FDNY Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles

firebuffkevin

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FDNY  Chief Officer Cars and Vehicles


I have not been able to get a good list of Chief cars.  Chief cars don?t get the attention of engines and ladders.

Let us create our own listing utilizing the knowledge and expertise of the members of this forum.

So I am proposing the following:
 
(1) Reply with any information that you have on Chief cars, including year, make and model

(2) Try to post a picture with an internet link of as many of the vehicles as possible

We should be able to gather a good amount of information e.g.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/code4north/4882616080/


I will start it off with these pictures:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothywildey/3795640505/in/photostream

This needs year, make and model


AND


http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothywildey/3798653226/in/photostream

This is probably a mid to late 70?s Pontiac.    1976 Pontiac Le Mans


AND


http://doyleimages.smugmug.com/FDNY/FDNY-Apparatus/13009157_qNxjFm#1191518418_ydLmf

1978/1980 Chevrolet Suburban
 

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Restored 1962 Dodge Polara Station Wagon

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=fdny+chief+cars&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=620&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=-sw9Fm9-PayUCM:&imgrefurl=http://scalefirehouse.com/sfh_chat/viewtopic.php%3Ff%3D26%26t%3D2164&docid=ulh_ys3kZHttDM&imgurl=http://images34.fotki.com/v1192/photos/1/41561/7638599/DSC00533-vi.jpg&w=700&h=468&ei=tYDeTvrVBMb6ggetjPH2BQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=750&vpy=269&dur=118&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=139&ty=112&sig=100883574313307630503&page=2&tbnh=123&tbnw=162&start=18&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:17,s:18

I don't think that this was an actual FDNY vehicle,  but another vehicle restored to look like the Real McCoy.

JUST ADDED:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdDB404-HOQ

AND

http://www.yngfire.com/index.php?topic=9611.0
 

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This public domain movie, made in 1927is a film of FDNY Chief John Kenlon in his Chief's Car responding to a fire. Present day emergency warning sounds have been added to give it a little life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQEy9V61ldE
 

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Back in the late 60's early 70,s I'm not sure of the makes or models, but I do remember several of the Batt. cars as being either Ford or Dodge 4-door station wagons.  Besides the cases with the Scott air packs, inhalator/Resuscitator , turnout gear for the chief and aide and a first aid kit.
 

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BN 4 
https://picasaweb.google.com/109396968081917775343/AssortedPics?authkey=Gv1sRgCJHQ2ciutKnzpQE&feat=directlink#5547989375827803874
http://www.ladder18fdny.com/images/scans_from_firehouse_pictures/chief-c+-bob-p.jpg
http://www.ladder18fdny.com/images/frank-proceller-pics/18_NYC_Aug-1966.jpg
 

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Bn 50
http://nyfd.com/queens_battalions/battalion_50.html

Bn 44 (1947)
http://www.watkinsst.com/gallery/showalbumphoto/abid/Mzk%3D/layout/yes/page/4

Bn 44 (1980s)
http://www.watkinsst.com/gallery/showalbumphoto/abid/MzU=
http://www.watkinsst.com/gallery/showalbumphoto/abid/MzU%3D/layout/yes/page/6
 
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The Pontiac is a 1976 Lemans. The NYPD had a large order for Pontiacs that same year. The suburban looks like a 1978/1980 suburban.

