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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Ladder 26 medals:

FF THEODORE N. DURANT LAD. 26 NOV. 18, 1965 1966 SCOTT

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FF SAMUEL J. MITCHELL, JR. LAD. 26 APR. 13, 1966 1967 FDR

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FF JOHN J. MASSARO LAD. 26 NOV. 15, 1967 1968 BROOKMAN

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FF Massaro rescued 3 children from a burning 3rd floor tenement apartment at 133 Lenox Avenue near 117th Street.



FF THOMAS R. FRENCH LAD. 26 MAY 10, 1967 1968 TREVOR-WARREN



FF THEODORE N. DURANT LAD. 26 DEC. 25, 1968 1969 KRIDEL

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Ladder 26/Ladder 26-2 medals:

FF ROBERT F. LOVE LAD. 26 JUL. 12, 1969 1970 TREVOR-WARREN

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FF PATRICK J. MCGROARY LAD. 26-2 JUL. 12, 1969 1970 KANE

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-from Fire Department, City of New York by Paul Hashagen



FF EUGENE HOFFMAN LAD. 26-2 JUL. 12, 1969 1970 DELEHANTY



FF ROBERT F. LOVE LAD. 26 MAR. 6, 1971 DELEHANTY

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Career included promotion to Battalion Chief.

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FF JOHN T. FAUSNER LAD. 26 MAR. 11, 1972 1973 KRIDEL

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FF RICHARD J. COMISKEY LAD. 26-2 LAD. 26 1972 1973 STIEFEL
 
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Ladder 26 medals:

CAPT JOHN S. O'REGAN LAD. 26 MAY 7, 1973 1974 BRUMMER

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WNYF 1974 01 Progress Report Roof Ropes by Captain Luke M. Vaughn

On May 7, 1973 Ladder Co. 26-1 responded to Box 7-5-1377 at 0802 hours. Captain (now Battalion Chief) John O'Regan, accompanied by Fr. Bernard and Fr. Seaman went to the roof of the fire building at 25 East 115th Street. From this point, they observed smoke billowing from the 5th floor window facing on to an interior shaft between the fire building and Exposure #3, 1756 Madison Ave. Framed in one window was Mrs. Mary Ballet, aged 20, and huddled about her, Terence and Terry Mitchell, each aged 3, and Andre Mitchell, aged 10. At the next window. stood Ronald and Andre Jones, ages 30 and 21 respectively. Both were in an extreme state of panic due to the untenable nature of their position. It appeared very likely they were about to jump into the five story shaft. The time element was critical!

Crossing to the roof of the exposure building, Captain O'Regan with Firemen Seaman and Bernard, descended to the top floor apartment facing the fire apartment windows. Captain O'Regan climbed out on to the window ledge opposite Mrs. Ballet and the children. With the two firemen holding his left foot firmly on the ledge, Captain O'Regan lunged across the shaft placing his right foot on the ledge near the woman and three children, (See diagram.) He quickly handed the three small children (Andre Mitchell weighed 85 lhs.) across the shaft to the firemen in the other window as he spanned the 54 inches across the five story shaft. He then turned his attention to Mrs. Ballet.

Other members of Ladder Co. 26-1 had, meanwhile, arrived at the roof above and had lowered their 40 foot Personal Ropes near to where Captain O'Regan was perched. Grasping the hook end of the 3S inch Nylon rope, he placed it around Mrs. Ballet. Assisted by the firemen on the roof holding her weight, Captain O'Regan guided the woman across the shaft to safety. Ronald and Andre Jones anxiously awaited rescue in the next window.

To reach the two men in the other window. it was necessary for Captain O'Regan to shuffle forward on the two ledges. Captain O’Regan was forced to exercise some restraint on one of the men who had become extremely panicky. Grasping another Personal Rope lowered from above, he secured the man who was promptly pulled up to the roof. At this point, Captain O'Regan heard Engine Co. 91 -1 in the hallway and kept the second man under control until assistance arrived from inside. Captain O'Regan's comment was short but eloquent: "If those ropes were not available to be lowered from the roof, there would almost certainly have been a loss of life."

