FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section

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Engine 227 (continued)


Engine 227 fires/events:


Engine 27 BFD 2nd alarm :


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1901 - Foreman and Assistant Foreman helmet awards:

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1909 store fire:

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1911 feed/grain store collapse:

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1911 factory fire:

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1912 Captain seriously injured by car:

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Engine 227 (continued)


Engine 227 fires/events:


1936 member breaks leg at fire:


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1946 4 members overcome by smoke:

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1967 3rd alarm:

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Engine 227 (continued)


Engine 227 fires/events:


1967 tires stolen at quarters:


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1968 5 all-hands in one day:

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2019 2nd alarm 10:55 PM · Jul 30, 2019


NYCFireWire

This morning: #Brooklyn *2nd Alarm* Box 1648. 2109 Pacific St off Howard Ave. Eng.227 'The King of the Hill' 1st due #FDNY

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NYC Firenet rundown:

Fire Location: 2109 Pacific St
E-227 gave the 10-75
Fire 3 story private dwelling 20 X 50
B-44 All Hands Extra Engine & Truck

E-227,233,231,222,283s/c
L-176,120,123(Fast),175s/c
B-44,37
R-2
Sq-252
D-15
Rac-2

B-44 transmit the 2nd Alarm @08:32

Fire extending to exposure 4

2nd Alarm
E-234,332,214
E-207 w/ Sat. 6
L-124 Act. 120,111s/c,112s/c,103s/c
B-38(FF)
B-57(RUL)
B-58(Safety)
RB,SB
FC
Tac-2
RM-1
CTU

Ralph & Atlantic for staging if needed
B-44 Extra Truck above the 2nd @08:36
FC per D15 4 L/S 3 in Opp @08:48
FC per D15 s/c 2 additional trucks @08:50
FC per D15. PWH @09:01

Relocations:
Engine 309 Act. Engine 231
Engine 240 Act. Engine 237
Engine 237 Act. Engine 233
Ladder 124 Act. Ladder 120
Ladder 169 Act. Ladder 103
-Signal73
 
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Engine 227 (continued)


Engine 227 members:



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Engine 227 (continued)


Engine 227 members:




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Engine 227 (continued)


Brownsville:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownsville,_Brooklyn


Brownsville name origin:

Before it was Brownsville, it was Brown’s Village, named for one of the area’s first developers, Charles S. Brown. A Vermont native and early investor in the neighborhood, Brown purchased and subdivided land and built hundreds of cottages during the late 19th century.



Brownsville history:




Brownsville 1970s - the War Years:

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^^^^^^^ A clorox bottle filled with clothesline & a small weight in the bottom.....it can be taken to the floor below the Fire then holding the end of the rope ....drop the bottle out the window ....FFs at ground level attach the hose line which is pulled up to the floor below then advanced to the Fire floor.....this eliminates long interior stretches especially if winding stairs are present.
 

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I wonder if the engine companies still carry a fire escape hook for that same purpose. You recall them I guess Chief?
 

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In reply # 1829 the third photo down inside the Storehouse side of the FH are the old angled hose drying racks used prior to a Hose Tower.....when R*2 moved to 234s old qtrs on Bergen St these racks were still in place.
 

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In reply # 1829 the third photo down inside the Storehouse side of the FH are the old angled hose drying racks used prior to a Hose Tower.....when R*2 moved to 234s old qtrs on Bergen St these racks were still in place.
April 12, 1968 - Engine 234 Bergen Street - hose drying racks behind members in use - Engine 234 quarters was operating as Command Post for civil disturbance:

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Engine 234 housewatch - Command Post 1968:

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Note 5-5-5-5 for MLK:

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Engine 34/Ladder 21 firehouse 440 W 38th Street Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan Division 1, Battalion 7 “Hell’s Kitchen”


Engine 34 organized 440 W 33rd Street former volunteer firehouse 1865
Engine 34 moved 448 W 33rd Street 1879
Engine 34 moved 440 W 33rd Street 1880
Engine 34 moved 437 W 33rd Street 1906
Engine 34 moved new firehouse 440 W 38th Street 1937


Engine 34-2 organized 440 W 33rd Street at Engine 34 1893
Engine 34-2 disbanded 1894


Ladder 21 organized 432 W 36th Street 1890
Ladder 21 moved to 440 W 38th Street w/Engine 34 1937


