FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section

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Battalion 45 traces its origins to Battalion 1 of the Long Island City Fire Department. Upon merging into the FDNY, it became Battalion 15 of the Brooklyn and Queens divisions, as the first career battalion in Queens. With the first renumbering in 1898, it became Battalion 35, and then in 1908, it was renumbered Battalion 45.

Located in western Queens to the north of the Newtown Creek, Battalion 45 encompasses Long Island City, Sunnyside and Maspeth. While it is administratively a Queens battalion with Queens companies, its quarters position the chief to respond into the former Battalion 36 in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood, while it's own area in Maspeth is closer to Brooklyn's Battalion 28. The battalion area is presently seeing renewed growth as high rise construction expands across the East River from Manhattan.

Long Island City Fire Department

Battalion 1OrganizedVernon Ave & Borden Ave nr Jackson Ave 1891
Battalion 1Mergedas Queens Battalion 15 1898

FDNY Queens

Battalion 15Organized12-17 Jackson Ave, Queens 1898with Engine 58, Queens
Battalion 15Renumberedas Battalion 35 1898

FDNY

Battalion 35Organized12-17 Jackson Ave, Queens 1898with Engine 58, Queens
Battalion 35New Station10-40 47th Ave (136 8th Ave), Queens 1904with Engine 158, Queens
Battalion 35Renumberedas Battalion 45 1906

FDNY

Battalion 45Organized10-40 47th Ave, Queens 1906with Engine 158, Queens
Battalion 45Relocated33-51 Greenpoint Ave, Queens 1979with Engine 259
Battalion 45Temporary10-40 47th Ave, Queens 2007with Engine 258
Battalion 45Renovated33-51 Greenpoint Ave, Queens 2009with Engine 259
 

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Battalion 45 traces its origins to Battalion 1 of the Long Island City Fire Department. Upon merging into the FDNY, it became Battalion 15 of the Brooklyn and Queens divisions, as the first career battalion in Queens. With the first renumbering in 1898, it became Battalion 35, and then in 1908, it was renumbered Battalion 45.

Located in western Queens to the north of the Newtown Creek, Battalion 45 encompasses Long Island City, Sunnyside and Maspeth. While it is administratively a Queens battalion with Queens companies, its quarters position the chief to respond into the former Battalion 36 in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood, while it's own area in Maspeth is closer to Brooklyn's Battalion 28. The battalion area is presently seeing renewed growth as high rise construction expands across the East River from Manhattan.

Long Island City Fire Department

Battalion 1OrganizedVernon Ave & Borden Ave nr Jackson Ave 1891
Battalion 1Mergedas Queens Battalion 15 1898

FDNY Queens

Battalion 15Organized12-17 Jackson Ave, Queens 1898with Engine 58, Queens
Battalion 15Renumberedas Battalion 35 1898

FDNY

Battalion 35Organized12-17 Jackson Ave, Queens 1898with Engine 58, Queens
Battalion 35New Station10-40 47th Ave (136 8th Ave), Queens 1904with Engine 158, Queens
Battalion 35Renumberedas Battalion 45 1906

FDNY

Battalion 45Organized10-40 47th Ave, Queens 1906with Engine 158, Queens
Battalion 45Relocated33-51 Greenpoint Ave, Queens 1979with Engine 259
Battalion 45Temporary10-40 47th Ave, Queens 2007with Engine 258
Battalion 45Renovated33-51 Greenpoint Ave, Queens 2009with Engine 259

Companies in the Long Island City Battalion

Long Island City Battalion 1

1892 - 1896Battalion 1E1E4L1
1894 - 1895Battalion 1E1E2E3E4E5L1L2L3
1895 - 1896Battalion 1E1E2E3E4E5E6L1L2L4/3
1896 - 1898Battalion 1E1E2E3E4L1

FDNY Queens Battalion 15

1898 - 1898Battalion 15E58E59E60L15

FDNY Battalion 35

1898 - 1900Battalion 35E58E59E60L15
1900 - 1901Battalion 35E158E159E160L65
1901 - 1906Battalion 35E158E159E160E161L65