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- from Fire Department, City of New York by Paul Hashagen


Appointed to the FDNY on March 16, 1951, retired after serving 32 years on March 17, 1983 with rank of Battalion Chief. Awarded the FDNY Betram Brummer Medal in 1974.

FF O'Regan's grandfather, Patrick L. O'Regan, arrived from Ireland in 1884 and was the first member of the family to join the Department in 1898 and served for twenty years, retiring with the rank of Acting Battalion Chief. FF O'Regan's father, George P. O'Regan, joined in 1929 and became Lieutenant of Ladder Company 80. FF O'Regan's brothers William and George were also NYC firefighters. (George was killed as a result of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.) His son John became the fourth generation of the family in the FDNY, assigned to Engine 77. Brother George's son became a firefighter in New Jersey.
 
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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Ladder 26 medals:

FF MICHAEL M. PENCHINA LAD. 26 JAN. 10, 1977 1978 DELEHANTY

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FF CRAIG H. SHELLEY LAD. 26 FEB. 19, 1977 1978 TREVOR-WARREN

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FF Shelly later assignments included Chief Marine Operations.

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LT THOMAS M. KENNEDY LAD. 26 MAY 19, 1979 1980 UFOA

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Ladder 26 medal:



FF PATRICK J. BROWN LAD. 26 MAR. 7, 1980 1981 CINELLI

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While assigned to Ladder 26, he was the Outside Vent Firefighter at a fire on the upper floors of a 6-story old law tenement. Fire was coming out the windows on the fourth and fifth floors. He could hear trapped occupants on the top floor fire escape. They were cut off by the fire. Fr. Brown’s passage up the stairway of the fire escape was also blocked. Fr. Brown jumped on the railing of the fire escape and grabbed the structure of the fire escape. He swung on the fire escape from side to side to get momentum to make it to the top floor and avoid the fire encroaching on the fire escape. He made it to the top floor and rescued two people.


FF Patrick Brown - Ladder 26:

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Fr. Paddy Brown would graduate from Proby School on January 28, 1977. He was assigned to Ladder 26 in Harlem, “The Fire Factory”. In the class before Paddy’s, another Proby named Jay Fischler was assigned to Ladder 26. These two like-minded young firefighters were about to embark on storied careers. Ladder 26 was the birthplace of the “Ladders 3, Fire Tactics and Procedures for Tenements”. Its author was Captain John O’Regan, the Captain of Ladder 26. Under the tutelage of senior firefighters such as Bill Stewart, Larry Fitzpatrick, and Lieutenants Joe Curry and Tom Kennedy, every day would be a learning experience. Fr. Paddy Brown would not only absorb all the lessons being taught to him, he would teach others as well. A Proby that came into the “Fire Factory” about a year after Paddy was Ralph Fago. Ralph was assigned to Engine 58. Paddy would take the time to teach Ralph what he knew. One time, Ralph had the “Nozzle” and was awaiting the Forcible Entry Team from Ladder 26 to force a fire apartment door. Paddy Brown was on that forcible entry team. As soon as the door was forced, Paddy put his head on the floor. He then told Ralph: “Hey Ralph, put your head on the floor and look.” Ralph was able to see deep into the flat by putting his head on the floor as Paddy instructed. Ralph Fago made some interesting observations about his time working with him. He noted that Paddy had a unique skill-set that he brought to the fire ground. He was able to evaluate a situation quickly. He never saw a firefighter search an apartment faster than Paddy.
“He wasn’t reckless; he just knew where he was going.”

Through his knowledge of layouts, sizeup, and his instincts, it seemed as if he always knew where to go. Ralph would go on to say that because Paddy brought such a unique skill-set to the fire, there were rescues that he made that may not have been made if Paddy was not working. Ralph Fago would continue in his praise of Paddy Brown by saying; “If I were trapped at a fire, I would want Paddy Brown coming for me.” Ladder 26 stressed “positioning” of individual firefighters. This is a lesson that Paddy would pass along to his firefighters when he became an officer, “position, position, position”. Fr. Paddy Brown of Ladder 26 made his first rescue on March 31, 1979. He received a Class “A” award. On March 7, 1980, he made another rescue in which he received a Class III. He made two more rescues, one on April 2, 1981, and one on June 24, 1981 in which he received Class “A” awards. People were starting to take notice of the young firefighter. Rescue 1 recruited Paddy and was assigned there on February 2, 1982.