Ladder 21-2 organized 432 W 36th Street at Ladder 21 1901
Ladder 21-2 moved 440 W 38th Street w/Engine 34 1937
Ladder 21-2 disbanded 1939


Water Tower 3 organized 432 W 36th Street at Ladder 21 1891
Water Tower 3 moved new firehouse 115 W 33rd Street w/Ladder 24 1901


Rescue 1 located at 440 W 38th Street at Engine 34/Ladder 21 1985-1989
(Rescue 1 relocated to Engine 34 after multiple alarm warehouse fire destroyed quarters)


Engine 26 located at 440 W 38th Street at Engine 34/Ladder 21 2001-2002



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Engine 34/Ladder 21 (continued)


Pre-FDNY:


Mazeppa Hose Company 42, a company in the volunteer department, was located at their 440 W 33rd Street firehouse prior to organization of Engine 34 in 1865. Their fire house was built in 1848 and was the original quarters for Engine 34 when organized in 1865.


1865 evaluation: "Mazeppa hose, No. 42; Foreman, William Shields? Located 286 West Thirty-third street; performs duty in the first and second districts. House in bad condition ; carriage in good condition ; built in 1859, by Jos. Pine ; present number of men, 20; 200 feet of hose in good condition, 400 feet bad, and 400 feet ordinary. Also a four-wheeled tender, in ordinary condition." - the History Box.


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Minute Ladder 62, volunteer fire department, was located at 380 W 43rd Street.
 
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Engine 34/Ladder 21 (continued)


Engine 34 organized:


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Ladder 21 history:


Ladder 21 By Captain Michael T. Farrell

1890 - At the meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners the Chief of Department recommended that Ladder 21 be established. On June 1st
Ladder 21 was organized and located at 432 West 36 street.

1890 - Ladder 21 had 147 runs and 76 workers. The truck had a three (3) horse team, two (2) of which were purchased for $300.00 each. Ladder
21's first job was on June 5th at box 454 located at 10 avenue and West 37 street @ 0330 hours. A second alarm (2-2) was transmitted @ 0332
hours.

1891 - Water Tower 3 was organized and assigned to Ladder 21

1901 - Water Tower 3 was moved to Ladder 24

1902 - Ladder 21 designated a double company on June 1st

1939 - Ladder 21 reverted back to single company. Because of construction of the Lincoln Tunnel their quarters had to be destroyed. On September 1, 1937, Ladder 21 with Engine 34 moved into their new quarters at 440 West 38 street.



Original Members of Ladder 21, June 1, 1890

FM George S. Searle
AF James J. McCartney
FR Pierce English
FR Thomas R. Godfrey (note - LODD May 23, 1892
FR Thomas Larkin #1
FR William H. Kleinfelder
FR Henry E. Hanley
FR James R. Fogarty
FR Michael F. Power
FR Andrew Clarey
FR Thomas Kehoe
FR John J. Kane



Members who made the Supreme Sacrifice.

Thomas R. Godfrey L 21 Fireman May 23, 1892
Thomas Behan L 21 Fireman September 12, 1921
Henry P. Reinhardt L 21 Fireman March 5, 1922
William Kostinec, Jr. L 21 Lieutenant March 22, 1932

THEY SHOULD AND WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!



Ladder Co. 21 was assigned a Tower Ladder in 1985 as a result of the major fire that destroyed Rescue 1's quarters on West 43 Street (formerly the quarters of Engine 2). The first three trucks responding to this fire, Ladder 21, Ladder 4 and Ladder 24 were all 100' aerial ladders.



The current members of Tower Ladder Co. 21

Captain Michael T. Farrell
Lieutenant Michael N. Fodor
Matthew Moog
Peter Campanelli

Fireman
Gerald Atwood (note - LODD WTC September 11, 2001)
Frank Chara
Gerard Duffy
Brian Eagers
Gerard Gavin
Thomas Hammerton
Michael Harris
Henry Lombardi
Edward Luciani
John Marr (note - died from WTC-related illness April 7, 2020)
Juan Marrero
Frederick McKeon
James McNally
Kevin Meehan
Thomas Merenyi
Paul Nugent
Thomas Oswald
Vincent Prisco
James Rosinsky
Clinton Schmitterer
James Shannon
John Sheehan
Leo Skorupski
Bryan Weckmann
Robert Wheeler

- from NYFD .com - undated
 
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Engine 34/Ladder 21 (continued)


440 W 33rd Street former Engine 34 firehouse 1865-1937:

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