Engine 58, Harlem A local cop dropped off this pudgy bulldog, and her face is now painted on the company logo and adorns their shirt patches. She’s no stranger to the fridge, is a good judge of which firefighters can be conned into feeding her, and loves to play tug-of-war.
Engine 58/Ladder 26 fire - Manhattan Box 33-1333 – September 5, 2018
New York City Fire Department (FDNY) September 6, 2018
“The fire was on the first floor, right at the base of the stairs when we came into the lobby. The fire was out the apartment door going up the interior stairs. We proceeded to the floors above and began our search. I found an unconscious patient, so I called it in. At that point, the can man, Probationary Firefighter Edward J. Masterson, came upstairs and helped me get the individual out of the apartment where we could hand them off to EMS,” says FDNY Lieutenant Andrew Magenheim, Ladder 26, who rescued an individual from a 3-alarm fire in Manhattan yesterday evening. Lt. Magenheim says, “The teamwork of the members getting a line in position quickly and the irons guy, Firefighter Brian Foley, forcing the door to make sure we had an escape route was very important because once we were above the fire, we could not go back down the stairs the way we entered.” The patient was transported to a local hospital in serious, but stable condition.
Address: 158 East 110th St. off Lexington Ave.
Fire on the first floor of a 4 story 25x60 mixed occupancy.
Phone Alarm Box 1333 - Reporting fire in the basement. - 15:50
Box loaded up on reports of people trapped on the 3rd floor & a person with a baby on the fire escape. - 15:51
L-26: 10-75 the box - Fire in the front & heavy smoke pushing from the 3rd floor window. - 15:53
B-12: Extra E&T. (E-59 & TL-13) - 15:55
MD transmitting the All Hands.
B-12: Fire is in the basement. - 15:57
B-12: Give me a 2nd Alarm. - 16:04
B-14 Safety, B-16 Safety
D-3: Fire is on the first floor, 3 L/S, 2 L/O, primaries in progress, DWH - 16:10
D-3: We have 1 10-45 code to follow. - 16:11
D-3: Special call 2 additional trucks. (L-30 & TL-22) - 16:16
D-3: Primaries are negative throughout. we have smoke pushing in both exposures. Transmit a 3rd Alarm. - 16:27
Staging: 3rd Ave & East 112th St.
D-3: The 10-45 is a code 2. - 16:36
FC: Special call 2 additional trucks. (L-128 act. 43 & TL-23?) - 16:45
FC: Per C-6, PWH - 16:58
FC: Per C-6, Under Control. - 17:15
Duration: 1 hour & 25 min.
E-67 to E-35
E-21 to E-91
E-4 to E-9
E-1 to E-47
E-88 to E-74
E-262 to E-37
E-82 to E-53
E-79 to E-69
L-116 to L-30
L-19 to L-26
L-128 to L-43
L-49 to H&L-40
TL-9 to TL-13
L-8 to TL-35
B-45 to B-10
B-17 to B-12
FDNY Response Videos captures the early operations and rescues during a fatal subway fire in Harlem.
Fire Location: West 110 St & Lenox Ave
IRT 23 Line Northbound
E-58 gave the 10-75 a block and a half away heavy smoke condition in the area
Fire in a train station
E-71 w/ Nolan Rail Cart
E-3 w/ H.R 1
L-30(North Emergency Exit)s/c
L-13(South Emergency Exit)s/c
MD to B-11 Fire is in the 2nd train from the front
B-11 extra Engine & Truck
MD to B-11 wanna go with the All Hands
MD to B-11 on the All Hands in transit you get E-3 w/ H.R 1, Rebreather 1, Tac-1, RB, SB FC
D-3 s/c 2 additional trucks. 1 to the North Emergency exit. 1 to the South Emergency Exit
D-3 (3) 10-45s No Codes
B-11 how soon till the power is shut off
MD the TLO is pushing it as quick as they can
B-12 can you assign a C.F.R.D Engine & EMS to 110 & Lenox person having difficulty breathing
D-3 transmit a 2nd Alarm @03:51
E-74(South Emergency Exit)
E-9 w/ Sat. 1
L-25(South Emergency Exit)s/c
B-8(South Emergency Exit)s/c
B-46 Act. 10(St Luke's Hospital)
Mask Service Unit 1s/c
D-3 have all responding units respond into West 111 & Lenox
D-3 have any extra chief respond to the South Emergency Exit
*South Emergency Exit CPW & West 107 St*
D-3 s/c an additional truck to the South Emergency Exit @04:06
FC s/c an additional Fast Truck @04:07
FC s/c 2 additional Trucks into the command post @04:10
FC s/c an additional BC @04:14
FC the member that was removed by the FAST truck fell being checked out by EMS @04:14
FC transmit an additional 10-45 No Code @04:16
FC have the Marshall respond ASAP we have the individual who lit the fire @04:19
FC 10-41 Code 1
FC s/c 2 additional Trucks @04:27
FC (5) 10-45s (4) Code 2s & (1) Code 3
FC (1) of those Code 2s is Cardiac Arrest the other (3) are smoke inhalation
FC Car-9 is 10-84
E-74 we are with L-13 L-25 & B-8 we got flagged down by the Battalion @04:37
FC s/c the Mask Service Unit @04:44
Car-2H responding @04:46
MD to B-46 you can remain in service @04:52
E-74 per B-8 can you have EMS respond to our location. We have 8-10 people coming out the emergency exit @04:53
FC per Car-9 PWH @05:11
(17) 10-45s (1) Code 1
*Note - Companies are not allowed inside the relocated firehouse & are only allowed to be relocated for 3 hours*
EDWARD F. MCMAHON ENGINE 58 DEC. 18, 1933 1934 HUGH BONNER
108 W 121st Street 4-story brownstone – FF McMahon rescued a woman trapped on the 4th floor by entering the adjacent building and then traversing on a 3 inch ledge to her fire building apartment. FF McMahon entered the apartment, found the burned woman, removed her using the 3 inch ledge to the adjoining building, and then removed her with assistance to the street..