- from Division 7 Newsletter http://www.fdnysbravest.com/Div7NewsletterSept2019.pdf


Captain Brown lost his life at the WTC September 11, 2001.

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SGT Brown was a decorated Marine with two Vietnam combat tours:

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Captain Brown was a member of the NY Fire Patrol before entering FDNY. His FDNY career included duty at Rescue 1, Rescue 2, SOC, Ladder 28, Engine 69, Ladder 3

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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Ladder 26 medals:


FF JOHN J. FANNING LAD. 26 JUN. 29, 1980 1981 BROOKMAN

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KENNETH G. M SCHWILLE FF. LAD. 26 DEC. 19, 1981 1981 1982 DOUGHERTY

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CRUZ A. M FERNANDEZ FF. LAD. 26 MAR. 3, 1982 1983 FIRE MARSHALS

LT Fernandez, Ladder 111, died January11, 2013 from WTC-related illness

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RIP. Never forget.



FF JOSEPH V. DONOVAN LAD. 26 FEB. 6, 1983 1984 JOHNSTON

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FF CHARLES E. ZUBA LAD. 26 SEP. 11, 1983 1984 MC ELLIGOTT

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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Ladder 26 medals:


FF WILLIAM P. STEWART LAD. 26 APR. 4, 1983 1984 PRENTICE

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FF DAVID L. GETTENS NOV. 18, 1983 1984 HISPANIC

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LT JOHN J. FANNING LAD. 26 APR. 23, 1983 1984 CORCORAN

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BC Fanning lost his life at the WTC September 11, 2001.

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RIP. Never forget.



LT JOHN K. CORCORAN LAD. 26 JUN. 1, 1988 1989 AMERICAN LEGION

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BC Corcoran died Jan 11, 2013 from WTC-related illness

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RIP. Never forget.



FF ROBERT C. WING, JR. LAD. 26 AUG. 7, 1989 1990 POLICE HONOR
 
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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Ladder 26 medals:


CAPT JOSEPH F. CURRY LAD. 26 JUL. 31, 1989 1990 HISPANIC

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DC Curry at WTC.

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LT ROBERT A. SCHILLINGER LAD. 26 SEP. 4, 1992 1993 HUGH BONNER



FF JONATHAN C. MURATH LAD. 26 FEB. 13, 1993 1994 CRIMMINS



FF THOMAS E. BROWN LAD. 26 MAR. 17, 1994 1995 COLUMBIA



LADDER 26 2006 ELASSER

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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Engine 58/Ladder 26 medals:


ENGINE 58 MAR. 12, 2014 2015 CURRAN/BURN CENTER/DEEKEN

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Captain Christopher S. Reginella, L 13 Firefighter Christopher Brennan, L 26 Firefighter Robert G. Canale Firefighter Thomas M. Long, Jr. Firefighter Christopher N. Spagnola



FF BRIAN C. LAVALLE LAD. 26 FEB. 13, 2016 2017 CRIMMINS

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Manhattan Box 1376 10-77 All Hands
40 W. 115th St, fire in apt.11K in a 14 sty 100X150

BN-12 gave 10-77
L-23 FAST
E-22 HRN, E-60 CFRD, BN-13 Safety,BN-14,E-39/HR, R-1,SQ-41, D-3
16:40..BN-12, 1 10-45 no code
16:43..BN-12, 2nd 10-45 no code, put a rush on the bus 1 of the 10-45's is an infant
16:47..BN-12, still waiting for a bus
16:57..D-3, PWH
17:04..D-3, All Hands, UC
17:06..D-3, 10-41 code 1
17:12..FC, both 10-45's are code 2's (going to Harlem Hospital)

E58, E91, E37, E35, E22(HRN), E60(CFRD), E39(HRU)
L26, L40, TL23(FAST), TL14, TL22
B12, B11, B13(Safety), B14, RB, SB
D3
SQ41
R1
FC1
HRU2
RAC1
 

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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Ladder 26 medals:


*FF WILLIAM M, MCGARRY LAD. 26 OCT. 27, 2016 2017 EMERALD SOCIETY

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http://www1.nyc.gov/site/fdny/news/...ank-firefighters-daring-life-saving-rescue#/0.




