FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section

mack

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ENGINE 32 MANHATTAN
ORG. 18 Burling Slip FQ Vol. (Oct. 20, 1865)
RELOC. 108 John St. (Leased) (Jan. 1, 1880)
RELOC. 49 Beekman St. FQ E-7 (Dec. 31, 1905)
DISB. (Nov. 25, 1972)


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108 John St.

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49 Beekman St.
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I didn't realize the quarters pictured was originally Engine 7's before it was Engine 32's.
Engine 6 apparently covered the 32s.
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I wonder if it was ever numbered for Engine 7.
 

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I didn't realize the quarters pictured was originally Engine 7's before it was Engine 32's.
Engine 6 apparently covered the 32s.
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I wonder if it was ever numbered for Engine 7.
The Beekman Street firehouse was built in 1903. It was used by Engine 7 for two and a half years while their new firehouse on Duane Street was being constructed. It was built as a replacement/relocation for Engine 32 and as was Duane Street for Engine 7, but Engine 7 needed a temporary home until their new house was ready and new 32 was available. Engine 32 moved in on the same day Engine 7 moved out.
 

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Engine 32 Medal FF James A Malloy 1913


Equitable Building Fire

"By now, 22 engines, two water towers and 10 trucks were working. Water was freezing in the air as streams were directed toward the raging flames. Ice was forming on everything in and around the burning building. The waiters became visible on the roof and Kenlon ordered a rescue attempt to commence. Using scaling ladders, Engineer of Steamer Charles W. Rankin of Engine 33 and Fireman Francis Blessing, Kenlon’s chauffeur, began working their way toward the men trapped on the mansard roof. This path proved to be nearly impassable due to copingstones that extended four feet from the building’s face.


As the ladder team tried to work around the obstruction, another four-man team raced to the 10-story building across the street. Firemen James F. Molloy of Engine 32 climbed out onto the edge of the roof. While he was being held, he leaned out as far as he could and fired a rope-rifle shot across to the trapped men. The small line, with a larger rope attached, was quickly pulled across by the waiters and tied off. As this rope was made taut, a huge flame shot from the burning building and burned the rope away in seconds. A dense cloud of smoke covered the entire top of the building for a few moments. The victims huddled on a small piece of coping as the roof they had been standing on moments before had fallen away as the interior of the building collapsed in on itself.

Rankin held tightly as the collapsing building shook violently. Blessing straddled an aerial ladder and slid to safety. Above them, the waiters lost their battle with the flames and jumped to their deaths. Rankin then worked his way to safety."



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