FDNY Battalion 45

1906 - 1908Battalion 45E158E159E160E161L65
1908 - 1909Battalion 45E158E159E160L65
1909 - 1910Battalion 45E158E159E160E161E162E163L65L66L67
1910 - 1913Battalion 45E158E159E160L65L78
1913 - 1927Battalion 45E258E259E260E261E262E263L115L116L117L128
1927 - 1932Battalion 45E258E259E260E261L115L116L128
1932 - 1941Battalion 45E258E259E260E261L115L116L128WT5
1941 - 1941Battalion 45E258E259E260E261E325L115L116L128WT5
1941 - 1956Battalion 45E258E259E260E261E262E325L115L116L128WT5
1956 - 1957Battalion 45E258E259E260E261E325E049cL115L116L128L163WT5
1957 - 1958Battalion 45E258E259E260E261E325E049cL115L116L128L163
1958 - 1975Battalion 45E258E259E260E261E325L115L116L128L163
1975 - 1979Battalion 45E258E259E260E261E288E291E325L115L116L128L140L163
1979 - 1984Battalion 45E258E259E260E261E291E325L115L116L128L140L163
1984 - 1989Battalion 45E258E259E260E261E325L115L116L128L163
1989 - 2003Battalion 45E258E259E260E261E291L115L116L128L140
2003 -Battalion 45E258E259E260E291L115L116L128L140

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The Bronx Division has been numbered 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9, but the longest and most continuous identity has been and is Division 7. At various times it has been split into two divisions, north and south, and into three divisions, north, south and east. It has often included northern Manhattan Battalions 13 and 16.

The Bronx is the only part of New York City located on the mainland. Surrounded by water on three sides, and including several inhabited islands, it is the only borough that has not had an FDNY fireboat stationed on its shores.

Prior to having a Division quartered in the borough, the Bronx was part of Manhattan's 3rd Division. The original Division 7 (1898 - 1906) became Brooklyn Division 11 and the next Division 7 (1907 - 1908) became Staten Island Division 8.

Bronx Division 4
Division 4Organized3134 Park Ave, Bronx 1902with Engine 71, split of Division 3
Division 4Renumberedas Division 5 1904


Bronx Division 5
Division 5Organized3134 Park Ave, Bronx 1904with Engine 71, former Division 4
Division 5Renumberedas Division 6 1906


Bronx Division 6 (original)
Division 6Reorganized3134 Park Ave, Bronx 1906with Engine 71, former Division 5
Division 6Renumberedas Division 7 1907


Bronx North Division 7
Division 7Reorganized3134 Park Ave, Bronx 1907with Engine 71, former Division 6, first Bronx only division
Division 7Temporary1213-1215 Intervale Ave, Bronx 1948with Engine 82
Division 7Relocated3134 Park Ave, Bronx 1949with Engine 71, Bronx split north and south by Division 5
Division 7Relocated1213-1215 Intervale Ave, Bronx 1951with Engine 82, split by Division 4 and Division 5
Division 7Relocated2504 Webster Ave, Bronx 1956with Engine 48, Bronx split north and south by Division 6
Division 7 1968split north, south, east by Division 9
Division 7New Station2417 Webster Ave, Bronx 1977with Engine 48
Division 7 1989merged with most of Division 9
Division 7Temporary3929 E Tremont Ave, Bronx 1991with Engine 72
Division 7Relocated2417 Webster Ave, Bronx 1991with Engine 48
Division 7Renumberedas Division 4 1995


Bronx North Division 4
Division 4Organized2417 Webster Ave, Bronx 1995with Engine 48, former Division 7
Division 4Renumberedas Division 7 1995


Bronx North Division 7
Division 7Reorganized2417 Webster Ave, Bronx 1995with Engine 48, former Division 4
Division 7Renumberedas Division 4 1995


Bronx North Division 4
Division 4Organized2417 Webster Ave, Bronx 1995with Engine 48, former Division 7
Division 4Renumberedas Division 7 1997


Bronx North Division 7
Division 7Reorganized2417 Webster Ave, Bronx 1997with Engine 48, former Division 4
Division 7Temporary3929 E Tremont Ave, Bronx 2010with Engine 72
Division 7Renovated2417 Webster Ave, Bronx 2011with Engine 48
Gr8 info as always brother
 

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ENGINE 232/TCU 732/LADDER 176
PRE-FABRICATED FIREHOUSE
266 ROCKAWAY AVENUE EAST NEW YORK, BROOKLYN
DIVISION 15, BATTALION 55
"TIN HOUSE"
"BMA"/"TIN HOUSE TRUCK"


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1988
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ENGINE 232

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LADDER 176

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TIN HOUSE - 2021 - EMS STATION 44

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Note - the pre-fabricated "Tin House" firehouses were located in areas with heavy fire volumes and intended to be relocated as necessary. They are still operating as FDNY EMS stations after 50 years.
 