Manhattan Box 66-1219

Box loaded up due to calls and reports of people on the fire escapes.
L-16 FAST - E-76 4th Engine
0327 - E-53 - 10-75 the box.

0333 - Bn. 10 - 2nd Alarm
0338 - Bn. 10 - We have fire on the 1st floor. 3 L/S, 2 L/O. Rescue and other companies are aiding residents of Apt. 19.

0341 - Bn. 10 - Transmit the 3rd Alarm. (Staging at East 92 Street and 1st Avenue)
0349 - Bn. 10 - We have (2) 10-45 no codes on the 2nd floor. We are removing them from the building at this time.

0353 - Div. 3 - Transmit the 4th Alarm.
0354 - Bn. 8 - Send an additional FAST Truck.
0628 - FC - Special call 4 Battalion Chiefs.

0632 - FC -PWH

All Hands Assignment*:
E-53, 91, 58, 76, 44, 22
L-26, 22, 16F, 43, 13
B-10, 11
S-41
R-1
D-3

2nd Alarm:
E-39, 74, 35
L-13
B-12 FF, 8 RUL, 16 Safety
RB, SB, FC, FCB, Tac 1
E-9 w/ Sat. 1
E-263 Communications
RAC-1

3rd Alarm:
E-47, 37, 59
L-14, 25
B-9, 43 Air Recon
MSU

4th Alarm:
E-8, 40, 80, 21
L-40, 30, 2F
B-14
Car-6, 12A, 3, 16E, 12B, 3A, 4D

5th Alarm:
E-23, 48 act. 69, 65, 60
L-25, 28
B-45

6th Alarm:
E-26, 84, 73, 71
L-23, 17
B-6, 7 s/c, 3 s/c, 26 s/c, 13 s/c
E-88 w/ MCC-2
RAC-4 s/c

*Just prior to this box, most companies were operating at box 1162 for a 10-33. Several units became available and responded.
 

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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Ladder 26 medals:


LT DARRYL A. WILLIAMS BATT. 12 (ASSIGNED) LAD. 26 (DETAILED) APR. 29, 2018 2019 SCOTT

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FIREHOUSE: 2018 Michael O. McNamee Award of Valor - Top Winners - Firehouse is pleased to announce the honorees in the 2018 Firehouse Michael O. McNamee Award of Valor.

Top winners - 2. Darryl A. Williams, FDNY – Manhattan

With fire burning on the 29th floor of a 35-story apartment, Lt. Darry A. Williams and Firefighter Brian S. Foley (first place winner) began searching the fire apartment for known victims with a thermal imaging camera. After hearing Foley’s radio traffic, Williams helped carry that victim to safety and returned to the fire area. Williams crawled past the fire to the rear to search the bedrooms and had to reduce his SCBA to a low profile to access a bedroom where a bunk bed blocked the door. Searching another bedroom, Williams crawled through a small space at the foot of the bed and found a pregnant female, an 8-year-old female and a 4-year-old male against a window gasping for air. Williams passed the 4-year-old on to Foley and then dragged the woman and 8-year-old down the hallway, shielding them from the still growing fire before a hoseline was placed into operation. Williams brought them to the hallway where additional crews took over patient care.