From what i have gathered there was atleast 3 or 4 orders in the 80s


GMC's were brought in 81/82
http://emtbravo.net/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-18279-1250645881.jpg

Chevy's were brought in 83/84
http://emtbravo.net/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-18279-1250645815.jpg

and GMC's were brought sometime after the department switched to red with white roofs
http://lh4.ggpht.com/-6XAs-mreBOY/SfiNB0yccgI/AAAAAAAACQQ/cuR4qjvKKk4/s720/Car%25252061.jpg

There were a 4 orders brought in the 90s

The Chevys were brought in 1991
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0315.jpg

GMC's were brought in 1994 and 1997
1994
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0360.jpg

1997
http://s1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/?action=view&current=scan0357.jpg

Chevy's were purchased in 1999
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0356.jpg


In addtion to this there were also a few sedans

Diplomats and Gran Furys were brought in the 80s
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/6053/div5.jpg
http://policecarwebsite.atspace.tv/fdcarsuv/car/cars3.html (second row second column)

During the 90s there were caprices and crown vics

1993 caprice
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23956649@N07/2490801421/

1993/4 Crown Vic
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0296.jpg


in the 2000s era there were impalas and crown vics

2001/2002 Crown Vic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39772828@N03/3871424714/sizes/o/in/photostream/

2006/2007 Impala
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22214040@N08/3492742312/

If your also doing EMS conditions/captains vehicles there were 2 additional types of vehicles purchased if you want i can give you some info on them

I hope this helps
 

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Does anyone remember what i believe was a 1959 Mercury Station Wagon that was "Car 1"....Fire Comm Cavanaugh ?.... i think there may have been a picture in a WNYF.
 

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When I was the aide to the aide in B 41 in the late 60s, we had a fairly plain, red Ford station wagon.
 

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68jk09 said:
Does anyone remember what i believe was a 1959 Mercury Station Wagon that was "Car 1"....Fire Comm Cavanaugh ?.... i think there may have been a picture in a WNYF.
  Cavanaugh needed a nice ride since he was the most photographed commisioner ever. ;D ;)
 

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guitarman314 said:
68jk09 said:
Does anyone remember what i believe was a 1959 Mercury Station Wagon that was "Car 1"....Fire Comm Cavanaugh ?.... i think there may have been a picture in a WNYF.
  Cavanaugh needed a nice ride since he was the most photographed commisioner ever. ;D ;)
........g man you are correct about that....he loved to be in photos ...he persecuted the famous Buff & Fire photographer Paul Thayer because Paul (who rode w/ LAD*26 & later LAD*28 ) would only take pictures of Fires not Cavanaugh....he had Pauls darkroom in the basement of 28 demolished & forbid WNYF from publishing his excellent fire photos anymore...if you look at some older WNYFs you  will see photos credited to "Olaf Trygverson"....these were Pauls after the ban...translation of the name was something like "to triumph over the dumb".....Paul was a great guy ..He was a NYC Bus driver.
 

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mack said:
BN 4 
https://picasaweb.google.com/109396968081917775343/AssortedPics?authkey=Gv1sRgCJHQ2ciutKnzpQE&feat=directlink#5547989375827803874
http://www.ladder18fdny.com/images/scans_from_firehouse_pictures/chief-c+-bob-p.jpg
http://www.ladder18fdny.com/images/frank-proceller-pics/18_NYC_Aug-1966.jpg

Anyone have a year or make on this?


1977 ish Plymouth Fury  Thanks to raybrag
 

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http://www.watkinsst.com/gallery/showalbumphoto/abid/MzU%3D/layout/yes/page/10
 

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mercurygrandmarquis1 said:
The Pontiac is a 1976 Lemans. The NYPD had a large order for Pontiacs that same year. The suburban looks like a 1978/1980 suburban.

From what i have gathered there was atleast 3 or 4 orders in the 80s


GMC's were brought in 81/82
http://emtbravo.net/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-18279-1250645881.jpg

Chevy's were brought in 83/84
http://emtbravo.net/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-18279-1250645815.jpg

and GMC's were brought sometime after the department switched to red with white roofs
http://lh4.ggpht.com/-6XAs-mreBOY/SfiNB0yccgI/AAAAAAAACQQ/cuR4qjvKKk4/s720/Car%25252061.jpg

There were a 4 orders brought in the 90s

The Chevys were brought in 1991
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0315.jpg

GMC's were brought in 1994 and 1997
1994
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0360.jpg