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ENGINE 85/TCU 712/LADDER 59
1264 BOSTON ROAD
BRONX, NY
PRE-FABRICATED FIREHOUSE


50 YEARS AGO ON JULY 8, 1971

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ENGINE 85

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TCU 712 AT ENGINE 82/LADDER 31

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What was in L105's quarters after they moved out? I think I remember there being a decon unit or some type of unit that cleaned gear shortly before the Barclay Center was built there. Was there ever any other units in these quarters after 105?
 

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Originally 232 & 176 were in the 44 Battalion. Then somebody got the idea to have the Truck in the 37 and the Engine remain in the 44 in the same house. In June of 87 the truck moved into the new house and with 233 went back into the 44.
 

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What was in L105's quarters after they moved out? I think I remember there being a decon unit or some type of unit that cleaned gear shortly before the Barclay Center was built there. Was there ever any other units in these quarters after 105?
Wasn't there some type of laundry facility there, maybe for deconning gear?
 

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What was in L105's quarters after they moved out? I think I remember there being a decon unit or some type of unit that cleaned gear shortly before the Barclay Center was built there. Was there ever any other units in these quarters after 105?
Model Cities Salvage 4 1979-1991
Decon Support 200?-2009
 

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Originally 232 & 176 were in the 44 Battalion. Then somebody got the idea to have the Truck in the 37 and the Engine remain in the 44 in the same house. In June of 87 the truck moved into the new house and with 233 went back into the 44.
In 1985, 332 & 175 moved into a new house, taking 175 out of the 37. 176 was reassigned to the 37 which no longer had ladder companies. When 233 & 176 moved into their new house and 232 was disbanded, the 15 Division battalions were re-aligned.
 

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In 1985, 332 & 175 moved into a new house, taking 175 out of the 37. 176 was reassigned to the 37 which no longer had ladder companies. When 233 & 176 moved into their new house and 232 was disbanded, the 15 Division battalions were re-aligned.
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Battalions

A frequent, recurring observation across the discussion threads is that Staten Island needs another battalion. While many determining factors have changed over the years in Staten Island and city-wide, the number of battalions remains unchanged. In fact, the number of battalions overall has changed minimally over the years.

Battalions have been added only twice during the history of the department. Initially, battalions were added as the city and the department was growing and building out. The total number of original, legacy, land battalions topped out at 47 in 1930. (The battalions were numbered from 1 to 54 with numbers 24 to 30 having been retired in the 1906 renumbering.)

The total number of battalions (47) remained unchanged through 1969. (Even the number of battalions per borough was essentially unchanged. The only exception was the move of Battalion 3 from Manhattan to The Bronx in 1956.)

The only other period when battalions were added began in the mid 1960’s. The activity levels of the War Years resulted in the formation of seven battalion second sections and four new battalions. In 1969, the seven second section battalions were made original sections for a total of 58 land battalions. (Battalions were numbered from 1 to 60 with numbers 24 to 30 still remaining unused.)

Reflecting the higher activity areas of the city, battalions were added in Manhattan + 1, The Bronx + 4, Brooklyn + 5, Queens + 1, and Staten Island unchanged.

By the late 1980s, six of the 1969 new battalions (25, 29, 55, 56, 59, 60) and three of the legacy (5, 34, 36) battalions were disbanded. Five of the 1969 battalions remained (26, 27, 28, 57, 58).

Compared to 1957, battalion changes were: Manhattan -1, Bronx +2, Brooklyn +1, Queens unchanged, and Staten Island unchanged. Citywide total change +2.

In 91 years, from 1930 to the present, only two land battalions have been permanently added in total.