Manhattan Box 1335 10-77
Fire Location: 1295 5th Ave
Fire on the 29th floor of a 35 story MD 100X100 Class 1
MD to B12. Giving you 4&2 getting a bunch of calls
MD to B12 reported kids trapped waving out the window 20th fl
MD to B12 loading up your box
L-14 Fast
MD to B12. Getting calls people talking about jumping from the balcony

B-12 Urgent 10-77 fire in Apt 29 David
E-58,91,53,35,37s/c
E-47(HR Nozzle)
E-76(C.F.R.D)
L-26,43,14(Fast)
L-22,40,23(Vent)
L-13s/c,30s/c
B-12,11,10(Safety)
R-1
Sq-41
D-3
Rac-1
RB,SB
FC,FCB
Tac-1
CTU
Car-6A(Manhattan Deputy Borough Commander DAC Michael Gala Jr)
B-12 1 10-45 No Code. 1 L/S/O
B-12 a 2nd 10-45 No Code. Give me an extra Engine & 2 Trucks

MD transmits the All Hands
B-12 need EMS fourthwith
B-12 both 10-45s are in the lobby. 1 Adult & 1 Child
B-12 3 more 10-45s 1 Pregnant Adult & 2 Children sheltered in the stairwell
B-12 2 10-45 Code 1s. 3 10-45s Code 3s
D-3 update. On the 10-45s. 2 10-45s Code 2s. 3 No Code. There are NO 10-45 Code 1s
D-3. 6 Total 10-45s
FC per Car 6A. 10-41 Code 1
FC 1 additional 10-45 No Code
FC total of 13 10-45s:
3 Code 2s
3 Code 3s
9 Code 4s

Relocations:
Engine 21 Act. Engine 91
Ladder 35 Act. Ladder 22
Ladder 55 Act. Ladder 40
Ladder 151 Act. Ladder 43
Battalion 17 Act. Battalion 10
 

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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Ladder 26 medals:


FF BRIAN S. FOLEY LAD. 26 APRIL 29, 2018 2019 DELEHANTY

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FIREHOUSE: 2018 Michael O. McNamee Award of Valor - Top Winners - Firehouse is pleased to announce the honorees in the 2018 Firehouse Michael O. McNamee Award of Valor.

Top winners - 1. Brian S. Foley, FDNY – Manhattan

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Firefighter Brian S. Foley was assigned to the forcible entry position on Ladder 26 when he arrived at a fire on the 29th floor of a 35-story residential high-rise. After ascending to the 29th floor, Foley and Firefighter George Diaz forced entry into the apartment as an occupant yelled that her family was trapped inside. As smoke and intense heat filled the hallway, Foley began searching the apartment and passed the fully involved living room where he found an unconscious male. With help from Lt. Darryl A. Williams (see second place winner), they dragged the male back to the front door where Diaz was banging on the door to help orient the pair. Foley returned to his search, again crawling past the fire, and located a 4-year-old girl. Using his body, he shielded the young girl from heavy fire conditions and carried her out of the apartment and down to the 28th floor where a crew took over patient care. Fighting exhaustion, Foley continued search efforts and heard over the radio that Williams found three additional victims. He was handed a child suffering respiratory distress and shielded them from fire conditions as he carried them to safety.
 

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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Engine 58/Ladder 26/Ladder 26-2 - Runs & Workers:


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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Engine 58 LODD:


FF CHARLES J. JOHNSON ENGINE 58 OCT. 13, 1918

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Charles J. Johnson was a New York City Fireman assigned to Engine 58, Harlem, New York. He resided at 690 Alden Place, New York, New York. He was inducted into the United States Army on September 23rd 1917 as a Private, Company F, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division. Than promoted to Corporal on December 7th 1917. Then again promoted to Sergeant on July 24th 1918. He served overseas from April 18th 1918 until his death October 14th 1918. he was wounded severely on August 26th 1918. His next of kin was his mother Anna Johnson, 690 Alden Place, New York. - from "The Last Alarm"


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77th Division World War I France - August 1918-September 1918:

On Aug. 4th, the division moved to the Vesle sector in the neighborhood of Fismes, on Aug. 11th, entering the line. With French troops on both flanks and forming a part of the 6th French Army, the division commenced the attack of the German positions north of the River Vesle on Aug. 18th, crossing the Vesle on Sept. 5th, and advanced its left flank to the River Aisne. The division was relieved Sept. 15th, moving for two days rest to the region of Arcy-le-Poin Sart. Division began moving Sept. 17th by bus and marching to St. Menehould. On Sept. 21st, elements of the division moved into position in the Argonne trenches. By Sept. 25th the whole division was in position and on Sept. 26th attacked on the left of the 1st American Army in the Argonne forest.