1997
http://s1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/?action=view&current=scan0357.jpg

Chevy's were purchased in 1999
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0356.jpg


In addtion to this there were also a few sedans

Diplomats and Gran Furys were brought in the 80s
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/6053/div5.jpg
http://policecarwebsite.atspace.tv/fdcarsuv/car/cars3.html (second row second column)

During the 90s there were caprices and crown vics

1993 caprice
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23956649@N07/2490801421/

1993/4 Crown Vic
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/mercurygrandmarquis1/Willy%20D%20pictures%201980s-1990s/scan0296.jpg


in the 2000s era there were impalas and crown vics

2001/2002 Crown Vic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39772828@N03/3871424714/sizes/o/in/photostream/

2006/2007 Impala
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22214040@N08/3492742312/

If your also doing EMS conditions/captains vehicles there were 2 additional types of vehicles purchased if you want i can give you some info on them

I hope this helps

Great job Merc
 

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Ford Expeditions:

Years of purchase???

B 52  2005
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/4974942667/

B 54

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=fdny+chief+officer+vehicles&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1280&bih=620&tbm=isch&tbnid=tWyZDFlq84yHhM:&imgrefurl=http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2010_12_01_archive.html&docid=kfnLTyV6r8TRCM&imgurl=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kulnm8Gjhh8/TRtSOxKL2SI/AAAAAAAAWD0/Lz6Bv_DSdZ8/s1600/Fire%25252BBattalion%25252BChief%25252BCar%25252BStuck.jpg&w=1197&h=1600&ei=eqXfTvj8O8WXtwe9-KznBQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=274&vpy=207&dur=225&hovh=260&hovw=194&tx=114&ty=140&sig=100883574313307630503&page=12&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&start=214&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:15,s:214


B 12

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/6341848359/

B 6 responding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IF8U7NMDb4

B 10 responding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqKW8yJPvm8
 

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A few more, some need identifications:

1977 ish Pontiacs

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothywildey/3796319365/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothywildey/3796318801/in/pool-734541@N25/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothywildey/3796469332/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothywildey/3796319925/in/photostream/


1973ish  Plymouth's

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothywildey/3778482728/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothywildey/3795074793/in/photostream
 

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kfd274 said:
mack said:
BN 4 
https://picasaweb.google.com/109396968081917775343/AssortedPics?authkey=Gv1sRgCJHQ2ciutKnzpQE&feat=directlink#5547989375827803874
http://www.ladder18fdny.com/images/scans_from_firehouse_pictures/chief-c+-bob-p.jpg
http://www.ladder18fdny.com/images/frank-proceller-pics/18_NYC_Aug-1966.jpg

Anyone have a year or make on this?

When I started riding with the 38th Battalion in 1968 they had one, I believe it's a 1968 Ford Fairlane station wagon.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/0867pnp/4521711202/
 

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69 METS said:
kfd274 said:
mack said:
BN 4 
https://picasaweb.google.com/109396968081917775343/AssortedPics?authkey=Gv1sRgCJHQ2ciutKnzpQE&feat=directlink#5547989375827803874
http://www.ladder18fdny.com/images/scans_from_firehouse_pictures/chief-c+-bob-p.jpg
http://www.ladder18fdny.com/images/frank-proceller-pics/18_NYC_Aug-1966.jpg

Anyone have a year or make on this?

When I started riding with the 38th Battalion in 1968 they had one, I believe it's a 1968 Ford Fairlane station wagon.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/0867pnp/4521711202/

I don't think so, Mets.  Here's a '68 Ford Fairlane:

ford-fairlane-1968a.jpg


Oops . . . my bad.  The FIRST pic is, indeed, a Ford.  But the SECOND is a '77 Plymouth

The car in the photo is definitely a Plymouth . . . I think a 1977 Plymouth Fury like this one:

Plymouth.1977.Fury%20Blue.jpg
 
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