The number of battalions in Staten Island and Queens has been unchanged. The one additional 1969 battalion in Queens was rescinded. Given the similarity of the battalion organization and the history of both boroughs, the need for an additional battalion in one borough would likely also be reevaluated in the other borough.
 

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Battalions

A frequent, recurring observation across the discussion threads is that Staten Island needs another battalion. While many determining factors have changed over the years in Staten Island and city-wide, the number of battalions remains unchanged. In fact, the number of battalions overall has changed minimally over the years.

Battalions have been added only twice during the history of the department. Initially, battalions were added as the city and the department was growing and building out. The total number of original, legacy, land battalions topped out at 47 in 1930. (The battalions were numbered from 1 to 54 with numbers 24 to 30 having been retired in the 1906 renumbering.)

The total number of battalions (47) remained unchanged through 1969. (Even the number of battalions per borough was essentially unchanged. The only exception was the move of Battalion 3 from Manhattan to The Bronx in 1956.)

The only other period when battalions were added began in the mid 1960’s. The activity levels of the War Years resulted in the formation of seven battalion second sections and four new battalions. In 1969, the seven second section battalions were made original sections for a total of 58 land battalions. (Battalions were numbered from 1 to 60 with numbers 24 to 30 still remaining unused.)

Reflecting the higher activity areas of the city, battalions were added in Manhattan + 1, The Bronx + 4, Brooklyn + 5, Queens + 1, and Staten Island unchanged.

By the late 1980s, six of the 1969 new battalions (25, 29, 55, 56, 59, 60) and three of the legacy (5, 34, 36) battalions were disbanded. Five of the 1969 battalions remained (26, 27, 28, 57, 58).

Compared to 1957, battalion changes were: Manhattan -1, Bronx +2, Brooklyn +1, Queens unchanged, and Staten Island unchanged. Citywide total change +2.

In 91 years, from 1930 to the present, only two land battalions have been permanently added in total.

The number of battalions in Staten Island and Queens has been unchanged. The one additional 1969 battalion in Queens was rescinded. Given the similarity of the battalion organization and the history of both boroughs, the need for an additional battalion in one borough would likely also be reevaluated in the other borough.
Gr8 info as always brother.
 

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Gooderson Engine 2 Newtown Fire Department - Winfield, Long Island - Pre-FDNY Engine 292

Gooderson Engine 2 was organized in 1862 at Thompson Avenue (Queens Boulevard) and Fisk Avenue.
Gooderson Engine 2 relocated a new firehouse at Thompson Avenue and Fisk Avenue (67-32 Queens Boulevard) in 1882.


67-32 Queens Boulevard firehouse:

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Gooderson Engine 2 members:

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Mack,
I don't know if you can answer this and the information is for a gentleman that is developing brain cancer and many issues in his 70s I'm not pulling on your heart strings for help but I can't find his father who was a FDNY member during the 1940s and 1950shis helmet has 56 on it the number below was 2415 possibly a few years earlier or later. This MOS is not listed in the line of duty deaths but the family tells the story of Joachim McGlynn a FDNY firefighter who was injured making a grab in a fully engulfed structure in the Bronx. I don't know if he was on duty or ran in off duty but he was hospitalized saved the person's life a neighbor? He self released from the hospital suffering severe scarring to his lungs and succumbed to those injuries soon after leaving his son at 11 and daughter and another son older the ll yr old was born in 43 so this may have happened in 1955 his truck was 20 not sure on that 56 was on the helmet he was a tiller man from what I was told worked with ladder companies, my research shows a tiller 20 ladder in the 50s delivered new? I have the original picture of it during my research. The area of his assignment was told to me to be the Bronx and Manhattan he lived in the Bronx and breezy point.his wife was Ann Margret McGlynn of the Bronx. I contacted FDNY a Mr Hicks who told me the files are gone from age no help, I'd like to give him a clear idea of who his dad was his mom passed away some years later of Alzheimer's leaving alot of unanswered questions, my fiancee is his daughter she wants to know her grandfather.i do know his wife during the 9/11 attacks was contacted by FDNY and given money for her husbands contribution in the war years and after his life..its confusing mack I have researched all I can. Can you help I'm lost in the sauce.
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