnel not only affects commuters but may find homeless people endangered who are living underneath the platforms. Tourists are attracted to the theater district, Times Square, Madison Square Garden and the Javits Center. Hudson Yards is a city within the city, built above a railroad switching yard. Roosevelt Island is an isolated island accessible by a drawbridge. Midtown Division 3, is home to the United Nations, foreign consulates and numerous national news media organizations, keeping it under the intense visibility of the entire world.

Division 3Organized235 W 58th St, Manhattan 1897with Engine 23
Division 3Relocated205 W 77th St, Manhattan 1902with Ladder 25
Division 3Relocated126 E 50th St, Manhattan 1903with Ladder 2
Division 3Relocated221 E 75th St, Manhattan 1904with Engine 44
Division 3New Station52 E 114th St, Manhattan 1904with Ladder 26
Division 3Disbanded 1906

Division 3Reorganized115 W 33rd St, Manhattan 1906with Ladder 24, from Division 2, former station Division 2
Division 3New Station142 W 31st St, Manhattan 1946with Engine 1
Division 3Relocated215 W 58th St, Manhattan 1951with Engine 23
Division 3Relocated142 W 31st St, Manhattan 1956with Engine 1
Division 3Renumberedas Division 2 1995

Division 2Reorganized205 W 77th St, Manhattan 1995with Ladder 25, former station Division 4
Division 2Renumberedas Division 3 1995

Division 3Reorganized720 Melrose Ave, Bronx 1995with Engine 71, from Division 6
Division 3Renumberedas Division 6 1995

Division 3Reorganized142 W 31st St, Manhattan 1995with Engine 1
Division 3Renumberedas Division 2 1995

Division 2Reorganized205 W 77th St, Manhattan 1995with Ladder 25, former station Division 4
Division 2Renumberedas Division 3 1997

Division 3Reorganized720 Melrose Ave, Bronx 1995with Engine 71, from Division 6
Division 3Renumberedas Division 6 1997

Division 3Reorganized205 W 77th St, Manhattan 1997with Ladder 25, from Division 2
Division 3Temporary215 W 58th St, Manhattan 2003with Engine 23
Division 3Renovated205 W 77th St, Manhattan 2004with Ladder 25

Battalions in Division 3

Battalion 91897 - 1903, 1922 - 1995, 1997 -
Battalion 101897 - 1906, 1979 - 1995, 1997 -
Battalion 111897 - 1903, 1997 -
Battalion 121897 - 1906, 1997 -
Battalion 141897 - 1902, 1995 - 1997
Battalion 131898 - 1906
Battalion 151898 - 1902
Battalion 161901 - 1903, 1906 - 1907, 1995 - 1997
Battalion 71906 - 1994
Battalion 81906 - 1995, 1997 -
Battalion 61948 - 1950, 1956 - 1979
Battalion 31995 - 1997
Battalion 171995 - 1997
Battalion 261995 - 1997
 

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ENGINE 46/LADDER 27 FIREHOUSE 460 CROSSBRONX EXPRESSWAY, CLAREMENT, BRONX DIVISION 6, BATTALION 17 "CROSS BRONX EXPRESSWAY"


485 EAST FREMONT AVENUE FORMER FIREHOUSE 1876-1895


Chemical Engine 4 new firehouse 485 East Tremont Avenue 1876
Chemical Engine 4 became Combination Engine 46 1881
Combination Engine 46 moved to new firehouse 451 East 176th Street 1895


1940

485 E TREMONT.jpg


CURRENT

485 E TREMONT FORMER FH.jpg
 

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ENGINE 46/LADDER 27 FIREHOUSE 460 CROSSBRONX EXPRESSWAY, CLAREMENT, BRONX DIVISION 6, BATTALION 17 "CROSS BRONX EXPRESSWAY"


451 EAST 176TH STREET FORMER FIREHOUSE

ENGINE 46/ENGINE 46-2 1895-1972
LADDER 27/LADDER 27-2 1904-1972
BATTALION 56 1969-1972
LADDER 58 1972-1974
RESCUE 3 1992-2010


451 East 176th Street.jpg


E 46 fh 1.jpg

R 3 fh 1.jpg

E 46 fh 70.jpg

OF1.jpg

OFH2.jpg



 

turk132

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I think the Bureau of Communications ( or whatever it was called), that worked on the fire alarm boxes, was there before R3 moved in.
 

EdMc

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I think the Bureau of Communications ( or whatever it was called), that worked on the fire alarm boxes, was there before R3 moved in.
That is a correct thought. I don't know how long it sat vacant before and after the Comm guys. I do know R3 had alot to do to make it home such as shades for the windows, getting a real stove to replace the little residential 4 burner that they inherited, etc.
 
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