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SGT Johnson Triangle - Bronx:

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Tablet honoring SGT Johnson, the 1st FDNY FF killed in military service in World War I was dedicated in 1943. SGT Johnson Triangle is located E. Fordham Road, Southern Boulevard, and Crotona Avenue.

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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Engine 58 LODD:


FF THOMAS D. HASSETT ENGINE 58 FEB 13, 1922


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Fireman Thomas D. Hassett of Engine 58 died from a heart attack in quarters after fighting a fire at 104 Lenox Avenue. He died on the 13th of February, the thirteenth anniversary of his entry into the Department. The fire started around nine o’clock in the evening in the rear of Lenox Cut Price Store. The fire was small but very smoky and difficult to extinguish. It damaged only the first floor hosiery shop. After the fire, Hassett drove Engine 58 back to quarters, backed in and started to do some paper work when he collapsed. The heart attack was brought on by the smoke that he inhaled. - from "The Last
 

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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):


Ladder 26 LODDs:

FF JACOB BASSMAN LADDER 26 November 29, 1947

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Manhattan Box 55-1248 334 E 98th Street. Fire in former 5 story cigar factory remodeled into an icehouse. Building was being occupied by a plumbing supply warehouse and bin storage systems made streams difficult to penetrate. Ladder 26 was operating on the roof when a collapse occurred. Several additional ladder and rescue companies were special called to locate and rescue trapped members. FFs Bassman and Wynn, both members of Ladder 26, were rescued but seriously injured in the collapse. They both died from their injuries the following day.

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FF HOWARD E. WYNN LADDER 26 November 29, 1947

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FF WALTER W. CHADWICK LADDER 26 March 26, 1950

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FF Chadwick suffered a heart attack in quarters after operating at a fire.



FF RICHARD C. THERKORN LADDER 26 October 29, 1952


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Fireman Richard C. Therkorn of Ladder 26 fell down the pole hole while turning out to respond to Box 1417 at Morningside Drive & 119th Street. It was a false alarm. He was appointed to Ladder 15 on March 16, 1951 and transferred to Ladder 26 in January 1952. According to "The Chief", the Civil Service newspaper, the 5-5-5-5 signal was sounded on all circuits throughout the City for flags to be placed at half-mast for a line of duty death. The official funeral order did not carry the standard honors or funeral details for a member who lost his life in the line of duty. Fireman Therkorn was single and twenty-seven years old. His name does not appear on the Memorial Wall at Headquarters. - from "The Last Alarm”


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Engine 58/Ladder 26 (continued):



Ladder 26 - WTC-related illness death:.

RETIRED FF STEVE BRICKMAN LADDER 26 April 10, 2016

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FIREHOUSE Retired FDNY firefighter Steve Brickman Line of Duty Heroes FDNY

A retired FDNY firefighter who helped with rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after he had left the department died of 9/11-related cancer over the weekend, according to reports.

Steve Brickman, a former FDNY firefighter living in Jamestown, had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and Stage 4 head and neck cancer in 2013, the Suffolk Times reported in 2016. He joined the department at 23, serving with East Harlem's Engine Company 58/Ladder Company 26, but a variety of injuries forced him into retirement just more than a year before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Despite no longer being with the department, Brickman went to the remains of the World Trade Center about 30 hours after the attacks. For two weeks, he performed a variety of duties, including working on bucket brigades and driving firefighters back to the station following shifts.

“I knew that he was going to go in because that’s what he’d do. He had to be with the people that were affected," Brickman's wife, Colleen, told the Times.


https://www.firehouse.com/safety-he...rked-at-ground-zero-dies-of-911related-cancer

https://suffolktimes.timesreview.co...refighter-dies-of-9-11-related-illness-at-57/


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