FF PHILIP POLITO ENGINE 58 OFF-DUTY APR. 25, 1936 1937 DEPARTMENT
FF LEON I. CHIPKIN ENGINE 58 JAN. 9, 1952 1953 SCOTT
FF WALTER FOURNESS ENGINE 58 APR. 27, 1959 1960 THIRD ALARM
FF KEVIN A. M MUNNELLY ENG. 58 APR. 2, 1983 1984 LAUFER
Burn Center Chronicles - Caring Nurses Heal Firefighters' Wounds and Spirits.
By Alan Saly - from Firehouse Magazine, March, 1985
Standing next to Gluck in the Training Academy auditorium was another firefighter who had been burnt on the job, Kevin Munnelly, out of 58 Engine. He told the probies how he had suffered severe burns when advancing a hose-line through a flammable liquid fire. For his bravery in maintaining his position and protecting fire fighters in the adjacent stairwell and second floor of the structure, he received a departmental citation. As a result of the heat of the fire and scalding water, firefighter Munnelly sustained burns to his throat, neck, ears, thigh and both hands -- third-degree burns on the left hand and second-degree burns on the right hand.
Because of the extent of the burn injuries, Kevin Munnelly needed skin grafts at the Burn Center. It was a job done with such care and skill, under the direction of the center's Dr. Michael Madden, that it now takes a sharp eye at handshaking distance to see the contours where the graft had been applied. No discoloration or abnormal tightening of skin is visible. Like Bob Gluck, Kevin Munnelly looked like he had never suffered a serious burn injury. While both men still carry the internal scars, they have come back to the job with confidence and eagerness, to face the same risks again as part of their daily routine. The care and concern they received from the Burn Center staff has had a lot to do with that inner strength.
LT JEFFERY W. LEVER ENGINE 58 FEB. 11, 1991 1992 MARTIN
ENGINE 58 MAR, 12, 2014 2015 CURRAN/BURN CENTER/DEEKEN
Capt Christopher S. Reginella (Ladder 13), FF Christopher Brennan (Ladder 26), FF Robert G. Canale (Engine 58), FF Thomas M. Long (Engine 58), FF Christopher N. Spagnola (Engine 58)
FF JAMES T. DANIELS LAD. 26 MAY 30, 1914 1915 HUGH BONNER
Rescue at 18 E 116th Street.
FF JAMES T. DANIELS LAD. 26 JAN. 26, 1915 JAMES GORDON BENNETT
Manhattan Box 22-746 1473 Madison Avenue. Forced to make a lightening calculation in order to safe life, FF Daniels succeeded in performing a remarkable rescue at this fire; the young man rescued was standing on the window sill of the 4th floor when a sudden sweep of the fire compelled him to jump before the ladder could be placed in position. FF Daniels, who was standing on the top of the ladder, succeeded by an effort of great strength and dexterity, in catching the man and getting him safely on the ladder. He caught the full weight of Windman's body. Had it not been for his remarkable strength, he would have been thrown from his position.
FF MAURICE M. HARTNETT LAD. 26 SEP. 4, 1932 1933 TREVOR-WARREN
Rescued two girls at 53 East 104th Street after they had become unconscious from smoke.
FF GEORGE J. GRAU LAD. 26 APR. 14, 1933 1934 PRENTICE
-from Fire Department, City of New York by Paul Hashagen
FF Grau rescued 6-member family from occupied multiple dwelling tenement with heavy fire on arrival, floors one to floor 5. FF Grau followed, by LT John J Metz also Ladder 26, entering burning 5th floor apartment. FF Grau and Lt Metz found 2 children and 4 adults and removed them from the apartment by aerial ladder.
LT JOHN J. METZ LAD. 26 APR.14, 1933 1934 DEPARTMENT
LT Metz rescued 6-member family from occupied multiple dwelling tenement with FF Grau.
FF CHARLES A. HICKEY LAD. 26 MAR. 4, 1936 1937 DELEHANTY
FF Hickey was awarded the MJ Delehanty Medal for rescuing a child from a tenement fire.
LODD - FIREFIGHTER CHARLES A. HICKEY LADDER 37 WORLD WAR II Sep. 22, 1945
LT Charles A Hickey, US Navy Reserve, September 22, 1945. Navy LT Hickey was killed in a plane crash over Japan. He was a Lieutenant in the Navy. He had also served as an overseas Army veteran in World War I. LT Hickey had been awarded the Navy Legion of Merit Medal for 'Keeping afloat and making possible the salvage of valuable equipment in 3 vessels seriously damaged by fire by enemy action'. He was buried in Yokohama, Japan. LT Hickey left a widow and 4 daughters.
FF GEORGE T. J. SCOTT LAD. 26 1940 1941 LA GUARDIA
FF Scott, BC Wedemeyer and BC Deasy, at extreme personal risk, made an official Department extended visit to London which was under attack during World War II, for the purpose of studying, observing and reporting on conditions resulting from the bombing of England.
*FF GEORGE J. STREBEL LAD. 26 APR. 21,1941 1942 SCOTT
FF Strebel rescued Mr John Johnson at a fire 157 W 111th Street
FF ANTHONY L. RICCARDI LAD. 26 SEP. 14, 1946 1947 JAMES GORDON BENNETT
Manhattan Box 22-1342 26 Lenox Avenue. Ladder 26 was blocked by parked cars and had to position itself 46 feet from the building line. When the aerial ladder was fully extended, it was still 8 feet from reaching the stone ledge of the top floor of the 7 story multiple dwelling. A woman was sitting on the ledge and was above the fire floor. FF Riccardi ascended the aerial to the top of the ladder. While he was perched precariously at the top of the ladder, the woman quickly became panicky and threatened to jump. FF Riccardi convinced the woman to turn over on her stomach and to attempt to lower herself to his outstretched arms. The woman quickly dropped onto FF Riccardi and his extended arms with her full weight almost forcing both off the top of the aerial ladder. FF Riccardi was able to regain his balance while holding the woman. FF Riccardi then carried her down the aerial through heavy smoke and heat. He was then able to assist her to the street below.
FF ANTHONY L. RICCARDI LAD. 26 SEP. 14, 1946 1947 HARRY M. ARCHER
FF THOMAS HUNT LAD. 26 SEP. 19, 1953 1954 JOHNSTON
FF Hunt made rescue at Manhattan Box 22-1418.
Engine 35 stretching line up fire escape Manhattan Box 22-1418. – from WNYF
FF MARTIN VAN OUTRYVE LAD. 26 OCT. 7, 1954 1955 LA GUARDIA
LT Van Outryve was awarded the 1955 Laguardia Medal for a rescue at 3 W 117th Street.
FF WILLIAM H. SMITH, JR. LAD. 26 NOV. 19, 1959 1960 BROOKMAN
FF Smith rescued FF Tom Barry Ladder 26 November 19, 1959.
This latest history on Engine 58/Ladder 26 is "special to me".
Back in 1968/69, I was just starting to get into buffing the FDNY after my initial introduction to Engine Co 210 and Rescue 2 on Carlton Ave, Brooklyn. It was also a time before the very popular book came out titled: "Report from Engine Co 82" and we learned of the fires going on in the South Bronx.
As I also remember, these were the days before portable scanners.
I just happened to find this firehouse and I thought that I could pretty much find my way around with the numbered streets. I remember sitting a couple of hours near that firehouse and when the rigs went on a run, I tried to follow them. It didn't always work but ever once in awhile I'd see them operate.
At that time Ladder Co 26 was an ALF Tiller. I loved watching it turn those corners.
The FDNY always had those air horns too, something that I hadn't heard in my home town of Bridgeport.
Harlem's Engine 58 and Ladder 26 was also a busy area and the work load seemed to be picking up over the next couple of years. Even when the book Eng 82 had come out, I would still head over to 58/26s area because I liked it over there.
I guess my point is that right after my FDNY introduction to Engine 210/Rescue 2, thanks to a Engine 210 member nicknamed "TAD", it was FDNYs Eng 58/Lad 26 that kind of broke me into the hobby of buffing the FDNY, which later played a huge part in helping me to do my job as a firefighter here in Ct.
After decades of chasing the jobs of the FDNY, it later brought me into a NEW PHASE of buffing. One of chit chatting from a chair, or on this web site, or before the COVID 19 started - face to face chit chat with some guys who I found, talked about the job as firefighters and how they enjoyed doing what they did.